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Old 02-12-2014, 10:22 AM   #15
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What was the weight of just the box?
Weight empty is 8800 lbs when it went over the scale before doing any work to it, and that is minus the trailer and vehicle weight I had on it. I figure will be around 15k to 18k in weight when done and fully loaded.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:27 AM   #16
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Most 5th wheel manufacturers say not to put goose necks on them, they are not built to take that kind of stress.
Don't see why not when it's rated for 28k lbs, and that its one solid monolithic metal structure when welded together to act as one piece unlike a 5th wheel. Any sheer force can be taken care of with a gusset plate on it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:39 AM   #17
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Weight empty is 8800 lbs when it went over the scale before doing any work to it, and that is minus the trailer and vehicle weight I had on it. I figure will be around 15k to 18k in weight when done and fully loaded.
Sweet. You've got me thinking about building one. The gooseneck hitch will give more flexibility with less strain.
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Sweet. You've got me thinking about building one. The gooseneck hitch will give more flexibility with less strain.
Best thing to do is invest in plasma cutter first, there is a 5 inch channel iron going across every 12 inches on the center in the floor and cutting torch won't take that out unless you want to take the floor up first. That's for starters on shaving weight, next will be taking the back two doors off and replacing it with something lighter. Getting the axles on right is next challenge as I would rather had mine recessed in instead of the height it is in my pictures.
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