Mounting a Smoker on Trailer

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by jake, May 9, 2008.

  1. jake

    jake Fire Starter

    I am in the process of building a offset smoker that is 24" x 48" with a 24" x 20" firebox, now this thing weighs around 900 lbs. and I want to mount it on a trailer, my question, I don't know how wide to make my trailer. I don't want it so wide that I can't reach the back of the smoker but not so narrow that its tippy. Would kinda like to have it on a 4' wide trailer offset to one side but think it would make the trailer do crazy things. Any suggestions?
     
  2. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Mine weights about the same and is offset. It tracks like a dream!! I'm not sure of the exact measurements but will try and remember tonight and drop you a note.
     
  3. bigun

    bigun Fire Starter

    You could always mount it offset and if it did prove unstable add a wood box, or a cooler or something else behind it to balance it.
     
  4. linbru

    linbru Fire Starter

    Get a harbor freight trailer - right price and will take the weight.
     
  5. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ok, went out and measured everything for you. Cooker is 38 inches wide by 5 ft, 2in long. Trailer is 5 ft wide by 9 ft long. That doesn't include the hitch part and that adds another 4 ft to the length. Hope this helps you.
     
  6. jake

    jake Fire Starter

    Yea it helps, much appreciated!
     
  7. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm fixin to post some pics of a smoker I saw for sale on the side of the road. Design your racks to slide out and you won't have to reach the back!
     

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