KCStudly wrote:Don't forget that you can sell the OEM axle and wheels to defer some more cost!
That sounds like a good plan to me!
I had been considering something similar for my teardrop. My frame was built by a local welder for $750. (He supplied and fabricated the steel. I supplied all of the rest of the hardware.) I have an old HF trailer that has registration. I think I paid around $200 for it. I use the tag from it and put it on the teardrop when we go camping. Since I never use the HF trailer, I'm thinking about disposing it and using the registration on my teardrop to avoid the hassle of registration.
MtnDon wrote:I'm not sure if this would be something to cause trouble, but a torsion axle mounts to one point maybe 8 inches long, whereas a leaf spring axle places the load on the frame at two points a couple feet apart. It might be advisable to strengthen the frame in the area of the torsion axle mount. Anybody know for certain; I'm just wondering...
alaska teardrop wrote::thumbsup: Zack, I think that you're approach is a sensible way of resolving a number of issues & improving a utility trailer of that type. It was discussed in Krustys' recent thread. It looks like a good platform. I wonder if you could give us a weight without the springs, axle & wheels? Thanks, Fred
Thanks for the link Fred! Yeah, thats the trailer kit. As far as I can tell, the NT trailer is identical to the HF trailer (but 12 inches wider). I've built both my teardrops (plus one for a friend) on the HF trailers, and they've held up well. Not sure about the weight, but when I finally get the trailer kit I'll try to get a weight for you.
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