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Old 12-03-2009, 05:47 PM   #126 (permalink)
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I've finally got something to add to this thread.
Added a bedside toolbox from a long bed truck that hangs over the pipe on the front perfectly.
I built a spare tire carrier that sits on the front that holds two spares. They sit down perfectly even with the bottom of the frame. I welded the mounting bolts to the plates for mounting the tires and also welded an extra piece of tube to the top of the mount to run a chain through to secure both rims/tires in case someone decides that they need them more than me
I also wire wheeled and painted the entire underside of the trailer to eliminate the chance of any rust forming.





Those are pretty slick ideas.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:14 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Those are pretty slick ideas.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:10 PM   #128 (permalink)
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I have a few variations on the theme, just been going through our 11 year old 21k/27+5 goose that has seen more than a few hard miles and sprucing it up/relighting/fixing issues.

I hate having to chase down wiring gremlins so I went with a commercial outdoor weatherproof junction box so that it is easy to pop the cover and probe the connections. Everything runs through it and there is two switches on the bottom, 1 for a flasher circuit tied into the the running lights and another one that turns on the deck/back up lights. The deck/back up lights are powered off of the trailer battery and are triggered through two relays via either the switch or the back up circuit in the trailer plug and the relays also isolates the trailer circuit from the truck circuit if the switch on the trailer turns on the lights:
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Still need to finish off the battery mount, one 20A self resetting circuit breaker for charge coming from the vehicle and one 30A self resetting circuit breaker for the deck/back up lights and breakaway switch. The battery should run the deck/back up lights for ~3 hours and the flasher on the running lights for a couple of weeks as they are all LED's:
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Deck/back up lights are just two 100W floodlights from the local farm supply, does a pretty decent job:
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Landing legs under the pop up dove tail:
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Some might call me paranoid but I have had a few close calls with the slide out ramps sliding out on a few different trailers, ramp pins and pop up pins are drilled for pins with keeper cables:
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:35 PM   #129 (permalink)
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That's about the most number motorcycles that I have seen on a trailer!!!!
imagine the number of tie downs!
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:12 AM   #130 (permalink)
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imagine the number of tie downs!
Only 3 per bike, plus a few extras where they were needed.


1 tie down off each side of the handle bars that attach in line with the front axle, about 2 feet off to each side. The last tie down attaches as low on the bike as possible (Harley has a cross member or a foot peg works too), and goes straight back to an attachment right next to the rear tire.

I never load a bike any other way, even my motocrossers in the back of a truck. This is the best way to tie a bike down. If you use more than 3, chances are you are doing it wrong.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:04 PM   #131 (permalink)
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imagine the number of tie downs!
only 1
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:24 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Not sure is this has post yet!




THIS CAME FROM EXPLORER SPARE TIRE CARRIER
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:12 PM   #133 (permalink)
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love the tie downs.thats awsome.
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We've been doing some stuff to mine. Should be back finished by sunday.















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I'll play.

Here's a tongue toolbox I just finished for my trailer. All welded joints, no bends anywhere. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.











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Started out as a camper frame. Still not done, but coming along a little more all the time.











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Subscribed. Thanks for the great ideas.
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Here's a tongue toolbox I just finished for my trailer. All welded joints, no bends anywhere. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.


Come on. Really? 32nds? LOL Oh, nice job though.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:03 PM   #139 (permalink)
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Not too fancy but our trailer has E Track laid down around the outside of the trailer so we can place tie down rings where ever we want when towing lighter stuff. Heres some pics of how its usually loaded.
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Not too fancy but our trailer has E Track laid down around the outside of the trailer so we can place tie down rings where ever we want when towing lighter stuff. Heres some pics of how its usually loaded.

I like the dog box.
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How long would it take to cut through that with a abrasive cutoff wheel in a 12v drill, Id say 45 seconds tops, so it looks to me like your 45 dollar coupler bought you 15 seconds

I can and have taken those of with a single hit from an 8# sledge.

I run a pipe through the wheels and springs of an axle. Pipe has a flat plate on one end and a chain link on the other that one of those high security puck locks attaches to so that you can not get at it with a saw or cutters.

They would have to crawl under the trailer and saw the pipe with only 4in of clearance between the deck and pipe.

But they would probably not even notice it until the wheels lock up in the middle of the parking lot.
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I like the dog box.
Its actually two boxes on the front of the trailer facing away from each other, plus theres another one in the back of the truck.
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More info on this please!
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More info on this please!

It is a 7-way box off like a class 8 truck and trailer. Grote or Phillips makes them
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More info on this please!
7-way Terminal Box - such as this.
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some sick work by Bear Trailer Sports in CA
















more can be found here --> http://www.beartrailersports.com/car...-trailers.html
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^^^ Man that is nice!!
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some sick work by Bear Trailer Sports in CA
What is that?
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What is that?

Looks like the very back plate on that trailer where they recessed those nice LED tail lights..
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Wow a crawler AND two quads with out sacrificing added length, nice! As well so many little details.
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