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Old November 15th, 2005, 12:18 AM   #21
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Old November 20th, 2005, 09:30 AM   #22
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is the trailer going to have more bling than your truck?
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Old November 20th, 2005, 10:09 AM   #23
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ha not hardly....my chevy is already blinged out.
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Old November 21st, 2005, 01:32 PM   #24
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 05:19 PM   #25
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ok...finally got my axles. They are way sweet. 3500lb both with electric brakes. Very nicely put together.



I got the axles built with "ezlube" spindles. There is a greese zert that allows you to pump greese into the bearings. Very nice! And a pic of my bling bling wheels...



Here is the axle mounting hardware kit, makes for quick installation.



spare bearings to carry in the truck :)



here is the jack and quick disco wheel



Tounge, jack, adjustable coupler





trailer rolling...finally. Going to get the rest of the trailer done this weekend.



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Old November 26th, 2005, 11:41 AM   #26
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It looks very nice, I'll be curious to see what kind of pricepoint they will be

On another note, did you use some sort of trailer plans to base this off from? How did you no where to the axles and what have you?
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It looks very nice, I'll be curious to see what kind of pricepoint they will be
Prices are going to be about $2300 baseline to about $3600(more expensive for deck overs or equipment trailers). Every trailer includes, new trailer tires, pressure treated deck, slide away ramps, boxed tube frame, 100% soldered connections, quality wire, quality lights and 2 electric brake axles.

A standard trailer would include:
16' deck
2-slide away ramps
Pressure treated deck
2-electric brake 3500lb each axle 7000lb capacity
2 5/16 coupler
Extra long tounge (easier backing, wider turning radius)
wrap around tounge
4-New trailer tires


As far as options, each trailer would be built to suit. I don't plan on having any trailers on hand anytime soon, maybe by next spring/summer. But for now, it is easier to build them for the owner.

options would be:
aluminum wheels
LED's
Marker lights
Tounge storage box
winch mount
HD fenders
loading support legs
Adjustable coupler
Upgraded axles size
Angled corners
d-ring tie downs
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On another note, did you use some sort of trailer plans to base this off from? How did you no where to the axles and what have you?
I have build a few trailers, I have a pretty good idea of the dimensions. Orginally I just looked at other trailers and figured it out. As for where the axles are, it is suppose to be at 60% of the length of the trailer. The can obviously change based on what is being pulled on the trailer. I am going to be building a trailer for a landscaping company that hauls a Bobcat, I will probably put the axles at like 50%. But for car haulers, the 60% works good. You don't count the dove tail into that percentage though, just the useable deck.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:12 PM   #28
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I like everything u said cept for the Wood Deck.. Im not a fan of them at all.. Easier to drag something up a steel one in my opinion..
Another quick question.. PRobably ssomething i've seen already but what's a wrap around tongue ?
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Old November 26th, 2005, 08:48 PM   #29
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I like everything u said cept for the Wood Deck.. Im not a fan of them at all.. Easier to drag something up a steel one in my opinion..
Another quick question.. PRobably ssomething i've seen already but what's a wrap around tongue ?
Steel decks are slippery when wet, they are super hot in the summer, and they are loud. If none of those things bother you, then a steel deck is just fine.

In the pictures above you can see the toungue "V" that goes all the way to the axle spring hanger? That is a wrap around tounge.
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well here are some more pics...I am now waiting on the sheet of diamond plate that I ordered to show up so I can finish my fenders. Then I can paint it, and deck it :)

Here are my front Dring tie down points.


Fender frames. Made from 1"x1" angle. Going to sheet the fenders with diamond plate.


Dovetail


Rear dring tie down points, and adjustable loading legs


Here are how I did the ramp rails. It is 3/4" solid hex stock


Outside...




storage box that I built for the front

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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #31
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I like everything u said cept for the Wood Deck.. Im not a fan of them at all.. Easier to drag something up a steel one in my opinion..
Another quick question.. PRobably ssomething i've seen already but what's a wrap around tongue ?
I prefer wood deck for the reason monkey listed above.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 12:21 AM   #32
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I think your 1st pic is wrong.... lol and That Dovetail dont look like too much of a angle.. But otherwise the project is lookin awsome !
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fixed the first pic...

I don't like big angle dovetails. I like the dove to be somewhat useable as deck if needed for longer vehicles. I pull alot of different things around, so I need the trailer to be very versitile.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #34
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Steel decks suck when you break crap and have to try to pull yourself up with 1 or 2 wheels working. I had trouble getting the Scrambler up on mine with only the front axle engaged when I snapped the rear d-shaft. I had to roll out the winch and pull myself up onto the trailer. Not to say that a wood deck would have made any difference though. I am thinking about putting some of the gritty traction stuff on the back end of the trailer deck and painting over it to provide a little more grip to solve that though.

The trailer is looking awesome. I am jealous of anyone who can weld like that.
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Hey Guys... will you alter other trailers???????

I like the looks of that box on yours, and would like something better than stake pockets for tie-downs. And I have enough work to do on the Jeep, I'll never get to the trailer the way I work :D
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Steel decks are slippery when wet, they are super hot in the summer, and they are loud. If none of those things bother you, then a steel deck is just fine.
what about a spray oin bedliner for the deck surface ??? wood just seems high maitence.. and not as durable.. plus the liner is a sound deadener a lil..
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Hey Guys... will you alter other trailers???????

I like the looks of that box on yours, and would like something better than stake pockets for tie-downs. And I have enough work to do on the Jeep, I'll never get to the trailer the way I work :D
Sure that is not a problem...Just give us a ring for estimate or bring it by.
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what about a spray oin bedliner for the deck surface ??? wood just seems high maitence.. and not as durable.. plus the liner is a sound deadener a lil..
Well I would say just the opposite. I would say the metal deck is high maintance. If you put a treated deck on the trailer, you would not have to touch it for 7-10 years...maybe even longer. Metal deck trailers, good luck holding any paint on it, not to meantion, good luck with the floor not bowing in 2-3 years. You need thicker plate steel then most places use, you can watch the deck flex on any metal trailer I have ever seen. Spray on bedliner is worthless as well. Unless you get linex or rinoliners, it is all crappy.
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i do agree that steel is worse, I have a wood trailer and I like it. Except when it gets wet its slipery as hell, becasue of all the oil on the deck thats saturated the wood. but other than that, i think they work great. I know that any deck has that probelm when it gets wet or snow covered.
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Well I would say just the opposite. I would say the metal deck is high maintance. If you put a treated deck on the trailer, you would not have to touch it for 7-10 years...maybe even longer. Metal deck trailers, good luck holding any paint on it, not to meantion, good luck with the floor not bowing in 2-3 years. You need thicker plate steel then most places use, you can watch the deck flex on any metal trailer I have ever seen. Spray on bedliner is worthless as well. Unless you get linex or rinoliners, it is all crappy.
but if you got the Linex or RhinoLiner would it be helpful ??
Anyway.. how's the trailer coming ?? got it painted and/or decked yet ??
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