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Box Rocket Trailer Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Box Rocket, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    I'm sure there is but that's way too technical for me. I throw the mathmatics out the window in favor of realworld results. If it works on the trail etc then I do it.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    Box Rocket, what are the chains for? the ones hanging between the trailer and the truck. Extra security in case it disconnects?
    I built a trailer for an diesel generator that I tow to construction sites, and was thinking of adding chains incase it disconnects by accident.

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  3. Sep 17, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I'm not sure about where you are at, but when you get trailers inspected here in WA to get licensed, chains are required or it's a no go. They can not be welded to the trailer, they have to be bolted. Just check the laws for inspection in your area.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    Yep they are safety chains. They are required in most states.

    ^This.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Mount Sannine

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    Laws over here are very subjective to police men's moods...
    I just want to be playing safe regardless of law, so the chains are there incase it disconnects?
    wouldnt the nose be draging on the asphalt if the hitch fails? I guess better stay connected and drag,than disconnected and who knows what else...

    Edit: Thanks guys
     
  6. Sep 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Rustbucket

    Rustbucket God Bless America

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    Hey Adam I am trying to compile a parts list for the future and was wondering if you knew what brake system would be best for a trailer of this design. Seems like the options are either Electric or Hydraulic.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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  8. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:15 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    I'd probably go with electric brakes
     
  9. Sep 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    MapleMoose

    MapleMoose Drunk Canadian

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    Electric brakes are alot cheaper and easier to maintain. Usually its the magnet, ground or worn shoes that cause electric brakes to fail. Makes servicing them very easy on the side of the road. Hydraulic or surge brakes are very expensive and use discs and calipers if i recall correctly.
     
  10. Sep 26, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Rustbucket God Bless America

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    Awesome thanks for the information guys. I really appreciate it :thumbsup:
     
  11. Oct 9, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    IndianTaco

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    Nice Build
     
  12. Oct 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    Hey Adam, I was looking through your build and I saw that you were possibly wanting a little longer tongue? A few years ago for work we had some trailers that were built to haul air compressors around. we opted to build the main tongue with 2 1/2" slip tube (same stuff as your receiver hitch) and attach the hitch to a 2" square tube that was a few feet long. we then drilled a series of holes down the sides. That allowed us to shorten or lengthen the tongue based on what kind of a mess we were getting into.

    Maybe you could incorporate something like that onto the trailer? Seeming how you already have the 2 1/2" sq tubing on the tongue?
     
  13. Oct 15, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    Yeah that would work. It's not that urgent for me yet. There have only been a couple times that I wish the tongue had been longer, but for most of the time its been ok.

    Thanks for the suggestion. That's right in line with what I plan to do if I even address it.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    after i get a few more projects out of my way, I do plan on building a trailer very similar to yours. I might add a top like you were talking and possibly a soft topper match my truck. I even thought about finding a similar set of fiberglass bedsides to cover water tanks and storage boxes. But The base of it will still be very close to your build.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    jerretxx Some do, others talk

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    which lock-n-roll hitch did you get? I looked on their website, but I didnt see one that looks like yours.

    Also, which tent did you go with?
     
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  16. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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  17. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    Whitecloud Cloudy-fabricator of things

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    :spy: Box Rocket knows whats happening... :spy:
     
  18. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    what's happening? :confused:
     
  19. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Well I guess not.......


    I'll send you more pics later...
     
  20. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer PutterClutch

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    subd. Way cool trailer Adam! I just need a welder now :cool:
     
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