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  1. #1
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    Default 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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    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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    there are a lot of good used
    trailers out there i got mine
    for 1500
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    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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    Confuse, did you find plans?

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    Default 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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    Millermatic 350P
    -Spoolmatic 30A

    Hypertherm PowerMax 1000G3
    Miller Multimatic 200 - awesome portable MIG (and stick and TIG)
    Miller Maxstar 200DX - portable TIG and stick

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