Originally Posted by mpillis
what did you use to bolt the chocks down? I want to be able to quickly and easily remove them when needed WITHOUT CRAWLING UNDERNEATH if possible. Do you think you lose much mpg with the talgate up? I am wondering about building some kinda rock guard up front. Wondering if there would be a way to install the rear gate up front in a smiliar qyuick release fashion. Just thinking out loud.
Again SWEEET. I have found a 6X12 for $1095 + tax. Does the gate support the LT ok espoecially between the braces?
The Baxley has a plate that uses 2 flat head screws that permanently mounts to the deck. The chocks simply use one allen screw into the center hole to attach. (pic 1)
The tailgate makes less than 1-1.5 MPG on mileage, but heck, I really would never take it off. It is much more convenient to load stuff against it, and use the expanded metal to hook off to. The rear gate does slide off on 3 pins, but it is pretty heavy. It is not something that I would expect to take off and on on a regular basis.
The gate I have supports the LT no matter where I drive up. It is 1/4" expanded metal, and very rugged. This trailer is made in Maine, about 15 minutes from my house, so I know some of the welders that work there (I used to be a certified welder as well).
$1095 is a decent price, about what I paid. The chocks are $315 each, I have two. (Pic 2)
I just had my trailer serviced at the manufacturer (bearings and suspension). It cost me $75 dollars to get the bearings repacked, and that was after 25,000 miles on the trailer.