Ultra-Tow 5ft. x 8ft. Aluminum Trailer Kit

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Ultra-Tow 5ft. x 8ft. Aluminum Trailer Kit

Postby rich5665 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:36 am

It's been a while since I last posted, life has been that busy. Anyway I'm still planning to build a Tiny Trailer and came across this Ultra-Tow 5ft. x 8ft. Aluminum Trailer Kit. Does anyone have any experience with the trailer for builds? My concern is the fact that it is constructed of aluminum.
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Re: Ultra-Tow 5ft. x 8ft. Aluminum Trailer Kit

Postby Andrew Herrick » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:26 pm

I have not yet used the Iron Ultra-Tow 5x8 Aluminum trailer, but I may have a build in my sights ... Anyways ...

Why exactly are you concerned that the frame is constructed of aluminum? If it's capable of carrying 1715 pounds (assuming the manufacturer did its due diligence), that's what matters. Since most teardrops are relatively lightweight (particularly in relation to a 1715-lb trailer), I don't think you'll encounter any structural problems just driving down the road. And yes, aluminum flexes more, but the shell of your teardrop should be responsible for most the rigidity.

And you never have to worry about rust :) :)

Again, I'm just arm-chair speculating ... but I'd go with it. Seems like a good way to save weight. Any one else see things differently?
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Re: Ultra-Tow 5ft. x 8ft. Aluminum Trailer Kit

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:24 am

You might want to check the comments in this earlier thread about the Aluminum NT kits.
WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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