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post #1 of 9 Old 08-20-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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New trailer!



So here the story of how I acquire this shady looking trailer. I had a job offer in Utah that I couldn't turn down. I didn't want to get rid of my jeep so I made the decision to drive all the way from mass to Utah. I had some stuff I wanted to bring but obviously couldn't fit inside my YJ. I looked into renting uhaul trailer, it was 800! No thanks! So I went on Craigslist and found this gem, perfect fit and seemed to be well built. I brought this trailer for 100. Packed all of my stuff in the trailer and went on the road 2 days later I brought it. 5 days, 2,500 miles and countless fuel stops. I made it without issues!

So I still have the trailer. I want to convert it into tent trailer. As of right now, the plywood are rotten and removed from the trailer. Prepping the frame for fresh paint. The axle are shot, square tube with some rust holes. I have no idea how it held up from the long trip across the country.

I am just building it up as I go along. I will replace the axle and maybe weld some metal sidings where the plywood was.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-20-2013, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Couple of more pictures





The hitch design are odd but very solid.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-21-2013, 05:21 PM
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Okay, that's cool to move to Utah! Lucky you! That was funny about the countless fuel stops... Oh yeah!

That is nice trailer to rebuild, and tow around on your adventures. And that is in interesting hitch. It looks like you could put the same size tires on it as your Jeep? I have that on mine so that the Jeep's spare works for the trailer too.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-22-2013, 01:25 PM
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I'll be watching this project. Take your time, do it right, looking forward to the 'in-progress' pics.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-28-2013, 08:16 PM
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Looks like it has a stout frame/good base to work from. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-01-2013, 10:59 AM
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bump^...any progress?

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-29-2013, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Not much progress yet...so far I replaced plywood and painted it. Then winter came..project is on hold until spring.
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-04-2014, 07:42 PM
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Interesting to see coil springs on that thing. What rating axle are you planning on? Good buy on a good start.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-05-2014, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah coil springs are interesting but horrible absorbing the road bumps, it become trampoline, bounces completely off the wheels if hit the bumps just right. Also sways side to side rubbing the tires against the frame. How it survived 2500 miles across the country, I don't know. I am gonna remove the coils and replace it with 3500 lbs axle and possibly yj leaf springs. That way it will be much more stable to tow. I am learning along as I go as I don't know much about trailers.
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