Mounting pit to trailer????

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Mounting pit to trailer????

Postby Sniper338 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:13 pm

I got my trailer to rebuild for my bbq pit trailer. Lots to do, but i will be adding in heavy duty cross beams to weld mounts to for the pit.

Question is whats the best way to mount a pit to a trailer? Best brackets to make? Size? Thickness?

Pit part im mounting to the trailer is 8 foot long x 42 inch diameter... alittle thicker than quarter inch. Its heavy...
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Re: Mounting pit to trailer????

Postby Sniper338 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:37 pm

First thing that comes to mind is cutting out brackets shaped kind of like this out of like half inch sheet of metal. Doing 3 brackets like this welded to the heavy cross beams....??? That way the brackets cradle the pipe/pit body... the pipe sits in the saddles...

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Re: Mounting pit to trailer????

Postby Sniper338 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:47 pm

Oh wow. I figured out theres bigger square tubing than what ive ever seen. That may work..
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Re: Mounting pit to trailer????

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:49 pm

I'm a total Novice but you have taken "working height" into your fabrication design I hope :?:
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Re: Mounting pit to trailer????

Postby Bobbergone63 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:52 pm

That's an awfully big trailer for that small pit isn't it?


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Postby Sniper338 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:04 pm

Bobbergone63 wrote:That's an awfully big trailer for that small pit isn't it?


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You didnt read.
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Re: Mounting pit to trailer????

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:21 am

You do not really need that much support. I normally use angle iron to make the legs. My large cooker has 3" x 3" x 1/4" legs.
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Re: Mounting pit to trailer????

Postby Bobbergone63 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Sniper338 wrote:[quote="Bobbergone63"]That's an awfully big trailer for that small pit isn't it?


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You didnt read.[/quote]

Just looking at the BBQ behind the trailer is all


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Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:13 pm

"cool hand Luke quote" instantly comes to mind :laughing7:
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Postby SmokeTuffBBQ » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:26 am

I use 2 ton ratchet straps

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