1999- low 2000's Transcraft Eagle

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  1. Rich_Trucking

    Rich_Trucking Light Load Member

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    We're in the market to by a flatbed trailer, Just wondering if any of y'all have any experience with these trailers. Any Recommendations on flatbeds.

    THANKS
     
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  3. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    I have a ravens. It's pretty legit. Can't say I really like the way the wiring is ran when you have to get at it. Otherwise decent. I also have a reitnour. Good trailer, no complaints here. It's also a 2006, vs the ravens 2000. So age plays a difference for wiring issues..

    Only Transcrafts I've pulled were about that vintage, n they were not very good. No cracks, but had a lot of swayback when loading over 30k belly loaded. They were combos, frames rusted fast. I wouldn't purchase a transcraft, because of that experience. They sure do get sold cheap tho, hard to overlook the 'easy to get into' factor
     
  4. Cummins_444

    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

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    Those banana crafts are junk. Use the search feature to find all the info. There is definitely a reason they are cheap.
     
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  5. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Look at transact as a cheap way to get into flats. Nothing wrong with that. Just be sure to give it a very good inspection before buying. Pay extra attention to where the suspension is welded to the frame. The fifth wheel plate. And also the main cross members between the frame rails. Also, I would never buy a trailer without the coil package. Those extra cross members really strengthen a trailer up, even if you never haul coils it's well worth the few extra bucks.
     
  6. TwinStickPeterbilt

    TwinStickPeterbilt Heavy Load Member

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    Some people call them transscrap. But I like them, I've pulled one over a million miles and their good trailers IMO. But you can't treat them like garbage you gotta be gentle with it.

    You want one of the best get a MAC.
     
  7. wore out

    wore out Numbered Classic

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    I'm not a pro at skateboarding, hay and crushed cars is about all I put on it. It's a 53 spread with aluminum deck I got at a bargain I sure like it though.
     
  8. abtrucker

    abtrucker Light Load Member

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    I have a 2001 TL-3000 tridem 53 combo, and had to replace about 25 cross members that were rusted out quite badly. It was not a fun job. Those years are particularly bad for rust. All that said the trailer gets used daily and we have not had any other issues with it.
     
  9. Passin Thru

    Passin Thru Road Train Member

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    Mine rode smooth as a babies butt and wore all the inside tires out rapidly. Transcraft factory said I pulled it too fast because it was lazered at the factory so "nothing" could go wrong Pretty trailer, apitong strips were great nailers but alignment was problematic.
     
  10. maggard359

    maggard359 Medium Load Member

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    I enjoyed my transcraft it was a combo. The rails rusted bad between wheels. Had a good life, but when they get old trade it off.
     
  11. turnanburn

    turnanburn Medium Load Member

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    I have a 96 Eagle, 48 with a set of log bunks(aluminum), and its been a good trailer. Combo, but not as rusty as most I've seen.
     
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