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Old 02-11-2018, 01:55 PM   #1
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Bought a new high quality locally built car trailer

In December I found a vehicle six hours away I thought I wanted. Hauling it home would be no problem as I have a trusty old car trailer built in 1990 that has always worked fine.

Then I started evaluating the condition of the trailer and remembered it needed new tires, bearing packed, as well as electric brakes repaired and upgraded. Then I started comparing dimensions of this one to new ones and determined my 1990 model was only 76" between the fenders, making it difficult to impossible to open a door on a loaded vehicle.

This all helped me decide to just go ahead and get a new trailer as wife and I had been discussing for several years. Doing some comparison on how trailers are built showed a lot of variation in structure, quality and materials. Since I wanted a really well built unit, I custom ordered one from Imperial Trailers in Olney, IL.

Their design incorporates a triangular shaped side, fabricated from box tubing, creating a very stiff deck. This one has the 23' deck, 6 D rings, rub rail with stake pockets, 6k torsion flex axles, Dexter EZ lube hubs with up graded electric brakes at each hub, 16 inch 10 ply trailer tires, 2 coats of primer, and 2 coats of paint top and bottom. We stepped up on the jack capacity and also included are the safety chains with emergency stop break away. The deck steel thickness was also doubled.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:59 PM   #2
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Re: Bought a new high quality locally built car trailer

The beaver tail ramp includes a stepped down area, making it a little easier for this too fat getting older guy to wriggle under and place tie downs in place. I also like the signal lights, one is included in the fenders.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:02 PM   #3
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Re: Bought a new high quality locally built car trailer

The loading ramps are stored here in the split, and are extended after pulling the retention pin out from the side. They provide a pretty low load angle.
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I looked at another manufacturers product which included stabilization jacks on the back corners of the trailer. They were to be used when loading. This Imperial doesn't need those.
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Added the 8,500 lb winch as well. It mounts on a removable post and came with a wireless as well as a wired remote.
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The lockable tool box contains the winch battery and enough room for other storage too. I will put some post protectors on the unprotected positive post. The battery is wired to charge from the truck. I'll throw a trickle charger on it as mostly it will be sitting in the shop.
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This company is part of Floyds welding who has been in business 75 years. They do a lot of oil field work, including fabricating and installing all the equipment on big trucks for pulling and servicing oil wells.

So I figured they would have good welds and a product that will last.

Check them out here....https://imperialtrailer.com
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that's a really nice trailer you got there Doug....looks really well built....that wireless remote winch is the ticket...
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Re: Bought a new high quality locally built car trailer

Sweet! I was just hoping to find one like your old one!
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Re: Bought a new high quality locally built car trailer

Wow! A lot of trailer right there! Nice!
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That should haul whatever you need it to.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:57 AM   #12
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doug -thats a really NICE TRAILER !!!! looks like it is set -up realy nice & should tow really good -especially like the bigger axle & the 16" wheels & tires ! YOU DID GOOD !! say hi to randy f for me !!!!! mike
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:37 PM   #13
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Thanks guys. It should handle about any vehicle hauling needs I will ever have.

Mike, I will say hey to Randy. Come on back to MM this year!
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very nice trailer.. Congrats..
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:58 PM   #15
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Thanks gearheadperkins! Now to go buy a truck somewhere....
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know of any deals on a dually ?? were out of money after buying a 5th wheel trailer !id like to find something as nice & dependable as "jerry gullys " unit
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I don't know of one specifically Mike. Jerry has a nice one and has been putting it to work towing his trailer for several years now. Ours is decent though this one is a keeper for me. We really like it.
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