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Trailers without tailgates... what do you use them for?

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by jeepfreak81, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Aug 27, 2007
    jeepfreak81

    jeepfreak81 When in Doubt, Pedal out!

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    I was thinking about my latest purchase and all that I can haul in it, then severely realized that no tailgate really does hinder the trailer, it would be VERY difficult to load my mower in it R)

    I have seen Boyink's pages of uses, and I am sure I will eventually find my own when I start actually traveling to wheel. But has anyone came up with unique uses for the military style trailers? I am sure mine will do some parade duty eventually when the flatty actually has a decent paint job, but until then I need to justify having it R)
     
  2. Aug 27, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Mine was invaluable when we moved a couple years ago.

    Hauls mulch nicely and other stuff for home improvement projects.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2007
    $ sink

    $ sink Gazillians of posts

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    that's why I bought one that had the back panel hacked up so I could install a tailgate with minimal guilt.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2007
    jeepfreak81

    jeepfreak81 When in Doubt, Pedal out!

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    I DO need to get a load of topsoil to throw in the settled spots from repairing my sewer line...
     
  5. Aug 27, 2007
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad I didn't buy one w/o a tailgate. 'Cause I'd have to have cut it up...can't imagine using it w/o.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2007
    Canadian 62

    Canadian 62 Member

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    A trailer without a tailgate makes a better boat than one with a tailgate!!!
     
  7. Aug 28, 2007
    jeepfreak81

    jeepfreak81 When in Doubt, Pedal out!

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    HOLY CRAP! I have been looking for a picture like that!!! THANK YOU.

    I was going to go make my own R)
     
  8. Sep 8, 2007
    atavuss

    atavuss New Member

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    that looks like the annual trailer races at the MVPA meet in Tower Park Marina, California
     
  9. Jan 2, 2008
    kaiser_willys

    kaiser_willys Well-Known Member

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    i didnt realize that a trailer in good shape was that water tight:rofl: well with this new knowledge you now have a motorized wheelbarrow when it is hooked to the jeep :beer:
     
  10. Jan 5, 2008
    fheadcj6

    fheadcj6 Member

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    with an out board engine attached
     
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  11. Jan 8, 2008
    jeepfreak81

    jeepfreak81 When in Doubt, Pedal out!

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    Or a paddle...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jan 10, 2008
    Mike C

    Mike C Member

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    The 1/4 ton trailers were designed to float just that, 500#. Ammunition works much better if you keep it dry. :)
     
  13. Feb 22, 2008
    jhuey

    jhuey Michigan Jeeper!

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    Ford GPA & Trailer.
     
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  14. Feb 22, 2008
    Hawkes

    Hawkes Member

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    When I was a kid my brother and I used to crawl into a wheel barrow and float around the lake. Had about 1/2 " of freeboard!
     
  15. Dec 20, 2011
    Submariner

    Submariner New Member

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    When ever i haul alot of loose stuff to the dump or dirt or sand. I usually have my son helping me and we end up standing it on end to get the last out of it. two guys can stand a M416 on end or just roll it over. I like standing mine on end so it don't fill up with water.......
     
  16. Dec 24, 2011
    chuck123wapati

    chuck123wapati Member

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    I can see a redneck hot tub man I'm gonna have to start lookin for one of em too.
     
  17. Dec 24, 2011
    SKT

    SKT I Like CJ's...

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    Like this?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Dec 24, 2011
    chuck123wapati

    chuck123wapati Member

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    yup xactly like that :)
     
  19. Jan 6, 2012
    jeepermc

    jeepermc Member

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    Umm....Not exactly like the hot tub above...that's way too many hairy men in one trailer for me...
     

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