All Aluminum Step Deck

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by RJ Lopez, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    The Mac is the one with no bow, with the solid red stripe down the side.
     
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  3. Cat sdp

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    Ok , what trailer is this ? I know it's not good.

    And the mac without the side braces isn't bowing like this one is ...

    Mac good/ this one not so much :)
     
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  4. Ruthless

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    I believe that's the reitnour there
     
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  5. Fast1

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    Your right Ruthless- that's the reitnour and the Chaparral is the rub rail with no tape at all.
     
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  6. cnsper

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    LOL, I made the same guess because of 2 things. number 1 is the stake pockets, they are not welded to the side rail. Number 2 is because the braces on the Reitnouer are free floating and not a solid piece they would allow you to lift on the sides that much.
     
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  7. cnsper

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    I always thought that the Reitnouer was a good trailer but after seeing these photos I would not purchase one. Maybe you could use one as a deck or boat dock. WOW!

    @Fast1 what is the weight of that trailer?
     
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  8. Fast1

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    The weight is +- 10,000# is what it showed on spec sheet. I looked at the two other trailers after unloading and they both went right back to where they were to start with, we hauled those trucks 2000 miles and I took these pics close to where we delivered, I would of had some sleepless nights if that was my trailer.
     
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  9. Ruthless

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    I've pulled more than a few reitnour flats, even owned one. All legal weight distributed loads. They handled good for that.

    Sure wouldn't buy one to haul weight with tho #######!
     
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  10. GarretMc23

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    Our company runs a few different but most new ones we run are Fontaine Revolution. Step decks that is. Our company is big enough that we have a couple different types of straight flats
     
  11. 281ric

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    17.5 tires aren't such a big issue. I have a low pro tri axle , load it heavy and I haven't really had enough issues to scare me away from it. I bought a 2016 tri axle fontaine and not impressed w how it deals w the weight at all. I cant post pics or I would. Do your homework and " concentrated " rating along with distributed rating should be considered for your purchase.
     
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