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BlakeGroce
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PostSubject: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeMon Jul 27, 2020 5:08 pm

So I thought I'd make a new thread on my trailers so I wouldnt have to post them on my wheel horse thread!

So this is one of my trailers that me and my dad made probably 6 or 7 years ago.....not to sure  scratch But it's made out of aluminum C channel and this aluminum parframe (made by parker) it could also be 80/20 frame (made in Germany). I'm not sure cause both look identical. But its completely bolted together and I'll make a spec list with the dimensions and everything, will also show pictures of how it's all constructed.
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeMon Jul 27, 2020 6:10 pm

Specs
-Mostly made out of aluminum
-Around 23.5 inches wide by around 44.25 inches long not including the tongue.(hard to measure because nothing is straight anymore lol!)
-Total length is 75 inches
-Total width is 32 inches
- C channel is 1 1/2 by 3
-Parframe is 1 1/2 by 1 1/2
-Tires are 4.10/3.50-4 china somethin another's
-Wheels ride on 5/8s bolts
-Sits about 6 1/2 inches off the ground


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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeMon Jul 27, 2020 6:43 pm

So we've had these sides to a 4 wheel cart (like the ones you see at flower shops and stuff) laying around for awhile and turns out they fit this trailer almost perfectly. Dad got them from some guy at work who made a welding cart out of it so he didnt need the sides. Says gorilla carts on it so look it up if your curious.
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I just drilled holes in the side of them and used some wood screws with the hex heads to hold them on.
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeMon Jul 27, 2020 6:55 pm

One neat thing is that the sides all latch together so you can always take it apart.
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Only issue is that I dont want to bolt the tailgate down so that I can remove it if needed. So I need to figure out a way to keep it from flopping around.
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeMon Jul 27, 2020 9:58 pm

That worked out pretty good. Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeMon Jul 27, 2020 11:43 pm

So I thought about it for awhile and I thought about using hitch pins with rods, then I thought about just one big pin, then I thought about hinges. But all of that was just too complicated so I went with the kiss method! (keep it simple stupid)

So I found these wrenches that you get when you buy things that need to be assembled. Let's be honest who really uses the wrenches it comes with anyways???
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Then I copied the bend it already had in it on the other side.
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Then with some nuts as spacers I had some holder inner things so my tailgate doesn't fall off!  My Homemade Trailers 2731072446
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeMon Dec 28, 2020 4:21 pm

Well I've been using the trailer my neighbor gave me alot! We're in the process of burying pipe for the electric to run through to the garage and since it's the middle of winter everything is just a slop pile. So since nothing else can make it through the yard without getting stuck I've been the one who has to haul everything back there...which I dont mind Very Happy The trailer definitely comes in handy and the dump feature is nice to have!
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeFri Jan 29, 2021 8:59 am

Nice to see a couple of "at work" pics. I might have to finally make my off road trailer that I've wanted to make for years. Just can't get a chance to do it. We don't even have a garden cart for stuff at the moment. The junk one we had was kinda beat and we junked it.
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeFri Jan 29, 2021 10:55 pm

Haha nice man! I pretty much just use my trailer for hauling passengers lol
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeTue Feb 02, 2021 12:50 am

@mr.modified wrote:
Nice to see a couple of "at work" pics. I might have to finally make my off road trailer that I've wanted to make for years. Just can't get a chance to do it.

You should definitely build it when you get the time! I've always wanted to see and good off road trailer build, plus they come in handy too. I've always thought those 4 wheel atv timber trailers are pretty neat how they flex without suspension.
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PostSubject: Re: My Homemade Trailers   My Homemade Trailers Icon_minitimeTue Feb 02, 2021 12:52 am

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
Haha nice man! I pretty much just use my trailer for hauling passengers lol

lol! Might as well!
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