Converting steel frame 2 horse trailer to small car hauler

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    Converting steel frame 2 horse trailer to small car hauler

    Considering buying a 2 horse trailer that had a tree fall on the roof for ~$400. dual 3500lb axles with ~6' deck width, worthwhile to pick up and chop all the structure off and redeck to drag the wifes ~4000lb car around behind the motorhome?



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    #2
    Well, what's the frame look like underneath?

    Does it have enough frame, or was the roof and sides part of the structure?

    how wide is the wife's car?

    it might be worthwhile to make a pipe top trailer if it'll suit your needs

    what's the title and tags gonna cost, or is that a bonus?

    I can get a new pipe top trailer, new axles, new tires, for 2300 otd

    If your horse trailer is too "wrong" to start with, you could easily be in 2k and have a worse trailer, or, if the trailer is suitable, you could have a nice finished trailer for 1k

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      #3
      Basically everything he ^ said

      6' wide deck sucks, not much will fit between the fenders.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Projectjunkie View Post
        Well, what's the frame look like underneath?

        Does it have enough frame, or was the roof and sides part of the structure?

        how wide is the wife's car?

        it might be worthwhile to make a pipe top trailer if it'll suit your needs

        what's the title and tags gonna cost, or is that a bonus?

        I can get a new pipe top trailer, new axles, new tires, for 2300 otd

        If your horse trailer is too "wrong" to start with, you could easily be in 2k and have a worse trailer, or, if the trailer is suitable, you could have a nice finished trailer for 1k
        frame is not full of holes, but not new. probably 4" C from pictures

        wifes car, just looked it up, is ~62" wide. damn, close

        title and tags is a non issue.

        2300? damn, that is cheaper than i expected to hear for new. i might have to go check out some new options, if nothing else it would get me a few years more out of the tires. Looking at this thing, it would need the top chopped and a new deck fitted, fenders modified so that the car could either drive over them or the tires directly, tires are old and should be replaced, and then obviously servicing wheel bearing and probably replacing...fuck, probably need to redo the wiring at that point.

        alright, i'll go look at some new ones thanks for the thoughts!


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          #5
          It's not that it can't be made into something usable, it's just that for your needs the juice probably isn't worth the squeeze

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            #6
            Originally posted by Projectjunkie View Post
            It's not that it can't be made into something usable, it's just that for your needs the juice probably isn't worth the squeeze
            yeah that is probably true, but that is also why i asked

            i've been pricing out just buying axles and building my own and it keeps ending up ~$1500, and then i'd have to spend the time to actually do it


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