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Old 12-01-2019, 07:28 AM   #1
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Spent the last few weeks working on a trailer to haul our side by side with a few simple requirements. It needed to be fairly lightweight to allow my tacoma to pull it, small enough to get around the lease roads, easy to load and unload if by myself, and built in ramps. After browsing the web I had "borrowed" several design ideas to use, my first step was a split tongue design to eliminate sway.
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Next was to put about 18" of the back trailer deck in a dovetail design to make loading easier transition. Locating a 5'X10' expanded metal sheet was not easy to find and I was a little disappointed the weight was a little light for what I wanted, so I concentrated on reinforcing the trailer deck to support the expanded metal which worked out better in the long run.

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Next was the axle install 3500# axels tacked in and the fold down shorty ramps will slide in and out to accomodate 4-wheelers as well and lock in place for transport.
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Trial run with loaded rig, I was pleased to see axle was placed correctly and didn't squat my pickup too bad.

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A little paint, reflective tape, spare tire carrier, 2 ratchet binders, and LED lighting and the trailer is ready to roll! I left pull wires inside trailer frame so all trailer light wiring is hidden and cannot be jerked loose by brush.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:30 AM   #2
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Solid work. Great job
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:31 AM   #3
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Awesome job!

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Old 12-01-2019, 07:51 AM   #4
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Very nice.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:43 AM   #5
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That's awesome, you did a great job on it.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:35 AM   #6
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Sure wish I could bend and melt metal like that. Well done sir.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:39 AM   #7
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Very nice!!
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:08 AM   #8
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Nice work, as always.



That steep angle on those shackles is gonna eat them up pre-maturely, though.
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:03 PM   #9
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That’s awesome!
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:26 PM   #10
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Very well done!
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:39 PM   #11
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Thanks gentlemen, Dale you got me worried but I was looking at my shackle angle as you described but believe I'm good, as I referred to etrailer.com guidelines when installing, I think the picture you saw was just when they were clamped in place.
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:45 PM   #12
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Nice just enough but not to much. Looks good.
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:23 AM   #13
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Nice work!
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:01 AM   #14
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I like

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Old 12-06-2019, 01:05 PM   #15
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well done!
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:55 PM   #16
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I thought you meant this.
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:48 PM   #17
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Great job!
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:03 PM   #18
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I like it
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:17 PM   #19
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I was told it is almost impossible to title a home built trailer these days Did you have any issues getting it registered.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:11 PM   #20
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I would put a bulldog hitch just my two cents. I have seen to many of those come lose and pulling that kinda money around no thanks. Nice build though!
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:07 AM   #21
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Old Blue, I guess it depends on your county I have several including welding trailer and no issues in rural counties.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:43 PM   #22
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Looks good
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:06 PM   #23
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Nice Work. By all means I'm not trying to negatively critique the awesome job you did. I just thought I might point out some high stress risers I see in you design. You might want to periodically inspect the joints at the tongue. (blue arrow) I could see some stress cracks forming in this area over time and I'd hate to see your SxS go skipping down the road. If you do see any signs of fatigue you could easily fix if by extending the tongue further back under the trailer to distribute the stressed more evenly. (Like the Red Lines)
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:59 AM   #24
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Skills.
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:30 PM   #25
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how much in materials that run? Trying to decide between building and buying
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:47 PM   #26
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Thats pretty sharp!!

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Old 12-12-2019, 03:42 PM   #27
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I had some of the tubing already but overall I’m guessing around 475-500 half the fun is taking ideas from other designs and making it fit your needs, as always I appreciate all the comments!
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:14 PM   #28
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man thats slick!
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:22 PM   #29
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Great skills as always and appreciate you letting us tag along.

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Old 12-15-2019, 06:40 PM   #30
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Good job.

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Old 09-16-2021, 08:43 PM   #31
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You got my wheels turning sir...looks great!

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Old 09-17-2021, 09:16 AM   #32
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Very nice- owning a P500 itís great to see.

With that much of the P500 forward of the axle, how much weight does that put on your pickupís hitch?

For hold downs, I found my P500 cab was tilting left/right on rough roads. I use my winch to pull it down on the front tube (wrapped with 2 pieced of old fire hose covered with heavy duty duct tape) of my 8x10 Big Tex trailer (against Warnís advise but thatís how local search and rescue does it), a strap wrapped around a 2Ē ball hitch on the rear, and 2 straps attached to the cage above the seats. I cut off a bunch of strap so I donít have to wrap the ends every time.








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Old 09-23-2021, 10:16 AM   #33
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Awesome build!

On my UTV trailer, I bolted on Cargo Buckles (boat buckles) front and rear. loading and unloading only took seconds to get it strapped and their capacity is higher than many ratchet straps.
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Old 09-23-2021, 01:19 PM   #34
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Awesome build!

On my UTV trailer, I bolted on Cargo Buckles (boat buckles) front and rear. loading and unloading only took seconds to get it strapped and their capacity is higher than many ratchet straps.

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Old 09-29-2021, 01:17 PM   #35
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very nice
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Old 09-29-2021, 02:39 PM   #36
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Very cool build
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Old 10-01-2021, 12:22 PM   #37
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Very Cool!!!
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