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  1. #21

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    You can BUY a full set of drawings to build that trailer plus about six to ten different trailers from Northern Tool/Hydralics for about $35.00. Takes all guesswork out of the project gives material list, axles to use and best of all an engineers's review of design stamp. I built a 40' 5th wheel hotshot trailer weighs 8000# and can haul 10,000#. PS. GO PENS

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    i started to put some ideas to paper. and for the record i did eye up a few trailers on ebay and a lot of them use 10 c channel frame for two car hauler set ups. when they are deck over designs most are I beam. correct me if im wrong (the crossmember thing was a fat finger at first on my part) but i like the idea of 16 center cross members works out even for the trailer.

    i also read from a few ppl who like there axle just a fudge closer than 2/3. Because even though the thing is 32 ft long. a lot of the time it wont have two cars on it. whats your thoughts on a 20ft 12 ft split?I dont think loading it to have tounge weight will be an issue. Plus if i dove tail the last two feel I pry wont use it much.

    like someone else said earlier. I want to build a strong trailer but I also dont want to over build it too both are not good or eff.

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    I think 4 what ur gonna do that should be fine but thats just me.

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    i have done a lot of welding but never took on a project of this size. a little nervous what to do. but there is a welding shop closing up near me and selling steel for .30 cents a pound! its hard to go wrong at that price. and a trailer is in my near future one way or another.

    I found axles for just under 1K with shipping and hangers from
    http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayIS...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

  5. #25
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    Building a trailer is pretty straightforward; we’ll talk you through it.

    Here are some more options.


    http://www.southwestwheel.com/

    http://www.pj-parts.com/catalog-axle-assemblies_1.aspx

    http://www.bigtextrailers.com/
    Caution!
    These are "my" views based only on “my” experiences in “my” little bitty world.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabefastcrf View Post


    i started to put some ideas to paper. and for the record i did eye up a few trailers on ebay and a lot of them use 10 c channel frame for two car hauler set ups. when they are deck over designs most are I beam. correct me if im wrong (the crossmember thing was a fat finger at first on my part) but i like the idea of 16 center cross members works out even for the trailer.

    i also read from a few ppl who like there axle just a fudge closer than 2/3. Because even though the thing is 32 ft long. a lot of the time it wont have two cars on it. whats your thoughts on a 20ft 12 ft split?I dont think loading it to have tounge weight will be an issue. Plus if i dove tail the last two feel I pry wont use it much.

    like someone else said earlier. I want to build a strong trailer but I also dont want to over build it too both are not good or eff.
    Mine is 21/11 tows amazing.. Im telling you now, there are 14k lb rated 6" and 8" channel trailers on ebay that are selling, and apparantly not too many have wrecked... I think you can make what you have work.... FWIW, the little torque tube I added helped alot too... It has hauled 9800 lbs of steel, 9,000 lb trucks, a jeep and a silveado.... list goes on.



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    Interesting thread. I was wondering if some of you who mentioned torque tubes could elaborate a little more. I am assuming the tube helps elleviate some of the flex common with longer trailers. I would welcome any insight. Thanks for any info.

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