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Old 08-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #41
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Well I guess I should get to work....

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Old 08-06-2013, 05:32 PM   #42
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about time you got it unloaded
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #43
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about time you got it unloaded
Hey now. I had to pick up some bushings and diff fluid from Summit Racing and it was a freaking mad house over there because of the car show and the 10% off.
And I drive like a grandma when towing.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #44
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This gonna be one of those long build threads that gets finished in a few years?

On a side note:

I was thinking of using my stock springs off the taco on my trailer. Any reason why I should think of using something different?
I built a jet ski trailer for our 2 stand up skis using my stock worn out taco leaf springs.

They ride like a caddie but are a bit too soft. I think that thing pulls about 8" of travel On an offroad trailer I would go with something a bit more heavy duty like what Jberry has decided to use on his build.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #45
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #46
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Do you have the frame tacked up yet?
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #47
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Do you have the frame tacked up yet?
totally doable in 30 minutes
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:35 PM   #48
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Do you have the frame tacked up yet?
Sadly no.
Contrary to popular belief, I actually have a job that involves real work (from time to time). There's not really going to be any progress until this weekend as I'm heading out of town at the butt crack of dawn tomorrow.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #49
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Sadly no.
Contrary to popular belief, I actually have a job that involves real work (from time to time). There's not really going to be any progress until this weekend as I'm heading out of town at the butt crack of dawn tomorrow.
Do not make me come up there....

I just had to bust your balls.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #51
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Parts are arriving.

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #52
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Any reason for going SUA on the trailer? I realize it increases travel but doesnt it also hinder your ground clearance?
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #53
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Any reason for going SUA on the trailer? I realize it increases travel but doesnt it also hinder your ground clearance?
Keep the frame height and COG low.
Again I'm not using trailer springs (using jeep springs) and my frame will be a horizontal frame rather than taper up like most truck frames. Even with SUA i'm estimating the frame height around 19". The springs I got are designed to be SUA as well. If i did SOA it would be stupid high.
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Keep the frame height and COG low.
Again I'm not using trailer springs (using jeep springs) and my frame will be a horizontal frame rather than taper up like most truck frames. Even with SUA i'm estimating the frame height around 19". The springs I got are designed to be SUA as well. If i did SOA it would be stupid high.
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Electric brakes? Better braking power for hills?
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #58
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Electric brakes? Better braking power for hills?
Having owned several trailers with everything from no brakes, to surge, to electric brakes, I can tell you nothing compares. They are stupid easy and paired with the right controller, the work fantastic. My T3 controller allows them to work forward as well as reverse. In addition there's a manual lever in which I can engage the brakes on the trailer completely independent of the truck brakes. If I'm dealing with a water crossing, it's easy to unplug them completely.

To be fair, Tacoma brakes are acceptable at best. My truck is already a fat cow. Adding the weight of a expo trailer without brakes wouldn't be my preference...so I'm adding brakes. Also since I'll have a battery in the trailer, I'm already changing out the harness in the truck to a 7 pin to run a 10g wire to serve as a battery maintaining/charging wire while connected. May as well run 1 more wire for brakes.
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