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Old 26 June 2009, 16:19   #1
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Trailer Build

Hi,ive just made a trailer for my sib from scratch,after looking online at the prices i decided to have a go at making my own,it needed to be as transportable as possible as the trailer would have to go on the roof rack of the Landy as we tow a caravan to our destinations.
I decided to make everything up oversize so with rough plans i went to the local fabricators and got 50mm box section for the axle welded to 40mm for the tounge which is short in length to take another 50mm box(sliding over the 40) to make up the overall length(the idea is the detatch the towing hitch (50mm) from the 40mm to make it a bit better to transport about when not towing it.

I got some bits and pieces from my local trailer center and went to work,after a few nights work i think ive got a result,its not quite finished yet but i ill post a few pics for your viewing.
The pictures are not in order but you get the idea.
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Old 26 June 2009, 16:21   #2
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Few more Pictures.
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Well Done

A nice tidy job.

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Old 26 June 2009, 17:51   #4
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A nice tidy job.

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Thanks very much for the comment Nasher,its a bit of trial and error re the mudguard mounts as im not really happy as i think the guards will shake about whilst on the move,apart from that im quite chuffed,finishing touches will be done over the next few days.
Will post the finished article soon.
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Old 03 July 2009, 13:47   #5
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Looks good so far. Are you going to put any bracing on the cross member?
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Looks good so far. Are you going to put any bracing on the cross member?
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Bracing,good question,do you think it needs it,i am after some advice on this because it was mentioned to me by a mate.
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looks like you have made a decent job there but yes i would put some brace on the cross member ,for just launching on a decent slip you may get away without, but the state of some of the roads in the uk you only need go down a pot hole or through some road works and catch a raised manhole ;sorry inspection cover ,and you could twist it ,even some tubing with the ends flattened and bolted through would be ok or some angle .mart
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Cross Member a defo before you tow it! Nice Job! :Thumbs:
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cracking job - looks like one I used to have - defo bracing like one I tarted up a few years back
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Bracing,good question,do you think it needs it,i am after some advice on this because it was mentioned to me by a mate.
Definitley, go with the tubing method or angle as mentioned.
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