My new trailer

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  1. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    Well, thats sound excellent. Maybe it's just electric starts to work better/sooner at a lower gain setting, & the hydraulic pump could take more voltage before the brakes seem to become effective.?

    I have heard that too about some rams having issue with factory TBC..

    The one thing I do like better about them straight electric vs EoH is this scenario right here:
    So I blew an inside tire, & the gator smacked the brake hose on that wheel position. The hose necks down into a thin walled metal fitting, then goes into the brake caliper. Well it bent it pretty good, but I bent it back & all seemed well. Forgot about it, then months later during a good freeze in the winter the thin metal fitting split, & voila no trailer brakes. In an electric setup, it would have left me with 3 brakes instead of none. That was a fun run 70miles up the icy road with no trailer brakes grossing around 31k lb.. LoL
     
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  3. Lite bug

    Lite bug Heavy Load Member

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    Oh....My
     
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  4. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Yikes :eek:.

    This week I used a little higher gain on the trailer and it made all the difference. I figured out my mistake, I was pressing too hard on the brake out of habit cause the truck was doing most of the braking till now and that would cause the trailer to jerk me to a stop with a higher gain. Had to relearn to be more gentle with the brake with a higher gain now that the truck and trailer were working in sync. 2.5 with 15k on the trailer and it stopped much much better.
     
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  5. 1nicevette

    1nicevette Medium Load Member

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    What is the model and brand of your trailer by chance
     
  6. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Home | Buckeye Trailer & Fab Co. LLC
    Its the Buckeye Ultra Max hauler 53"

    If you are considering this trailer my only piece of advice is to tell him to put 10' ramps instead of the 8' if you want to be able to load lower clearance vehicles.
     
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  7. 1nicevette

    1nicevette Medium Load Member

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    Ok so you can’t load Vette s with the 8”
     
  8. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Haven't tried but i'd say no. The tail is high so 8' give too much of an angle. I'd go with 10' at least. Also no extensions cause once the front wheels drop off them it might hit the rocker panels. Further more, I don't think a vette would pass the angle uptop.

    My trailer was the first of it's kind for Buckeye. I'm sure you can have the build adjusted to your needs. The buckeye max hauler low profile might be better suited for your needs.
    Buckeye MAX Hauler 53' | Buckeye Trailer & Fab Co. LLC
     
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  9. 1nicevette

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    Ok ya I have to be able to haul any car as I do a lot Of very small dealers. But I’m going to give them a call looks like a well built trailer
     
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