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Old 03-30-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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Uh oh. What have I done? I just bought this partially built trailer.

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Old 03-30-2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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Interesting, are those coil springs?

BTW, while you are designing your trailer, would you mind also designing a 5000 lbs load weight tandom axle 5x6 utility with dump function trailer with sides that fold down to accommodate transporting a 6 wheeler for me?
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:20 PM   #3
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Interesting, are those coil springs?
It's a custom built independent trailing arm suspension similar to this:



Kid who built it did a bunch of research on the Aussie's work (there's a few companies in Oz building this type) and then recreated it in stainless using readily available parts (Toyota Tacoma spindles and shocks, Mustang coils).

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BTW, while you are designing your trailer, would you mind also designing a 5000 lbs load weight tandom axle 5x6 utility with dump function trailer with sides that fold down to accommodate transporting a 6 wheeler for me?
Sure, I'll put it on my list of things to do. I'd estimate I'll get to it sometime in 2019.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:17 PM   #4
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I have a friend building one of these. He found this timbren suspension. I thought it was interesting.
http://timbren.com/
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:28 PM   #5
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I have a friend building one of these. He found this timbren suspension. I thought it was interesting.
http://timbren.com/
Yes, I was intending to use that when I built my own.. But then I found this one for a deal.

The only concern I have with the Timbren is damping...
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:05 PM   #6
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That is a cool start. I'll be following this.

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:11 PM   #7
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Yep, this should be interesting.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:50 PM   #8
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Re: Trailer Project

Made it into my garage tonight... After deflating one tire to get it under the garage door.

Wheel spacer/adapters on order and a pair of wheels to match the van so all wheels and spare are interchangeable.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:29 AM   #9
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Re: Trailer Project

so the project begin$.....
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:10 AM   #10
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so the project begin$.....
Yep. But when Adventure Trailers wants $7258 for one of their base flatbed trailers, I'm way way way ahead of the game! You gotta spend money to save money!
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