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Old 03-14-2020, 05:54 PM   #115 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post
First, that's not a roof overhang, it's a Kammback.
The structure at the bottom is probably because the trailer has very low metal sides.

I love the projects, but how much weight is an HF trailer rated for? Yes, weld it all up, but the axle? I also wouldn't trust much tongue weight to one of those clamp-on nose wheels.
I got the heaviestduty one they had and was able to destroy it in less than 2 years and I never put anything as heavy as a house on it. All I had to do to fix it was put bigger stronger tires on it, stronger axle, stronger springs, convert it to fully welded construction. Basically had to completely rebuild it to make it to where it could carry 2,500lb.
Then any time I would load it any where near a ton it was scarry so I added a brake axle a few years ago.
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