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post #1 of 5 Old 09-02-2010, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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"Texas Trailer"

I meant to post this photo last week when this happened, but got distracted everytime I started to save the photo onto my computer....

This was a small rain storm that came through at my old barn (we moved three days after this happened...thank God the new BO was willing to come pick us up for free!). There supposedly wasn't a tornado or anything...just wind. We found the rounded front piece half way across the pasture...

A friend on facebook told me, "Ya know...I always called those topless trailers Texas Trailers...but I never had any idea that it was Texas that took the tops off!"

So...if anyone's in the market for a 1973 King 2H Straight with newly added ventilation... LOL
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-02-2010, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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I also meant to say...

We took it to two different trailer repair places. The first one just laughed at us and said they'd never seen anything like that before and that there was no way we were going to fix it (there's quite a bit of rust which I'm sure made it so easy to pull the top off). The second guy was like talking to a brick wall, "Hmm...welll....hmmm....I dunno if we can fix it...hmmm...I dunno how much it would cost....hmmm...we charge $75 an hour...hmmm"

If you know someone trying to sell a 2h slant combo bp let me know! I'm looking for one with a dressing/tack area with the wall between it and the horses that can be opened up to make the trailer a cargo or utility trailer. We're always helping friends move with the trailer so I figure we might as well look for one for both purposes! :)

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-04-2010, 05:27 AM
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My first trailer looked like that. A friend of mine bolted the top on all the way down. It was a 16' trailer and 2 of them did it by themselves. I can't imagine yours would be too hard to fix other than the part where it's bent.

Try posting an ad on craigslist with pictures of the trailer and see if you can find someone to weld it back on.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-05-2010, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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We found a general welder willing to try it...but he said it would cost about $1500 to find a new roof (he said that one's too rusted to put back on) and put it on. We aren't going to put that much money into this trailer when we could buy something in this area almost new for that much in a design that would work better for us (we...me and my horses...hate the straight load).

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-08-2010, 07:27 PM
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Maybe you could get a top like this made for it?
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