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Unread 10-07-2013, 09:21 PM   #151
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I contacted DEI Equipment and asked about their black 4' trailers. His response:

Thank you for writing. It seems they will have them back in stock at the end of December. The warehouse is moving therefore they don't want to bring new stock until the move is complete.

They are selling the larger trailers at 20% until the end of October which is a GREAL deal.

If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate in contacting me.

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Ricardo Gomez
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So I sent Mr Gomez a reply thanking him for his quick response, and I also sent him the link to this thread and told him he needed to get them in soon! Sahara707 is going to cause him to have folks standing in line to purchase one because of his build thread.

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Unread 10-08-2013, 12:04 AM   #152
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Here's some more shots of the back. This time during the day so you can see more detail. I think my only concern now will be how sharp a turn I can make with the new cooler on without extending the tongue. I won't be able to open the jeep tailgate, but that's ok. My first trip, I'm not sure..

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This person came up with a brilliant solution for extending his trailer's tongue simply using some angle iron. And Sahara707 since the width of your trailer's tongue is the same as a 1/4" thick two inch receiver tube, you could sandwich one between the two pieces of angle on the rear of your trailer (with one bolt up through the receiver tube and through the bottom of the rear crossmember).

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/m...l#post16639481

Even if I don't extend my trailer's tongue (not currently planning to), I might get some angle iron and tie it in with my trailer's tongue to mount a 2" receiver in the rear. Two 3' - 3.5' pieces and an 18" receiver tube should do the trick. It would also strengthen the rear mount of the trailer tongue (under the center of the trailer box). Or I guess I could make the pieces each 50" long and tie the front and rear crossmembers together along with sandwiching in the tongue underneath the trailer box.

Something like this would probably give an extra couple of inches if that was all I needed:

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Unread 10-08-2013, 09:00 AM   #153
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Yes, unfortunately we sold out of our small trailers by the middle of the summer, I guess everyone was preparing to have fun in the sun! We are trying very hard to get these trailers back in stock before the end of the year. However as armyRN said, we are having a sale on the large trailers until 10/31/2013 which is a great, I have never seen the large trailers offered so cheap since I've been working at DEI.

http://www.deiequipment.com/buy/utility-trailers-cargo/

On a good note... we renegotiated our FedEx rates and received an extra 3% off and added new trucking companies (LTL) to have lower shipping rates for shipments to the East Coast. All these savings are passed to our clients.

I will post as soon as our small trailers are back in stock!

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Unread 10-10-2013, 06:58 AM   #154
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Almost finished with the tire carrier. Going to take it all off and put some fresh paint down. The tire rests on the bumpers and slips right on to the lugs. I really like how it turned out.

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Your trailer build is awesome and your spare solution excellent

I'm still working through the design of my trailer and debating if a dedicated trailer spare is better or share the spare w/ the Jeep.

My trailer is not going to be spending days off road and away from civilization. It'll be on all kinds of roads [interstate down to fire-trails] and light off roading across fields and such. It'll never be a more than a day away from civilization. It'll be used for camping and fishing throughout the mid-west.

Seems to me that given my mission, sharing a spare and saving time/space/weight/cost is a better way to go. If any of the 6 wheels needs repair I'm going to be a day away at most.

I recognize that the trailer tires will need to be a bit bigger to match the Jeep [but I'm not planning anything bigger than 32's that are on it now] but that seems to be the only 'downside' to me [given my planned usage].

Is there something I haven't considered?

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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:23 AM   #155
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Your trailer build is awesome and your spare solution excellent

I'm still working through the design of my trailer and debating if a dedicated trailer spare is better or share the spare w/ the Jeep.

My trailer is not going to be spending days off road and away from civilization. It'll be on all kinds of roads [interstate down to fire-trails] and light off roading across fields and such. It'll never be a more than a day away from civilization. It'll be used for camping and fishing throughout the mid-west.

Seems to me that given my mission, sharing a spare and saving time/space/weight/cost is a better way to go. If any of the 6 wheels needs repair I'm going to be a day away at most.

I recognize that the trailer tires will need to be a bit bigger to match the Jeep [but I'm not planning anything bigger than 32's that are on it now] but that seems to be the only 'downside' to me [given my planned usage].

Is there something I haven't considered?

Thanks,

John
If it wasn't for the 35" on the Jeep I would have shared the spare. But I thought that the 35" tires on the Jeep might have looked like one of those toy cars I had when I was young that had giant tires and engines sticking out of them.

I really did think of putting the ION Alloy rims on 15x8 and the same B.F. Goodrich M/T on. The only thing that stopped me was the $$$. Would of been around 700.00 +. I paid 70.00 for the tire + rim combo. Maybe when I win the California lotto.

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Unread 10-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #156
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My stickers came from Estonia today. Yes, Estonia. I didn't know.. Hope this keeps people off, probably won't.

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Unread 10-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #157
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Finally bought the steel tubing I needed. (Top Photo). Just need to make a few cuts, drill a couple of holes and weld it up. A snap, right?

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Unread 10-12-2013, 04:11 PM   #158
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Today I went to Outdoor Pro Shop and put the 65qt Yeti next to the 65qt Pelican cooler. The Yeti is so much smaller than the Pelican. It would fit a lot better on the front of the trailer. Mmmmm. The Pelican is free and the Yeti would be 350.00 ish. I'll deal with it.

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Unread 10-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #159
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Today I went to Outdoor Pro Shop and put the 65qt Yeti next to the 65qt Pelican cooler. The Yeti is so much smaller than the Pelican. It would fit a lot better on the front of the trailer. Mmmmm. The Pelican is free and the Yeti would be 350.00 ish. I'll deal with it. Sent from my iPad using JeepForum
Buy the yeti and send me the pelican. Problem solved! LoL

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Unread 10-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #160
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Installed some Rigid defused flood LEDs off the cargo rack. I had one rocker switch left in the Daystar Air Vent Switch Panels. (Front & Rear ARB lockers, ARB Compressor and now rear lights) Wired into the second Optima battery. Should come in handy at the campsite, unloading the trailer or if someone is riding to close. Just Kidding..

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Unread 10-17-2013, 06:08 AM   #161
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Picked up some snap on covers for the Rigid Industries lights. I'm in a holding pattern right now, waiting on the delivery of the cooler and working on the 3-axis trailer hitch. Also looking for some 3/16" steel plate to extend the tongue. Example of what I'm going to copy.

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Unread 10-24-2013, 06:05 AM   #162
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Pelican vs. Yeti Video

Pelican Elite Cooler vs. Yeti. Funny. :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrULp...ature=youtu.be
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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #163
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It's not all about me.

Off Topic. I could have bought rims and tires for the trailer, but I got a vacuum today. Wife 1, Jeep & Trailer 25.

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Unread 10-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #164
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3-Axis hitch is almost done. Need to buy a new 1-1/4 hole saw bit for the bolt that goes through the receiver. Some clean up on the welds and paint. I also need to build the receiver extension, something like the picture

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Unread 10-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #165
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Making progress on the hitch. Drilled the 1-1/4" 10.00 hole. If i have to drill another 1-1/4" hole, I'm ready! Starting grinding a little on the welds and it's looking better. Need to cut the bushing for the 1" bolt that goes through the receiver. Just high enough to tighten the bolt and let the receiver swing left to right. Hopefully the next picture will be a finished 3-Axis hitch mounted to the trailer

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