The first trailers were the crank-up trailers in late 2016. These were some of the early ones that had grease zerks. The greasless Gen 4 design hit the market in February 2017.
The first hydraulic trailers were built in April 2018.
Yes we sell to the public, Custom designs can cost more depending on how much customization is wanted.
If you are interested in a frame, get ahold of us for pricing. We can not put pricing on the internet for specific reasons. We have standard layouts per our designs on the web. Custom designs can cost more depending on how much customization is wanted.
Yes, we have a full engineering staff that can lay out the frame that you need. We are completely customizable - and have completed frames for multiple different use projects. FYI - Customization can change the cost of the base frame.
GS Trailers have no grease zerks on the frame like the competitors. The only thing that needs to be greased is the wheel hubs and the jack.
Disc/Drum Wheel Bearing Grease. This grease is formulated specifically to lubricate automotive wheel bearings, which turn at high speed. In addition, grease for wheel bearings will tolerate the heat created by your brakes, which work by friction. That heat can be transmitted to your wheel bearings. This grease can also be used for general-purpose lubrication. Disc/drum brake wheel bearing grease is especially effective for wheel bearings, and it works on vehicles with either disc or drum brakes. Lubricates high-speed wheel bearings. Tolerates heat generated by your vehicle's brakes. Doubles as a general-purpose grease
You should be able to put on 8-10,000 miles before repacking. We recomend checking bearing play and grease pack at least once a year.
No, do not use oil or penetrant on the crank frame pivot points. This will ruin the bushings. They are designed to run dry.
The easiest way is to use a spray on cold galvanizing spray from a can. We can sell you a 95% Zinc spray. Cost of the spray and shipping is around $55 per can.
The cylinders that lift the axles are hydraulic, and then there is a lock block that holds them in place. This lock block works good, but there can be potential areas that can fail and allow the frame to drop. Even a cylinder could explode and cause failure. So we designed the travel locks to hold the house up in case of failure. They are recommended to be put in at all times of travel. Both front and rear. 4 total. The house can settle a bit during storage and travel. It may be necessary to bump the house up to release the pins.
What we have done is sprayed the wheel well areas and cables and everything with a clear spray wax. This will keep the salt from attacking and help keep road slop from building up some. I will be almost impossible to keep it from getting some surface rust forever.
The frame warranty is for workmanship and materials. It does not cover the coatings. If there is a major problem with the coatings, they will be addressed on a needed basis. Frame repairs will be dealt with on an individual basis and investigated for abusive use.
If you have a crank frame that HAS brakes, the axles are 3500# components per side - allowing the total, including the house structure, to carry 7000# max. Best thing to do is to weigh your house on a truck scale to find its exact weight, as each house build varies. This will determine the capacity of extra goods that you can carry. If you have a crank frame that has DOES NOT have brakes, the axles are 3500# components per side - but the hubs and tires are only capable of 2500# - allowing the total, including the house structure, to carry 5000# max. Best thing to do is to weigh your house on a truck scale to find its exact weight, as each house build varies. This will determine the capacity of extra goods that you can carry.
If you have a HYDRAULIC FRAME, we use 2 different weight axles. If it is a 6.5 Wide frame, Single Axle, we use a 5000# axle. If it is a 8' Wide frame, Single Axle, 14' and under, we use a 5000# axle. Keeps the ride smooth. If it is a 8' Wide frame, Single Axle, 16' and over, we use a 6000# axle. This gives maxium weight carring capacity for singel axles. If it is a 8' Wide frame, Tandem Axle, length is 18' to 21', we use 5000# axles. We do this so that the axles provide a little better ride and dont bounce so bad. If it is a 8' Wide frame, Tandem Axle, length is 22' to 30', we use 6000# axles. This gives the bigger houses more weight capacity. If it is a 8' Wide frame, Tripple Axle, length is 28' to 32', we use 5000# axles. 6000# axles can be requested. If it is a 8' Wide frame, Tripple Axle, length is 34' to 42', we use 6000# axles. 5000# axles can be requested. We can put any axle in that you want when you design your house - just let us know what you need. These are just our guidelines. Best thing to do is to weigh your house on a truck scale to find its exact weight, as each house build varies. This will determine the capacity of extra goods that you can carry.
6 bolt rims - 110 ft. lbs., 8 bolt rims - 130 ft. lbs.