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About Trulyvintage

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  1. Home Made Trailer

    Some folks will spend a foolish dollar to save a thrifty nickel. A boat trailer is not a car trailer = for obvious reasons. Jim
  2. Goodyear is making trailer tires in America

    Goodyear used to make a private brand of bias trailer tires exclusively for Uhaul to use on trailers. They were branded for Uhaul use only on the sidewall. They were load range F or G equivalent. Goodyear & Uhaul parted ways - Uhaul was selling trailer tires on ebay from it's regional warehouse - I know because I was contemplating buying some from them many years ago - so it is not suprising that Uhaul is badmouthing Goodyear. I have had these tires on now for about 1000 miles - no issues. I don't pay attention much to Gossip ..... Jimk
  3. Mike, i would suggest you you take a look at your shackle straps when your trailer is sitting empty & level as I outlined above. Many trailers come new from the factory not set up correctly. Jim
  4. I purchased my parts at Redneck Trailer Supply but you can get the best deal at e-trailer - just call & make sure the part(s) are in before you place & pay for an order .... For a tandem axle 3000 to 6000 pound axle trailer: Equalizer kit @ ed=npn&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2JeimefK1QIVkFp-Ch0ndAGTEAQYASABEgKF8PD_BwE Suspension upgrade kit @ Jim
  5. This is what happens when your shackle straps are oriented in a near vertical position .... This shackle strap is just about to break from being hammered .... The constant hammering up & down causes the shackle bolts to oval out the softer surrounding metal - that leads to suspension component failure ....
  6. Almost identical to my old shackle strap orientation ....
  7. Each morning it seems I find a trailer parked next to mine that I can learn from (if only I bother to look) ... This morning there was a triple axle enclosed trailer - note the angle of the equalizer shackle straps:
  8. If you build a trailer with tandem or triple axles and choose a leaf spring suspension - get a spread axle design instead of a conventional system using equalizers & shackle straps. If you have a conventional system - consider upgrading to a Lippert Equa-Flex System: @ I just put this system on my triple axle trailer along with new leaf springs & the shackle strap & bolt upgrade kit. Jim
  9. I watched the video. No car can be loaded & secured for transport in 5 minutes. I have no clue what the statistics are - but customers routinely rent trailers from U-Haul & other rental companies and then lie about the tow vehicle they are using and/or the vehicle they are putting on the trailer. Insurance coverage does not prevent an accident - injury - death .... It just addresses the consequences ..... Anticipating a U-Haul trailer being pulled down the road at 75 + miles per hour with no electric trailer brakes and just a two point secure attahment on the front wheels by someone with little or no experience hauling a car does not make me feel particularly safe .... Any open car hauler trailer should be equipped with electric trailer brakes in good working order and the vehicle on it should have a four point tie down. Jim
  10. Good news for those looking for an American made trailer tire .... @ I just installed (3) of these on the curb side of my enclosed trailer - interested to see how long they will last .... Jim
  11. Towing with an Enclave - Anybody done it

    This .... JIm
  12. Just dropped off a 1922 Model T Depot Hack and a 1949 Chevy Pick Up Truck in Cheyenne, Wyoming
  13. I don't know if it's art. But I like it.

    Sure Is Purty ... Jim