June 7, 2010Hey, guys, I am looking to turn the back end of my "1 ton" dump truck into a trailer, but need some help on the braking systems, I have read up on the surge type and dont think it would work all that well in the winter, has anyone done the electric over hydraulic conversion on a trailer before? I would really like to keep the full floating dually rear end in the trailer, and of course cost is a main cocern. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated thanks, TY
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June 8, 2010Not sure I get what you are trying to do, what I got out of your post was you are wanting to take the back half of a dump truck and put a tongue on it and make it a trailer?
It could work, but are you using the current rear from the dump truck for the trailer axle? If so what kind of dump truck is it and are you only going to have a single axle?
Personally I wouldn`t do it without tandems for stability and tongue weight especially with the wieght that will be loaded into a dump trailer. They do make some serioulsly heavy duty surge stuff for large boats so I think you could do it as for the wieght but I agree on the winter thing, having seperate control of your trailer brakes in slick situations is key.
Most likely the dump truck has at least a D60 axle or probably bigger and you could sell that which would get you on the way to getting a couple 7k axles with electric brakes and just doing it that way.
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June 8, 2010the current vehicle is an 87 chev 1 ton, but the motor(454 on poorly converted propane)is on its last legs, and I would like to turn it into a trailer because it already has a kickass dump system and super heavy duty suspension, but as you mentioned, a tandem would be best, maybe i should bite the bullet and just put oot for a new trailer......hmmmmmm......back to the board, thanks for your help