....and need to know how many inches it drops from level. I picked up the trailer for a song so I dont mind adding the things it needs. In floor tool box is next. If someone could put a quick tape measure on their trailer and post up what you find it would be a great help. Not sure where else to post this so I put it here. Thanks!
I had a dovetail trailer once. It dragged on everything and really wasn't that much help even with a lowered car. Then I purchased a T&E Stacker trailer without a dovetail. Man what a difference, just jack up the front and you have a straight shot on the trailer.
So what I'm getting at is, you might want to rethink the dovetail and do what you are doing in this post. Ask questions, call trailer manufactures and so on. I'm just giving you my .02¢ worth.
I found a few sources that puts the drop between 4 & 5 inches. I've pulled dovetailed trailers before with hardly any issues. Trying to keep it simple. I'll post up picks of what I'm doing. Its fun to chop, bang and weld!
Right on, good looking work! One more thing, did you do it because the trailer was too tall loading? I just ask because I love my trailer but my low drag truck will drag the front ladder bar x-member/ ds loop on the top of the dovetail. I have to be real careful to jack the front up higher to avoid it. If I were to add a dovetail, I'd probably extend the length of the d/t to lessen the angle of the rise. Either way, I'm sure you enjoy your new dovetail car hauler, gl with it. Give us a shot of it finished overall when your done.
Last edited by hotrodscrap; 08-27-2009 at 10:45 AM.