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  1. Our fellow idaho turbo diesels member Rocky is participating and building 7 derby cars for the next event in homedale. (go to the homedale chamber of commerce website to purchase tickets.) i have a car here to supply to rocky for a derby car. dont worry, it is not an imperial. they should have their asses whipped and lcacn as well for using an imperial for such a task. the kings of crash are coming to town. a well finacnced organization here thinking they are gonna whip our local guys asses. NFW! let send them battered and bruised back to kalifornia. rocky needs sponsors. if we donate 250 from idaho turbo diesels we get out name in big bold letters on the trunk deck of his derby car. in addition the one from my back field will also have idaho turbo diesels shown as sponser. shall we participate in this derby by helping rocky and his team of 7, and lcacn who is a great member as well kick some rich bastard kalifornia ass? to donate we will address the check to rocky and place idaho turbo diesels derby sponsership in the ''what for' line. thanks guys!
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    Dump trailers

    ok, the ordeal is over thanks to James at American Trailer Sales in boise and caldwell idaho. sure, products can have issues. that sucks. but customer service from american trailer sales in boise and caldwell idaho is top shelf. also big tex deserves a mention. customer service and resolving this issue with their faulty big tex 70 sr dump trailer was excellent. both american trailer sales made this process easier. they both agreed, this trailer has serious issues and is unsafe so lets get the customer into another. and quick too just as it should be. i was told by james that i can bring it back and since they did not have a 70 sr in stock and he knows i need my trailer he offered to loan me a trailer to use until they can build me a new one. wow! what great service that is. :thumbup: i checked out a 70 sr that came into the lot and it too had the spring hangers hanging out away from the frame. that does NOT work. i called the caldwell big tex facility to discuss big tex's design issues on the big tex 70 sr so i would hope they would soon correct. we will see wont we........... i will say the 10 LX 10,000 lb rated dump trailer does have the hangers under the frame and they are braced side to side. id have no issues with that one at all. however the 14 0d bumper pull, deck over, 8 x 14 14,000 lb gvw is my next choice. obviously a good chunk of change so american trailer sales gave me a check refunding every last penny that i paid for the 70 sr to pay off loan so soon, after a bit of saving i plan to visit american trailer sales when i step up the the 14 od bumper pull deck over, big tex dump trailer. that is one well built and beefy trailer. Thanks also to Lucy for taking the time to go thru and discuss these trailer specifications to help me make a wise decision on a new trailer. it is nice for a change to be able to deal with a stand up, honest dealer like american trailer sales in caldwell and boise idaho. great customer service like James offers is rare in these times. thank you James!
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    lr hanger tweaked as well so here is that photo. james at american trailer sales in boise is doing what it takes to make things right and replace this faulty big tex trailer. thank you to james!
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    heres what i think, it is just this one model of dump that is bad design. unsure on other big tex models of the same width but it appears they try to use a policy of one part fits all. one axle width for different frame widths which places the hanger off to the side causing it to tweak. i pulled empty into town carefully to return it. parking into the lot caused the opposite side to tweak worse. wish i got a pic. is really ugly. i looked at a 10k LX dump and it was made much stronger with hangers in place where they should be. no comparison in quality. a new 70sr arrived into the lot and i raised the bed and although no tweaking it's mounts were also not dead center under the frame. avoid the big tex 70 sr anyone who is seeking a small dump trailer. step up to a 10 LX which also offers a scissor hoist vs the single ram. manufacturing plants are indeed suffering with the poor quality offered by most of their millenial workers and that is a fact stated by big tex's warranty manager.. sad............
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    progress. ill tel the rest when complete. all i got to say is james at american trailer sales in boise is a stand up guy. he went to bat for me with big tex at the tx HQ. in addition big tex is willing to make things right. how i proceed tomorrow is up in the air. but today james asked me to bring the trailer. i decided to pull it empty down the highway. when i parked in the lot i see even the other side tweaked and collapesd. thankfully i noticed and made the correct move as id hate to be broken on the side of the rd with a load in the middle of nowhere. i have some reasonable options with big tex purchasing this junk back at full price paid. they offered the same model to me swap straight accross. however i raised the bed and the hangers are a design flaw as the axle width of the 70 sr does not match frame width. really? all the current 70sr's should be scrapped. i looked at a 10LX and 14 LX and those actually had the hangers proper under the frame.however paying boot hurts. the 14k 8x14 deck over dump with folding sides, hmmmm. even more boot. thoughts?
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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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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    i USED to equate big tex with quality. i guess the millenial workforce is failing big tex trailer .
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    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?
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    @97cummins trevor, you have pm
  15. trevor,

     

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

     

    got something important she needs to send you :)

     

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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    big tex tailgate uneven. more big tex issues.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    Engine knock

    whew! what a big releif eh.........
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