5th wheel pickup and trailer

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by smcapstick, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
  2. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    A chap down Exmoor use to run a livestock trailer like that, from what I remember he could up the weight to more than 3.5 tonnes
     
  3. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    If the pickup has a 1T payload and it's towing capacity is 3.5T, you get 4.5T combined. It will handle well, too, with the tongue weight being directly over the axle. It's a superb idea!
     
  4. Henarar

    Henarar Member

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    ZumerZet Somerset
    how much extra would a trailer like that weigh
     
  5. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Are you selling them @smcapstick ?
    Bound to be an opening .............
     
  6. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    A couple of hundred kilos? Certainly worth the extra 800KG capacity.
     
  7. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Not yet ;):sneaky:(y)
     
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  8. multi power

    multi power Member

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    pembrokeshire
    well they are commom in canada n USA, everything is bigger n stronger there, so they must be good
     
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  9. jellybean

    jellybean Member

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    N.Devon
    I think Bateson Trailers already do them.
     
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  10. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

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    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Just checked out their YouTube video. Half of it was dedicated to their pub and caravan park! :facepalm:
     
  11. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Did you see the Featherlite stuff on U-Tube?

    Fella beside us does the CE stickers, so its all good ................ (y)
     
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  12. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    Don't the brakes have to have a different setup?

    It's an idea I've considered. Biggest downside would be vosa. Could you imagine them stopping you? They wouldn't know where to begin so likely just make something up
     
  13. RobFZS

    RobFZS Member

    the amount of stuff on 'shipping wars' they haul with them is unreal
     
  14. Guy

    Guy Member

    Location:
    Chipping Norton
    The trailer would look brilliant behind my Amorok
     
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  15. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    i recon it would be the most effective way to stop anybody borring your trailer
     
  16. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    A 36' livestock trailer :eek:

    All I want is a flat. 22' with a 3.5T payload would be plenty (y)
     
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  17. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    Saw 12 cows trip out of a gooseneck stocktrailer on something like a Dodge Ram or a F250 in Canada.
    Why would you tow from the bumper of any vehicle when the weight could be carried in front of the rear axle?
     
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  18. Dukes Fit

    Dukes Fit Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    There's a company that have hiluxes plated up to about 6.5T.
    Only ones in the UK that can do it legally too if I remember correctly

    http://www.calderleisure.co.uk/

    No mention of it on their site but spoke to the guy about it in detail at the Highland Show
     
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  19. O'Reilly

    O'Reilly Member

    Used them in the states, its a lot easier to hook up to, as you can see the hitch in the load bay. Did travel well as I recall.
     
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  20. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    They would compete very well at that weight against 7.5 lorries?
     
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