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Thanks to all for the information.
No suspension, no lights, not street legal. I guess that explains the low price and why it has not sold in a month or more. I would never have thought it had no suspension at all. I assume any street vehicle has to have suspension for the same reason solid tires were outlawed.
Bill D.

 
No fenders either.
DOT inspector would have a field day writing that one up.
I'll wager the fines would be much more than the asking price.
 
No fenders either.
DOT inspector would have a field day writing that one up.
I'll wager the fines would be much more than the asking price.
In and around Modesto, if it looks like a farmer or rancher might have loaded it, you can run just about anything down the road, I once followed some giant green thing down Escalon Balota road at 20 mph, towed by a pickup, every time someone came the other way he would pull right enough to let them pass in the other direction he would knock down mail boxes with the right side of the green thing, 2 of the cars going the other way were cops. There are tractors, 75' long trailers, bins full of workers, tractors with helicopter looking things for topping nut trees, you name it, if its ag you can haul it or drive it.
 
In and around Modesto, if it looks like a farmer or rancher might have loaded it, you can run just about anything down the road, I once followed some giant green thing down Escalon Balota road at 20 mph, towed by a pickup, every time someone came the other way he would pull right enough to let them pass in the other direction he would knock down mail boxes with the right side of the green thing, 2 of the cars going the other way were cops. There are tractors, 75' long trailers, bins full of workers, tractors with helicopter looking things for topping nut trees, you name it, if its ag you can haul it or drive it.
Just had Graffiti night this weekend. I did not go this time. The car makers used to send scouts to see what people were doing to their cars to get ideas.
Bill D
 
No fenders either.
DOT inspector would have a field day writing that one up.
I'll wager the fines would be much more than the asking price.
Yes, California you will need working trailer brakes with a trailer brake away control system, a ball or lunette hitch (drop pin is ag only and not truly recognized for on highway) twin safety chains. As well as Fenders / trailer lights.
 
Not sure on trailer brake laws. Under a certain weight they are not required. It is unclear if they are required on a heavy duty trailer if it is lightly loaded so it is below the weight requirement or if they are required once the trailer capacity and possible gross weight goes above a limit.
I remember one Saturday morning driving to the university on Taylor road surounded by orchards. I saw something odd 3/4 miles ahead coming my way, partly into my lane, and slowed down to figure out what was happening.
Idiot behind me whipped around to pass not wondering why I was pumping my brakes with no traffic on the flat. Once he passed and whipped back into my lane he gunne dit for 1/4 mile then slammed on his brakes to a dead stop as he finally saw a house coming down the road towards us. I calmly proceeded at a low speed past him and went past the house. It was right as he passed that I recognized it was a house moving towards me.
Bill D
 
The placement of the axle on that trailer is not in a good place. It would start "fish tailing" at about 35 MPH!


Yeah.
X2, except I would guess it to be late at 35MPH.

Nice for a balanced load, but will never go down the road.
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Oops, just reread the first post (I'm tired), You could probably just take a regular ball hitch, take the ball off of it, and use that to pull the trailer. Just get a big bolt or something for the pin. Hardened round bar with a flange on top and a hole for a pin on the bottom would probably be better.
You mean like a hitch pin?
 

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Thanks to all for the information.
No suspension, no lights, not street legal. I guess that explains the low price and why it has not sold in a month or more. I would never have thought it had no suspension at all. I assume any street vehicle has to have suspension for the same reason solid tires were outlawed.
Bill D.

There is no law that says a trailer has to have suspension, at least not that I'm aware of. It's not all that uncommon of find old trailers and/or homemade trailers with no suspension. They work ok for short moves on the road, they just bounce bad.

I've got an old single axle tilt trailer that my Granddad built before I was born. it has no suspension, and I do use it occasionally to move small loads across town, when I don't feel like pulling my big trailer. There is no way I'd want to pull it down the interstate though.
 
There is no law that says a trailer has to have suspension, at least not that I'm aware of. It's not all that uncommon of find old trailers and/or homemade trailers with no suspension. They work ok for short moves on the road, they just bounce bad.

I've got an old single axle tilt trailer that my Granddad built before I was born. it has no suspension, and I do use it occasionally to move small loads across town, when I don't feel like pulling my big trailer. There is no way I'd want to pull it down the interstate though.
Car dollies, for example have no suspension except for that of the vehicle being towed. Farm implements, anhydrous ammonia tenders, hay trailers, and countless others have no suspension. That said, a trailer with no suspension should have oversized spindles to absorb shock loads that the suspension normally would take up.
 








 
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