The Big Tex 10DM bumper pull delivers many of the great features of the 70DM, but with a higher GVWR and overall cargo capacity. This is ideal for those who want to get the 70DM features but need to haul more.
The 10DM comes with a 5″ x 2″ x .188″ rectangular tubing. Compared to a channel, a rectangular tube frame is significantly stronger. As a result, it increases the structural rigidity of the trailer. Additionally, a tube frame allows for wires and lights to be fully enclosed and protected from the elements and debris. This feature is important if you frequently travel on gravel roads and in cold-weather places. When the wires and lights are well-protected, it increases their life.
Another great feature of this bumper pull is its sturdy and extra durable flatbed. It is fitted with 1/8″ Diamond Plate Floor with 4 recessed D-rings to secure the cargo. The diamond plate floor looks very stylish. Apart from that, it is also anti-slip, which helps provide traction so that the cargo will stay in place.
Safety Chains and Hook Latches
There are also 1/4-inch Grd. 70 safety chains on the 10DM. These chains come with two safety latch hooks on each. The purpose of these fittings is to keep the trailer attached to the towing vehicle in case the coupler fails. While we don’t wish to use them, it’s a good idea that this trailer is equipped with safety chains in the event that they are needed.
Lights and Wiring
All the lights (stop, tail, turn and clearance) in this trailer are LED and DOT approved. LED lights are a good choice since they provide better illumination and last longer than regular bulbs. The lights are also protected with grommet-mount seals.
As for the wiring on the Big Tex 10DM, it is protected by a modular wiring harness. The sealed wiring harness protects the wires from the elements. This in turn reduces the chances of damage.
In case you decide to detach the trailer from the vehicle during loading or unloading, its 8,000-lb drop leg jack can help. The jack is bolted on so that you can easily lower it when you need it. It keeps the trailer stable when not attached to the vehicle.
Having reliable safety features is important for every trailer. They help reduce your risk of getting into a road accident. For the 10DM, it comes with electric brakes that provide fast-stopping power. It is also fitted with a complete Break-A-Way system with charger. This feature allows you to stop the trailer when it gets accidentally disconnected from the vehicle while driving.
This trailer comes with two 5,200-lb EZ lube cambered Dexter axles. Dexter outperforms other brands in terms of quality. The cambered axles in the 10DM deliver a smoother ride and optimum overall performance.
The 10DM is fitted with a multi-leaf spring suspension with equalizer. This type of suspension does great in absorbing shocks and bumps. As a result, it reduces the wear and tear of the trailer.
Moreover, a multi-leaf spring suspension keeps the trailer level even in uneven surfaces. This helps prevent movement of the cargo while navigating through a bumpy or unpaved roads.
Ramps and Dovetail
To facilitate easy and quicker loading, this bumper load also integrates a dovetail and 5 rear slide-in channel ramps. You could simply slide in the load to the bed using these ramps.
This trailer has a highly decorative and protective finish. This type of finish provides a good aesthetic effect. However, it is not as durable as a powder coat.
As part of its standard equipment, the 10DM also includes four ST225/75R-15 Load Range D tires. This type of tires is ideal for hotshot trucking as they provide better fuel economy and a smoother ride.
8,000# Drop leg – top wind (Bolted on) jack
ST225/75R-15 Load Range D tires
1/8″ Diamond plate floor
5″ x 2″ x .188″ Rectangular tubing frame
15″ x 6″ Chrome mod 6 bolt wheel
Highly Decorative and Protective Finish
5″ Channel tongue
Adjustable forged coupler 2-5/16″
9″ x 72″ Tear drop with back fenders
3/16″ Fabricated Front Stop Rail
7-Way RV electric plug
Multi-leaf spring suspension with equalizer
3″ Channel crossmembers
1/4″ Grd. 70 w/ Safety Latch Hook (2 each)
Stake Pockets Along Sides
Adjustable, 2-5/16″ Forged Coupler
Fold Back/Wrap Tongue
Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brakes
Fabricated Front Stop Rail
1/8″ Diamond Plate Floor w/ (4) Recessed
5 Rear Slide-In Channel Ramps
Removable Teardrop Style Fenders
Grommet Mount Sealed Lighting
L.E.D. Lighting Package
Complete Break-A-Way System w/ Charger
Spare Tire Mount – Standard Equipped
Hydraulic Surge Brakes 2 Axles
Adjustable Demco Actuator
A-Frame Tongue Box (Aluminum Tread Brite)
A-Frame Tongue Box (Steel)
Additional Recessed D-Rings in Floor
Additional Stake Pockets
Adjustable Pintle in Channel in Lieu of Coupler
12,000# Drop Leg Jack – Side Wind Against Bed
12,000# Drop Leg Jack – Top Wind
Spare Tire (ST225/75 R-15 LR-D)
Tire Upgrade (ST235/80 R-16 LR-E – black Mod) Special Order
BIG TEX DEALERS
Big Tex Trailers has more than 400 dealers across the US, Canada and select international locations. If you are interested to get this 10DM Diamond Back Car Hauler, simply contact the nearest dealer in your area.
EDITOR’S RATING: 8.5/10
The 10DM Diamond Back Car Hauler is one of the trailers you should consider if you are looking for a car hauler. It has some of the heavy-duty features that we are looking for in a trailer such as the Dexter cambered axles, multi-leaf-spring suspension, break-a-way system and radial tires. Its rectangular tube frame is also a standout featured because of its dual purpose: the first is providing a rigid frame from the entire trailer, and the second is helping protect the wires from damage.
Perhaps one of the important things you need to think about before buying this trailer is that it does not have the most durable powder-coat finish. Also, it may be a bit pricey considering that dealerships may add a high mark-up when selling this trailer.
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