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I need to buy a trailer. What I am looking for is a two up with a salt sheild. I would love the drive on and off feature but tilt would be fine. Any thoughts? Anybody selling one?

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i was thinking of having the CAD department at my school design a trailer plan for me.. 4 place so i can use it for lumber also.. tandem axle but low so i can have small ramps to ride sleds on sideways... that way u drive on one side and drive off the other. and maybe i can put our tractor on it.

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I know I am new to this but I got a great idea for you on your trailer. I love to build stuff and this is an easy builder. If you want a drive on trailer but like the price of a tilt bed, then look on ebay for these plastic rails for the skis. They are something like 3 feet long and you get 8 of them. They install very easily with just some small screws. The next thing is take a piece of oak board. Use oak for strength, not pine, etc... Cut them into 2 wide, 1 inch tall, and 12" long. Place them about 5" apart from each other, between the ski rails that you just installed. Now what you can do, is tilt down the bed. While sitting on your ski, get just a small, very small running start, slide you skis up on the rails and with the momentum of the ski, the skies will slide up the rails while the track grips the oak traction bars that you mounted between the ski sliders. I have seen people do this before and it is slick as sh*t!! Let me know what you think. If you do not understand what I mean, just reply back. I will post a picture. Scott
 

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I have a Triton aluminum tilt trailer. Very good construction, light, easy to move and tow. It also has a salt shield and jack, with springs to hold up the tilt bed when loading which is very helpful. The only other option I would consider would be a covered trailer, which I could use for summer storage.
 

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Is that triton a 2-up trailer? If so how much did it run? Thanks!

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I bought a cheap steel trailer at Sams Club 3 years ago and have used it year round. It is a tilt bed but only cost $799 new. They have the drive off type for a couple of hundred more. They are made by Spirit trailer. Haven't had any problems at all. And the price was right.

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Sams club? I would have never thought of looking there!! I will go look this weekend! Thanks!

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they make those ski guides and traction bars ... and they last longer from high quality plastic and other composits... good luck with trailer


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I used an old bedliner out of a pickup truck for the ski guides. You can prolly get it free from a canopy shop like I did. Just ask if they have an old ratty one. Traction grip down the center you can try the same place and see if they have those thick mats and cut it up or like I'm going to do.... cut your old belts up. I seem to have tons of those!
Just put them down every 12" or so.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Exjake:

Intended My Triton 2 place trailer was about $1900. which included a lot of extras.

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Hey thanks for the info.....and Damn that is alot of money for a 2-up trailer!!


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I just finished building my own "in-line" trailer. This design carries two sleds in-line instead of along side each other. The deck is roughly 18" off the ground. I've started working on the ramps, and I came to the decision that the steepest ramp I can get away with is what I'm going to use. Therefore, here's the question: What is the steepest angle you think I can get away with? Remember, I'm only climbing about 18" total height, and I intent on putting bars across the ramp to aid with traction.

Let me know what you guys think.
-Jim


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