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Post  jasonf on June 6th 2018, 4:21 pm

I already have a large enclosed trailer. The big trailer is nice but it is a PITA for short hauls so I am looking at buying an open trailer for shorter runs or for larger hauls like an F150 or my big Galaxie.

Anybody here own or have experience with tilt deck trailers? Are they as nice as they look? I have had regular open trailers with ramps before but I like the idea of the tilt bed.
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Post  69F100 on June 6th 2018, 9:25 pm

are you looking at the manual floating tilt or the electric/hydraulic tilt if you are looking at the manual floating tilt I would stay away from that type ruff on the toe truck and trailer if you are not real super careful when loading it load to fast and it will slam down
I just bought a Big Tex 75D car hauler open trailer takes less than 5 mins to load and strap down and pulls great I bought the 18' I got a great deal on and it is a 2018 model
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Post  jasonf on June 6th 2018, 9:32 pm

I was thinking electric/hydraulic as far as raising the deck. I don't want to be cranking or pumping it up that's for sure. Looking at pictures on the www I wonder if the angle is too steep like it would hit the front bumper on a car.
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Post  69F100 on June 6th 2018, 9:41 pm

the manual floating type I used years back you had bolt on the tongue to loosen then flip it over out of the way and the bed would tilt then when you unloaded it you had to walk up the trailer then it would tilt back down then reach over the front stop bar and flip the bolt back over then tighten back my 69 mustang just did clear the frontend on level ground if on unlevel it would rub
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Post  jbozzelle on June 12th 2018, 2:49 pm

I have a 22' flat steel deck with a 4' beavertail. No tilt for me. Just like to follow the keep it simple mentality with no moving parts...

Recently bought a 22' Stagecoach flat steel deck for $3100 out the door. Dealer I bought from doesn't mark them up much, which is hard to come by these days. I had priced a PJ and Big Tex and simply couldn't justify spending 50-75% more for practically the same trailer... And all that price difference was most likely dealer markup!

my dad bought the old trailer at Herb's in baton Rouge over 20 years ago and it's still going strong. Figured the same construction would be good again...

I have the below trailer in 22'. It came with some specific things the dealer orders with all of his trailers like a longer triple tube tongue, set back jack, longer ramps, spare tire mount. I'm extremely happy with it and it just made the trip Kentucky and back this past weekend.

http://www.stagecoachtrailers.com/uploads/1/7/3/7/17372709/mcclintock.jpg

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Post  jasonf on June 13th 2018, 10:14 am

jbozzelle wrote:I have a 22' flat steel deck with a 4' beavertail.  No tilt for me.  Just like to follow the keep it simple mentality with no moving parts...

Recently bought a 22' Stagecoach flat steel deck for $3100 out the door.  Dealer I bought from doesn't mark them up much, which is hard to come by these days.  I had priced a PJ and Big Tex and simply couldn't justify spending 50-75% more for practically the same trailer...  And all that price difference was most likely dealer markup!

my dad bought the old trailer at Herb's in baton Rouge over 20 years ago and it's still going strong.  Figured the same construction would be good again...

I have the below trailer in 22'.  It came with some specific things the dealer orders with all of his trailers like a longer triple tube tongue, set back jack, longer ramps, spare tire mount.  I'm extremely happy with it and it just made the trip Kentucky and back this past weekend.

http://www.stagecoachtrailers.com/uploads/1/7/3/7/17372709/mcclintock.jpg


Did you buy that direct or do they have dealers in Louisiana?
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Post  jbozzelle on June 13th 2018, 10:41 am

Bought it in Bay St. Louis, MS. Call Stagecoach to see if there is a dealer closer to you. Link to the place I bought it at is below. The 20 foot version of the trailer I have is in the middle of the picture on the website below. Stagecoach added 2 more feet to it for me for I think $400.

Out the door I paid $3,190.

http://www.hwy90auto.com/

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Post  HorsinAround on June 13th 2018, 1:30 pm

Friend of mine bought a tilt deck last year to haul equipment on, and also to haul his mustang to the track. Works great. its not a deck over so the angle isn't a problem with the stang. If memory serves, it has a hydraulic shock absorber deal that softens the tilt action.

John, do you know how much that steel deck trailer weighs? I had an 18ft 10k steel deck and it was heavy. I sold it because it was heavy and I was always scratching the paint with equipment.

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Post  jbozzelle on June 13th 2018, 9:00 pm

Not sure on the weight. Maybe 1500lbs? I was after a full deck trailer this time around so a 4 wheeler or golf cart could be carried on it. My other trailer just had the two 2x12 runners on each side and it limited the trailer to only vehicles with a track width that wide. Can put anything on this flat deck. I'll just repaint it if it gets torn up.

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