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    E track,,, have always wondered if uni-strut could be made into light duty poor man's e track.
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    I'd considered different pre-formed structure materials like Unistrut, 80/20, and the square street sign tubing with a lot of holes. Concern is attachment footprint is not advantageous being 'inside' the load, unlike E-track. And I found new 10 footers on craigslist for $12.
    And with Unistrut, there aren't convenient matching and load rated accessories.
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    When you do a great job securing a load.

    This was a mile from my house. I passed it on the way home from work. I wanted to get a picture, but I was afraid the cops would catch me playing with my phone.

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    Loss of a wonderful rolling POS trailer; certain on a par with goods it contained. Poking along to start with, not realizing every oscillation increased a couple inches right and left.
    "Oh, it'll even out by itself. I haul stuff ALL the time. . .People find out I've got a truck, always want my help".
    Well pal, that's been solved, officially off the hook permanently.
    Not with 50% payload behind the axle, especially a tilt bed. And not with the tongue so elevated, magnifying errant distribution!
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    It's too bad that this happened so quickly that the driver didn't have time to react!

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    Kast week we were cleaning up around the place and loaded 5,200 lbs of short iron in my little single axle trailer. I was good with the tires 10 ply rating trailer rated 80 PSI good for 6,400 for the pair and had about 1500 of the weight on the tongue Good with the tongue weight I built the trailer What I wasn't good with was the fact that the receiver hitch I normally use was on the other truck and that truck was 200 miles away. So I had to use my shorty hitch which made the front of the trailer about 10" higher than normal.
    Usually I would be cruising along with a load this size at around 70 to 75MPH with no worries but I was only running along at 45 to sometimes 50 the Wife commented that at this rate it was going to take a couple hours to get to the scrap yard.
    I said the little trailer is on good tires and strong stiff springs and following rock steady there is probably only around 4000 lbs on the axle but I don't have my regular receiver so the front is up in the air it make take us a while longer to get there but the key to this is we will get there.
    She said I was just wondering why you weren't driving faster like you usually do is all.
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    Nice demonstration of tongue weight.


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    Saw a real life demonstration on the thruway the other day. Back heavy trailer that wanted to fishtail when changing lanes. After seeing this thread I knew to stay back :-)


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