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  1. #1
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    Default Drop Deck Trailer

    Thought you folks might like to see a trailer I designed and built to load motorcycles and other heavy items from a flat position to a raised over the road position.

    http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/...king_projects/







    A simple hand winch and cables operate the whole mechanism. A set of 1/2" locking pins hold the whole trailer together while moving over the road. This trailer went to California and back........


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    Very nice, how is the pivot point made in the back ? I would be concerned about too much wobble where the bed of the trailer fits between the frame or isn't this an issue ? I'm looking to build a motorcycle trailer for my bike but I think Im going build it low and just tailgate it on. Eventually I want to build one to pull behind the bike as well.
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    Default trailer

    thats one fine piece of work for a trailer,well done

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    When the drop part mates with the main frame, it all locks together with a series of pins with clevis pins. Solid as a rock when all locked together.

    The rear pivot point is hinged on 1" pivots. Once the trailer is in the travel position, the pivot point handles no weight.

    The best part about it is the comments I get when folks see it in use!

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    Default Drop Deck Trailer

    Great job

    should put a patten on that one
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    that is way cool. you gotta get us better pic's of how it works, so we can all steel your idea and make one for our selves. i would love one like that for my quads.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

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    AWESOME JOB...Good IDEA!!



    Quote Originally Posted by rbertalotto View Post
    Thought you folks might like to see a trailer I designed and built to load motorcycles and other heavy items from a flat position to a raised over the road position.

    http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/...king_projects/







    A simple hand winch and cables operate the whole mechanism. A set of 1/2" locking pins hold the whole trailer together while moving over the road. This trailer went to California and back........

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    Novel idea my friend I would also like to see a pic from the rear of the trailer, if you have one. Very well thought out I'm impressed
    Last edited by BDJ; 03-02-2008 at 09:37 AM.

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    Very impressive, thats one of the most unique trailers I've seen.
    To all who contribute to this board.
    My sincere thanks , Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDJ View Post
    Novel idea my friend I would also like to see a pic from the rear of the trailer, if you have one. Very well thought out I'm impressed
    check out his link to pics in the original post
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