Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)


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Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:17 am



I do not know much about it, but I do know 3M makes a Panel Bounding epoxy that is used to skin vans and such. . . . might work in this application.


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Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Post by GaryRatliff » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:11 pm

Wow, very impressive; I envy your skills! I'm ashamed to post my build now, lol.

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Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Post by wildanimal84 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:38 pm

Pretty AWESOME build there compadre, kudos to you for it

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Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Post by GaryRatliff » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:55 pm

Very impressive build! I would love to have abilities comparable to yours. Looks like you have some very enjoyable times in front of you. Be safe.

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Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Post by millerized » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:34 pm

Taken out once. Been sitting in the weeds behind the house until this fall when I washed it to get rid of it.
Age old quote about 'just because you can, doesn't mean you should' comes to mind.
WAY too heavy, even with the electric brakes, for me to feel comfortable pulling. A Mini Cooper, Prius or other sub-compact, sure. Trike, GL or HD or other...maybe. GL1500,... just not comfortable for me. 1800 might be different?
I pulled the battery, the brake controller and the electric brakes, but all it would take to make it usable for a car/truck/trike is the battery reinstalled. (oh...and modify the 7pin to a 4 or 5pin cord. Everything else is still there.
It's either that or scrap it to keep it from cluttering up my yard next summer.
Never did get it weighed, but I would not want to try to pick it up.
Come Spring, first $1000 takes it home. Tent included and all the pretties included.
Some things just need tried to understand.

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Re: Trailer build (or stuff I do in my spare time)

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:34 pm

millerized wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:34 pm
Taken out once. Been sitting in the weeds behind the house until this fall when I washed it to get rid of it.
Age old quote about 'just because you can, doesn't mean you should' comes to mind.
WAY too heavy, even with the electric brakes, for me to feel comfortable pulling. A Mini Cooper, Prius or other sub-compact, sure. Trike, GL or HD or other...maybe. GL1500,... just not comfortable for me. 1800 might be different?
I pulled the battery, the brake controller and the electric brakes, but all it would take to make it usable for a car/truck/trike is the battery reinstalled. (oh...and modify the 7pin to a 4 or 5pin cord. Everything else is still there.
It's either that or scrap it to keep it from cluttering up my yard next summer.
Never did get it weighed, but I would not want to try to pick it up.
Come Spring, first $1000 takes it home. Tent included and all the pretties included.
Some things just need tried to understand.
Well that's too bad, but I guess that gives you the motivation to get to work on your Airstream, and learn how to use your new friction-stir welder, to avoid all those rivets. :)



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