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Old 03-08-2007, 09:05 AM   #29
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Carlos, I have linked this topic to the general area,so go ahead with your questions...

Usually we try and keep the "Manufacturer Forums" for specific topics relarted to that particular manufacturer,but since I dropped the ball early on, I've just left this here...
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Carlos, don't rule out a steel trailer, pound for pound they are stronger and more reliable then aluminium. Your big rig won't hardly notice the differance in weight between the two. And you will save a ton of $ on the steel.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:49 PM   #31
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Pound for pound is right....

Compare what a 24 foot steel stacker weighs and then look at the 7800 pounds my Stacker weights and go ahead and subtract those extra pounds from your carrying weight.

I have three 6K axles minus the 8k my trailer weighs....I can carry roughly 10K pounds give or take.

Yes, the steel is cheaper,but I bought a two year old ATC and saved almost half of what a new one costs.
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Bob not everyone needs to carry around their entire toy box with them. Not everyone needs a trailer like a stacker. And i will strongly suggest to you, keep a good eye on all of your critical welds. What is the max tow weight on those big rigs, 10,000 ? I've had my share of aluminium, I'll take steel, and give up my golf cart or second bike to make the weight.
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All '07 Newmar MADP, EXDP and LADB come standard with 15,000 lbs. tow capacity and hitch.
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Steve, the maximum tow rating for the K3 Spartan Chassis is 15,000.

We'll agree to disagree as I too have had my share of trailers and it only makes sense to me to tow a lighter weight trailer in order to allow more carrying capacity....That's whay they make so many different ones I guess,just like ice cream flavors.
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Aluminiums will save you some weight if that is a real critical issue in ones cercumstance. But, for the strength, durability, reliability, and COST. I belive steel is the better way to go for the long haul. And yes, we will agree to disagree on this one.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:28 PM   #36
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For all of us thinking about adding a lift, or anything for that matter, to our frames/chassis.

I was talking to the master mechanic here at Cummins Atlantic a 29yr veteran. Almost the first thing he mentioned to me when I said I had an RV is to NEVER arc or otherwise electrically weld the chassis without first completely disconnecting the engine ECM. Apparently, it is possible to zap the ECM from the currents induced in the arc welding process. Apparently he's seen his share of these.

Just another tidbit for our collective minds... FWIW...
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