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Truck took the homebuilt trailer on its maiden voyage with the side by side.
its an old rv trailer that we added some bracing too, new tires, cleaned/packed wheel bearings, added lights, and a plywood deck. but shes got two 3500lb rated axels, new e rated tires and the original hitch says 5k lb so figured it can easily haul around 2500-3k for a nice utility trailer. kind of ironic too. weight ticket said 1140 and it was almost exactly $1140 after doing plates and reg etc.
200 for trailer base. towed it home from some farmer maybe 10 minutes down the road hahaha.
234 for fenders
300 for tires- the tires that were on it were over 15 yrs old (still round and doing fine but I wanted new ones to carry a expensive toy lol.
*and all the misc stuff like sand paper, paint, wire kit, hardware, plywood, mounting/dismount tires etc
not including labor as only worked on it for maybe 3-4 hours at a time once a week.
I was very skeptical of a homebuilt but my Dad has flatour more experience than my age building and fabricating so it was cool to spend more time together and see it run. I get a small vibration at speeds over 65mph and had no idea the new Carlisle tires were only rated at 65mph but for a utility trailer that cost half of what all the 6x12 single axel units cost its a great little platform. so for everyone else out there build your own lol.
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