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    5th wheel travel trailer car hauler

    Anybody build a car hauler or know anybody who has built a deck over car/trail rig hauler out of the frame of a 5th wheel r.v trailer? I run across one today at a killer price(scrap price) I think I want this thing to make my trail rig hauler.

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    JB TOY BLAZER's dad had a few(rip john wherever you are)...... generally they are only wide enough for a car unless you build ramps over the tires.. they also need to be reinforced properly
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    Reinforced will be done,,,I plan on doing this deck over style so it will be a 96 inch wide Deck. Thanks for the input man.

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    My buddy did one similar, but out of an old boat Trailer. He. Just built ramps to get over the wheel wells. So the trailer is a little more stable

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    Serious reinforcing needs to be done. Those campers are built as light as possible for towing. That means they get their structural stability from the entire unit. Once you take that structure away the frame alone is pretty flimsy. Is it big enough that you could retain the structure and make an enclosed trailer?

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    Camper trailers and mobile home frames are way too light duty for a car hauler
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    I've noticed on all the travel trailers I've had that the frames were really light gauge. I might get it just to get two 5,000# axles with brakes and the leaf springs,,electric jacks etc..and build from scratch?? He don't want but 200$ for it,,the axles alone are worth more than that.

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    Sound like a fun project either way you go.
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