I've been pricing out everything for the past couple days. It should be similar to your build with a few minor tweeks. I have been thinking alot about tire size in relation to the size of the trailer. I know you have 27.4" tires on your build, but I was thinking around 31"-33" tires. I'm wondering how less room I'd have on either side of the trailer in front and behind each tire (Would there be enough room to mount a Jerry can uprite), or a propaine tank?
Another question I have on the model you have is the amount of room you have on the tongue? The dimensions of the triangle? I went exploring on the Harbor freight website and was wondering if the Trailer Tongue toolboxes they sell are to big? The cheap one I found -- http://www.harborfreight.com/steel-trailer-tongue-box-65439.html
Inside dimensions: 14" L x 20-3/4" - 33-1/2" W x 12-3/4" deep
Any updates on your trailer?
Nothing new on the trailer. It's still sitting in the garage being used as an empty box holder, waiting for our next adventure.
I've thought about a trailer tongue box before, but then I'd have to move the spare. I could put the spare on the back of the trailer, but then I wouldn't have the gas can. I decided I didn't really need the extra space the trailer tongue box would provide.
Anyways, I went out and took some measurements on the trailer. These are based on my 205/75/15 tires that really measure 26.75" unloaded (I measured the spare).
These distances (unless otherwise stated) are measurements at the frame level height (where the tire sits at the same level as the frame, not the furthest it protrudes front or rear).
Looking at the side of the trailer (first picture):
From front of frame to edge of tire - 18"
From front of frame to front edge of fender - 17"
From rear of frame to edge of tire - 13"
From rear of frame to edge of fender - 12"
From backside of tail light to edge of tire (at the frame level) - 7"
Closest distance from tail light to edge of tire - 4"
Looking at the front of the trailer (second picture):
Frame width - 40"
Width of the "triangle" where it exits the front of the frame - 25"
Distance forward from frame to tip of the "triangle" - 20"
Length of the trailer tongue from frame edge to end of ball mount - 36"
So you have an additional 16" from the tip of the triangle to the end of the trailer tongue.
(the "Red" trailer's tongue is 10-12" shorter than the "Black" trailer's)
Width of a Blitz Gerry can holder - 15"
Depth of a Blitz Gerry can holder - 7"
The flat gas cans like I have mounted on the back of the trailer works well for me. It holds 4 gallons, and some brands (I think Rotopax) are stackable (third picture).
I hope this helps you. Good luck, and let us know how we can help you.
Please post pictures of your finished trailer, and include measurements (i.e.: axle hub face to hub face measurments, wheel backspacing and width), part numbers, etc. I'm sure others like the idea of putting tires on their little trailer that match their Jeep's tire/rim package. Take careful measurements before you go getting your axle - you don't want it too wide or not wide enough (you'll want about 1.5 - 2" clearance between the sidewall edge of the tire and the trailer frame). And if you're going with 31" or 33" tires, you'll probably need a heavier duty axle than the 1800lb axle I used, and you'll definitely need to find some other fenders (factor fenders in when thinking about mounting Gerry cans on the sides of the trailer).
Between the head of the bolt for the springs and the side of my tire the measurement is 1.25". The head of the spring bolt sticks out further than the edge of the frame. Something to keep in mind when deciding on larger tires and axle width. With the 12" tires, the tires aren't large enough to reach that far.