The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Road Rash

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    The tires looked good (they were parked where they did not see much sun), but I will take a better look at them.

    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.

    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 :eek1

    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.
  2. Mr. Fisherman

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  4. Hodag

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    Inside pics road rash?
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    Anyone know of a comparable but much cheaper version of a little stove like this Kimberly? (post1712/1713)
  6. dwayne

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    It looks like a fancy version of a "rocket" stove

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_stove
  7. Road Rash

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  9. Road Rash

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    Made a visit to the Fab shop yesterday to check on the progress.

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    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.
  10. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Oh heck yeah! That'll do the job. :clap

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

    Looking great!
  11. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    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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  12. Andylaser

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  13. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Neat idea, but apparently the quality is a problem:

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ruW3q-oUuMc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YSotaetOkQY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I would probably be simple to replace the problem part with something better, but it should not be necessary.
  14. Andylaser

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    Why do manufacturers allow their products to fail for cost cutting 50c parts?
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    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Bean counters.
  16. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    And that $330 is just for the lower piece - the tentcot is sold separately, though shown in the trailer product. That's another $170-$190. $520 is a lot for something with cheap parts. I'd rather get an old Burley and fab it up myself.
  17. Aghartha

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    There's no way I'd want to drag all that shit behind me on a bicycle, and I'm pretty doubtful it would hold up behind a motorcycle. Seems like a solution looking for a problem.
  18. Road Rash

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    Had the tongue extended 3ft with expanded metal on the deck, a receiver hitch on the rear, attached to the square tubing which runs from the tongue to the rear of the trailer, up graded to to 14" wheels w/tires rated for 3,600 lbs, axle checked to make sure it will handle the added weight (180lbs in material), weight distributions bars added with a heavy duty hitch.

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    I'm going to do a couple of shake down runs before I add the bike to the tongue (I will bolt on a aluminum rail for my bike), just to make sure the Colorado will be OK with the added weight (I'll be close to 3k lbs loaded w/o the bike).
    Tranny cooler is next on the list.




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    The Fabshopz http://www.fabshopz.com/ did a excellent job fabing the trailer to my needs. :thumb

    I'll post some pics of the inside soon.
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It is probably perspective, but the tongue looks like it has significant deflection from this photo!

    Jim :brow
  20. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    Hey Tom, nice rig. Can you put your TE610 on the back hitch of the trailer? :ear