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Old 04-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #1681
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Still beating the trailer tire thing to death... ...but only because I'd hate for anyone to go through what we did with ours.

'They' will tell you trailer tires have a much shorter lifespan mainly due to their being used less. Check them out very carefully. Consider replacing them regardless. In any event, keep the correct amount of air in them.

Nice looking rig you got there. It's gonna be a load of fun!
The tires looked good (they were parked where they did not see much sun), but I will take a better look at them.

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As for the WDH, for that setup just about any of them will be fine. The truck and hitch (assuming you aren't pulling on the actual bumper) is probably rated for 500lbs tounge, 5000 lbs total WITHOUT a WDH so a WDH hitch wouldn't have to work that hard, if the 600lbs are correct and there are already airbags, I would get fairly light spring bars espcially if you are going to be on rough roads. I would be far more concerned about the bike touching the truck in tight corners (like backing into a camp spot).
Still need to do more research on this, after the modification the tongue weight will be around 600lbs with the bike and the GTW will be around 3,300lbs
And yes I will make sure the bike will not be in-bedded in the truck or trailer if it is jack-knifed.

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Everything DWayne said. It's very dangerous especially for a single axle trailer to be too light on the tongue. Like he said plus it greatly increases the possibility of severe sway or fishtailing, which can lead to really catastrophic events.

Make sure your welder guy knows what he's doing to modify the tongue and definitely get n accurate weighing on it before you tow at highway speeds.
I onced (years ago) towed my Baja, less motor, but with the transaxle hanging over the back on my 3 railed trailer............all was good until I got up to speed on the freeway

And I have a few friends that are great fab guys, but I am taking the trailer to a place that specializes in modifying trailers to make sure it's done right, the trailer frame will be getting beefed up from the tongue to the rear bumper.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:14 AM   #1682
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Pulled the trigger on this today.



Took it for a "test drive" today to see how it towed (just fine) towed it straight to a fab shop that specializes in modifying trailers to see if it's feasible to extend the tongue so I can have a rack built on it to haul the DRZ or Husky.................no problem they said



It's a 2010 15ft Jayco that has had zero use on it, and we got it for 1/2 what it sold for 3yrs ago.

Oh boy! Someone's taking me camping!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #1683
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Oh boy! Someone's taking me SNOWcamping!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:03 AM   #1684
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Inside pics road rash?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:13 AM   #1685
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when you say pricey you are NOT kidding. ($3500)
Anyone know of a comparable but much cheaper version of a little stove like this Kimberly? (post1712/1713)
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:22 AM   #1686
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Anyone know of a comparable but much cheaper version of a little stove like this Kimberly? (post1712/1713)
It looks like a fancy version of a "rocket" stove

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_stove
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:41 PM   #1687
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Oh boy! Someone's taking me camping!

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Hmm...............not a bad idea



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Inside pics road rash?
I'll post more pics when I get her back from the fab shop, but here is a link for the trailer, click on the pics, not the video.

http://www.forrestrvs.com/inventory/...SLX-154BH.aspx
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #1688
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #1689
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Made a visit to the Fab shop yesterday to check on the progress.





The center channel tubing runs all the way to the back of the trailer that will have a receiver hitch attached to it for carrying a bicycle rack or maybe TG's Ruckus if it doesn't affect the handling.
I am also upgrading the wheels and tires to 14in to handle the added weight.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #1690
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Made a visit to the Fab shop yesterday to check on the progress.



The center channel tubing runs all the way to the back of the trailer that will have a receiver hitch attached to it for carrying a bicycle rack or maybe TG's Ruckus if it doesn't affect the handling.
I am also upgrading the wheels and tires to 14in to handle the added weight.
Oh heck yeah! That'll do the job.

BTW, if you could fit 15" wheels and tires on there you'd have a lot more tire options.

Looking great!
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #1691
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Oh heck yeah! That'll do the job.

BTW, if you could fit 15" wheels and tires on there you'd have a lot more tire options.

Looking great!
The axles will give up long before the wheels and tires. I'd upgrade the entire thing if I were going to go all the way to 15".


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Old 05-04-2013, 05:56 PM   #1692
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Shouldnt be too hard to adapt this for motorcycle use.

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:03 AM   #1693
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Shouldnt be too hard to adapt this for motorcycle use.

Midget Bushtrekka.
Neat idea, but apparently the quality is a problem:





I would probably be simple to replace the problem part with something better, but it should not be necessary.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #1694
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Why do manufacturers allow their products to fail for cost cutting 50c parts?
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:04 PM   #1695
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Why do manufacturers allow their products to fail for cost cutting 50c parts?
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