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Old 03-09-2017, 12:11 PM   #2701
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OA how are you holding those Ridge boxes on the wall? Have started buying some of them myself .
These are Dewalt ToughSystem boxes. I use these cheap metal angle brackets, weld a small nub of steel on the side, and screw them to some ply.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:24 PM   #2702
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Picked up this bad boy yesterday!!!
Time to start a new trailer design

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:13 PM   #2703
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Picked up this bad boy yesterday!!!
Time to start a new trailer design

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Now that is a trailer I would like. What size is it?
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Srw truck pulling that thing loaded is not going to be legal
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Srw truck pulling that thing loaded is not going to be legal
How do you figure that???

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8.5x32
Two 7k axles

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Fords Website
2015 f350 diesel srw
Gooseneck towing capacity is 15,700lbs

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Forget about the tow rating. I know you tow a lot of stuff so you are probably up on it. But, I doubt that trailer will end up with anything less than a 3k pin weight(prob 4K). Probably more if it is loaded with tool etc. I see that is an f350. If you can keep the pin weight low enough to not go over the RGAWR good for you.

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That may be true, but it's a lot easier to over load a bumper mount trailer
A gooseneck may look way bigger then a bump pull, but it's really not, at least it puts the weight on the front and rear axle

But, I would like to get a drw f450 in the future!!

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Towing capacity is a BS number because you max out payload well before it. Especially a gooseneck that puts 20-25 percent of its weight on the pin.
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Weigh that baby up when you get her loaded. Let us know the pin weight. I'm curious. Also, what's that thing empty? We're 8k axles an option?
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It's not a new trailer
I bought it used
It's a 2008, I paid 5k for it
I almost bought a new one, just didn't really want to spend 14k on a trailer
I wanted a black v-nose Gooseneck, it was hard to find that used. But I finally did

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Most of the new ones #5200 axles was standard and the #7000 axles was an upgrade

I think it's around 5k empty

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That's a nice trailer. I would have loved to pick up a gooseneck but they are a lot more expensive compared to bumper pulls. If I could have found a deal like you got I would have probably jumped on that. Wife would have crapped if I pulled a 32' trailer home. So the floor is only 24' long right? And 8' over the gooseneck?

How are you planning on setting it up? At first I was wondering what I would do with the upper section. Thinking it would be wasted since it's so deep and would be hard to get things in and out. But then after thinking about it for a while I think that if you do it right that area could be very valuable. Can build compartments to store longer things like step ladders, shovels/brooms, levels, materials like corner bead/conduit/copper/etc., and lots of other stuff depending on exactly what you do and what tools you plan to carry. Only down side is depending on how it's laid out it might limit the shelves on the sides coming all the way up to that part. But you could always do a toolbox or work table tight to that upper part so it doesn't go all the way up to the ceiling. But then you are putting a lot of weight right up front.

As for the GAWR, how is that figured? From what I understand it is how much each axle can carry. So it would be the weight of your truck that the rear axle carries plus the "tongue" weight of the gooseneck. Guess you will have to run it over some scales to see the numbers. From what I understand you put the front axle of truck on the scale and that is your front axle weight. Then pull your whole truck on the scale but trailer on the ramp and this will give the GVWR and then you subtract the front axle number from that to get the rear.

For a scale I will just throw some scrap metal in the trailer and go to the scrap yard and run up on the scale writing down the numbers. Get a few bucks and free use of a scale. Not sure if it's as accurate as the CAT scales but close enough for me. Also, nice truck. Hard to tell from the picture but looks like we may have the same one. Metallic blue?
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Yeah, it's 24' on the floor plus 8' over the neck

Everything is black, truck and trailer

It has a escape door on both sides in the front. So I'm thinking shelves from the back up to the front doors. Doors take up about 6' of space in the front, so most of the weight will be closer to being over the trailer axles. I was thinking, levels, small step ladders, extra large bulky things like insulation up in the neck.

That front 6' by the doors would probably be hanging area for hoses, cords, shovels and things.

I do a little of everything, but mostly new homes and pole sheds.

Axle rating is figured like you said. Take the axle weight rating of the truck, then weigh each axle and make sure your at that number or less.

I think the way I'm going to set it up, the trailer will be carrying most of the weight.

Even though a gooseneck might have more pin weight, I think it a better / safer style trailer to pull!!!

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Yeah, it's 24' on the floor plus 8' over the neck

Everything is black, truck and trailer

It has a escape door on both sides in the front. So I'm thinking shelves from the back up to the front doors. Doors take up about 6' of space in the front, so most of the weight will be closer to being over the trailer axles. I was thinking, levels, small step ladders, extra large bulky things like insulation up in the neck.

That front 6' by the doors would probably be hanging area for hoses, cords, shovels and things.

I do a little of everything, but mostly new homes and pole sheds.

Axle rating is figured like you said. Take the axle weight rating of the truck, then weigh each axle and make sure your at that number or less.

I think the way I'm going to set it up, the trailer will be carrying most of the weight.

Even though a gooseneck might have more pin weight, I think it a better / safer style trailer to pull!!!

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Two doors up front is really nice. There have been many times I wish I had a door on the driver's side. Was at a job last week where parking was limited and I was able to park the trailer in the parking lot by the back door to the building. But I couldn't open the back trailer door because I had to be backed up to the building and unhook the trailer in order for traffic to be able to still use the parking lot. I parked the truck next to the trailer but I had to park it over far enough to open the trailer side door so it took up 2 spots, 3 including the trailer. And every time I needed something I had to walk around the trailer. Where a driver's side door would have made things so much easier since it would be right by the building's door and I could have parked the truck right next to the trailer and only take up 2 spots total. Not a common problem but one of those things that would be nice.

I think your idea of how to set up the front is right on. Keeps it light and also a great use of the space. Looking forward to build pictures.

I agree that a gooseneck is a lot safer and nicer to tow then a bumper pull. And I don't think it necessarily has more pin weight unless you load up the front. And a gooseneck is able to take more tongue weight then a bumper pull since you are hooked up right over the axle.
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Plus, it's spreads the weight over the whole truck, not just the rear axle like a bumper pull

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Installed some LED lighting. Best thing we have done I think. Cheap kits from Amazon. Wired so that when the trailer is plugged in we are live. Used some aluminum C-channel to stick the lights to and give them protection.
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How are you plugging your trailer in to 120v. Are you able to shut the doors still? I was thinking of doing a weatherproof outlet on the outside of the trailer but with the male end to plug into my 15amp gfi. Havnt decided yet
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How are you plugging your trailer in to 120v. Are you able to shut the doors still? I was thinking of doing a weatherproof outlet on the outside of the trailer but with the male end to plug into my 15amp gfi. Havnt decided yet
I purchased a weather proof outlet that has the male end. I actually have 1 on each side which makes it easier to plug in. Once I am plugged in or using the generator, all insid is completely live.

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