intro and my trailer

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intro and my trailer

Postby mrfu » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:43 pm

Hi All
I've been a short time lurker and really never needed to ask question since there is so much info on these pages. But I would like to thank you all as I just finished a trailer as a gift to my wife. I had a lot of fun building it, but it took up a lot of room in my shop which was kinda a pain since I also make furniture full time.
I realized early on that these trailers are so personal, what one person thinks is a must have another has no use for.
I was initially interested in teardrops a while ago but decided not to start on one and was looking for an interesting old trailer. I never found anything that fit close enough to what I wanted. One day picking up material for a work project I bought most of the plywood I needed and jumped right in. I knew I couldn't hide the thing so I showed to my wife who was left speechless and very happy.
Tok about three months to build, the wood work for the body went really fast since I have the tools and knowledge. The rest took some time pondering designs and saving up money.
The body is skeletonized baltic birch and freedom ply underlayment. Got the windows from a rv salvage place and SAF had a great price on surplus sheet.
The big thing was the trailer looked at the ones tractor supply had and the aluminum northerntool ones and found they would cost more than building my own that would be exactly what I wanted. Ordered a dexter torsion axle and away I went .
so thanks for the help and support.
Tom
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Re: intro and my trailer

Postby working on it » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:57 pm

Nice looking trailer, but the "suicide doors" seem to me an accident waiting to happen. A hard jolt, on or off road, might cause those locking handles to let go (I've seen it happen), and once slightly open, the wind will catch your door and .... Why not get a secondary locking device, even as simple as a plain hasp, to secure against that occurrence? Just a thought, but I believe in extra security, against just about anything!
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2013 HHRv "squareback/squaredrop", semi-offroad, 4x8 TTT, 2065 lbs
  • *3500 lb Dexter EZ-Lube axle, w/brakes, 3000 lb. springs, & active-progressive bumpstops
  • *27x8.5-14LT all-terrain tires (x 3) *modified Weight Distribution system for single-beam tongue
  • *LED lighting, triple fans, Pioneer stereo *A/C & 110vac heat, Optima AGM, inverter & charger(s)
  • *extended-run, on-board, 2500w generator *Coleman dual-fuel stove & lantern, Ikea grill
  • *zinc/stainless steel front racks *96"L x 6"Dia. rooftop fishing rod/reel carrier
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Re: intro and my trailer

Postby jondbar628 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:00 pm

Builder-specific design, looks like very good workmanship - simple, but elegant. Nicely done :thumbsup: .......jd
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Re: intro and my trailer

Postby pchast » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:13 pm

Looks nice! :D

Have you been out with it?
What was your final weight?
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Re: intro and my trailer

Postby tony.latham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:14 pm

She's a super drop!

:thumbsup:

I realized early on that these trailers are so personal, what one person thinks is a must have --another has no use for.


Now that's the truth. :beer:

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Re: intro and my trailer

Postby swoody126 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:24 am

her simplicity screams volumes !!!

and ALL her lines are congruent

QUITE evident a huge amount of prior planning was involved

:applause:

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Re: intro and my trailer

Postby mrfu » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:51 pm

Thats a good idea to secure the doors, I think a strap on the outside looped around the handles will work great.
Thanks for the advice
Tom
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Re: intro and my trailer

Postby mrfu » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:53 pm

pchast wrote:Looks nice! :D

Have you been out with it?
What was your final weight?

No weight yet ,should be around 650 lbs. not sure when I will be able to take it out, probably May
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