3 car wedge?

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  1. Kitotrans

    Kitotrans Bobtail Member

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    Just started my car hauling business and I am debating whether I should get a 3 car wedge. I heard that they are easy to turn over. What your advice on this guys?
     
  2. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    What are you planning on using for a truck, and yes gooseneck wedges do seem to wind up on there side quite a bit. What is your experience level pulling commercially, or any trailers for that matter?
     
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  3. bmercer

    bmercer Bobtail Member

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    The shorter distance you can get from ball or fifth wheel to trailer the better off you will be.
    Turning to fast will get you in trouble quick.
     
  4. 51.50

    51.50 Medium Load Member

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    It is up to YOU the driver to maintain a safe speed for your load and trailer. There are many examples of top heavy loads that can be easily laid over with an inexperienced driver behind the wheel or a driver operating beyond his/her skill level.
     
  5. Bold Group

    Bold Group Bobtail Member

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    If you are buying a 3 car trailer it is better to get one with flat deck instead of a wedge, so that you can haul large trucks, commercial vans and cars, basically you will be able to haul anything
     
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  6. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    I second what Bold Group said !! Plus the lower center of gravity to boot.
     
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  7. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    Why play?! If you're gonna jump in might as well go head first!! Designed-with-Your-Delivery-in-Mind-2-386x262.jpg
     
  8. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Light Load Member

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    100% agree. Go big day one.
     
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  9. Andystrans

    Andystrans Bobtail Member

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    C61AD7D8-AE1B-40E2-B15B-2AECCD30A1A3.jpeg I’ve been running around with a 3 car wedge. It’s not bad like others say you just have to use some common sense and don’t drive like a idiot. As far as going big. I was less then 20k into my equipment between truck and trailer for a used 1 ton pick up and a 3 car wedge trailer. Also trailer was down rated to 14000 lbs so I started out without a CDL. Still averaging $1.80 cpm, Can’t complain.
     
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