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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Hauling "Cradle" advice needed
From: "Bill Erickson" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 08:41:51 -0800
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I need to move a 24 foot long (when collapsed), 2,400 pound tower.

I can not find a rental trailer that is longer than 14 feet.

A long time ago I saw a ham towing a tower as a trailer. He had built and
attached a cradle
near the base of the tower. It had 15 inch car wheels and tires.

He had a short mast that slipped into the top of the tower. He had welded a
2 inch ball hitch
to it.

He then hooked it up to his truck, and off went the tower. Slick!

My questions are:

Does the "Cradle" have to be licensed in California?

Are tail lights and brake lights required at the base end (back) of the
I wouldn't think so since the trucks rear lights would be visible, and the
tower would be towed
during daylight. However, the California Highway Patrol can be very picky.

Does anyone have any photos or drawings that they could e-mail me.

Thanks for you thoughts on this project.


Bill     N6MXU

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