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need ideas for pit trailer

Postby slater62586 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:01 pm

I have a double jet ski trailer that will hold 1200 pounds. Jet Ski is at the lake house now.
I got for christmas a bbq pit/smoker and i'm trying to figure out how I should go about welding this to my trailer.
If possible, my goal was to add a sliding cutting board, small sink, and a small gas flat top. Making a great tailgater for High School/College football.
The BBQ Pit/ Smoker I got weights 580lbs. So my question here is where would you mount this pit at?

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Postby k.a.m. » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:36 am

I would set the cooker where the firebox is just behind the tires.
Then weigh the tongue with a bathroom scale to see where your at.
Your going to want about 10% to 15% of the gross weight on your tongue.
I hope this helps. :D
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Re: need ideas for pit trailer

Postby slater62586 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:53 pm

It does. Do you think the weight will be okay on just one side of the trailer while I have the flat top and a few other things on the other side of the trailer?
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Re: need ideas for pit trailer

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:02 am

slater62586 wrote:It does. Do you think the weight will be okay on just one side of the trailer while I have the flat top and a few other things on the other side of the trailer?

It does what?
The cooker will sit nicely if you have at least a 2000 lb axle.
Always remember slow and steady wins the race.

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Re: need ideas for pit trailer

Postby txsmkmstr » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:20 pm

k.a.m. wrote:....
I hope this helps. :D


k.a.m. wrote:
slater62586 wrote:It does.

It does what?

I believe it helps....

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Re: need ideas for pit trailer

Postby bsooner75 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:50 pm

If you do this please continue to update us through the process. I'm very interested.


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Re: need ideas for pit trailer

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:30 pm

txsmkmstr wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:....
I hope this helps. :D


k.a.m. wrote:
slater62586 wrote:It does.

It does what?

I believe it helps....

:stir:

Thanks txsmkmstr. :D
Getting old and sleeping between posts is becoming a chore. :lol:
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Re: need ideas for pit trailer

Postby slater62586 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:32 pm

Sorry I've been MIA. We just had a baby. I should be doing the set up very soon. I'll send updates soon.
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Re: need ideas for pit trailer

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:10 pm

Congrats on the baby!


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Re: need ideas for pit trailer

Postby slater62586 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:14 am

Well I was planning on having my trailer built by now but after relocating for work and having a baby, time doesn't come by very easy.
I'm now located in Fort Worth and I need to find someone that can weld this to the trailer and help install a few options such as a sliding cutting board and a box for wood.

Thanks!

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