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I did check into the overwidth permit, and you are right - don't need any control vehicles. This spring, I built my cradle in a week, or so, of evenings and I am now pricing drop axles, with electric brakes, to build my own trailer. It will cost approx $2000 to buy tandem 6000lb axles or triple 3500 lb axles (including wheels and tires)
I will probably use 6" x 1/4" channel steel for the frame, and then weld my cradle to sit inbetween the frame rails.
It will cost me as much as buying a flatbed already built, but I will have all new axles, brakes, and the keel will sit at least a foot lower than with a flatbed. The steel will cost me about $450, as much of it already exists in my cradle.
I did check the trailer prices, however, as I can use my cradle, in the design, I can save a decent amount.