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Old 05-26-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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For those that are interested: the latest trailer I built. I love seeing homemade equipment others have made, so here is mine. I started this project in February, and worked on it on and off. I still need to fab fenders, and a tarp system, but at least it's rolling now.
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Nice!

So does that work with any standard roll-off container or does it only fit yours?

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Nice!

What certifications does that need for being road worthy?
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Very nice!

Looks like it works well.

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I built this trailer in 08 got the axles for $50 for the pair. All ways said I would change them to modern style hubs when these wear out but it hasn't happened.

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That's one hell of a "homemade" trailer, nice work
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Thanks guys.
Ted- I build my own bins too, to a standard spec (36" main sill spread) so any rolloff can haul them.
Sar-Con- just needs to be inspected by the local vehicle inspection place. I have built 5 goosenecks, so I am not worried about failing the inspection. I do need to install either fenders or mud flaps prior to inspection, though.
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The last dump trailer I built, maybe in 07-08.

Sar-Con- you can see the inspection sticker on the neck. Trailer inspection is a requirement in Texas, although many don't do it.

One of next projects is to rip the box off this trailer and turn it into a rolloff as well.
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I was just looking into those roll off dump trailers.

How well do they work?
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That looks amazing, is it all from scratch? or did you modify a gooseneck for your needs.

how much do you think you saved doing it yourself?
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Bam- they are no comparison to a straight truck. Lining up of the mast end to the front rollers takes a little practice, but like anything, you can pick it up pretty quickly.

Pearce- I KNOW I saved about $12-14K building it myself. There is a member that has posted here and other forums I belong to, that aggressively posts whenever a rolloff thread is started, advertising rolloff trailers he builds. He gave me a price for one of these several years ago, and his pricing was similar to Texas Pride's 21K rolloff trailers. So I did this project for about a third of what it would have cost me to buy one. Although in all fairness, that does not include my labor. I love building stuff, and I consider it a hobbby of sorts, even though it is for business use.
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Wish I had time to do stuff like that..........Nice work!

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