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Aaron
June 29th, 2011, 05:13 PM
So I just brought a 20' gooseneck home, what should I do (add) if anything accessory wise? Here are the quick specs and some pics:

2003 PJ 20' trailer with dual 7K axles, lots of tie downs, new tires and brakes, bearings are fine. Has break-away box, hide away ramps, and two spares.
http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/8/0/7/100_0993.jpg
http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/8/0/7/100_0991.jpg

Already thinking I am adding:

-a generator to the top of the neck
-Probably making a custom box for on the front
-Mini ramps for the front so I can fit 2 rigs on (drive up the neck)
-pointable deck lights to help illuminate the trailer deck and surrounding areas for working around/on at night


What am I missing?

I am super stoked that it fits in my driveway behind my gate with plenty of room to spare!
http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/8/0/7/100_0992.jpg

And that it will haul my forklift easily!!!

crashXJ
June 29th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Nice looking trailer man!

Aaron
June 29th, 2011, 05:34 PM
Nice looking trailer man!
thanks, any suggestions?

BTW- I do not want this (http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8461122&postcount=61), looking to keep this as a vehicle/equipment trailer only.

J Kimmel
June 29th, 2011, 05:40 PM
What am I missing?



a rig to put on it?

Aaron
June 29th, 2011, 05:47 PM
a rig to put on it?

Ouch,

there are 2 in the garage...

One has yet to be finished but the shop rig is there...

J Kimmel
June 29th, 2011, 05:49 PM
there you go, progress :)

crashXJ
June 29th, 2011, 05:53 PM
thanks, any suggestions?

BTW- I do not want this (http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8461122&postcount=61), looking to keep this as a vehicle/equipment trailer only.

I don't know that I would change anything. Well thats not true. The spare tire issue could be worked out but other than that the thing looks pretty good. It will do the job for sure!

Aaron
June 29th, 2011, 05:54 PM
there you go, progress :)
The 85 Toy (shop rig) will fit nice and will hopefully get towed out this weekend to play.

The jeep is even farther away than the last time it has seen the sun....
Oh well, customer's rigs come first. I have confidence it will get done though. Someone has to...

Mark
June 29th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Kinda hard to tell on the width, but are the fenders strong enough to drive on? Never know when you're going to need to tow home a buddy's mega-full width.

Clint
June 29th, 2011, 08:44 PM
excellent!

Aaron
June 29th, 2011, 08:48 PM
Kinda hard to tell on the width, but are the fenders strong enough to drive on? Never know when you're going to need to tow home a buddy's mega-full width.

First off, your sig is freaking great. And trust me I am that guy. I suck at wheeling. Just look at any of the Twisted Digital Videos (http://www.twisteddv.com/Twisted_Digital_Video/Twisted_Digital_Video.html) that I was in...

But to answer your question, the deck is 83" wide inside of the fenders. They are steel fender but are beat up, could probably drive the Toy over em forever without a concern... Drive over fenders...GOOD suggestion, thanks!

Any others?

CSP
June 30th, 2011, 08:22 AM
Mine has a nice toolbox at the front of the deck, between the two jacks. It's a good place for chains, tie downs, blocks of wood, etc.

Might be tough as I see this one has a single jack.

Aaron
June 30th, 2011, 09:23 AM
Mine has a nice toolbox at the front of the deck, between the two jacks. It's a good place for chains, tie downs, blocks of wood, etc.

Might be tough as I see this one has a single jack.

You are correct. No box (has a tray) and only one jack. I was working on a custom box design to go around the center jack and then a buddy opened his mouth and told me I would be happier with a dual jack setup. Hmmm, maybe I need to do some jack swapping...

CSP
June 30th, 2011, 10:12 AM
Having had both I like the dual jacks much better, especially if you disconnect the trailer with a load on it.

If you're not storing anything on it you probably don't need to go to the expense/trouble of adding another jack. We will load ours up with several tons of hay and leave it that way for days/weeks at a time.

Aaron
June 30th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Leaving the trailer loaded when able would save me a ton of space. Like the idea. Guess the springs on the trailer could wear out faster if it is always carrying weight. But really don't think that would be a huge issue. After all it is designed to haul that weight. Am I missing anything in that line of thinking?

SPY
June 30th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Thig guy sucks at wheeling too!

http://www.twisteddv.com/Twisted_Digital_Video_Garage/Animal_Chin.html

74BuckinBronc
June 30th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Winch?
Tool box would be nice like you mentioned
Pressure wash and protect the deck.

'bout all I can think of.

J.D.

oleblue
June 30th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Corner jack stands.

Clod Hopper
June 30th, 2011, 03:55 PM
a nice toolbox at the front of the deck, between the two jacks. It's a good place for chains, tie downs, blocks of wood, etc.

this


Winch?

this. or provisions for a detachable winch.


Corner jack stands.

definitely this. Primarily for the back during loading, but another set on the front corners could eliminate the need for a second jack.