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Securiti

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Posted: 04/19/11 06:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have gone where most will no go. I am in the process of adding a 2nd drive axle. I am doing the work myself. As you can tell from the pics. I have came a long ways. I just have the bed work to finish the project. I will be extending the bed & dully fenders to have a full bed. Let me know what you think.



















The reason I am doing this is to handle the toy hauler better on the road.


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Posted: 04/19/11 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To each, their own. The truck is definitely quite a beast.

With the tripple trailer axles, especially with them positioned so far forward on the trailer as yours are, with all or most of the garage area behind the trailer axles, I can't imagine the pin weight of the trailer being too much for a single dually axle to handle.

How are you intending to connect the driveshaft between the 2 rear axles?


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Posted: 04/19/11 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes it is quite a beast.
Don't forget to post pics when your project is finished.

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Posted: 04/19/11 06:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SoCalDesertRider wrote:

To each, their own. The truck is definitely quite a beast.

With the tripple trailer axles, especially with them positioned so far forward on the trailer as yours are, with all or most of the garage area behind the trailer axles, I can't imagine the pin weight of the trailer being too much for a single dually axle to handle.

How are you intending to connect the driveshaft between the 2 rear axles?


Pin weight unloaded is 3600 pound. Iam planing on useing a NV-200 transfur case to tie it all to geather. That is another phase of the project. I just wanted to get the truck done as it is my only truck I got to tow hauler with. Thanks for asking.

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Now that's Redneck as all get out.......----But I like it.... lol


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steelpony5555 wrote:

Now that's Redneck as all get out.......----But I like it.... lol


My wife all ready made a redneck joke out of it. lol

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Now thats a project!

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I have seen all kinds of contraptions for hauling a fifth wheel. One of them was a small 2 wheeled device that just don't look safe. This will handle more weight plus it has the extra braking. Not to mention the extra handling ability it has to give.

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Extra braking ability is the main benefit that I see to running tandems. Same with tripple versus tandem trailer axles.

I'm not familiar with an NV200. Is that like a Dana 21, providing 4wd driveshaft split without the low gear?

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Are you taking orders? That's great! I can't wait to see it with the bed finished.

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