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Willys from CO to KS

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Anyone have reputable shipper recommendation for a Willys Jeep from the CO Springs area to Kansas City, KS area?
 

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I've got this trailer rated for 16000 lbs. 72" between the wheel wells. 16' deck. I'll be making a deck for it using 2x12's. Appropriate ramps should be easy.

What's your time line?
That would’ve worked, thanks for reaching out. However, I ended up getting it shipped yesterday.

What type of wood are you using for your deck? I need to replace the deck on my trailer, I’m debating just using PT wood from my local HD vs hunting down an oak supplier.
 

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That would’ve worked, thanks for reaching out. However, I ended up getting it shipped yesterday.

What type of wood are you using for your deck? I need to replace the deck on my trailer, I’m debating just using PT wood from my local HD vs hunting down an oak supplier.
After agonizing over the decision for weeks, I came to the same conclusion as you - I'm just going to use PT wood from the local lumber supplier.

I got a 2nd similar trailer. The 2nd one is rated 19,800. I'm thinking I'm just going to use 3/16" steel plate for the deck on that one.
 

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After agonizing over the decision for weeks, I came to the same conclusion as you - I'm just going to use PT wood from the local lumber supplier.

I got a 2nd similar trailer. The 2nd one is rated 19,800. I'm thinking I'm just going to use 3/16" steel plate for the deck on that one.
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Makes the deck a lot more slippery when decked in metal...

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Makes the deck a lot more slippery when decked in metal...

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I welcome any suggestions you may have.

Slipperiness entered my considerations. Diamond plate would offset this to some extent, but I've got plain 3/16 plate lined up at $120 per 4x8 sheet.

I thought to offset this by bedlining it with sand added to the bedliner. Or maybe black diamond abrasive blasting media added to the bedliner.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.
 

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I welcome any suggestions you may have.

Slipperiness entered my considerations. Diamond plate would offset this to some extent, but I've got plain 3/16 plate lined up at $120 per 4x8 sheet.

I thought to offset this by bedlining it with sand added to the bedliner. Or maybe black diamond abrasive blasting media added to the bedliner.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.
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Yes sir. I am thinking that sand or bedliner sprayed onto the metal would help the slippery condition considerably. I used oak decking on my flatbed 3 axle trailer when I decked it last year. I have walked on it in the rain and it does fairly well. No slipping and falling - Even when walking up the ramps...

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To not be locked into one or the other just keep a bucket of coarse sand with lid in the neck of your trailer so if its wet throw some sand on it and if you want it slick to pull something on or off its slick !
 

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To not be locked into one or the other just keep a bucket of coarse sand with lid in the neck of your trailer so if its wet throw some sand on it and if you want it slick to pull something on or off its slick !
Dry sand on dry steel is also slick by the way. Extremely so.

A handful of sand in a 5ton bed makes it dangerous to walk on.
 

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Dry sand on dry steel is also slick by the way. Extremely so.

A handful of sand in a 5ton bed makes it dangerous to walk on.
I guess it all depends on the sand we used to keep a 5 gal bucket in the neck of our low boy when loading rubber tired stuff when it was wet out and it worked great !
 

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I guess it all depends on the sand we used to keep a 5 gal bucket in the neck of our low boy when loading rubber tired stuff when it was wet out and it worked great !
"When it was wet out.." makes all the difference.

Your idea actually has merit. I may implement it. My trailer will probably rarely be walked on or driven on and will mostly be loaded from the sides using a forklift and palletized items. Having sand available 'just in case' is likely the optimal solution.
 

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"When it was wet out.." makes all the difference.

Your idea actually has merit. I may implement it. My trailer will probably rarely be walked on or driven on and will mostly be loaded from the sides using a forklift and palletized items. Having sand available 'just in case' is likely the optimal solution.
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Yes Sir, that sounds like a good plan - and a quick wash-down with a hose when you make it to your destination will clean it up nicely...
 

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Yes Sir, that sounds like a good plan - and a quick wash-down with a hose when you make it to your destination will clean it up nicely...
Usually by the time you got to the unloading point its all blown off so no clean up ! Back in the day before 4x4 rubber tired hoes were every where the 2 wheel drive on the slick wet hyd. ramps and the weight of the boom made the front ends light and if 1 rear tire so much as slipped in a milasecond you were sitting sideways on the ramps wondering why u havnt already flipped over then you had to man up and drive the hoe on off the side of the ramps (all puckerd up ) and oh what fun it was loading 769 rear dumps or 621/631 pans on the detachable gooseneck trailer with maybe 8
in of the inside of the tire barely on the outside lip of the trailer front and back
 

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Usually by the time you got to the unloading point its all blown off so no clean up ! Back in the day before 4x4 rubber tired hoes were every where the 2 wheel drive on the slick wet hyd. ramps and the weight of the boom made the front ends light and if 1 rear tire so much as slipped in a milasecond you were sitting sideways on the ramps wondering why u havnt already flipped over then you had to man up and drive the hoe on off the side of the ramps (all puckerd up ) and oh what fun it was loading 769 rear dumps or 621/631 pans on the detachable gooseneck trailer with maybe 8
in of the inside of the tire barely on the outside lip of the trailer front and back
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AND, you noticed that it had just rained...
Street and sidewalk are wet.

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AND, you noticed that it had just rained...
Street and sidewalk are wet.

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AH YEA !!!!! If you were loading tracked eqip it would never rain but the second youve got to move something rubber tired its 40 days and 40 nights !
 

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AH YEA !!!!! If you were loading tracked eqip it would never rain but the second youve got to move something rubber tired its 40 days and 40 nights !
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Yes Sir!

Back when we were loading M4 Tractors with steel track - that hangs off both edges of the trailer by about 6 inches - gets pretty scary "rain or shine".
 

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Yes Sir!

Back when we were loading M4 Tractors with steel track - that hangs off both edges of the trailer by about 6 inches - gets pretty scary "rain or shine".
I didnt sweat tracked stuff if you fell off the side the tracks dug in and your fine the rubber tired stuff wants to bounce when the tire hits the ground and the RIDE BEGINS lmao !
 
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