Help me spec out a new trailer

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  1. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    Actually I run 22.5LP and my fifth wheel is 44" high. It puts my Fontaine step at 36" high at the neck and 40" at the rear. Only downside is not being able to have half fenders over my drives due to not enough clearance
     
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  3. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    Clearance for the sliding winches you mean? Yeah, we dealt with that by taking the sliding winches off the top deck and replacing them with the permanent bolt on type.
     
  4. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    Clearance from top of fender and trailer pin plate. Also, I would not be able to unlock my fifth wheel because the handle would hit the fender. Also would not be able to drop my suspension.

    Thats for for half fenders and fiberglass ones. The single radius ones might work.
     
  5. allan5oh

    allan5oh Road Train Member

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    Im going with the revolution. 53 feet no slider 9300 lbs 39k usd. Should serve me well. I cant justify the capacity at 14k more.
     
  6. allan5oh

    allan5oh Road Train Member

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    Going to bug them about adding independent sliders, but it isnt a deal breaker. Pickup date is sept 16th.

    I also learned you cannot get nailing strips for the capacity, but it may be available in the future. Thats a deal breaker for me.
     
  7. ColoradoGreen

    ColoradoGreen Heavy Load Member

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    Trail King 75-ton 2-3-2 with scraper bolsters, flip-over neck, 14-6 spread on the main deck to booster. That's my vote!
     
  8. allan5oh

    allan5oh Road Train Member

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    I do have the trailed now quite happy with it but do wish I waited for the independent sliders.
     
  9. Foxcover

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    How's your Revolution?
     
  10. allan5oh

    allan5oh Road Train Member

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    Been pretty happy with it. Had one light go out and an aux plug had a dead short and that's it. Wish I would've added another box, a dunnage rack, and galvanized the suspension. Other than that pretty happy with the specs and the trailer itself. It's really handy having so much tiedowns.
     
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