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Offline fabr

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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2013, 09:54:17 AM »
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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2013, 01:45:26 PM »
I own a 20' tilting flat bed. Make it hydraulic. I used a buddies smaller one and it was not hydraulic. Played hell loading it, it kept going back up to level. It had shocks on it to hold it up but they were shot. That said, would you like me to get pictures of it. Works well with good shocks. But a jack is easier to maintane.

I hear you about the trailer weight. I see some crazy shit on the freeways around here, including overloaded half ton trucks. I wish the po po would pay more attention to that kind of thing since it puts EVERYONE at risk. Can't tell you how many times I've seen cars being pulled down the road with a chinsey ass rope. I've even seen someone pulling a car with jumper cables!!!!

Anyway, sure pics would be cool. I thought about hydraulics before, but really, I need to keep the cost down. The sooner I get the trailer paid for and built the sooner I can get started on building something for the kids.
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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2013, 03:16:41 PM »
Im talking about using a floor or tall bottle jack, not electric pump etc. The one with shocks uses 4 shocks. Jack is cheaper.
http://www.harborfreight.com/8-ton-super-heavy-duty-long-ram-hydraulic-round-bottom-jack-36397.html
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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2013, 08:40:53 PM »
How about drop axles? Crank down the frame and drive buggy on, then crank up wheels and go.
http://www.roadkingoutdoors.com/trailers.html
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« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2013, 07:35:23 PM »
WOW ,I've never seen such a design.
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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2013, 08:26:05 PM »
WOW ,I've never seen such a design.
up here in the frozen north, we use the frames for drop axle ice fishing shacks.
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« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2013, 09:32:03 PM »
wonder how that would handle a 1200 lb to 2k lb rail down the interstate?
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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2013, 05:48:23 AM »
No need to complicate stuff.  For a small m/c buggy, just roll it down some ramps to unload, drive up ramps to load.  No way I'd trust any big weight to a tilt, drop setup.
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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2013, 09:24:13 AM »
I'm sure you put pins in after cranking up.

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« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2013, 03:23:56 PM »
I'm sure you put pins in after cranking up.
yes there is pins you install.could build one and make an enclosed trailer and drop it down to drive buggy on. Here is an example of an ice shack being built.http://www.hotspotoutdoors.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2740146/1

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« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2013, 04:38:08 PM »
I think its a neat idea. But I question the effects of miles on that design. You will always have that axle twisting at the mounts. You have a leaf spring set up like a torsion axle. I think the camber will go south pretty quick campared to the conventional axles set ups. Looks perfect for what your using them for. But how many miles are you putting on them? Not bashing it. Just wrapping my head around it.
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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2013, 09:53:29 AM »
I think its a neat idea. But I question the effects of miles on that design. You will always have that axle twisting at the mounts. You have a leaf spring set up like a torsion axle. I think the camber will go south pretty quick campared to the conventional axles set ups. Looks perfect for what your using them for. But how many miles are you putting on them? Not bashing it. Just wrapping my head around it.
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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2013, 09:49:06 PM »
I think its a neat idea. But I question the effects of miles on that design. You will always have that axle twisting at the mounts. You have a leaf spring set up like a torsion axle. I think the camber will go south pretty quick campared to the conventional axles set ups. Looks perfect for what your using them for. But how many miles are you putting on them? Not bashing it. Just wrapping my head around it.
was just throwing it out there.

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Re: Tilt trailer... ideas
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2013, 07:15:52 PM »
I'm sure you put pins in after cranking up.
here is a better picture.

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« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2013, 06:05:20 AM »
For a relatively light trailer,I see no reason why it would not work well.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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