Chevy Dually and Gooseneck car trailer

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So I wanted to build a trailer for this Dually I bought awhile ago. So I started to build a 2 car gooseneck style trailer. It's probably far from correct but it is my first trailer build ever. My goal is to make it as realistic as possible, so any tips would be great.

The Dually, going to actually paint and detail it once the trailer is done:

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the hitch, still needs more details:

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and the trailer so far, I still have alot to go and nothing is 100% yet, just trying to get an idea as I add stuff to it.

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so thats what I have so far. I want to start on the hitch part of the trailer next but it might be a bit till I have a chance to work on something again.

Thanks for looking and let me know what you guys think.

Edited by Jared Roach

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Looks like a good start to me. As for how to build it, I'd just follow your gut and a couple reference pics from google. That's all I do. :P

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Good start Jared, but for the length you have, you might consider three axles. Overall weight might need it, just distribution. Everybody and their dog owns some type of gooseneck here in TX, (including me :D ) and most of the ones I have seen hauling cars with that much length, tend to be running on three.

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Agree with Barry, a length like that would definitely need three axles. Otherwise, coming along great!

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is this scratch built? very cool!

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looks good, I agree triple axles is a must!

I'm going to make a wedge 2 car trailer like this Kaufman

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Jared, just so you are not confused on seeing Eric's wedge trailer with two axles and my advising to go with three, the wedge share the load distribution with the truck axle due to the way one of the cars is halfway over the truck bed. They also make that wedge in a three car which will normally have three axles also.

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Thanks guys for the advice. I actually found multiple 1:1 2 car trailers online with a flat deck and only two axles, but I think I will add the third. I need to find some wheels now.

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^From what I've seen, the two-axle twin-car haulers are sporting dual wheel setups. The triple axle trailers usually just have single wheel setups.

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oh....just what i need!....More ideas! :lol: :lol: :lol: ...that will have to come later though! :P

Nice build so far....my only thing is to wack some length off the back and angle the back towards the ground a bit....but since your adding a third axle....each to there own! :wub:

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id agree and check the scale of your current, or add the 3rd axle. seems quite long with the truck as is. otherwise, looks like a great start

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Well I did some work on this thing, I'll have some more detailed pics up soon.

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That one looks about right to me. Looks good!

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