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    Elite Member Skyco's Avatar
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    Is this thing gonna be actually towed down a highway? Every time I see some local farmer pulling a trailer with the front wheels steerable, IOW not a regular toungue weighted trailer, it is ALL over the road swaying and jerking.

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    BHD: That would work except for the dirt roads, sharp corners on narrow roads, and then trying to start it after it has sat for a couple years, and would not work well for hunting/camping and such.

    TreeMonkey1000: I could get a fifth wheel trailer used for fairly cheep around here but there goes the nostalgia, and some of the back hills ability, but mostly the nostalgia.

    Egon: I could and have considered that.

    Jayste: Thanks for the site Somehow I missed that one searching I will be e-mailing them for pricing, Some of the better camps I have seen while searching.

    ChuckinNH and Brad Blazer: I have been busy but I will look at those more deeply when I get some time. Thanks

    Skyco: Yes it will be pulled on the highway occasionaly. You just go to take it slow and careful

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    Default Re: sheep camp

    There are lots of four wheeled trailers on over the road tractor trains.

    For the Sheep Camp a longer tongue would make it easier to handle and back up.
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    Default Re: sheep camp

    Have you thought of using an old 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton truck frame to build on . I'm sure there are some at a good price around. If you were in West Virginia I would give you one just to come and get it. Is complete brakes power steering and all & all tires are up.

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    Default Re: sheep camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyco
    Is this thing gonna be actually towed down a highway? Every time I see some local farmer pulling a trailer with the front wheels steerable, IOW not a regular toungue weighted trailer, it is ALL over the road swaying and jerking.
    You're right, wagons have more freedom, give less feedback, and are more sensitive to any slop in the connections and linkages. That's why I recommended new tight gear.

    The EZ trail site I linked to has a discussion of that issue and their solution. I don't have recent personal experience. I do remember the 6 ton chopper boxes we used to tow had a definite speed limit around 30mph above which they would sway.
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    Default Re: sheep camp

    Nevadan, Are you planning on pulling your wagon with a team of animals or a vehicle? Another route to go would be to do what some around here do and go to a trailer parts company and buy trailer axles and use a fifth wheel to allow the front axle to steer. I've got some pictures within an email that I can forward to you but I can't figure out how to get them on here. I'm at jay.stewart@woodgroup.com. By the way what part of Nevada are you from?

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    Default Re: sheep camp

    Here's another site. They are in TN, but could ship to you. Four Star Manufacturing, Inc. - Lewisburg, TN - manufacturers of grain-O-vator, running gear, wagon flats, bale spears Looks like it would be fairly easy to build on this platform.

    I just called and they said $1820.00 for the 6 ton running gear unassembled. It would be nice to find a used wagon close to where you live. I know around here you can pick one up for about $500.00 used.
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    Default Re: sheep camp

    have you talked to Richard Sumin in Battle Mountain? he has been rebuilding old sheep camp for a few years now..

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    Been busy lately havn't had a chance to check back recently.
    oldmax: I could do that but I would like to keep it more traditional.
    jayste: I would be pulling it with a vehicle but I would like to keep more traditional than that. I am from Elko County originaly Clover Valley now Elko.
    firefighter9208: will be looking to that site thanks.
    pioneer89820: No I havn't. I never heard of him.

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    Have you tried contacting the Euzkaldunak Club in Elko? Those old Basquoes should know a thing or two about sheep camps.
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