Trailer picture thread


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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by smiley7504 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:02 pm



exactly.. after all...you are outside,no?


If Harley Davidson built a helicopter, would you fly in it? :lol:

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:11 pm

Of cour-sa-cus.
Happy trials to you... :D
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Photog101 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:25 pm

Back in 2006 I built my own motorcycle camper trailer. I was tired of sleeping on the ground and I wanted to be able to haul my two keyboards, amps and roady bag.

I used an HFT trailer with 12" wheels and narrowed it from 40" to 32" and built it out of marine grade plywood. I built it so that I had 15% tongue weight if I loaded it right. Since I finished the trailer in 2007, I have put over 10,000 miles on it and love the way it handles. I don't have brakes on the trailer, but I do use a swivel ball hitch. It handled great on the Dragon in "08 when I visited.

I usually get 42 MPG riding solo on the old girl. Pulling the trailer and two up I get a solid 33 MPG. Better mileage than any of my other vehicles.

The photos are from the maiden voyage. I can't find more recent ones on this computer.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by WingMeOver » Tue May 16, 2017 11:41 am

Just a 40x48 Northern Tool aluminum trailer with 1/8" aluminum diamond plate top. Rated at 1200lbs. I will carry 600lbs or less on a regular basis. Never exceed 600lbs. 2016 Wing with 23,000 miles on the clock.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by bstig60 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:53 pm

Here's my Time Out. Used it quite a bit last summer. 3500 mile trip coming up mid-July to Glacier NP and Olympic NP and back down the cost highway. This one the 1800 will pull.




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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by smiley7504 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:05 am

UPDATE...Took apart my home-built, and have planned a different plan for a new one.. Flips the other way.. over from the 40"side and the plan is to have it like a "pop-up" with very little set up. It is made from 3 aluminum hoops that I bent myself with a pipe bender and they sit in a square aluminum piece with holes drilled in them. It will look like a "Chuck Wagon".The reason for this is that the hoops will fit inside the trailer and when i set it up, I will push the hoops up to the top hole, keep them there with a linch pin. That enables me the height to stand up in the trailer. I am a short-ass at only 5'8" tall. When it is all done, (Hopefully) I will just fold it up and it will all be enclosed inside the trailer. Will post more pics as they are ready.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:32 am

Smiley, sounds good. Take some pix as you build.
WAIT A SEC. That's sounding a little like the old Apache trailer.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by captdecker » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:10 pm

I too got tired of sleeping on the ground.
1994 Kemp Kamp.
When I picked it up it had a very nice Coleman ice chest and I took it off. No like wet cheese and buying ice. In it's place I put on a 12/110 volt fridge.
On way home from picking up,


Last year at Wingding.


Tires are 5.70/8,full size bed with 14' of storage space, Lights are now LED's. Set up is very fast and easy.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by mybaybe » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:00 am

wow very nice trailer

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by captdecker » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:36 pm

mybaybe
I think so too. As stated it is a 94 very well made and I think was a bit on the pricy side then. Could be why thy are no longer in business. The only thing I had to fix was the slide to lock on the tent poles. After I found out they are the same ones used on boat tops, no trouble finding one.
Now it could use a new cover for when it in tow setup.
Over all I very happy with it.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:32 pm

I am really loving all these trailer pics and ideas, but I have not seen any "Wheel-less" trailers. . . . lets see some of those too everyone !
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:17 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:32 pm
I am really loving all these trailer pics and ideas, but I have not seen any "Wheel-less" trailers. . . . lets see some of those too everyone !
I was out riding one looooong weekend.
I made this wonderfully odd left turn passing the Moon.
Well I ran across this trailer & bike combo on Mars.

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I thought I got a pretty good shot of some red Mars rocks in the background. :P
OH, and yes the bike does that Jetson's sound... weep-weep-weep-WEEP-WEEP-WEEP-WEEP-WEEP
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:06 pm

Rotflmao ! thats funny, THANKS, I actually needed that today! :D
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Saskrider » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:57 pm

Hey everyone, Just completed building my tent trailer. The box measures 53" long x 36" wide (overall length just short of 8 feet) box and frame built out of aluminum, torsion axles, converted tent cot, twin 5lb propane tanks, carry my golf clubs, propane firepit and inflatable stand up paddle board with tons of room to spare. Have a composite step on the back for entry/exit and it unbolts and slides out and I built a frame that slides into the trailer frame to stand it vertically for storage.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Metal Mangler » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:42 am

I do like that. I guess that's a tent from Cabelas? Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by dingdong » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:39 am

Nice trailer. Good job. Question however. Is there a support for the center of the tent? Wondering about water collection when it rains.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:58 pm

dingdong wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:39 am
Nice trailer. Good job. Question however. Is there a support for the center of the tent? Wondering about water collection when it rains.
GREAT LOOKING TRAILER ! I second Ding Dongs question. . . . . how is the tent supported ?
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:05 am

Well, FRACK!! :evil: :twisted: I just spent the last two hours searching the library for photos, then writing a story and uploading photos, but while trying to re-arrange photos in my post preview I accidentally closed CHROME and now the whole thing is gone. Poo!
I HATE Windows 10!

That'll teach me to do serious work on the Win7 HTPC in my "man cave" instead of this PC I set up in the garage. (grumble-grumble) (this actually a bad thing to be said by an IT professional....) :oops:

Since this is after all a thread about trailers, I guess I'll just upload this photo from 2012 for the WingAdmin and a couple more, I'll get over my "GRR", and re-write the story again another time. Too late now, Gotta go to work in the AM.

1980 GL-1100 and 1983 TravLite camper trailer, cross-country in 2012. Can't wait to see how much I can't feel it behind my New-to-Me GL1500.
US-127 Michigan-Ohio border


Indiana 2012



Tent sleeps two, FULL-size air mattress fits perfect, I'm 6' 6" and can stretch out with plenty extra leg room.

Previous owner foto-bed
Previous owner foto-bed



The tent, bed, table and all folds up and stows on TOP of the main "bucket". the entire bucket below is open for gear storage, semi-accessible by little rear door when tent is stowed.
Free-stands on four adjustable legs to level it out. Unhitched from vehicle you want to put rocks/chocks under the tires to keep it from wobbling. Hitched to the bike it is totally stable, don't need to use the legs at all.

Previous owner foto-bucket
Previous owner foto-bucket

Barbeque grill bungy-corded to the spare tire....


Last year, Arapahoe Nat'l Forest, Colorado, 4WD Forest access roads.... Pulled by Jeep. You can see in this photo huge screened, zippered canvas windows, it has them front and back. Windows open wide up to be very nice and airy if you want. Zipped up we've survived a couple nasty storms and kept perfectly dry. Even barbequed steaks one time on the little gas grill inside the tent on the table, with the zipper windows open just enough to keep the air clear.


Planning a trip with the camper and the new 1500 to Michigan again this summer, can't wait.

I'll re-write the 1100/STD/Vetter/Interstate/Trailer/Mosh/Mix story again soon, and more photos to follow... If you look closely at the back of the trailer in the forest photo, you'll see added Amber turn-signal lights, I'll explain more about that later....

[edit]

More POO :evil:
So I spend another hour writing the story of the 2012 trip, went to preview it and the site tells me I need to log in again. Another hour of writing gone again! Guess I better start copying my work and pasting it to Notepad for safe keeping!

So I need to re-write TWO stories now..... GRR

Gotta go now...Almost 2AM and hafta get up at 5.... Two stories still pending..... :) I better submit this as it is before it disappears, too!! :o
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Saskrider » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:17 am

Hey guys, no real support on the top of that tent, I didn't show a picture of the tent fully strapped down, once it's open the roof doesn't have alot of sag in it. I have a rain fly that comes with the tent, thankfully (?) I havn't had the chance to try it in the rain, my plan is to use the rain fly and I use a tarp tied off to the back and 2 awning poles out front to give me some covering in the shade in sort of a lean-to fashion, should be enough of a slope to get the rain to run right off the back without pooling on the flat of the tent.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:53 am

DenverWinger, OH HOW I KNOW your frustGRRation writing up a short story or a proper amount of info and hitting the Preview, it's gone... or that GRRidiculously short Auto-Logout.
I can't do this on my phone but my PC, I'll hit CTRL-A then CTRL-C after nearly every sentence. BUT it seems I lose it anyway cause I'm too involved in getting it written & forget.
My GRIPE is the edit window is way too short.

I always wonder if it can be changed.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Chitimacha » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:04 am

2015 GL Series Hannigan Trailer
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by brianinpa » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:22 am

My trailer started life as a 14ft boat trailer. I sold the boat to a guy that didn't need the trailer, so I repurposed it. I took out about a foot and a half of the axle and shortened it quite a bit. With a 2x4 galvanized tubing frame, I am pretty sure I will never over load the trailer. The box is nothing special, just 4 walls and a lid to hold all the stuff I put inside it. When I take the lid off, it has a pair of folding legs on it so that no matter where I go, I have a table to work off of. It provides about 14 cubic feet of space and with the 12" wheels/tires it rolls along without any problems. I converted all the lights over to LED's and the rear "bumper" of the trailer holds spare tent/canopy poles.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:39 pm

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 SilverDave » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:03 pm

I've always thought it was important to " match"...

My cargo trailer is only 200 lbs, holds all my camping gear , pulls well,
....... and has a totally matching blue paint job and blue-black-pink pinstripe job ..

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Goldwinger55 » 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!


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