Eventually I want to switch to a 3 axis coupler for offroading as soon as I can afford one without refinancing my house so I picked up a section of receiver tube to convert the tongue to accept a removable coupler. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...20527-1426.jpg
06-09-2012 11:30 PM
Does anyone have any tips/mistakes learned? Bueller? Bueller?
06-10-2012 12:14 AM
I recently saw a post of an off-road trailer with a u-joint between the tubes, I dont know if the pressure on a u-joint being 90 deg from designed would be a huge issue, they are made to withstand a lot of torque, so front to rear pressure shouldnt be that much greater than lateral pressure, I would say use the largest u-joint you can find, go to a salvage yard and see if you can get a truck drive shaft and cut both sides of a center joint, near a carrier bearing, that will be the strongest serviceable point in a class 8 drive shaft
06-10-2012 09:32 AM
Never thought of using a u joint.
06-10-2012 09:34 AM
Why not just get a pintle set up?
06-10-2012 05:54 PM
I hate pintles. I'm military and have driven with them alot and that dang "bang, bang, bang" gets old really quick.
06-11-2012 01:32 AM
I just had a thought, you cant use a U-Joint unless its on a rotating plate so the trailer can tilt side to side independant of the Jeep on unlevel ground.
06-11-2012 07:56 AM
I had already thought of that. I was envisioning using a trailer axle spindle to give me a bearing surface and a threaded portion so it would be able to be disassembled for service.
Kind of, I was going to weld the spindle into a section of 2"X2" tubing to allow a receiver on the trailer side as well as the Jeep side.
06-14-2012 08:42 AM
Fenders going back on? Those looked as good as the tires.
06-18-2012 11:27 AM
No, the fenders will be replaced by "Jeep Style" square fenders. The original fenders were kinked in all the wrong places and the body shop told me they would never get them right if they tried to fix them.