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jberry's Expo Trailer Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by jberry813, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist

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    Well I guess I should get to work....

    [​IMG]
     
  2. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    about time you got it unloaded :p
     
  3. jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist

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    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. :anonymous:
     
  4. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Sub'd :popcorn:

    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 :laugh: 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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    subbed, this is awesome.
     
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    ian408 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the frame tacked up yet?
     
  7. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    totally doable in 30 minutes :laugh:
     
  8. jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist

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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.
     
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    Do not make me come up there....:eek: :D

    I just had to bust your balls.
     
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    Sub'd... its gonna be a great thread!
     
  11. jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist

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    Parts are arriving. :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
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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?
     
  13. jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist

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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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    MapleMoose Drunk Canadian

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    Electric brakes? Better braking power for hills?
     
  18. jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist

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    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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    e-brakes on the trailer are a great idea.
     
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    Mxpatriot Busted Knuckles Fabrication

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