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Old July 12th, 2015, 11:06 AM   #1
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So I haven't seen many offroad trailers on here. I am currently building one to hold my camping equipment as well as my tools.

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Once @BigBlockTony gets me leaf springs I will be able to install the axle.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 11:33 AM   #2
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I'm going to need to bring a truck to get all the things you want to Michigan. Not to mention the couple things I want to pick up also.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 02:03 PM   #3
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I want to but I think the parental units think I would off road it. Which is probably true.... I just would need to remove the running boards and figure out where I would mount a flag
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Remove the front drive shaft and give it to them. Then tell them you ate not going to offroad it.

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I'm working one too. Mines a 5x6
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Nice what size tires are you running on your trailer?

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I like your thinking. Now for the flag mount and front tow points....
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Remove the front drive shaft and give it to them. Then tell them you ate not going to offroad it.
I wonder how much Joe's would charge for a used front driveshaft when I get up to Michigan

Though removing a front driveshaft will probably be frowned upon even more. My dad is super big into the "if it isn't broken don't mess with it" act.
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Starting to build the box
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