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convert boat trailer to flatbed
05-25-2005, 06:08 PM
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i have a dual axle tandem boat trailer. 22ft long overall. the bracketts that hold the wooden runners are removeable and i was wondering if those trailers could be converted to a flatbed trailer. what do you guys think




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05-25-2005, 06:11 PM
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I've seen it done before, but I wouldnt put anything heavy on it. But I have seen it done to smaller boat trailers, not a big one like yours. So, i dont really know.




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05-25-2005, 06:16 PM
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Ya one of my buddies has a flatbed bumper pull trailer that was a boat trailer. Dono to much about it but it can be done Thumbs Up!
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05-25-2005, 06:55 PM
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i see what your saying. it is a long distance from the wheels to the hitch.... seems like that would put ALOT of weight on the tounge when carrying something like a vehicle.




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05-25-2005, 07:42 PM
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wow i actually have see it done too, my friends dad used his old trailer and welded some crap together so he could use it for his 4 wheelers. Cut it Up <--kushhtom




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05-25-2005, 08:15 PM
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We used a 16 foot boat's trailer to make a 6'x10' trailer. To help with the weight issue on the tongue we just moved the axle forward a little.




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05-25-2005, 09:32 PM
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awesome i just thought of moving one of the axles forward. im not sure how much the axles are rated for. i bet it would hold a small/mid siza car but what about a truck?




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05-25-2005, 09:42 PM
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I imagine they would hold some weight, but does the trailer only have one axle? If so, I seriously doubt it would hold a truck. Our 25 foot boat wieghed over 2 tons loaded, and the trailor had 2 axles. I can see something like a 2 axle trailor holding a truck, but not really a 1 axle trailor handling it. I can see maybe a geo metro, but not a truck. But hey, you could try it.




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05-25-2005, 10:17 PM
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I'm in the process of building one right now. It was a 18' bass boat. I am going to make it about a 15' trailer to give me room to mount a tool box and small winch. I have some pics if someone will host them for me. http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/reddman232.../my_photos




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05-26-2005, 08:16 AM
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it is a dual axle and i guess to move the front axle forward would require taking off the fender, unbolt, rebolt and make perches for the springs. no brakes on the trailer to deal with. thats a good idea puttin a toolbox on the front.




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