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Why not build one? Or go to harbor freight and buy one of theres for like $400.
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I probably will just finish one of my other ones I have at the house. I got an old boat trailer that I have cleaned up and already painted. I still need to get lumber to finish the top on it. Only thing is I dont think I could haul much with it.
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I probably will just finish one of my other ones I have at the house. I got an old boat trailer that I have cleaned up and already painted. I still need to get lumber to finish the top on it. Only thing is I dont think I could haul much with it.
Box in the frame and add support beams and you could haul more. Also you could always buy stronger axles or get another axle and make it dual axle. That would also allow for more weight.
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Ya, I was thinking about maybe buying some metal and adding some cross beams in to beef it up. Probably also get some bigger leaf springs for it. Might go down in the holler at work and pull out part of the frame from an old wagon we got and put the rear end from it under the boat frame.

Oh, frame is already boxed in. I already built up the tongue on this thing.
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So why were you looking for a new project trailer if you have a good start on one then? lol
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Because I might have used the boat trailer for something else. I dont remember if I have a title for my trailer at home or not and if this new one had one that would have been great.
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What are you going to tow it around for fun. You have a bed on your truck it might be a little small but it gets the job done.
in my case, no it does not get the job done, mine has already saved me money, when i moved from chico to napa, a rental would have cost $75 if i use it long distance two more times it will have paid for itsself

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Ok back to serious. Besides checking the rear diff fluid in it if it still has a rear diff (Could have changed axles), what else should I look at before I take it home? Air pressure, make sure the lights work, anything else?
saw you didnt decide to get it but my sugesstions if you look for more ....

- If your state requires a certification plaque to be affixed check for that, cause mine doesnt have one and if i ever get pulled over and they decide to check real close i may be screwed, (im praying for a recertification and not an impound / seizure, cause i DO have a title and registration)
- check where under the front where the bends are cause mine didnt have any welds! you could use this as a barganing point.
- if it doesnt come with a spare use that as a bargaining point.

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Why not build one? Or go to harbor freight and buy one of theres for like $400.
400 for a foldable one that doesnt have near the capacity, or in my case i paid $150 for the trailer then spent about $80 in materials for the roll in bedliner, and new paint, and i now have a much better trailer that is already titled and lisenced, something that harbor freight trailers dont come with for your $400. Plus im not riding on some dinky *** 9" or 12" rims.

Edit: again that sucks that it was too far gone to be saved, i woulda killed for one that came with a topper for what you woulda paid.
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I might still buy this thing. It all depends upon if the lady gets the title for it. It only cost $9 to get a duplicate title. That would so much easier to do than me having to try and get one myself. Alot cheaper to. If she gets a title, I will go back and buy it.
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so what else is wrong with it other than the lack of title?
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Umm, just some areas have a good amount of cancer and others dont.
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Got an email from the chick and she said she is working on getting the title for me so I have my fingers crossed.
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I hate those bed conversions. There are a few around here that are FAR from being road worthy or street legal for that matter.
Two weeks ago I was following a minivan pulling one of those eastbound on the 417 past Vars/Embrun exit. The damn thing was loaded down with God knows what and it was tracking side to side bad. The idiot was even doing the speed limit and it was snowing. I was hoping for it cause the van to slide off the highway. Would have been better there then on the road.

GL with that.
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im sure i can pull up a few pictures of rangers that are far from being road worthy or street legal would that cause you to hate ALL rangers too?
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Lady emailed me today again. I will give her $40 now, I take the trailer home, then I give her the other $40 when I get a title.
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^^ sweet deal
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