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Old 01-05-2012
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Originally Posted by Southron Spirit View Post
i would worry about something that long bending from the weight ,you might
put one of those jacks with wheels on it in the middle and then jack the wheels down to the ground to support the weight .
let us know how it works
I would think that 2" sq tubing would take a heck of a lot of weight before bending, especially when the tongue weight of a 2" ball is usually only 500lbs max. I don't think you need 20ft long though. I have (I think) a 3 1/2" X 5ft L square tube galvanized (salt water) & mounted permanently under the trailer center frame. Inside it is a 10ft long 3" (I think) square tube, galvanized with a 2" receiver bolted to the front of it. Basically I unhitch the truck from the surge brake receiver (after I've blocked the wheels!), roll the truck back 15ft, unpin the lower 3" tube & pull it forward 8ft, repin it, hook up & I'm away. I also made a hitch for the front of the truck so I can maneuver wayyyyy easier with this longer trailer down the ramp. Looking forward while doing it is just icing on the cake!
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