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    #31
    Originally posted by Projectjunkie View Post
    Are you going to carry a trailer spare? If you're already thinking about the 7k axle it'd be nice to match the tow rig spare, sticking with the minimalist approach

    edit: or at least being able to grab the dump trailer spare, or stealing a wheel off of it at the last minor when you find an issue...
    Yup, already got a spare. They are the same size and pattern for my 5th wheel, so I can trade spares with that if I need to. I have some heavy duty welded wire mesh that I'll weld to the bottom of that open center area. I'll run a cable lock through the spare and set it on that mesh.

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      #32
      That's awesome!

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        #33
        Cool, a reminds me of Dune Buggy "T" trailers.

        For the tread plates it would be really easy in the future to just use "Cee" Purlin or "Reciever" Channel. Add dimples and done.
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          #34
          Originally posted by Projectjunkie View Post
          Are you going to carry a trailer spare? If you're already thinking about the 7k axle it'd be nice to match the tow rig spare, sticking with the minimalist approach

          edit: or at least being able to grab the dump trailer spare, or stealing a wheel off of it at the last minor when you find an issue...
          Have you ever tried using a spare off of a truck on a trailer? The truck wheels have way too much back spacing. Especially the late model stuff.

          I'll agree though, I'd be surprised if that axle hold up long. I know a hand full of people who had to go away from standard 7k car haulers because with a typical trail rig, they were right at the limit and the axles and tires didn't like it.

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            #35
            As much as I love the lightweight and low drag thought I gotta say I prefer a dual axle trailer for hauling heavy loads, especially vehicles.

            I lost a wheel off my trailer last year hauling a buddy's Zuk behind my bus. The bus is so damn big and heavy we never noticed the wheel left us. Could have been gone for hours for all I know
            Had it been a single axle trailer I woulda been fucked, at least a lot more than I was.

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            Jack of all trades, master of fuck all.

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ID:	204900 I've been working on some tie down points.

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ID:	206026 I finished a few more details and loaded one of my Jeeps on the trailer.

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                  #38
                  The side of the Jeep is going to look like it went through a sand blaster.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by TRINDU View Post
                    The side of the Jeep is going to look like it went through a sand blaster.
                    It's not done yet.

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                      #40
                      6 lug trailer tires make me think of a 5200 pound rated axle.
                      A JK is a heavy pig. All the wheelers I've ever seen on scales pushed 6000 pounds (some exceed that). Although stock specs imply somewhere around 4000 pounds, it'd not surprise me if yours were higher.
                      With the trailer have stout steel construction, I'd be curious what your final loaded weight ratings are....

                      Cause them tires may not be happy, when it's all said and done.

                      also; your welding is beautiful.... I think you'll like this trailer.
                      Last edited by TreeClimber; 3 days ago.
                      /wheeler

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by TreeClimber View Post
                        6 lug trailer tires make me think of a 5200 pound rated axle.
                        A JK is a heavy pig. All the wheelers I've ever seen on scales pushed 6000 pounds (some exceed that). Although stock specs imply somewhere around 4000 pounds, it'd not surprise me if yours were higher.
                        With the trailer have stout steel construction, I'd be curious what your final loaded weight ratings are....

                        Cause them tires may not be happy, when it's all said and done.
                        The axle is a 6k axle. Both 6k and 5,200 have the 6 lug pattern.

                        I've weighed my JK several times in different trims. Fully kitted out with fuel, tools, and hardtop it weighs just under 5k. 4,800 with no top and doors.

                        The tires are Sailun G-rated with a max weight of just over 4k each.
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ID:	210635 I finished off the last details on the trailer today and dropped it off at the powdercoater.

                          I installed 1/2" square tube for routing the wiring and built a mount for the toolbox.
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                            #43
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ID:	210640I also changed the rear lights to a more slim line design. It's 1/4" wall angle iron that the lights mount to, so that should be pretty drag friendly.

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                              #44
                              I didn't quite have time to finish the fenders, but I made provisions for them so I won't have to damage the powdercoat to mount them. The color I chose is Prismatic Powders Brilliant Gold.
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                                #45
                                I also added up the weight of all materials used and it's 1,125 lbs. I'm hoping it scales out at 1,200 or less. That's not as light as I wanted, but it's lighter than any tandem car hauler you can buy.

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