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Well pretty close to being done. It will eventually be riding on 33's but for now Rocktoad's 30's will do. Thanks Todd for the wheels. I still need to paint the underside and mount my jerry cans. CHP inspection on thursday so I hope it passes (I may need mudflaps but so does the Jeep). <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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The CHP doesn't need to inspect your trailer,
but the DMV does so you can obtain a VIN plate to register it.

Tell the DMV rep you built the trailer from
parts you have aquired over time. Approximate
the value under 100 for the whole thing.
And, don't forget, before your DMV appt, you must also have a weigh certificate for the
trailer.

Have fun..

Sherpa
 

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the tongue looks kinda long.

but other then that it looks cool! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Richard Scott Massey:
<STRONG>The CHP doesn't need to inspect your trailer,
but the DMV does so you can obtain a VIN plate to register it.

Tell the DMV rep you built the trailer from
parts you have aquired over time. Approximate
the value under 100 for the whole thing.
And, don't forget, before your DMV appt, you must also have a weigh certificate for the
trailer.

Have fun..

Sherpa</STRONG>
I called DMV today to make an appointment and what she told me was I would be given a referral which I need to take to the CHP for the trailer to be inspected for the vin tag. Once I get the vin tag I can go back to the DMV. I called the CHP and the guy said I could come there first without the referral so I don't have to make 2 trips to the DMV. I am going to weigh it next though at work.
 

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Originally posted by beasttoyota4x4:
<STRONG>the tongue looks kinda long.

but other then that it looks cool! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
It's a little over 4' long. If I decide to go with a ball hitch later and remove the pintle I've still got plenty of tongue left. It's also easier to back. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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Its great to live in Texas. All you do to register a home-built trailer is go down to the tax collector and tell them you've got a home-built and pay for the plates. No inspections, no trouble.
 

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Well I was talking to friend of mine tonight and he said he didn't have to go to the CHP for an inspection when he built his trailer. I think monday I'm going to call the DMV office in Turlock and see what's up. That's where he registered his trailer. DMV=
 

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In Oregon, you just build the trailer and use it. Fora a trailer that small, NOTHING is needed. no title, vin, or inspection. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by beasttoyota4x4:
<STRONG>the tongue looks kinda long. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
chicks like long tongues
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Originally posted by 4BANGERYJ:
<STRONG>
Originally posted by Richard Scott Massey:
[qb]The CHP doesn't need to inspect your trailer,
but the DMV does so you can obtain a VIN plate to register it.

Tell the DMV rep you built the trailer from
parts you have aquired over time. Approximate
the value under 100 for the whole thing.
And, don't forget, before your DMV appt, you must also have a weigh certificate for the
trailer.

Have fun..

Sherpa</STRONG>
I called DMV today to make an appointment and what she told me was I would be given a referral which I need to take to the CHP for the trailer to be inspected for the vin tag. Once I get the vin tag I can go back to the DMV. I called the CHP and the guy said I could come there first without the referral so I don't have to make 2 trips to the DMV. I am going to weigh it next though at work.[/QB]
I like the trailer it looks nice...
On the DMV issue:

Trust me here, I've been building trailers
since high school.. (that's along time ago)
DMV will inspect it at their office.

here is what you gotta have:

trailer needs to be present at time of
your DMV appt.

You must have a certified-scale weight
certificate with you to reg the trailer.

must have operational lights, fenders, etc.

that's it.....

don't forget to tell them it was built
from junk you had collected over time,
and the entire thing is less than $100.00
(this will make your fees lower for annual
registrations)....

Turlock shouldn't be new to home-built
trailers either, but the CHP doesn't need
to be involved in the picture here at all.

BTW, nice work, is the diamond plate of
steel or aluminum??

Sherpa
 

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very nice <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Do you have any pics of the work in progress? Nice trailer. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>Looks clean, how much time and money do you have into it?</STRONG>
Thanks. I've been working on it off and on for a couple months. I've got around $200 in tubing and diamond plate. $140 something for axle and springs, hangers, etc. $70 for Led taillights. $30 for the pintle hitch (I think?) $24 for fenders. All total with paint, grinder discs, hinges, latch, etc. I'm probably around $650.00 or so total on it.
 

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Originally posted by Richard Scott Massey:
<STRONG>I like the trailer it looks nice...
On the DMV issue:

Trust me here, I've been building trailers
since high school.. (that's along time ago)
DMV will inspect it at their office.

here is what you gotta have:

trailer needs to be present at time of
your DMV appt.

You must have a certified-scale weight
certificate with you to reg the trailer.

must have operational lights, fenders, etc.

that's it.....

don't forget to tell them it was built
from junk you had collected over time,
and the entire thing is less than $100.00
(this will make your fees lower for annual
registrations)....

Turlock shouldn't be new to home-built
trailers either, but the CHP doesn't need
to be involved in the picture here at all.

BTW, nice work, is the diamond plate of
steel or aluminum??

Sherpa</STRONG>
Well this is my first attempt at building a trailer so I was going off the info I originally received from the DMV yesterday. I will call again on monday and see if I get a different story. As far as the diamond plate goes it's steel. 12 gauge for the floor, tailgate and piece on the tongue. 14 gauge for the sides. The only aluminum diamond plate I used was around the lights. Thanks for the infor. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by SweetCJ7 aka. Allen Kurtz:
<STRONG>Very cool! What are the dimensions on that bad boy?</STRONG>
The box is 6' long and 44" wide outside dimensions. Tongue is 4' 2" and the axle wms to wms is 60". <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Sloan:
<STRONG>Do you have any pics of the work in progress? Nice trailer. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
This is the only pic I have of it in progress.
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Very nice. I will have an extra set of 4" FJ 40 springs soon and I was thinking of using them to make a trailer. Also using the trailer tires that would be 35" for spares. Thanks for the Pic. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Kenith Dale Weisler:
<STRONG>
Originally posted by beasttoyota4x4:
[qb]the tongue looks kinda long. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
chicks like long tongues
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