I have been searching for years for a trailer suitable for dragging behind my Jeep when we go camping. I finally found one that I didn't have to finance to afford and started building.
The day I got it--
Refinishing the wheels-
After a ton of grinding/painting-
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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.
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
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.