48’ flat or stepdeck with ramps

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  1. Dadetrucking305

    Dadetrucking305 Light Load Member

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    I recently got back into a truck and have been hauling Frac sand locally but eventually I want to get into what I like which is open deck freight.Which of the two is the better choice?
     
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  3. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Right now, I almost wish I had an all aluminum 53ft step with a Conestoga. Alot of light loads that are sometimes too tall for a flat.

    All depends on what you want to haul and what is available in your area you run. If you haul alot of steel, a Conestoga is sweet.
     
  4. Espressolane

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    Take a look at this set-up.
    If you are serious, contact the OP on it @Ruthless

     
  5. Dadetrucking305

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    That’s a nice trailer.
     
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  6. Ruthless

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    I got another one thats nicer f/s as well if you looking for a connie flat
     
  7. Dadetrucking305

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    So which is the better trailer?
     
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    For a faster response, use the @ user name.@Ruthless
     
  9. Ruthless

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    ^what shooter said is the answer for flat v step
    What kind of work you have available to you/

    i have flats and steps: because i need both/ some of what i do requires a step, and other stuff, while i could figure a way to make it work on a step about every time, its a hell of a lot easier to load on a flat.

    unless you were asking which of my connies is nicer, in which case id say the newer one.
     
  10. QuietStorm

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    Step decks can be a pita for doing building materials because of weight distribution. The only reason to get a step deck IMO is if you’re going to haul a lot of vehicles or tall loads. Of course this is only my experience. Other people who own step decks probably have a different view.

    I would start with a flat, then if I wanted to do other stuff get a rgn. 2 cents, take with salt.
     
  11. Dadetrucking305

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    I’m out of San Antonio and just got back into being an owner op after 2 years and currently hauling Frac sand in the oilfield but it’s a #### job.Too many hours for not enough pay.Before this I had a hotshot for six years so an open deck is what I like and still have a couple of customers that I can get loads from but I’m sure it’s not enough so I’ll be using the boards until I build by customer base up again.
     
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