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New trailer....

found a hell of a deal on this used trailer... alot bigger than what I was lookin for but couldn't turn it down for the price... sure will make the trips up north alot nicer


to be used for hauling snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, and motorcycles....

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btw who's gonna teach me how to back the thing up *EEK* lol

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thanks... looked for a section that it would apply to and totally missed where that was

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btw who's gonna teach me how to back the thing up *EEK* lol
Turn the wheel the opposite way you want the trailer to go

Nice trailer now add some Pit Bull chocks (support the local economy )

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btw who's gonna teach me how to back the thing up *EEK* lol
I would be happy to..... Was a Carny in High School and during the summers of college...... drove my first semi at age 14..... don't ask. Have Speed teach ya, that is his occupation.

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drove my first semi at age 14.....
Got ya beat...I think I was about 9.
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Sweet rig. Get some lights in there, paint up the inside and
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Got ya beat...I think I was about 9.
Oh yeah.....well...growing up in a farming community I was driving heavy equipment before I could walk.

Ok...that might be a bit of an exaggeration.

The easiest way for me to back a trailer is to think of the bottom of the steering wheel turning in the direction you want to go.
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Turn the wheel the opposite way you want the trailer to go

Nice trailer now add some Pit Bull chocks (support the local economy )
yeah easier said than done with me BUT I've been told it's easier to back up a larger trailer than those lil bitty ones so I have hope "maybe"

I wanna get those that you ride up into waiting to see if a friend is gonna fabricate me some so I don't have to spend a fortune on them

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Sweet rig. Get some lights in there, paint up the inside and
there are lights along the top of the side walls and the floor is painted with that grippy stuff... I'm gonna leave the side walls as they are.. the paneling is easy to wipe down

however I do need to cut out the gas door openings so that they are useful.. the other fella didnt' have a need for them so he just put the paneling up and never cut the skin out for them...

Wish it would have had the vent in the celing as well.. but I can't have everything

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Oh yeah.....well...growing up in a farming community I was driving heavy equipment before I could walk.

Ok...that might be a bit of an exaggeration.

The easiest way for me to back a trailer is to think of the bottom of the steering wheel turning in the direction you want to go.
I too grew up on a farm but my daddy gave up on teachin me how to back up the hay trailer tractors aren't all that easy to steer backwards anyways

Nice tip on the bottom of the steering wheel that'll be easy for me to remember.

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I would be happy to..... Was a Carny in High School and during the summers of college...... drove my first semi at age 14..... don't ask. Have Speed teach ya, that is his occupation.
I'd probably never haul it to Grattan unless a few folks from Detroit would wanna meet up to carpool out... I'm a couple hrs away from them so highly doubt that.. so unfortunately I'll have to figure it out on my own or just do like I already do and make sure I don't pull in anywhere where I can't just pull straight through

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my own or just do like I already do and make sure I don't pull in anywhere where I can't just pull straight through

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thats actually the best way. I had a tractor trailer instructor tell me he still has to think about which way to turn it before he starts to back up.

Speed drives the big guys for a living, not sure if he'll be at grattan but I'm pretty sure Hammer and Abtech can both drive them and will both be there. Bring some cones with ya, I'm sure they can set up a nice little course for ya.


thats a pretty sweet trailer.

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thats actually the best way. I had a tractor trailer instructor tell me he still has to think about which way to turn it before he starts to back up.

Speed drives the big guys for a living, not sure if he'll be at grattan but I'm pretty sure Hammer and Abtech can both drive them and will both be there. Bring some cones with ya, I'm sure they can set up a nice little course for ya.


thats a pretty sweet trailer.
that'd be cool... I'll have to take someone up on that idea.. even if I have to try it with the little one

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for extra incentive to do it right instead of cones we'll use bikes j/k

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