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Looking for 20' deckover. Need some sugestions!

I'm looking to rig up a 20' deck over bumper pull trailer. I will be mounting a 400gal tank over the axle. With the tank completely full it will run 4000lbs it self. And will have a rack on one side to hold pipe for tents. Looking to have space in front and behind the tank enough to hold four portable toilets. Which puts me at 20 feet and should work good.

Now I'm trying to find the right trailer. My uncle found a dealer of PJ trailers that has some really good deals right now. He's picking up a 40' goose neck this week. So thats one option I have. Are PJ's any good, will they last? What other manufacturers or options would you recommend?

Couple options from PJ. I should be fine with a 7K lb. But should I just go to 10K lbs?

7,000lbs: http://www.pjtrailers.com/detail.cfm?ID=L8



10,000lbs: http://www.pjtrailers.com/detail.cfm?ID=F8

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I'd just go 10K. If there's any way you can change your avitar that would be really great. That thing is the most annoying distraction to your posts.
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Ya, I think I may have to go with a 14K lb trailer. After doing some calcalations today. A 10K lb trailer would be to close for my taste.

Trailer: 2,300lbs
Tank (full): 4000lbs
6 Portable Toilets (225/pc): 1350lbs
2 Bottom mount storage boxes: 300lbs
Misc. Supplies: 200lbs
Rack (weight goal): 200lbs
Pipe (est.): 500-1000lbs

Grand total: 9350lbs est.


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Bought a trailer saturday, ended up with a 22' 14K straight deck. Pick it up tomarow. Out the door was $3900 with tax. I realy didn't need a 22' but he had these in stock at the last years price. The 20'ers that were on order were $500 more expensive at 08 prices. Hope to drop the tank on it and have it fully set up with in the next 30 days. I'll post some pics of the finished product.

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Here she is. Definetly longer than it needs to be. Now I figure I can get eight toilets plus the tank on there. One odd thing when we paid for it last weekend I figured it had a spare tire. Nope doesn't come standard! I just don't get that, O'well!






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Progress update. Pulled it off the truck and dropped it on the trailer. Filled her full of water for the full 4000lbs full. And took it for a spin and man was it a rough ride. Bounced all over the place. I'll be moving it forward a couple feet. Hope it will smooth things out.

Which brings up a good question. How do you easily measure tongue weight?





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]I]Progress update. Pulled it off the truck and dropped it on the trailer. Filled her full of water for the full 4000lbs full. And took it for a spin and man was it a rough ride. Bounced all over the place. I'll be moving it forward a couple feet. Hope it will smooth things out.
Which brings up a good question. How do you easily measure tongue weight?



Easyist way to find hitch weight is first weigh truck without trailer. Then weigh truck with trailer hooked up but with trailer axles off of scale. The difference in weights is your hitch weight. You want a minimum of 10% of trailer weight on hitch and 15% is better.

PJ trailers look well built. I am looking at a 22500lb tandem dual wheel gooseneck with dovetail right now, debating between a 25and 28ft length.

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Nice looking trailer, Is it painted or is it powder coated? A friend has a PJ gooseneck that is powercoated and its well built and pulls great. Good Luck with it.

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Nice looking trailer, Is it painted or is it powder coated? A friend has a PJ gooseneck that is powercoated and its well built and pulls great. Good Luck with it.
It's powder coated. And it does pull great. Actualy got to use it this summer as we won the bid to have toilets at our county fair. The old man pumped the pits out with the sewer truck. Cousin went to one side of the fair ground with the toilet truck. And I took the other side with my truck and the toilet trailer. Worked great till I tried to fit through a gate that I didn't turn wide enough for and broke the 90 degree banjo fiting off that we attach to fill 5 gal. bucket of water with. O'well, it was a quick fix and keep't on pumping.



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Pj trailers are great trailers. Had a gooseneck for several years and it's held up very well. Glad you got a good one

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