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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:56 pm



Goldwinger55 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:48 pm
It's not a great picture inside my garage but I could use the threads help. I want to add a rear luggage bar to put LED lights for the rear. The current bars are individual round bars. The front bar is 19" long with the mounts as seen. Does anyone know where I can find a new rack bar? Preferably flat and rectangular where I can mount the 4" rectangular lights to and run the wires in the hollow section of the bar/flat rack itself. I'm trying luggage, cargo, and metal racks for motorcycle trailers but get everything but. The center section lifts up so I cannot put a full rack on it. Thanks is advance!
Even a hand drawing will help us understand your wants.
4" rectangular on the rear, is there room?
I'm sure you search 'motorcycle light bar', I see there's not much variables.


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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:02 pm

It's not a great picture inside my garage but I could use the threads help. I want to add a rear luggage bar to put LED lights for the rear. The current bars are individual round bars. The front bar is 19" long with the mounts as seen. Does anyone know where I can find a new rack bar? Preferably flat and rectangular where I can mount the 4" rectangular lights to and run the wires in the hollow section of the bar/flat rack itself. I'm trying luggage, cargo, and metal racks for motorcycle trailers but get everything but. The center section lifts up so I cannot put a full rack on it. Thanks is advance!
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:09 pm

I'm having some issue uploading the pic>>> It shows uploaded @1.1 MB but invalid picture type
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:12 pm

Goldwinger55 wrote:
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I'm having some issue uploading the pic>>> It shows uploaded @1.1 MB but invalid picture type
Windows. Open BITMAP, paste pic, do "SAVE AS" .PNG or .JPEG
The photo's internal PROPERTIES sometimes overwrites your file renaming.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:44 pm

Goldwinger55 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:09 pm
I'm having some issue uploading the pic>>> It shows uploaded @1.1 MB but invalid picture type
Let's try this one.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:00 am

I see the predicament.
If you're not wanting to drill holes in the body, from the frame, 2 'L' tubes/bars.
Heavy sheet metal mounted under the trailer body bent up for light attachment.

My trailer design had the same problem BUT I found a pair of flush to body
tail lights at a Flea market.
(not actual pix, for reference only)


IF this is to you're liking, make up an angled box in sheet steel, ABS sheet or fiberglass.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll take a rear shot of the unit to see the angled bottom and how the lights are mounted to it. I'll check to make sure I have the clearance for a aluminum l bracket for the extra light. My hopes are to mount the 4" superbright LED's to catch the attention of oncoming drivers. I have a brake flasher ready to install.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Metal Mangler » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:40 pm

Could you add a bracket under the aft end of the round tube on the trailer? You could even bend it up and to the center of trailer. Just a thought.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:39 pm

Thanks, I'll check when I get off work tonight.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:06 pm

Oh, BTW, does anyone know where I can find replacement luggage type rails in the picture anywhere? My searches do not render anything close and I maybe using the incorrect keywords.

Thanks, :)
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:12 pm

Goldwinger55 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Oh, BTW, does anyone know where I can find replacement luggage type rails in the picture anywhere? My searches do not render anything close and I maybe using the incorrect keywords.

Thanks, :)
We're 2 of a feather, those are hand grab handles.
BTW... slip a wood dowel in the hollow tube, any REAL weight or pull will bend it.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:48 am

I found out the rails are 7/8" stainless steel marine grab rails and the ends are called stanchions. I ordered 90 degree SS tee's to mount to the side rails and will mount lights to it. My source was iboats.com and here is a picture of the product. I will slip them over the side rails and mount the crossbar to them. Thanks for the hint about using a wood dowel for sturdiness.

I upload pics when I complete the unit.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:39 am

Goldwinger55 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:48 am
I found out the rails are 7/8" stainless steel marine grab rails and the ends are called stanchions. I ordered 90 degree SS tee's to mount to the side rails and will mount lights to it. My source was iboats.com and here is a picture of the product. I will slip them over the side rails and mount the crossbar to them. Thanks for the hint about using a wood dowel for sturdiness.

I upload pics when I complete the unit.
I found mine in the Van accessories, wallymart I think...😏40 some years ago.
I knew I was gonna get old someday & would need'm 😕 .
But they came in HANDY on my trailer. (ok to groan).
Mine are aluminum with thin steel tubes. If yours are SS, you probably not need extra support, but you know more on your use. If you do insert wood, seal the tube ends before assembly.
Look'n forward for foto's.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:09 am

I've added 2 bright flashing Signal Light's affixed to a stainless steel grab bar when I press the brake and the wires run through the bars. I've also installed 2-4 ft amber silicon strips under the middle edge for glow effect. One on each side and I'll mount 2 white led outlets with a switch inside the trailer for light. Testing the lights before final wiring wrap up. I want to connect the trailer lights to an auxiliary fuse box plus the LED strips are garnish lights on the bike to match. I taking pics along the way and will upload them. Final wrap-up on trailer b4 I start wiring the bike.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:00 pm

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* SOLD * SOLD * SOLD * SOLD *
Well, life has stepped in and smacked us hard, so I need to raise some bill money. On that note, I am offering up my trailer for sale.
I am told it is a NEOSHO from the 80s or so, it is HUGE at:
9 foot over all.
2.5 foot tongue
the box measures 6 foot 7 inches long ,
by 3 foot 7 inches wide,
by 2 foot tall

As you can see from the pictures, you can see it needs a new front door made and I have checked around and got there quotes :
1) New fiberglass door, build by a local boat shop $400
2) Vinyl tonneau cover style door , build by local boat upholstery shop $100-$150

The tires are two two years old and have less then 1000 miles on them

The trailer is wired with a 6 round plug, 5 wires for lights ( L.Turn, R.Turn, Run, Stop, Ground, and 12v HOT wire for USB, cig lighters or ____ ). The two square lights are NOT wired, and I do not know if they function, same with the lights on the bumper. The three lights on the rear are Run, Stop, Run with the 3/4 inch clear lights being AMBER turn signals. all wired lights are LED.

The trailer does have a swivel hitch.

Reach me here by IM, call me at (405) 401-5562 or we have decided we will be at Wing Ding on Friday Sept 1st for the day and will have the trailer there too.

I am asking $500 FIRM and am willing to meet with in about 200 miles of OKC OK ( 73008 ) for the fuel cost.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by bikrbob1 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:21 am


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In Denon NC

This a picture of my Combi Camper that I bought earlier this year, it has been to Daytona, Denton, Pigeon Forge and will go to Cherokee in October. I have pulled with the 1800 and the 1100 with no problems.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:07 am




Out in my front yard, the box opening is 32x32 inches and about 14" deep.

Lined inside with outdoor carpet.

has 5.70x8 tires on it, larger than the cheap 4.80 tires from HF.

The lights are my own configuration. The marine style on the frame are LED Running and Turning only.

The SEMA truck style vertical lights are for brakes only, there is a Pulsar strobe in the rear center panel. It flashes 10 times and goes solid.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Honda Hobo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:47 pm

Hello, When I go camping I take the refrigerator with me. If you can find an old refrigerator body, preferably 13 cu ft or smaller, with two doors, it makes a great trailer to haul your camping gear and have a built in cooler for your food and drinks.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:35 pm

Honda Hobo wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:47 pm
Hello, When I go camping I take the refrigerator with me. If you can find an old refrigerator body, preferably 13 cu ft or smaller, with two doors, it makes a great trailer to haul your camping gear and have a built in cooler for your food and drinks.
What is the loaded and unloaded tongue weight of that trailer and over all weight ? I really like the look of it and I assume you gutted the cooling/freezing parts of it ?
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:06 pm

I assume that you installed a water drain in the Freezer section??

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:54 am

Around me & my travels, I see several of these fridg's (1 & 2 doors) tossed out.
I want to kick'm up for you who want one but I don't have the space for storage.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by redial » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:48 pm

Be careful removing the working parts from a fridge, they do have dangerous gases that can cause serious problems (phosgene is one).
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Ravyn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:07 pm

Here's mine.





with the add a room
with the add a room


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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by captdecker » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:27 pm

Rayvn looks like mine tho it's white ;-). easy set up, a bit hard to fold up. I like it though.

This picture taken at GoldwingDocs meet.
Where you fine add a room?
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Ravyn » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:30 am

captdecker..... The add a room was with the trailer when I bought it. I think if I remember right it is made by Cabelas. I don't know if it is still available or not. Today I will go look and see if it has some sort of part number with the instruction papers.

















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