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Old 26 January 2018, 03:45   #11
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Ok back on the trailer project, I have now assembled the axial, suspension units and mud guards fitted, I am now thinking of the length of the bunks, as I have never use a trailer before do they need to run the full length of the tubes, I have fitted three keel rollers so they will take the majority of the weight, I was thinking around 1mtr to 2mtr as the Honwave is 3.8, any advice on this would be appreciated.
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Old 26 January 2018, 06:07   #12
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I have seen some with full length bunks and then some with very short ones. I suppose if it was me would try and make them long as possible which isn't going to be a nightmare when folding.
I suppose it all depends how far you plan on trailering it tomorrow short distances across campsites ect won't need much support but 50mile + journeys it needs to be well supported.

Only other thing I can add is to also ask you to build me one at the same time I want a trailer for my t38
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Old 26 January 2018, 10:12   #13
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Had another look at it today, I think about 2mtr would do it as I have used the keel rollers, the rear of the honwave projects about 400mm past the axial, so if I let the bunks finish level with the hydrofoils I could then attach a couple of brackets and fit the light board to them using sword pins to attach it.

You could use mine when it is finished, Most of the summer it is tied to a pontoon floating at the side of my other boat in a marina, really only need it when going on holiday, war department needs the kitchen sink in the back of the car when we go away for some reason.
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Old 26 January 2018, 13:58   #14
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I'm not going to lie about this. I have intentions of copying your design if you don't mind when there's plenty of pictures haha. As it's a rare thing to have a folding road trailer
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Old 02 October 2018, 07:07   #15
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Ok final adjustments made to the bunks and rollers, I have three ratchet strap points and an eye at the front to keep the bow down, when loading/unloading I need to chock the wheel if it is not attached to a vehicle but it is a one handed job to pull it on to the trailer if i use the transom wheels, I have not tried loading with the engine mounted yet but i do not foresee any problems, I have been on line and the Tyre pressure calculators are advising 17psi for the load and wheel size, any advice welcome, just the lighting to put to assemble now.

Yes I know it wants cleaning, on my list.
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Old 02 October 2018, 07:09   #16
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Trailer looks fantastic! Excellent job.

Im guessing it cost a lot less to make than the commercial ones? Is there any changes youd make if you had to make another?
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Hi Gazzago,

Yes a lot less but it is time consuming, I have only worked on it as and when as I was in no hurry, if I do have to make any modifications it would be very simple the way it is constructed, have a look at my other posts the info is there if you shop around you can get the parts at a good price.
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Trailer looks fantastic! Excellent job.

Im guessing it cost a lot less to make than the commercial ones? Is there any changes youd make if you had to make another?

Thinking about this last night, If I did not want to carry the engine on the transom I would have made it shorter but need it this length to get the support, less room for storage.
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