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New trailer day

1924 Views 8 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  56FordGuy
Well, new to me anyway. Picked this up today. :)

24', 7 tons. Adjustable dovetail flips up to be level with the deck. So far I like it, with a few exceptions. More on that later. I had to replace the electrical connector to match my truck, but no big issue. I've been using an 18', 7 ton bumper pull trailer and it was way too narrow for a lot of stuff I need to move.

So, what is my issue with this trailer? One, I found while swapping the connector on the trailer. The factory did not put anything in place to charge the breakaway battery. I haven't had time to throw a meter on it and see what it's got, but I doubt it's ever actually been charged. The second issue is beneath the trailer. It's been primed, but they didn't paint it. I'll have to do something about that. The final issue is the tires. I believe they are the original tires, and they look good with good tread, no cracks, etc. Trouble is, this is a 14,000 lb trailer. It has 4 tires rated at 3,000 lbs apiece. 3,000 x 4 = 12,000. The tires are the weak link in the trailer capacity chain. Seems like an oversight on the part of the factory, but that should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with the trailer industry. :lol:

In any case, very happy with my new trailer. A few issues, but they should be simple to address. :thumbup1gif:
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Good observation on the tires. Not many people would catch that. :good2:

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I re-wired my father-in-law's trailer yesterday. The lights and wiring on it were also a joke. The wires just pushed into the lights with a thin piece of metal to make contact and hold the wire, all exposed to the elements.:thumbsdown: The lights will work to get you out of the parking lot of the store. After your first rain, corrosion sets in and your fun begins!:bye2:

I own a Load Trail trailer. That trailer was built heavy and used great components. Overall I'm very pleased with it. The only complaint was the Chinese tires used. They are junk...
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