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FWP Fab Teardrop Trailer Build / Restoration #overlandAF

Discussion in 'First World Problems Fabrication' started by Zac of all trades, May 18, 2018.

  1. May 21, 2018 at 2:41 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Hmmmm. Ok let me measure my trailer and find out if that will work. Also what is cheap?

    Are your old wheels 17"s? I plan to throw my used KO2s on the wheels and im buying some more street friendly tires that are lighter and get more mileage/MPGs!
     
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  2. May 21, 2018 at 8:03 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    How wide is your trailer?
     
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  3. May 22, 2018 at 5:37 AM
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    When I built mine I did the inside of the box 4’ so I could use it as a good utility trailer when not camping. It’s 53” wide measured from the outside of the frame side to side
     
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  4. May 22, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Nice a little dual purpose.... I looked up hubs for the axle and they are about $50 each so for another $20 i can get a new axle and hubs... But if the axle will work then i can save $20.

    I have a line on a couple wheels for $40. Still looking around though...
     
  5. May 22, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    Yeah at that point it’s almost be worth getting the new axle.
     
  6. May 23, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Yea but if your axle works and we can get TW express to deliver then that $20 would pay for the rear LEDs...
     
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  7. May 23, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    Tacodriver08

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    I like the way you think.
     
  8. May 23, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    I figured i would move this to here...

    I will check them out and see what they have for my trailer. Not sure if i will need electric brakes though. What is the weight limit that requires electric brakes? I just need to get the tires outside the frame so i can get larger tires and tow faster than 65mph



    When i towed the trailer from dallas to canton i didnt even feel the trailer. And it tracks very well.
     
  9. May 23, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    Legally you do not need them but both me on 35s and the trailer loaded it’s night and day with the brakes on there. Going through Colorado and the mountains I had no issues with the truck brakes since I put more power to the trailer to help slow me down.
     
  10. May 23, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    Might work for whenever I come back down to help do some 63s for someone. Or build joe a trailer :D
     
  11. May 24, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    The list for 63s is growing :sawzall::welder:
     
  12. May 24, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    Check your state vehicle code. The limit here is 1500 lbs. The dry weight of the trailer was specifically pegged at a bare bones 1499 from the maker to avoid this. Wet and geared up for a big trip (plus other as-built options), it's probably 1750. My 01 V6 manual had no issues (except for maybe very strong headwinds and uphill gradient...FU US 6 in Utah between Green River and Soldier Summit). I strongly doubt your trailer will be required to have them, nor need them with your 2nd gen.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    New wheels & tires are ready for the trailer!! Still need that wheel (@Tundra2Play ) from @ETXTacoma So I can mount that 3rd tire as a spare. Also looking for a cheap basket rack to put on top of the trailer.
    • 17" wheels - Width: 7.5", Offset: +18mm, Backspacing: 5", Hub Bore Diameter = 106mm
    20180605_191544.jpg
     
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  14. Jun 7, 2018 at 2:25 PM
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    Just ordered the new trailer axle!

    Cabin exterior is 48" wide but i have to order a 64" long hub-face axle to to fit this +18mm offset and have a 2" gap between the cabin and tires! 6" to the out side of the tire!

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Jun 11, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    Picked up the new axle today!
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  17. Jun 21, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    Couple updates on the trailer....

    • New 3500lb axle installed
    • 17" tundra wheels on 265 70 17 KO2s installed.
    • old cabinets ripped out
    • cardboard cabinets mocked up on the inside rear wall and above the head on the front wall.
    Got a huge lift. Its leaf over axle right now, thinking about going leaf under axle to drop it about 3"
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  18. Jul 5, 2018 at 8:10 PM
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    Trailer looks badass with those wheels and tires under it.
     
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