New trailer I built


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New trailer I built

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This is new trailer I built this winter :)
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Looks Great! Just cargo or a camping trailer?
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Looks like someone will need a TORCH to get in that. :twisted:
Looks good although do be careful of Wind Vortexes coming off those sharp angled corners both front and back.
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It was really windy today when I took it out , tried to drive on roads in cross winds as much as could. It did really good but could feel it a little. And am using it for camping. I like to camp in style lol
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My first trailer behind a bike was pretty much alike yours tho of wood. My one wind encounter that started trailer wobble was in the crossing a western desert. I knew what it was RIGHT away and made sure to not ride at that speed again for any long periods.
"IF" I remember (was early 80's) I stopped it by not only slowing down but doing a sweeping turn on a straight road. No idea why I did that sweep, seemed the right thing to do to change the resonance that was building.

IF you get that problem there's a simple homemade device you can add to absorb said resonance.
1-1/2 in. to 3 in. dia. PVC length of pipe, capped and 1/2 filled with antifreeze mix. Length? no idea. Could be disguised as a trailer bumper.
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update on new stickers i had put on! looks pretty good i think. I Thinking about having " Winging It" on the back side whats your thoughts?
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rescue1042 I like it. Hope it's all the space you need.
Suggestion: Have you consider a detachable 1/2 round or angled cover on the front?
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ya i have just not sure how yet
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rescue1042 wrote:ya i have just not sure how yet
Coro-Plast is light, cheap and easy to work with.


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