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  2. MUDDY

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    idaho turbo diesels member @Peter C used to haul for big tex. he mentions that james is real anal about the product coming onto his boise lot. mine came from his caldwell lot. pete tells me james is particular on customer satisfaction and does not tolerate faulty product, and runs a good business so i am confident in a quick resolution to this serious, which shows to be a dangerous issue. much worse than a minor inconvenience...........
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  4. MUDDY

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    did i mention this big tex trailer still goes down the rd crooked? it did brand new as well. i suppose after looking at the mounting points that explains why.
  5. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    when i first bought this big tex dump trailer there was one bolt and no nut when 2 bolts and 2 nuts are required. they put 2 bolts in as the one bolt with no nut fell out quick and the lite was dangling on a wire. now when i change plates i need to find someone younger to crawl under the trailer in the dirt or snow or mud and loosen the license plate light to make it where i can change the plate, then re tighten. a nit pick thing perhaps but big tex needs to do manufacturing a bit better jog of correcting their poor quality control. i would hope the next big tex trailer is of better quality. hopefully american sells other brands of dump trailer.
  6. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    hanger barely under the frame \ unsure why the photo issue. you can see that the hanger is barely under the frame. nothing to support the weight. the first time i load up to its rated gvw it will be sitting on the ground. i am not happy with the poor quality of my new big tex trailer.
  7. MUDDY

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    at least the dealer has a bunch of heavy duty flatbeds big enuff to haul if they dont own a rollback. i hate yahoo email. cant get the dang pics to work.
  8. 97cummins

    Dump trailers

    Yup, bring flat bed and haul away.
  9. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    trailer is so new the ribbons are still attached. i spent the extra cash and bought new becasuse i didnt want any problems. i also went the big tex trailer as i thought their reputation was good. apparently big tex has quality issues. i have to have another trailer by the weekend as there is an important event i need it for which you will see on your pm.
  10. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    i USED to equate big tex with quality. i guess the millenial workforce is failing big tex trailer .
  11. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    not yet. i need to present these photos to james. i have email issues and been fighting. i may need to link him here or text em. looking at these pics would you also agree with the welding shop guy to not pull on the freeway?
  12. 97cummins

    Dump trailers

    They gave you a new one?
  13. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    @97cummins trevor, you have pm
  14. trevor,

     

    please PM "muddy's viagra" and send her your mailing addy.

     

    got something important she needs to send you :)

     

  15. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    indeed trevor, this big tex trailer is unsafe. it needs to go back to the big tex factory and stay there. i spoke with james at big american trailers in boise. i bought from his caldwell dealer ship. he seems decent to work with. he wants photos so i may need to link him here as my yahoo email is being a pain. ill show some more pics that will blow your mind. here is an example of the poor quality of welding on big tex trailers.
  16. 97cummins

    Engine knock

    Yup
  17. 97cummins

    Dump trailers

    Then make them haul it back and bring a new one to you.
  18. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    hanger barely under the frame unsure why the file issue. another pic of a compromised failing hanger on my new big tex dump trailer.hanger barely under the frame
  19. 97cummins

    Dump trailers

    Take that thing back to them, and claim it as a lemon. And make them get you a new one.. The rear spring hanger is not right also.
  20. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    im scared to return this crappy Big Tex dump trailer to the dealer without having a rollback come and take it. hanger barely under the frame
  21. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    big tex tailgate uneven. more big tex issues.
  22. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    nice paint job. big tex trailers like to paint over rusty or unprepared metal. what other unpleasant surprises will we find on this big tex dump trailer ? big tex trailer issues big tex trailer problems i find several.
  23. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    ive just had this for a couple months or 3. the first warranty visit they fixed the t-gate bracket. it was so far tweaked that the young man at the dealer could only use a 1/4 inch hitch pin which of course didnt work. now they have it up too high which does not allow objects to dump or slide out without getting hung up. a brand spanking new trailer too. wow!
  24. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    the big tex name came reccommended by mike and another friend. i am glad mike's big tex is not collapsing like mine is. i took it to big tex factory for one warrnty visit as it was dog tracking terribly down the road. in addition the tail gate mounting was so flawed that the gate pin on the lower left would not go in so the young man at the dealer stuck in a 1/4 inch coupler pin. wow! it proceeded to destroy the pin and the hinge. warrranty work was supposed to fix the tracking. it still is tracking crooked. the tailgate bracket was fixed to allow using proper pins but now the t-gate is up above the floor 1 inch on the left side which hangs up any cargo i try to dump. there is rust under the sheetmetal paint on the outside wall of the trailer. no metal prep before painting. license plate cannot be removed without first removing the lic plate light. when i bought the trailer it had one bolt holding the light which fell out and let the light dangle by its wire. it had one bolt with no nut when it requires two bolts and two nuts with the holes in the correct place. on the spring hangers 2/3's of the hanger is hanging in mid air and bending the mounts as only 1/3 is under the frame with one having one edge barely under the frame. terrible welds and holes in the hanger hanging in mid air that is intended to use to do a button weld. instead it will be getting metal fatigue. trailer still tracks crooked. you can see how the axle is already tweaked. i never turn sharp in a tandem axle trailer as many of you know my driving habits. my utv and a few loads of kindling and firewood one cord at a time so capacity was way under the 5k payload. after seeing the rear tweaked and a friend following me telling me it still tracks funny we looked under there and see the reason the trailer is collapsing. pics to follow. the big tex name was talked about as being a good trailer. i am surprised to find all these issues. a friend who has a welding shop came and looked at it underneith and mentioned he would not even tow it empty but have big tex dealer come get it on a rollback. sure is a disappointment.
  25. MUDDY

    Dump trailers

    ok, i bought me a big tex trailer in caldwell from lucy @ american trailer sales. my buying experience was great. i will post photos to show it off. half ton towable so i can let the wife tow if she needs to. our utv fits perfect so that is one task it will be used for. 7k gvwr so a 5100 lb payload. pics to come.
  26. MUDDY

    Engine knock

    whew! what a big releif eh.........
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    • idaho turbo diesels member @Peter C used to haul for big tex. he mentions that james is real anal about the product coming onto his boise lot. mine came from his caldwell lot. pete tells me james is particular on customer satisfaction and does not tolerate faulty product, and runs a good business so i am confident in a quick resolution to this serious, which shows to be a dangerous issue. much worse than a minor inconvenience...........    
    • did i mention this big tex trailer still goes down the rd crooked?   it did brand new as well.   i suppose after looking at the mounting points that explains why.  
    • when i first bought this big tex dump trailer  there was one bolt and no nut when 2 bolts and 2 nuts are required.   they put 2 bolts in as the one bolt with no nut fell out quick and the lite was dangling on a wire.   now when i change plates i need to find someone younger to crawl under the trailer in the dirt or snow or mud and loosen the license plate light to make it where i can change the plate, then re tighten. a nit pick thing perhaps but big tex needs to do manufacturing a bit better jog of correcting their poor quality control.   i would hope the next big tex trailer is of better quality. hopefully american sells other brands of dump trailer.  
    • hanger barely under the frame \ unsure why the photo issue.   you can see that the hanger is barely under the frame. nothing to support the weight.   the first time i load up to its rated gvw it will be sitting on the ground.   i am not happy with the poor quality of my new big tex trailer.    
    • at least the dealer has a bunch of heavy duty flatbeds big enuff to haul if they dont own a rollback.   i hate yahoo email. cant get the dang pics to work.  
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