Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:21 pm
Looks like you are starting with a real solid foundation. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:12 pm
Very nice Gary, I like them right at that stage so you can build what you need.
Have you decided to go out over the tires with the floor or pick up a set of fenders ?
Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:14 pm
was it an old camper trailer?
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:39 pm
Yogie - I haven't decided yet, I've been trying to browse a bunch of different pics and get ideas. I do have a friend who wants to put a dove tail on it, not going to complain about that. He's does welding/fab for a living, so I trust him.
Red - I don't really know.... the title states "Appalachian" as the manufacturer and was made in '93.
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:47 pm
Appalachian makes a variety of equipment, dump and utility trailers.
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:35 pm
A lot of new steel hanging off the back. We did something similar and found the ride qualities changed so much that a 100 lb tractor weight now rest on the front of the trailer.
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:38 pm
Man, that is one heck of a heavy duty trailer! I hope you have a big truck to tow it!
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:59 pm
Bowen wrote:A lot of new steel hanging off the back. We did something similar and found the ride qualities changed so much that a 100 lb tractor weight now rest on the front of the trailer.
well that tube in the front, behind the box..... it's filled with lead shot. It's actually balanced really good.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:37 am
My trailer had a 2' beaver tail added by a PO, while it's quite functional it was not done nearly as gracefully as yours. It looks like your friend did a nice job. I have no idea how mine towed before the addition but I always try to keep my load ahead of it and get along quite well.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:21 am
I would use rustolium paint
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:11 pm
gcbailey wrote:well that tube in the front, behind the box..... it's filled with lead shot. It's actually balanced really good.
Those West Virginians never cease to amaze me !
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:22 pm
That is a Beast of a trailer for sure! Does it have brakes on one or both axles?
I have wondered about using bedliner paint on top of the normal paint job for the front parts of the trailer, including fronts of fenders. Mine take a beating from stuff that is kicked up from my truck.
Thanks for sharing,
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:12 pm
If it were me, I would add a rub rail outboard of the stake pockets. Gives lots more flexibility in placing tied downs.
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