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#46 Sledslayer

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

It looks like you have some sort of ramp to hold up the fifth sled...do you have a pic of the ramp?

Just made it quick out of scrap I had laying around. I added tie downs to hold the ramp and snowmobile.94d13b09347261236ccd1290bd7620d4.jpg706ee6851baaded457d52ef99a15d346.jpg

#47 SKI-CAT-DOO

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:41 AM

Sledslayer, Thanks for taking time to post the picture. I appreciate it and other will as well.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:38 AM

That sure is a good price on those trailers for sure, but we are not comparing apples to apples here

 

S.S. hinges, S.S. cam latches, S.S. fasteners, 16" o.c. every where walls, floors, and roof,  torsion bar suspension. What would it cost if all that was on the same trailer?

 

8.5' wide is nice. no staggering the sleds and still relatively easy to walk between the sleds from front to back.

 

I have looked at those same style trailers and was not overly impressed with them.The only thing that is better with a new trailer is that you get a warranty from the seller and it is new.

New would matter more to me if it had an engine in it.

 

Could not hold a tall side by side unless its only 5'8 tall but I think could get five sleds in with some work.

 

Getting two fuel doors in a week or so and I will install them next. Not required but a good addition to the trailer.

 

I agree that if you want those specific items and details on an inline trailer the cost is going to be higher. I have the stainless steel hinges and cam latches and bars on my trailer and they are really nice! I think they are $300 per door to buy and replace on my FIL's Lightning trailer. Unfortunately when my trailer was built, they used zinc bolts on the hinges and cam latches and zinc screws on the wall panels! UGH Why?? So I have rusty fasteners which have stained the white exterior. A lot of the newer trailers don't even have fasteners on the exterior walls which is pretty nice.

 

I still haven't done enough research on the long term durability of a torsion axle vs spring axle. But there are a lot of trailers out there with spring axles now.

 

I've help load 3 Summits in a 12' x 8.5' deckover v-nose trailer and also 4 sleds (2 Summits and 2 Renegades) into a 3 place inline trailer... all doable with a few guys, but eventually I'll be loading 5 sleds basically by myself and I don't see that happening with my current deckover trailer. That's the main reason I'll be looking for a 29' inline. Everyone has their likes and dislikes... and then situations change and basically force you into finding a better solution. I just hope to make the change before dumping more money into my current trailer. If you are set on keeping that trailer for a long time, then it is definitely worth it to put money into it to keep it up in good working condition. I think that Expedition brand was a top quality build from when I had mine.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:54 AM

I agree with going to a 29' trailer for 5 sleds. I would do the same thing if I was doing that every trip. Need to make it easy to load.

 

I was looking on Craig's list the other day and found a 32' deck over from R&R trailer that would hold (8) 120's or (6) long track sleds....That's the way I would go if I had to but it is a huge trailer and they where asking $15,000 for it.


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Past Sleds:

1981 Ski Doo Citation SS

1989 AC Cougar

1994 AC Panther

1995.5 AC 580 EFI ETT

1996 Yamaha 600

1998 AC ZL 440

2001 AC Z 370

2004 AC Pantera 550

 
Current Sleds:

1998 AC ZR 600 EFI (son's)

2016 Ski Doo Enduro 600 (son's)

2019 MXZ TNT 850 (son's)

2017 Polaris Pro S 600 (wife's)

2019 Ski Doo Enduro 850 (mine)


#50 SkidooSteve12

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:38 AM

Yeah that big R&R trailer has been on Craigslist for a long time now, because the price is crazy high. There was a very similar, and newer, long deck over advertised a month or so ago for around $9K I think? That was a sweet trailer for the price and would make loading a bunch of sleds easy too.

 

I found it, relisted. 35' long and $9500 obo. Sweet trailer!! But might only be 5' tall inside.... hmm that might be why it is a tough sale.

 

https://grandrapids....6454908131.html


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:59 AM

WOW that's a big boy there. There isn't a trail parking lot around me within 100 miles that would fit that. Most of the gas stations around me would be a bear to spin around with too. That is a traveling road trip trailer. I have a hard enough time swinging my 34' gooseneck and my 32' fifth wheel toy hauler around the local stations. Once on the highway your good but local boy that wouldn't be fun to pull

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:37 PM

 But might only be 5' tall inside.... hmm that might be why it is a tough sale.

 

LOL or maybe it's a tough sale due to the simple fact that it's promoted as a 9 place snowmobile trailer....

 

I suspect a very very limited market for something of that size.  Even the biggest baddest diesel truck to tow it will still only carry 6 riders in the crew cab...and that's if the guys don't mind doing a little man cuddling on the road.  Rarely would I want to travel with more than 4 guys in most situations but I generally trailer 600 miles one way to find snow so maybe I'm the oddball...

 

But really how many extra sleds does a group need to carry around?  Methinks a 2nd vehicle is coming along to carry the riders anyway...so might as well just haul a second trailer....a pair of 4 placers does the trick nicely.

 

But then again here I go thinking all practical.  What aspect of this entire "sport" we all partake in has EVER been practical LOL.  Bigger is BADDER!!!!  Someone needs to buy that 9 place trailer for no other reason than to brag that they have a 9 place trailer!!  Dilly Dilly!


Edited by Craze1cars, 30 January 2018 - 02:39 PM.


#53 SkidooSteve12

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:44 PM

Very tempting..... :rofl

 

Great excuse to need to buy a Duramax!! :D


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:45 PM

Omg,  good reply Craze...


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Past Sleds:

1981 Ski Doo Citation SS

1989 AC Cougar

1994 AC Panther

1995.5 AC 580 EFI ETT

1996 Yamaha 600

1998 AC ZL 440

2001 AC Z 370

2004 AC Pantera 550

 
Current Sleds:

1998 AC ZR 600 EFI (son's)

2016 Ski Doo Enduro 600 (son's)

2019 MXZ TNT 850 (son's)

2017 Polaris Pro S 600 (wife's)

2019 Ski Doo Enduro 850 (mine)






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