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Odds A 500# Cargo Carrier Holding Dana 30 And 44

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Dauntless1971, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Jun 20, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    I have a chance to pick up a matched set of axles out of a 1974 CJ5. The truck will already be loaded with camping gear and such. My thought is maybe pick up a cargo carrier and load the set on it. I know my son has picked up a Dana 30 and moved it, but not me. So maybe 150 lbs for the 30 and 200 lbs for the 44?
     
  2. Jun 20, 2017
    ITLKSEZ

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    The front will be heavier than the rear if they are fully dressed.
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    Yes even the steering box is still attached.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2017
    Twin2

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    one way u haul trailer . pick it up where axles are
     
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  5. Jun 20, 2017
    Daryl

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    Good reason to buy a cordless impact. Remove the hubs and brakes from the front and axles and brakes from the rear and they are less then 100 pounds each.
     
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    Keys5a

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    Cargo carrier as in a metal rack that slides in a reciever hitch? Those are easy to load with something like axles. They are low enough you pick up one end of an axle, set it on the rack, then pick up the other end, and set it up. Just buy a carrier that is heavy enough to take the load, as well as the hitch. I would not trust a harbor freight rack with two axles wobbling around out back.
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  7. Jun 21, 2017
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  8. Jun 22, 2017
    Tom_Hartz

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    I would also rent a trailer. Safer and cheaper than buying a carrier.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2017
    FinoCJ

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    Probably go based on cost...I wouldn't hesitate to use a hitch mounted carrier rack for the axles. IF you already have one, or intend to use it again, its a viable solution. We've run a couple hundred pounds on our with coolers and double stacked with camping storage boxes on top. We've run the HF version behind TJs and JKs with no problem. The do have a tendency to 'rock' side to side more than you might expect - so tie stuff down well. A friend put a 4 pin trailer plug on his with some LED auxilary tail/brake lights as when fully loaded (double stacked) it kind of blocked his TJ taillights. Keep in mind, if you have a rear mounted spare tire that may cause some clearance issues, or require a long 'tongue' to the hitch - which is when things start to get a little more 'sloppy' than you might like.
     
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  10. Jun 23, 2017
    aallison

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    Heck ya, I'd say go for it. Make sure it's balanced and loaded close to the receiver.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    A single ratchet strap from a corner of the carrier to the vehicle's frame is enough to keep it from flopping around.
     
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    jwmckenzie

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    Good idea, I will give it a try next time. The movement back there takes some getting use to.
     
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  13. Jun 24, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    Trailer rental appears to be about $250 I had found a nice 80's Dodge 8 foot bed made into a trailer with camper for $350. But my lady said no more trailers at the house. Even though I know I could of sold it for more once we got back.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    One of my old employers loaned me a double sized one. It has lots of play in the receiver so a tie strap to the frame will be in order along with some lights I guess because it is close to four feet long.
     

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    Daryl

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    Harbor freight tow lights are really cheap and can have lots of uses down the road.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2017
    aallison

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    Two welded together? I'd definitely load them close to the receiver and Id get the harbor freight lights as Daryl suggested.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2017
    Dauntless1971

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    I like the sound of this. So I do own a Dewalt 20 volt 1/2 drive. 9/16 socket, large screw driver, hammer, large channel locks, rags or paper towels, black marker, milk crate, tie downs, two magnetic lights and wiring, anything else might be advisable
     
  18. Jul 1, 2017
    Daryl

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    A small magnet to pull out the bendable lockwasher behind the first spindle nut. A bent screwdriver or a brake tool to possibly back off the adjusters if the shoes are tight on the drums. A 3/8 brake line wrench to Undo the rear brake lines. Some type of small sealable tote to put all the hardware into.
     
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  19. Jul 11, 2017
    sterlclan

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    Buy a cheap trailer uhaul wanted 550 for a one way about 500 miles.
     

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