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Stouttrout

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Well we put a dry run on the Cabover for the Wheeler for the Wounded event. It worked great. Now we are going to try a new configuration.

Got to the event and found about 10 cabovers on Goosenecks. This is one configuration I had already decided I was going to do and most probably stick to it. So, I borrowed very tall saw horses the other day and went to work.

The bottom was about 5' high. It was nerve racking with that much weight in the air that high and the wind hitting it. It would shake ever now and then. We will test it out on a 1000 miles round trip over Memorial day weekend. The gooseneck is a 32 footer. It will now hold the TC, Jeep and a quad or two.

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Now time for the tricky part, park a 32 foot long gooses under it and center it up. This would take about an hour to get right. I missed the mark by 1/8" but I think that is close enough. It sits low. Should ride nice.


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looks great I will trade you in a heartbeat


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Awesome! Gotta love redneck ingenuity! The ORIGINAL Toy-Hauler! [emoticon]


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What goes on the rest of the gooseneck trailer?


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SoCalDesertRider wrote:

The ORIGINAL Toy-Hauler! [emoticon]


The Versatile Toy Hauler. I have not done it yet but I need to modify the Jacks. Once I do that I will not need the saw horses to get it on and off. Since it seems we may be getting hit with a Hurricane every year now, 4 in three years, Having it modular will work great. With my wifes Jobs, when one comes through she goes on 24 hour call. She has to come back ASAP to get the biz secure and running again. I am listed with a Search and rescue Group and volunteer time searching for missing people with my ATV,s and Jeeps. This will make a great hauler for that as well.

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Jumbo Jet wrote:

What goes on the rest of the gooseneck trailer?


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Posted: 05/10/09 09:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks great.

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SWEET!!!!

Awesome Jeep too [emoticon]


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That would be an upgrade for us!
We do the same thing with a 8' camper and a landscaping trailer.
If you move the camper back towards the wheels of the trailer you can take weight off of the gooseneck and create a nice covered porch for when it rains!
We move ours back a little for centering of the load and just by accident found out that it makes a nice place to sit and relax while staying dry!

Oh, and awesome Jeep!


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Moving it back over the axles would be pretty much mandatory on a bumper-pull trailer, unless the truck was REALLY BIG. On a gooseneck, moving the camper all the way forward is about like carrying it in the pickup bed, since the gooseneck hitch is over or ahead of the truck axle.

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