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  • Texas Rollback car hauler

    Well the company that make the "Texas Rollback" car hauler is out of business. Something about a fire...

    I like the design and understand that the Texas Rollback were a better quality than some of the similar competitors but.... List price on a 20ft, "economy' trailer is $6000!!!! That is for an open deck trailer.....

    OK, I have big MIG welder, was thinking about building my own anyway (before I heard about the rollback).

    Does anyone have a source for plans? I was thinking about looking at a real roll-back tow truck to get ideas but they are a bit of a different animal. Besides the tow trucks use a hydraulic ram that can effectively move worlds. The roll-back trailers are 'passive' (no hydraulics).

    This is a dealer that hasn't removed the rollback page yet to get an idea what it is:
    http://www.trailersnmore.net/texas.htm

    I have done the 'jack up the front' to try to load a low slung race car. Darn headers hanging on the dove tail.
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  • #2
    Instead of moving the axles how about tipping the bed? I have a electric version of this trailer and it makes loading cars and anything else too easy!
    http://www.wjtrailersales.com/Speedloader%20MX.htm
    http://www.wjtrailersales.com/Speedloader%20EX.htm
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    • #3
      there are a lot of good used
      trailers out there i got mine
      for 1500
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      • #4
        I work at a trailer dealership in lancaster PA. One of our manufacturers has a tilt bed car hauler.
        http://www.bri-mar.com
        Our Web site is: www.keystonetrailers.com

        Hope this helps.
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        • #5
          Confuse, did you find plans?

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          • #6
            No plans yet

            There are a couple of companies that make similar trailers. I really like the low loading height coupled with the flat deck (no dove tail).

            I did find some pretty good photos on the web and I have a good drawing of the general layout.

            I also got a couple of good pictures of how a real roll-back tow truck bed works.

            To make one out of aluminum will take a bit of engineering. Never tried building something that big. Not sure how I will control the warping. It will be light enough I'm thinking about clamping it down to the welding table
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            • #7
              Typical tilt trailers have too much angle to load street rods, race cars, etc. The Texas Rollback set the trailer deck on the ground with only a minimal amount of angle and the lowest cars could drive on and because the fenders were in front of the door area in the rolled back position it is easy to exit the vehicle.

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              • #8
                Texas rollback trailer

                I was a dealer for them. Still have a NEW Aluminum stored with all the bells and whistles and a 10k steel.
                I would like to make a few more. If you need pics or dimensions let me know.

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                • #9
                  sent you an email helpaboy

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                  • #10
                    Sent a e-mail to you also

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                    • #11
                      seen this today

                      There is one listed near me on craigslist for decent money, not one of mine, don't know the details, but may be worth the 8 hr. trip (each way) for the price... might be negotiablehttp://treasure.craigslist.org/for/2183992797.html
                      If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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                      • #12
                        Cool trailer, I'd love to have that in alum over my 16ft dovetail.

                        Keep us posted on what you figure out on it.

                        Id love to tackle something like this for my race car.
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                        • #13
                          Easy load rollback trailer

                          I have plans for the original Texas Rollback.....I OWN the Patten. I bought the company the started it all and in the process of getting it back up and running.

                          www.easyloadtrailers.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TexasRebel View Post
                            I have plans for the original Texas Rollback.....I OWN the Patten. I bought the company the started it all and in the process of getting it back up and running.

                            www.easyloadtrailers.com
                            sent a message via your website
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                            • #15
                              Texas Rollback

                              I have all the specs. for the Texas Rollback Trailers if you are still interested.

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