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Chassis and Suspension / Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Last post by Aprilfools on Today at 07:25:11 AM »
So after the great results from the a-arm conversion we completed this summer, we decided what the heck, might as well do another!! This rail was my daughter’s car and was complete. After getting the first conversion done and learning the HUGE benefits from the beam to this kit, we wanted to do this car as well but making the decision to do it was not easy being it was done and powder coated. It was the only one out of the 3 we have that was done and finished painted. The other 2 have been work in progress and not tore down for paint yet. The kids made the decision they were going to swap frames/cars for a few various good reasons, so that meant this frame would need re-painted as he didn’t really want it to be pink!! So, once again thanks to DS, our second swap is under motion and we will have some great projects to work on over the winter months. I will post up pics as we progress.






































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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by fabr on November 25, 2021, 04:03:46 PM »
I wouldn't give it a second thought.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by dsrace on November 25, 2021, 12:12:36 PM »
i agree but i was referring to building my own vs buying one.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by fabr on November 24, 2021, 10:07:56 AM »
The question is why not fab your own and save a bunch of $$$$. I know you can do it and likely better judging from some of the weld quality I think I saw in the vids.

i could do it for sure. the reason i am looking at that companies is for liability reasons.  i do not for see an issue but one just never knows and hard saying which way that would swing.  if i were to do it i think i would permently weld it on and cut the a frame for the extra strength. i like the removable idea for resale. there are several bumper hitch floor plans that dont exist in a fiver that i pre fer also.
From a liability standpoint there would be no difference between building the conversion and cutting/modifying the trailer. Being as you wil possibly want to sell it I'd do the conversion and retain resale value.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by dsrace on November 24, 2021, 09:42:32 AM »
The question is why not fab your own and save a bunch of $$$$. I know you can do it and likely better judging from some of the weld quality I think I saw in the vids.

i could do it for sure. the reason i am looking at that companies is for liability reasons.  i do not for see an issue but one just never knows and hard saying which way that would swing.  if i were to do it i think i would permently weld it on and cut the a frame for the extra strength. i like the removable idea for resale. there are several bumper hitch floor plans that dont exist in a fiver that i pre fer also.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by dsrace on November 23, 2021, 02:49:16 PM »
They are like a cheap band-aid. They fail to perform when you need them to the most.  I did my time with them and they were,IMO,better than nothing but fall far,far short of a GN/FW.

i like the designjconcept but have always wondered how responsive they were in side winds. no matter the balance of a trailer, side winds can cause sway.  of course this is where the GN/FW shine and why i found this GN conversion.  i remember seeing something simalar 12 years ago but cannot remember the name. price is def a very proud price lol but same price as the hensley and pro pride hitch's. the GN version of my trailer was $3k more and an additional 2k lbs. if i went that rt i would save the weight lol it would also be removable and useable on other trailers.
And it would make your trailer more able to sell readily. You know ,in 2 years................ ;D ;D

somehow i knew that was coming  :m  this is why this one HAS to make 3 years  rofl
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by fabr on November 23, 2021, 12:19:00 PM »
The question is why not fab your own and save a bunch of $$$$. I know you can do it and likely better judging from some of the weld quality I think I saw in the vids.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by fabr on November 23, 2021, 12:14:53 PM »
They are like a cheap band-aid. They fail to perform when you need them to the most.  I did my time with them and they were,IMO,better than nothing but fall far,far short of a GN/FW.

i like the designjconcept but have always wondered how responsive they were in side winds. no matter the balance of a trailer, side winds can cause sway.  of course this is where the GN/FW shine and why i found this GN conversion.  i remember seeing something simalar 12 years ago but cannot remember the name. price is def a very proud price lol but same price as the hensley and pro pride hitch's. the GN version of my trailer was $3k more and an additional 2k lbs. if i went that rt i would save the weight lol it would also be removable and useable on other trailers.
And it would make your trailer more able to sell readily. You know ,in 2 years................ ;D ;D
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by dsrace on November 23, 2021, 11:19:16 AM »
They are like a cheap band-aid. They fail to perform when you need them to the most.  I did my time with them and they were,IMO,better than nothing but fall far,far short of a GN/FW.

i like the designjconcept but have always wondered how responsive they were in side winds. no matter the balance of a trailer, side winds can cause sway.  of course this is where the GN/FW shine and why i found this GN conversion.  i remember seeing something simalar 12 years ago but cannot remember the name. price is def a very proud price lol but same price as the hensley and pro pride hitch's. the GN version of my trailer was $3k more and an additional 2k lbs. if i went that rt i would save the weight lol it would also be removable and useable on other trailers.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: bumper to gooseneck
« Last post by fabr on November 22, 2021, 08:29:08 PM »
They are like a cheap band-aid. They fail to perform when you need them to the most.  I did my time with them and they were,IMO,better than nothing but fall far,far short of a GN/FW.
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