5 X 10 solution?

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5 X 10 solution?

Postby Tripmaker » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:00 pm

I'm getting ready to jump into a build and have decided to make a 5 x 10 TD. I see that the RED and HF trailers are 5 x 8. Short of having a frame custom welded what are my options? I guess I would lean toward the Red 5 X 8, can this be extended to 10'? What have others done?
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Postby mikeschn » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:20 pm

Hey Tripmaker,

Andrew made several good points in favor of the Harbor Freight 5x8 trailer...

Several things to note from the trailer's product manual:

- The bed appears to be 95" long by 57-1/2" wide - so no cutting is required to overhang the sides over the frame.

- The side rails are in one piece - so no sacrificing a cross member to join them together.

- The leaf spring has separate front and back brackets that are bolted to the frame - moving the axle position will be child's play.

- The illustration shows 5 lug nuts - so it may be easy to change wheels for those guys whose macho factor can't take being seen with 12" wheels


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Postby Steve Frederick » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:30 pm

A design like a Cub, or Lil'Diner, with a rounded front/rear profile would lend itself to overhanging the frame fore/aft. That's the way I did the two 'Diners and my recently completed project. I'm working on a Cub variation currently. The body will overhang the frame on it also. When you take the forward/rear-ward curves out of the picture, the actual body would only overhang about 6, or so, inches, in the example of a Cub/Modernistic type design.
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Postby Tripmaker » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:48 pm

I should have added that I am planning to use the Generic Benroy Plans from this site but extending it to 10". I do not plan to overhang the frame in order to maximize height inside.
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Re: 5 X 10 solution?

Postby rampage » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:53 pm

Tripmaker wrote:I'm getting ready to jump into a build and have decided to make a 5 x 10 TD. I see that the RED and HF trailers are 5 x 8. Short of having a frame custom welded what are my options? I guess I would lean toward the Red 5 X 8, can this be extended to 10'? What have others done?

Kayakrguy (Jim) extended the 5x8 Redtrailer into a 5x10. You should PM him.
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Postby Jiminsav » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:40 pm

you don't need the frame to go the full length..sheesh..the galley can hang off the back just fine.
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Postby Tripmaker » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:24 am

Jiminsav wrote:you don't need the frame to go the full length..sheesh..the galley can hang off the back just fine.


I was thinking that cause some build with no frame at all. But I'm NEW to all this and not sure what will work or not. Thanks.
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