Well, after much thought and looking in my bank account, I realized I couldn't afford one of those excellent off-road trailers (such as Pikes Peak, etc.). I would love to have one, but at the moment I don't have the funds. So, I still needed a trailer to pull behind the TJ, and I needed to figure out how I was going to get one. I only needed something about 4-5 feet sqr. so I wouldn't have any trouble pulling it down rough roads.
My first thought was to build it from scratch. But, my welding is little bit rusty and rough and I just didn't feel I had the skill (yet) to build one from the ground up. So, the next best thing would be to get one of those small trailers. The ones at the big box stores were a bit high priced for what you could get so they were out. So, I thought I'd go with one of the little "red" trailers from Harbor Freight. I could shore it up with a bit of welding and get my chops back down before the next real build. They were dirt cheap and I had a coupon for even more money off.
So, this small build thread is about me and my construction of a trailer (sort of) starting with a pre-fab, bolt together, off-continent built "little red" trailer.
So here it is from the start after I got it all bolted together:
Edit: Excuse the poor quality of the pics, but they're being taken with my iPod.