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    Can't help much with your specific questions, but I"ll at least make sure you know about www.championtrailers.com. I've been very pleased with their prices and delivery for trailer parts. Much cheaper than I can buy stuff at trailer supply shops in town, and it's good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SundownIII View Post
    thito01,

    Not saying you're not capable of building said trailer. You seem to have a good idea about what must be done to insure safety.

    Think you'll find that by the time you buy all your materials at retail (steel, axles, wheels, brakes, hitch connector, lights, etc) you'd be ahead of the game by having somebody like Dabar39 (Commercial trailer builder) build it for you to your specs.

    If you haven't bought any steel in a while, be prepared for a "shock". Here in Virginia, steel has gone up nearly 30% in the last 6 mos. It's supposed to be headed down, but I haven't seen it yet.Just a thought.

    Hey Sundown III,
    Cost is not the only consideration. Many lessons are learned by fabricating your own trailer including a great deal of practicing why we are all on this board...welding. I enjoyed building my trailer very much, and learned a great deal.
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    Learning to weld by building something to be towed on the highway makes as much sense as running for President when you've never done anything more than community organizing. Oh, wait; nevermind...

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    I priced out mat. for a 5x12 tandem and was at 400.00 and no tires or wheels. Threw away mat. list and bought a 5x12 for 850.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Hey Sundown III,
    Cost is not the only consideration. Many lessons are learned by fabricating your own trailer including a great deal of practicing why we are all on this board...welding. I enjoyed building my trailer very much, and learned a great deal.
    Nick

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    Nick,

    You see thito01's "Project" that will ride in the trailer? Looks like he'll have plenty of Practice material


    thito01,

    Is this for riding on tracks that are no loner used by the RR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    thito01,

    Is this for riding on tracks that are no loner used by the RR?
    Active tracks are rented over weekends for groups. Anybody interested in the hobby should check out NARCOA. It's a lot of fun. You don't have to own a speeder (track car) to to experience it. Most runs have some open seats for guests.

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    Thanks for the Link- I had seen them here in California riding through the Sierras on a Local TV show "California's Gold"

    Pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    Thanks for the Link- I had seen them here in California riding through the Sierras on a Local TV show "California's Gold"

    Pretty cool.
    And not that expensive a hobby. A LOT less than a boat. You can get a small rough, but ready to run, speeder for about $2k-3k.

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    thito01
    I agree with SundownIII. Dave(Dabar) I think is only 2 or 3 hours away from you, might want to let him build it....His prices are VERY reasonable!!!!!!!!!
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