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jode 10-19-2013 07:45 PM

4X8 Offroad Trailer w/ minivan axle
 
I whipped this little baby up and recorded the video in case people ever wanted to see how it was done. I was lucky enough to have a set of matching rims so the wheels match my Jeep - I think it looks pretty sharp, and so far, it has been good offroad (in terms of clearance) although I plan to invert the axle to get a bit more clearance between the wheels. Anyway, have a look if you have a few moments and let me know what you think:
http://youtu.be/9oNaoI5MuhU
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schitzangiggles 10-19-2013 07:55 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oNao...ature=youtu.be
Your youtube link has issues.

But the build is sweet.

dodger889 10-20-2013 07:31 PM

The only thing I see that should be changed is the tongue length. It looks to be about 5 to 6 feet long. It should be about 3.5 to 4.5 ft long.

jode 10-25-2013 10:10 PM

Yeah, the tongue length is excessive. On the other hand, I kinda like it. It takes a bit of weight off the tow vehicle and allows me to do some technical backup maneuvers. When I built it, I thought I might put a tongue box or bike racks on it, but it's looking like I might not do that afterall...

schitzangiggles 10-26-2013 09:59 AM

The longer tongue make it more stable at speed and makes backing EASIER not harder.
Shorter the trailer the harder it is to back up. I can parralel park my semi with a 53ft tailer, but ask me to do the same with my YJ and my little trailer, you would think I have never backed a trailer in my life.


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