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post #16 of 39 Old 03-20-2014, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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It's pretty heavy. Weighs 1040 lbs.

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post #17 of 39 Old 06-24-2014, 11:27 AM
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What a great trailer! I have envy.

Can you show some pics of the adjustable tongue?

I assume you used a square tube within a square tube? What are the tube dimensions and how did you mount the 2" ball on the smaller tube?

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post #18 of 39 Old 06-24-2014, 04:57 PM
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Awesome trailer. How did the trip to Moab go?


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post #19 of 39 Old 06-24-2014, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! The trailer pulled great from Northeast Wyoming to Moab and back! Sure glad I built it!

I do need to get heavier hydraulic lifts for the lid though. Where did you buy yours if you don't mind me asking?

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I will try to get pictures posted of my adjustable tongue. Thanks for the comments. It was fun to build!

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post #21 of 39 Old 06-25-2014, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pictures of my adjustable tongue. The 2" piece slides all the way through the length of the trailer to the rear inside the 2 1/2" tongue. I have holes drilled in the tongue piece that slides about every 10" or so. Right now I have it expanded about 20" and can ultimately expand another 40".
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Yeah I had to post a picture of the Wyoming Bucking Horse too

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Just had to put a couple pictures up of my new AEV heat reduction hood. I think it looks pretty good!
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post #24 of 39 Old 06-25-2014, 01:31 PM
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Excellent work, thanks for the pics and explanation.

Much appreciated.

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Thanks! The trailer pulled great from Northeast Wyoming to Moab and back! Sure glad I built it!

I do need to get heavier hydraulic lifts for the lid though. Where did you buy yours if you don't mind me asking?

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Here is where I bought the lid's gas lifts for my trailer:
http://www.guden.com/ItemDisplay/10m...-Rod-22mm-Tube

I went with the GGS31-(weight)-I. I have a 150# and a 200#, which is about right with my lid having a rough top tent on it (lid is heavy on it's own). The "I" on the end of the part number comes with a metal fitting, which is what I'd suggest. I'll PM you the contact information that I have. They were about $55 for a pair shipped. Originally the lid had 100# lifts, but the lid didn't open well once the tent was put on top (the lid would stay up, but it was tough to get it going up). Note that if you go up too high, you'll have a problem with getting the lid down, that's why I have a 150 and 200.

You'll also need the mounting hardware, too, located here:
http://www.guden.com/ItemDisplay/Mounting-Hardware

The contact I sent you can help with getting the right one for the lifts.

Let me know if you have questions.


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post #26 of 39 Old 06-27-2014, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks grogie - I looked at the site. It was very helpful.

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post #27 of 39 Old 06-27-2014, 11:32 AM
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Very cool man that thing looks awesome

Is there any point to running MT/Rs on a trailer tho? Only asking cause I have zero experience in trailers and such...I'd imagine a A/P or tire specifically designed for trailers would be better on the road and be just as good off road right? Since they are drive wheels

It does look way more badass with the MTRs tho haha

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^I also have MT/Rs on my trailer, which match my Jeep so that the Jeep's spare works on the trailer too. Plus they just look .


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post #29 of 39 Old 06-30-2014, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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A lot of people ask "does that thing bounce like a basketball?"

It pulls very well actually and doesn't bounce at all.

I'm with grogie, I put these tires on the trailer for a purpose which is to have a couple of spares for my jeep.

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post #30 of 39 Old 07-03-2014, 09:18 AM
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That thing is awesome. Very nice work. Did you make the box as well?
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