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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kenstone, Mar 4, 2015.
Sorry to hijack, but do you have a more pics/details of that trailer - specifically suspension setup? It looks like it might set up how I've been thinking of building a trailer, but I can't really tell from that pic.
You need to gusset that flat bar on that axel! If you hit something hard with a tire that is going to bend and you will lose control of that trailer. That is a very bad design.
if someone wants to quote this so this moron that thinks endangering others on public roads is cool, feel free.
Hey idiot! See my sig line? Click on it! There is even an extending office trailer that I designed and built.
Really? I thought it was constructive criticism as when I looked at your pictures I saw the same fail points.
So put your thesaurus away and consider the input.
I think about the safety of myself and others every time I build something, I hope your ignorance doesn't kill someone, if it does, there is a public record that you were warned.
As others have pointed out, some poor engineering in this build.
Yes, you posted pictures of a pretty weld and paint job. But from the looks of it you have never even loaded a bike onto that trailer, much less actually used it.
Let's see this trailer after it has been used. Because I (and a whole lot of other arm chair critics who have years of experience and our own failures that we learned from) look at this and see stuff that isn't right. We have built stuff, and watched it bend and break. We have learned, and we are trying to pass it along. If you choose to ignore this, at least warn us what roads you will be on and when so we can avoid them.
FYI, drop trailer axles do exist. You can get them custom made to the width you want as well. A correctly built axle with 4 or even 6 inches of drop does exist. And by correctly I don't mean a piece of flat plate spliced in. Here is what a structurally correct dropped axle looks like http://www.easternmarine.com/3500-lb-Round-Tube-4-Drop-Trailer-Axles/
Edit: damn you're a mod and can't be ignored...please add me to your ignore list, thanks Ken
fixed it for ya, Dave
I guess you can't fix stupid.:huh
Some people are stubborn as an ass, others are just an ass.
Damned straight, skippy.
You need your own thread.
Here it is. Enjoy.
And, based on your pictures, in addition to the axle modifications being a fail point, if you are too stubborn to see in advance that whole back section will bend under load since it's hanging off a piece of channel top rail, you will find out after you get some weight on it.
"And, based on your pictures, in addition to the axle modifications being a fail point, if you are too stubborn to see in advance that whole back section will bend under load since it's hanging off a piece of channel top rail, you will find out after you get some weight on it."
Good find there Dave, did you notice the spring hangers straddle what you think is a weak point, no different than if the bed was not dropped
Think about that for a while...
Do I need to do a strain analysis for you?
Keep it coming, that armchair critique.
Might even remove those other resident experts from my ignore list to answer all their perceived gloom and doom flaws in my trailer
Thanks again for my own thread.<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
you seem to be a small man, but I don't know you, or you me
It might have been appropriate to give the thread a more ... Achem ... Descriptive title
So, a guy posts up a trailer he scabbed together, gets some criticism on its design and build, then starts ignoring people while being a total jack hole.
There's the thread title.
Yea, an amusing jack hole at that, I guess
I seem to be a Ahole/troll magnet today, keep piling on
Post some pics of what you have (over) engineered/built...it'll be fun
Better yet just bolt a 2x8 or tire rail on top of a HF trailer and call it a "build".
Wait, bolt on a 2x8 AND a rail, then call it a custom build
Siskel and Hebert never made a movie
Post up your pics, keep this going...
And be sure and thank 9Dave for cherry picking my posts and adding all my critics to create this awesome thread, to look like I started it, like it was me that high jacked the other build thread.