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Unread 09-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Think it's worth it?

Been looking for a trailer to tow behind the TJ and find this gem on Craigslist. Guy's asking 500.

Not a big trailer buyer, so looking for opinions?



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Unread 09-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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I think it'd be pretty tough to build for under that. Go for it
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Unread 09-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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Just looked at it. Very well built... Take a look at these tail light mounts...
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Unread 09-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #4
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they look like PVC?

Add some fender flares and it'll look sick.
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Unread 09-15-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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they look like PVC?

Add some fender flares and it'll look sick.
Oh no sir... 1/4" wall steel tube welded to the body. The body is 3/16" diamond plate over 2"x2" tube frame. Painted with bed liner. All welded very nicely.

He could probably get more.
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Unread 09-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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well did you buy it?
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Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
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Unread 09-15-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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well did you buy it?
I'm going back for it Monday. Need to wire up a light connector and get a 2" ball.

This thing is pretty slick.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 01:27 AM   #8
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sweet, looking forward to more pics.
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For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
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Unread 09-16-2012, 09:28 AM   #9
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Another photo
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Unread 09-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #10
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You say it looks like a quality build. Okay.

Tires and wheels, 200 bucks minimun.
Axle, 100
Lights, 30-50 bucks, depending on "whole kit" price
wiring, 30 bucks
tow rig and trailer wiring connector, 15-30 bucks (plastic or metal)
trailer tounge, 25 bucks, give or take
metal, maybe a cupla hundred, maybe less

wiring tow rig if not already equipped ( if you buy or build, same for both, so moot point)

time to create, welder to weld, and other tools to build... your call


I vote buy it!

oh, BTW... are safety chains required in your state for that size trailer?
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Unread 09-16-2012, 12:18 PM   #11
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After considering the pros / cons, I Decided to pass... need other mods more right now.
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