Off Road Trailer - Page 3 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Rig Builds and Pics Introduce your rig or post a buildup here.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 22nd, 2008, 09:57 PM   #41
ckhanna71
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
 
ckhanna71's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-20-07
Location: Vicksburg, MI
Posts: 3,312
iTrader: (50)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwalton View Post
Might be cool to have a mount in both locations so you'd have an easy way of playing with the balance...
The slide hitch plays with the balance
ckhanna71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:49 PM   #42
ckhanna71
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
 
ckhanna71's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-20-07
Location: Vicksburg, MI
Posts: 3,312
iTrader: (50)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Got my trailer jack mounted, drilled the holes for the hitch pin locations, and messed around trying to figure out my spare tire spot. Under the trailer I have 3" more than the lowest point of the rear diff. What do you guy's think???




ckhanna71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:37 PM   #43
billywilly92
Senior Member
 
billywilly92's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-08
Location: Oakland County MI
Posts: 314
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

It looks pretty cool on the side of the trailer. But on the back of the jeep it looks cool too.
billywilly92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:39 PM   #44
ckhanna71
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
 
ckhanna71's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-20-07
Location: Vicksburg, MI
Posts: 3,312
iTrader: (50)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billywilly92 View Post
It looks pretty cool on the side of the trailer. But on the back of the jeep it looks cool too.

On the back looks cool but it makes it really rear heavy and the tounge gets extreamly light. Pretty sure it will go on the side.
ckhanna71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:52 PM   #45
computeruser
Senior Member
 
computeruser's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-31-08
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 392
iTrader: (10)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Just make up a wiring extension for when the tongue is extended. That's what I did with mine, anyway, and it seems like a good enough plan.

As for the spare tire, the side mount deal is trick. I put mine up front, and without any weight in the trailer, I'm way tongue heavy when the tongue is at its short length.

Looks like some good work you've done there. Guess I'd better get back to finishing mine one of these days, instead of just using it as a frame to stack crap on in the garage...thanks for the inspiration!
computeruser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2008, 07:35 AM   #46
Rattler
Home Sweet Homicide
 
Rattler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-17-06
Location: Bei City
Posts: 3,660
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

x2 to on the expo website for ideas! Its a great all-around site. If the cargo area is going to be covered you might even consider mounting the spare on top of it.

Oh yea, Reid Tool Supply has a lot of trick hinges, latches, levers, etc. you may like.

http://www.reidsupply.com/
Rattler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2008, 06:03 PM   #47
arcticjeff
Arcticjeff
 
arcticjeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-27-08
Location: Bay City/Michigan
Posts: 100
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Looks sweet. Might have to come up with some cash and make myself one.
arcticjeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2008, 07:32 PM   #48
1fstfox
No 4X4. :-(
 
1fstfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-28-08
Location: Jackson, Michigan
Posts: 455
iTrader: (11)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ckhanna71 View Post
Yup, pretty sweet huh? I want be able to carry the canoe on top. I just need to figure out how to run the wireing to allow for the slide.
Personally, I would drill a hole in the slide hitch and run the wiring inside the hitch and have it come out the end. Then take it back up to the front of the trailer before going along the sides to the tail lights. That way you don't have to deal with an extension that's just one more spot for water, mud, and other stuff to make a bad connection then you have no lights.


Should be a sweet setup when its complete.
1fstfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #49
TanTahoe
Senior Member
 
TanTahoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-13-07
Location: Shelby Township, MI
Posts: 487
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Frist thing I would like to say is, that thing looks sweet. will look very nice when done.

Secind thing: If i wanted to build my own trailer to haul a few quads around, how can you register is? What is involved in doing so?
TanTahoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2008, 06:17 AM   #50
ckhanna71
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
 
ckhanna71's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-20-07
Location: Vicksburg, MI
Posts: 3,312
iTrader: (50)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I believe you can but you will have to have it weighed and then registered at the Sec of State
ckhanna71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2008, 08:14 AM   #51
jeepfreak81
81 inches of fun
 
jeepfreak81's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: Lennon, Mi
Posts: 12,376
iTrader: (23)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to jeepfreak81 Send a message via MSN to jeepfreak81 Send a message via Yahoo to jeepfreak81
Default

Looking good, but I don't think you will want your spare under there, not only is it going to take the full brunt of a lot of hits but it reduces approach angles of the trailer a TON


Quote:
Originally Posted by TanTahoe View Post
Frist thing I would like to say is, that thing looks sweet. will look very nice when done.

Secind thing: If i wanted to build my own trailer to haul a few quads around, how can you register is? What is involved in doing so?

You get a weigh slip showing the weight, and add up your materials you have into it. Take the info to SOS and they will take care of it IIRC you will get taxed on what you have into it.
jeepfreak81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 21st, 2008, 05:51 PM   #52
ckhanna71
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
 
ckhanna71's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-20-07
Location: Vicksburg, MI
Posts: 3,312
iTrader: (50)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Well, I lost motivation for a while but now its back, got the trailer fully primed and painted, went ahead and mounted the spare tire on the side, and got a 3/4" pressure treated floor installed.

ckhanna71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #53
nbb1013
Turn N' Burn
 
nbb1013's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-11-07
Location: Plymouth/Kzoo
Posts: 121
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Looks Awesome!
nbb1013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.23360 seconds with 60 queries