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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2012, 06:56:40 PM »
a few more photo's for what is now an almost completed trailer...
it gets a floor in it tonorrow then i'll mount the box (rood top luggage box off a car) and the esky
will post pics when that is done
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2012, 07:01:42 PM »
Looking good. :thumb :thumb :thumbsup :thumbsup
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2012, 07:50:23 PM »
Do you take orders, will you ( and Brock) have the trailer/s at Middleton??
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2012, 10:10:20 PM »
ha ha, maybe  :wink1
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2012, 06:54:04 PM »
Trailer floor is done now, couple of pics attached
next job is mount the top box and esky!  :)



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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2012, 07:12:11 PM »
That looks superb mate, first class travel there, makes all the renovations I am doing to my bike seem a little second hand lol
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« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2012, 08:04:27 PM »
Beautiful, looking really Schmick  :thumbsup
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2012, 12:39:55 PM »
Love the fatty mags all the better to corner with!
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2012, 09:37:21 PM »
I admire you guys who can 'glue' steel and stuff. Well done Leethal. Looks 'better than a bought one' .
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2013, 04:55:32 PM »
At long last, what with moving house and settling in and all, i have finally been able to get a couple of pics done with the trailer 'finished'.
I do intend to paint the guards blue like the bike, but for now this is it.
Pictured here with the luggage box (4 wing nuts) and the very important esky (4 clips) attached!
I have also used it as a flat top with a 90cc quad on board, works well!

This tows and rides pretty damn good, have done about 500k with it now and also 160kph the other day and it just sits there saying 'bring it on buddy!'
Got to say tho.. watch the throttle when two up and trailering, man it sucks fuel if you are heavy handed... not bad when cruising at the speed limit tho!

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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2013, 05:21:36 PM »
Leethal, that's a bloody great job.
A credit to you.

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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2013, 09:49:48 AM »
Hey Leethal did you make your own tow bar also?  Looks a little different to the one I run, and similar to one I am looking at trying to get made which hides most of the bulk. 

Any photos if you have changed the design would be good please. 

Love the trailer too bloke.  Looks like many happy miles to be be had with the set up. 
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2013, 02:45:31 PM »
amazing... how many hours did it take to make? do you have blueprints  :grin
 

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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2013, 03:08:10 PM »
Hi Leethal,
That's scrubbed up very well indeed, and with a matching paint job, it'll go with your stunning bike really nicely.  I really like the idea using the flat-bed as a basis for a modular/adaptable trailer.     Well done, and see you at Middelton.
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2013, 11:42:15 PM »
Hey Leethal did you make your own tow bar also?  Looks a little different to the one I run, and similar to one I am looking at trying to get made which hides most of the bulk. 

Any photos if you have changed the design would be good please. 

Love the trailer too bloke.  Looks like many happy miles to be be had with the set up.

I just made a 25 x 25  x 3mm rhs bar that runs from the muffler mounts each side and behind the wheel, set high (just under the rear guard) with straps down from the top behind the panniers, then got my mate who does stainless (20 x 1.6mm tube) to do the bits you can see... pretty easy for the bit i did really. The ball is 1.7/8" which is USA and i'm not even sure it's legal here but no-one in SA cares. The coupling is 360 degree swivel, bought off Ebay from Hoosier Hitch USA (Charles VanHoy) but i can see it will take a 50mm pressed steel trailer coupling available here.

More than happy to supply / help with any info that will help my fellow OzStoc members  :thumbs
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2013, 11:45:05 PM »
amazing... how many hours did it take to make? do you have blueprints  :grin
ha ha, blueprints!
It all came from my head and was cut and shut twice before i was done! Maybe blueprints would have been a good idea.... >:()
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2013, 06:22:16 AM »
Leethal,   Were there any difficulties getting your home made trailer through inspection to get it registered?  Engineering reports for load ratings etc....
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2013, 10:54:16 AM »
Leethal,   Were there any difficulties getting your home made trailer through inspection to get it registered?  Engineering reports for load ratings etc....

Pete, as long as you have the important bits covered like tyre, spring and coupling ratings, stamped load rated safety chain, adequate lights and reflectors, wheels covered with mudgaurds and flaps etc, it is not going to be hard...

But, I have friend who is a trailer builder and he checked it out and was very happy that it was up to it's 250kg gross weight task. It is registered as 'homemade' with one of his VIN's on it. It never went to be inspected... like i said, no-one here cares...

The bike towbar, well, who knows... only a cop on a bad day might have a grizzle and i'll wait and see for that one!  o:)
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2013, 12:01:02 PM »
Trailer & towbar look awesome (nice and shiney :thumb)
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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2013, 12:34:25 AM »
should have looked first, check out www.flyingfishcampers.com.au and look at the "scout" camper trailer and the price aint bad either.
seriously thinking about this one,no more uncomfortable nights on hard floors.

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« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2013, 06:52:32 AM »
The 'scout' one looks to be the one to buy, and a reasonable price too.

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Re: more trailer trash
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2013, 09:39:48 AM »
 I'm thinking the price is for the Tent only and does not include the Trailer.  :'(
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« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2013, 07:32:22 PM »
I reckon you are correct Mitch..
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