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  1. #1
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    Default trailer, ext. cord

    My boss bought me a MillerMatic 175 for my xmas gift. My first question is wheres a good place to get a extension power cable. The second is as any of you guys built a car trailer and where did you get the plans. I looked on the internet for both, but wasnt happy with what I found. Thanks

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    Both items are fairly easy to find. A quick internet search will yield a bunch of links.

    You can buy the parts need to make your own extension cord from Home Depot, Lowes, ect. I made 30' cord for my MM210. Cheaper than a prebuilt one especially since I needed just 30' not the next sized 50' one for sale. If you would like to purchase one instead, check online welding suppy shops or your local shop. I bought a CD on ebay that had about 10 or so different utility trailer plans for around $15 - $20.

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    Couple years ago a buddy of mine wanted to build a gooseneck adapter for his T/A flatbed trailer. He bought a set of drawings from Northern Tool! Hands down, with out any doubt the easiest drawings I have ever seen. I believe a 3rd grader could build a trailer with these drawings. Come to find out we really didnít need them, we only needed one angle, and if we went to a trailer sales place with a protractor we could have got it right there.
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    Pile,

    how did the GN adapter work out as far as practical use? Is it something that is changed out often or only rarely? I've have thought about something like that in the past, but never got around to building it (ok, actually I ran across a guy that was going out of business and picked up a 20GN. Even with a little bit of work on it I still had way less in it than I could have even thought about building it for). SSS

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    My buddy Jack loves it! He canít thank me enough for building it for him . He says the trailer pulls better, easier to back into places, and caries heavier loads. He just bought bigger axles, and better rated tires so he can carry even bigger loads. Jack takes it off all the time, when friends and family want to borrow the trailer. Not everybody has a gooseneck hitch in the bed of their truck.

    Hereís a couple pictures of how we did the pad eyes.
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    Oh I forgot, sometimes he uses the trailer himself with out the gooseneck adapter, when he has his camper on the pickup. So I had to build him one of these, because his camper is 9 1/2-feet long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pile Buck View Post
    ....Jack takes it off all the time, when friends and family want to borrow the trailer. Not everybody has a gooseneck hitch in the bed of their truck.....


    That's one of the things I really like about a GN. Not everyone can borrow it, and those that do, you tend to not worry about it so much. After all, any schmuck can go to walmart and by a ball and mount and claim they can pull a trailer. If someone has gone to the trouble and expense of a GN ball a/o 5th wheel plate, they usually know what they're doing. (there are only a VERY small handful of people that I will let use my trailer and truck at the same time ) SSS

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    Default cord

    As far as a cord is 10\3 good enough for the millermatic 175. Thanks

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    Didn't you get an owners manual with your welder?
    If you didn't, download one!
    The information you're asking is in there.

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    Default manual

    My thoughts of the manual is they are very cheap. I didnt see anything in there about that and I know my cable on my welder is 12\3. I just read other threads about 10\3.

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