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    i am thinking of building my own open trailer around 7x16 to haul my four wheelers....i was just curious if anyone has any tips/tricks or pics of there build....thanks

  • #2
    You can find basic plans at the Champion trailers web site. Their parts are reasonable too.

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    • #3
      Here are a few of mine...Bob
      http://s110.photobucket.com/albums/n...0have%20built/
      Bob Wright

      Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
      http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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      • #4
        Couple I built, Make sure you have the equipment, and knowledge to go forth in building one, If you plan to use a weld pak 100 to weld together 6" channel, please stop here..... I'm not trying to be a safety Nazi, but just dont want to hear about one falling apart on a highway. After seeing that link to a guy instructing people to weld on youtube, I have almost lost all faith in people....



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        • #5


          Man now that is one mean-@$$ed little trailer...stacked C-channel!!!
          And by the look of those hubs a hefty axle as well.
          Could there be a big diesel engine drive in your future or what?? WOW!!

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          • #6
            If something standard will do buy it, much cheaper and usually engineered for free. There are differences so shop a couple brands. Then modify if needed.

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            • #7
              i have a millermatic 140 and a syncrowave 250......i know it would probably be easier to go buy one but for the size i want it would cost around 1400 for a used one around where i live...i was thinking if i could find a cheap set of axles and get the materials that i could do it cheaper but maybe im wrong....i know there would be alot of time involved but thats what i like....always looking for new projects to challange myself.....it will only be hauling two fourwheelers one weighing 210 pounds and another weighing 240 so it would be a big load they are just long....thats why i want around a 7x16 how much do you all think this would cost??

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                Man now that is one mean-@$$ed little trailer...stacked C-channel!!!
                And by the look of those hubs a hefty axle as well.
                Could there be a big diesel engine drive in your future or what?? WOW!!
                Stacked 4" channel, and a 5200 lb drop axle. I like overkill. It was all scraps except for 1/2 of the channel. I found the deck in the local dump, it was a full 4x 10 sheet of 3/16" diamond plate, but it was slightly pitted... Right now it has a little bobcat on it, but I plan to perhaps redo the layout if I get an sa-200 I was looking at....
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                • #9
                  Building your own trailer

                  I am right now in the process of building my own trailer. I am 70% finish. It is a 6 feet 4 inches wide and 12 Feet 6 inches long. It is for hauling 3 ATV's.
                  Built very heavy duty. Loading the ATV's from the sides and not the rear. I am runing all my wires inside the boxed frame. I am also going to have a removeable toung. Can't spell for sh--. I am using a 3500# axle with 20.5X8X10 tires rated at 1670 lbs each load range F 12 ply. Safety first. The tires are going to be placed under the bed. Whenever a person builds a trailer they build it to suit them. I have a reason for having a removeable toung. If your are interested in knowing more let me know and I can give you my plans. right now most of them are all in my head. When building a trailer there is alot to think about. Total weight placed on the trailer, weight of the trailer. Do you want brakes. Do you want single axle or double etc. I have 2 or 3 pics right now but in a couple more weeks I will be almost done, and I will have alot more pics. Arnold
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                  • #10
                    Building your own trailer

                    Before replying to your post, I should have read all the post & thread. I
                    was under the impression that you were going to be hauling 4 ATV’s. If you are going to be hauling 2 ATV’s than all you have to do is build a 6 X 8, load them from the side. That will also be keeping your weight and cost way down. Not counting my time, I have less than $1000.00 in my trailer. If your interested contact me through a private message. That will make it alot easier for use to comunicate I’m sure I can help you out. Arnold
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                    Last edited by Maineiac; 06-04-2009, 07:30 PM.
                    Lincoln Idealarc 250
                    Millermatic 211
                    Spoolmate 100
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                    • #11
                      Last month I was gonna build a trailer for my weelers and I found that I could buy on cheaper than I could build one buy about 1500 dollors.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by FusionKing View Post


                        Man now that is one mean-@$$ed little trailer...stacked C-channel!!!
                        And by the look of those hubs a hefty axle as well.
                        Could there be a big diesel engine drive in your future or what?? WOW!!
                        You know it does look like some thing is missing.!!! Oh I know a big fat blue welder, Yea yea that's right a blue fat welder..... Bob

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by m.k.swelding View Post
                          Last month I was gonna build a trailer for my weelers and I found that I could buy on cheaper than I could build one buy about 1500 dollors.
                          Yup, I have a welding shop and wouldnt build one unless it was a specialty deal.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by t chassis View Post
                            i was just curious if anyone has any tips
                            Stay away from mobile home axles and tires. It's tempting since they can be found for next to nothing, but you get what you pay for.

                            Yesterday I spent 4 hours digging one out of the mud beside the interstate.

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                            • #15
                              well we have a bulletin board where people sell stuff locally around me its similar to a cycle trader but for more stuff....anyways there are some homemade ones in there for like 250.....so my plan was to buy one like this and make it what i want.....what do you think of this?

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