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Author Topic: Saw a very nice stacker trailer today..........  (Read 4893 times)
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« on: May 19, 2011, 06:47:48 PM »

Thought I would share this. I took the pic with my phone and had to crop it, so it's not the best. When I first saw it, it reminded me of Rusty's trailer. This is one nice lookin' rig! Cool A stacker with duals and a steer axle in the front. Smart set up to keep the tongue weight down. I wonder who makes it?

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 07:18:10 PM »

If you look on eBay's completed items under prevost you will see it. It did not sell for $525,000. Sure is nice
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 07:20:29 PM »

Oh yea! That's the ticket! Im seriously wanting a wagon instead of a trailor because of the tongue weight issue. Mike Sullivan and I had a long talk about this once and he suggested maybe mating a trailor to a dolly or cutting down a suburban or other truck frame vehicle to build one. Ive seen around farms and on the back of some big rigs where they pull wagons..... seems smart to me
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 07:24:59 PM »

LOL it's not a wagon it is a truck blocking the trailor. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 08:14:35 PM »

It looks like a rig that I saw headed south on my way north from Evansville the other day.  Very nice set up.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 09:18:08 PM »

check again eddie  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011, 12:57:58 AM »

LOL it's not a wagon it is a truck blocking the trailor. Grin


It is a 'wagon' trailer, if that describes a trailer similar to in principle to old horse-drawn wagons. I think the technical term is a drawbar trailer. We've talked about them on here before - it's seems such an obvious solution to the tongue-weight issue that it's amazing they aren't far more common. Difficulty reversing is the usual argument against them, but I don't really buy that myself

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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011, 05:39:59 AM »

I've backed up hay wagons many times in my earlier years, and it is just a matter of getting used to how it is done. It was always easier with a tractor then a truck because you can see better. With a bus a good backup camera would make it easier.

Didn't Greyhound use a similar trailers behind passenger buses to transport freight/packages?


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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2011, 06:11:06 AM »

I have a bit of information on Wayne's (rusty) trailer including the contact here:

http://www.rvsafetysystems.com/Trailer%20Towing.htm

I recently took a fellow up to Wayne's do take a look at his trailer.  The fellow is looking at two that are for sale on the west coast.  The two are each in the $40-50K range.

Wayne's trailer came standard with an electric motor hydraulic cylinder that rotates the front axle so that the caster is correct when backing up.

Really neat design.

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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2011, 08:30:32 AM »

As Jim said this trailer has a hydraulic cylinder that when I but the bus in reverse it rotates the front axle that puts negative caster in the axle. I have put this trailer in some very tight spots. It is hard to see but the picture shows the cylinder.

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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2011, 08:42:53 AM »

Very nice set up!^^^ Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2011, 10:08:40 AM »

Who and where is the manufacturer?
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2011, 10:18:56 AM »

Joe, Competitive Trailers in CA very pricey without the paint and siding I have another friend besides Wayne that has one of those very nice only 2 I ever saw both behind Eagles LOL.
 No idea what Wayne paid for his but the one Cole has he paid enough to buy a very nice late model bus conversion

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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2011, 11:09:20 AM »

Okay, who is gonna start hacking these together and selling them at a reasonable price to us nuts?
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2011, 11:21:16 AM »

Joe, I have the contact details on the link I listed.  This is the information I list:

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Competitive Trailers (no web site   phone:  562-634-2006)

Teresa, on that same link, I show how the European commercial trailers are built.  I still think that some version of that system would work for our buses.

Of course, the Trailer Toad (shown in the linked page) is a pretty good option as well.

Jim
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