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    Mar 2010

    Default Building a Utility Trailer

    I am building a trailer to haul around my two atv's and mabye some wood or just about anything that you would use a trailer for.
    I am using 2x2 tube .125 wall and 2x2x1/4 angle all for the bed frame it is 7 feet wide and 12 feet long. With the torsion axle's I am using they are stubs so I had to put double frame rails down each side and the crossers are at 20 inch centers.
    I will be using 1x1 x.125 for all the upper frame sides covered in 3/4 expanded metal
    and the two drop gates for loading will also be 1x1 tube.
    the axles are 3500# with 15 inch tires.
    Question----- Do you think this will be to heavy? I wanted to make it strong and sturdy able to handle alot.
    And also a plant shut down that I did work at so I got a super deal on alot of steel
    tube,angle,flat bar pipe and so on and that is what i had to work with!!
    I will post progression pics to see what you all think
    Also I do alot of mobile repair but this is my first trailer build project
    Last edited by hjm; 09-09-2010 at 05:30 AM.

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