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
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.
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
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.