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Old 02-16-2014, 04:53:29 PM
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Well this has been a fall winter project.Need to install fenders,paint interior and put in a shelf at the front.
The curved metal top part is old garage door track with the wheel track cut off.


4x8 by 4 foot tall.pics are out of order.
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Blue that sure is a nice job you did there looks well built.
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Thanks,this is my 3rd enclosed trailer build.My first being the camper i have used since 1999.All 3 are steel frame with treated plywood walls,floor.Sheet metal roofs..Kinda simple and some say crude but it works well for me.
this is the lightest,smallest 1 i have built so far.Will be building 1 more this size.
I have 1 that has 6 engines,and 2 2 wheel tractors in it that stay in it for storage and then just hook and go.
As with the other 1 this newly built 1 will have 2 chairs and a cooler that stay with it all the time..This prevents me from forgetting those items when getting ready for a show.
This method gives me storage and transport and reduces handleing by half for me since I have a bad back.
When I get the shelf built and stuff loaded I will post a pic or 2.
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Well, I forgot to take a picture but I had the bright idea to try this for camping 1 night at the Fall Harvest days at Arden this year. I got the side window in tuesday and loaded it up with my sputtering Gilson tractor to ride and hit the road.Hauled my display items in the truck as I did not have time to install the tie downs and such. It pulls great.
I did put new tires on it.Word of caution, when pricing the 12 inch trailer tires, check the load rating. I made sure to get load range C, 1280 pounds I think on these.
I had my folding cot in there and I stayed warm, and it did work to have a place to sleep. But dang, waking up saturday morning, was a grim reminder I aint as young as I used to BE! No way to stand up makes getting dressed tough on a fellow with a bad back and sore hips.
But it saved me on gas towing up the mountain as it is not as heavy as the camper.
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Using garage door track to frame the curve is a good idea. Cheap & effective.
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Bumping this for the fellow asking about the 12 inch tires.
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^^ I'm the fellow asking about the tires in the Harbor Freight post, and I have to say I'm impressed! I especially like the idea of using an old garage door track to form a curved top for less wind resistance. That's inspired.

Now you're giving me ideas about an enclosed trailer with sides hinged to the top, so they can be opened for display.
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As I further age, as of today i am 49, less handling of the heavy stuff is becoming more of a necessity than a option. The next trailer I construct will be along the lines of lift up sides with displays mounted in place.
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George,did you ever build the display trailer with sides that come up?
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