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post #796 of 2755 Old 08-21-2013, 07:43 AM
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Link to the corner brackets?


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post #797 of 2755 Old 08-21-2013, 08:48 AM
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Link to the corner brackets?
I don't have a link but I ordered them from redtrailers.com. They are the corner stake rack connectors which come in a full set (left & right).

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Those are the ones!

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post #800 of 2755 Old 08-21-2013, 12:29 PM
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I don't have a link but I ordered them from redtrailers.com. They are the corner stake rack connectors which come in a full set (left & right).
Are you getting these?

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post #801 of 2755 Old 08-21-2013, 01:22 PM
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Yeah, with any luck I should have everything put together this weekend.

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I've always found redtrailers to be a little on the expensive side. However, sometimes they've got what you're looking for when you can't find it anywhere else.

Like replacement fenders only slightly larger. I've been wanting some slightly longer and wider fenders for my trailer ever since I put the bigger tires and wheels on it. I found these at redtrailer a while back:

http://redtrailers.com/ShowItem.asp?id=SJ8512-22

They're 3.5" longer, and slightly wider and taller (I had talked with them months ago) than the factory fenders I have on there now. I wanted to keep the flat fender style so I could sit stuff on top of them. I measured, and they won't interfere with my little gas cans mounted on the trailer's side (close, but it'll work). And it will give me just a little more clearance between the fender and gas can since they'll be a little further back than when I originally measured for them due to the suspension change moving the axle slightly rearward.

When I asked redtrailer what the measurements of these replacement (20") fenders were, they said (quote): "THE REPLACEMENT FENDERS ARE TOP LEFT TO RIGHT 7 & 3/4 INCHES AND THEY ARE 7 & 3/4 INCHES TALL, THANKS".

When I put the new suspension on my trailer, it moved the axle back less than an inch (an inch at the most anyways), but I can notice it. Can you see how the tire isn't centered under the fender in the picture? Anyways, when I finally get these fenders and mount them I'll make sure the tire is centered.
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I've always found redtrailers to be a little on the expensive side. However, sometimes they've got what you're looking for when you can't find it anywhere else.

Like replacement fenders only slightly larger. I've been wanting some slightly longer and wider fenders for my trailer ever since I put the bigger tires and wheels on it. I found these at redtrailer a while back:

http://redtrailers.com/ShowItem.asp?id=SJ8512-22

They're 3.5" longer, and slightly wider and taller (I had talked with them months ago) than the factory fenders I have on there now. I wanted to keep the flat fender style so I could sit stuff on top of them. I measured, and they won't interfere with my little gas cans mounted on the trailer's side (close, but it'll work). And it will give me just a little more clearance between the fender and gas can since they'll be a little further back than when I originally measured for them.

When I asked redtrailer what the measurements of these replacement (20") fenders were, they said: "THE REPLACEMENT FENDERS ARE TOP LEFT TO RIGHT 7 & 3/4 INCHES AND THEY ARE 7 & 3/4 INCHES TALL, THANKS".

When I put the new suspension on my trailer, it moved the axle back less than an inch (an inch at the most anyways), but I can notice it. Can you see how the tire isn't centered under the fender in the picture? Anyways, when I finally get these fenders and mount them I'll make sure the tire is centered.
I've looked at the fenders and they are longer, but are they any wider? Redtrailers give dimensions on a lot of there fenders except for the three replacement ones?

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post #804 of 2755 Old 08-25-2013, 11:13 AM
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thought i would share picked up this little guy for 35 bucks the sides and bottom was rotten so i replaced and now waiting on wheel spacers to fit the tire/wheel combo on its 5 1/2 feet long by 3ft wide i think it will work perfect for me going to build a set of shackles since it doesnt have any and prime and paint the sides and bottom and order or make some fenders on top of all this i lucked out and the axle is 5 on 4.5 lug pattern
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thought i would share picked up this little guy for 35 bucks the sides and bottom was rotten so i replaced and now waiting on wheel spacers to fit the tire/wheel combo on its 5 1/2 feet long by 3ft wide i think it will work perfect for me going to build a set of shackles since it doesnt have any and prime and paint the sides and bottom and order or make some fenders on top of all this i lucked out and the axle is 5 on 4.5 lug pattern
Wow! Nice pickup.
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post #806 of 2755 Old 08-25-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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I've looked at the fenders and they are longer, but are they any wider? Redtrailers give dimensions on a lot of there fenders except for the three replacement ones?

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The one's I'm looking at are 20" from hole to hole (compared to ours which are 16.5" from hole to hole as I recall). I'm looking at them mainly for their longer advantage, but a little wider and taller would be nice.

And they said they were 7.75" across the top (left to right), and 7.75" tall from the email I received a while back from redtrailer. If I remember correctly, these were a little wider and taller than what came on my lil black trailer. I don't remember how much though. I'd go out and measure to see how much larger, but Afghanistan is a long way from TN.

Would you do me (us) a favor and measure the ones from your trailer and see how wide they are across, and how tall they stand and let us know what you get?
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post #807 of 2755 Old 08-26-2013, 05:45 AM
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The one's I'm looking at are 20" from hole to hole (compared to ours which are 16.5" from hole to hole as I recall). I'm looking at them mainly for their longer advantage, but a little wider and taller would be nice.

And they said they were 7.75" across the top (left to right), and 7.75" tall from the email I received a while back from redtrailer. If I remember correctly, these were a little wider and taller than what came on my lil black trailer. I don't remember how much though. I'd go out and measure to see how much larger, but Afghanistan is a long way from TN.

Would you do me (us) a favor and measure the ones from your trailer and see how wide they are across, and how tall they stand and let us know what you get?
L = 21.75
w = 6.5
H = 6.5
Amor Rex has a site for black trailer parts. I'll check with them. I really could use a fender that was between 8" to 10 ". Less of a spacers?
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post #808 of 2755 Old 08-26-2013, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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L = 21.75
w = 6.5
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Amor Rex has a site for black trailer parts. I'll check with them. I really could use a fender that was between 8" to 10 ". Less of a spacers?
Cool; an inch and a quarter wider, and an inch and a quarter taller. Thanks for the measurements! I remembered they were wider and taller; I just didn't remember by how much. I might have to do something different with the frame mounted fender offset brackets depending on how much more the fenders cover the tires (although only being 1.25" wider it might be ok).

For yours it would be nice if you could mount the fenders directly to the side of your trailer box (with no spacers); for me that's not really an option.

I'll have to do some measuring when I get home. It looks like with the additional 1.25" width it will bring it about to the edge of the tire. Here are pictures of it set up currently; maybe it will center the tire tread under the fenders now:
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Maybe something like one of these for you trailer Sahara707?

1. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...OME-_-Trailers + Trailer Parts>Trailer Fenders-_-12693

2. http://www.sturdybuiltonline.com/Gal...nch_p_368.html

How wide do you need/want the fenders?
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Sorry in advance for the rant... but wanted to share my pain from this past weekend.

So I am headed out to the Badlands Off Road Park in Indy for Labor Day weekend and was spending this past weekend prepping my trailer. I was building a lid for it and wanted to go a step beyond the simple plywood cover. I got some Maple 1x2's to make an outer frame that the plywood sheet would fit inside of. I did this because I wanted a clean outside edge that would be very robust. Mable is a good hardwood, but OMG, the batteries for my drill are getting old, but I had to use 3 different size bits to get the hole up to size and only got 2 holes (with countersinks) per charge. it took the whole weekend of drill to holes-wait 2 hours-and repeat.

The end result was awesome, I have a very nice (but heavy) lid that is perfectly square. Square turned out to be my next issue, fitted the lid to the trailer and found that it really highlighted how out of square my trailer box is. Granted, each side is within a 1/4" of square, but it is off enough that my keyed latches would not work. Now to get some washers to try and shim everything square.

Sorry for the rant, but to those currently building a box, please learn from my pain... a 1/4" out of square is a lot once you try to build the lid.
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