The Eburg Benroy

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The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:32 pm

Hello everyone,
i am Hartk1213 and i am 25y.o. and have been a member of this site for a little while and i have asked a few questions here and there but now i am finally starting to build my trailer
its going to be a Benroy i am using the Generic Benroy plans but mostly as a guideline for certain dimensions. this is my first build but i do have experience with woodworking as that is my main hobby
i am going to be building a 5 x 8 trailer and its going to be for my wife ,i and my dog Dory.
This is Dory shes a weirdo lol
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to start off i couldnt decide on whether to use the Northern Tools trailer or have one welded up from scratch and after talking to some family friends who work at a fabrication shop i had them weld me up a 5x8 trailer that i designed my self it ended up being cheaper then the NT trailer anyway and alot stronger since welded and not bolted
here are two images of the designs i did in google sketchup
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if any of you want to use those designs for a trailer you are more than welcome to
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:37 pm

update #1
2-14-16

it took the shop about a month to the trailer all finished but i did get some progress pics as it went along
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:39 pm

update #2
2-14-16

The trailer was finally painted today it was supposed to be black but they didnt have enough black on hand so they ended up with a light grey paint instead..i actually liked it better than black my self
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:43 pm

update #3
2-14-16

i dont have any pics of this but right before i picked up the trailer they attached temporary fenders and lights to the frame just so i could get it home the fenders were made of an old cut up big rig fuel tank lol
anyways on my way home i stopped by the local lumber yard and had them load me up with all the wood i would need for the floors, walls, ceiling and roof, as well as all the insulation for the walls. i still havent bought any wood for the hatch yet
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after a trek over the mountains and back to my place i was finally able to get the trailer in my tiny single car garage and man is it a tight fit
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next up i build the floor
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:48 pm

update #4
2-14-16
yesterday on 2-13-16 i decided i would start the framing for the floor it was pretty simple i just placed 2x2s over the metal frame and the completed my wooden frame
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next i placed the plywood down and i had to rip an extra foot off one of my two sheets i got for the floor since they are 4x8 and the trailer is 5x8...i really love my table saw :lol:
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:54 pm

update #5
2-14-16
today i was able to get all the wall pieces cut out today , the outer 1/4" ply skin, the middle 1/2" ply as well as the 1/4" inner skin
and of course i had to see what it is going to look like so i clamped one of the walls to the trailer to see how it looks
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also my doors came in on friday (im using the VinTek doors and i really like them so far) so i wanted to see what they would look like
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at last for this update is i painted the roof tar coating on the bottom of the floor it was raining outside so i had to cram in my tiny garage to do it but no big deal i was able to finish it
dont mind the messy garage..thats what happens when i dont wanna stop working on a project to clean up around me lol...but it gets clean every sunday night when im done working..."a clean shop is a safe shop"
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby dogscats » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:03 am

Looking at your pictures that back spring hanger dose not look right . It should have at lest 15% to the rear it may just be the picture
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:16 am

dogscats wrote:Looking at your pictures that back spring hanger dose not look right . It should have at lest 15% to the rear it may just be the picture

It maybe the picture.. But what do you mean 15% to the rear?
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby dogscats » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:36 pm

To get the best spring travel under load . You need to pre-load the spring hangers to move to the rear of the trailer 15 deg seam to be a good starting place . If there at a 90deg it very hard on the springs.
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:40 pm

oh i gotcha yea that pic of the spring hangers were before he welded them on they are not at 90deg
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby azgreg » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:56 pm

Great start! :thumbsup: At this rate you should have it finished in a week or two. :D
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:01 pm

azgreg wrote:Great start! :thumbsup: At this rate you should have it finished in a week or two. :D

hah one can only hope :lol: thanks
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby Mushin » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:20 pm

Great progress so far, keep it up!
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:08 pm

Update #6
2-28-16

This weekend I wasn't able to get a whole lot done but I was able to work a little on a trailer

First thing I did was get the wall drawn up and layed out and cut out the hole for the door.
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Next I cut out all the holes for the foam insulation
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Next I cut out and installed the insulation temporarily ..there are a few gaps but I am going to fill those with expanding foam to seal the gaps
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Re: The Eburg Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:19 pm

Update #6 Continued
2-28-16

To continue on with my last post since there are only 3 pics allowed per post

I glued the inner skin to the inner ply wall as well as glued the insulation in..I don't have a great way to clamp it so I used whatever I could find that was heavy and then strapped it down for more clamping pressure
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While I waited for the glue to dry I mount this junction box in the tongue to connect all the trailer lights and charging circuit
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Picture of the inside... I really like this box but I wish that the mounting bolts also doubled as grounding bolts but they don't so I had to run my own ground to the trailer with an eyelet around the mounting bolt
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