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    Trailer plans wanted

    Anyone got any plans for building a trailer? I just want it for carting firewood.

    I'm wanting to build a tandem, about 5'x8' or a little bigger.

    Any advice? Steel sizes? Drawbar length? Spring setup?

    All advice welcome.

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    We got some trailers ready to go in Southland?? At Winton

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
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    Will have to double check what's left, we had a few made up for the Waimumu Fieldays. Still available:

    3mx2m tandem flatdeck (wheels under chassis 13" rims 195/50 tires) 2000Kg GVM non-braked

    3mx1.5m wellside, tailgate front and back. 185R14 rim and tire 2000Kg GVM non braked

    3 bike moto-x trailer.

    PM if ya like and I will give you my business partners number, he's in Edendale.

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    Ok I'll pm on the weekend, basically looking for a wood trailer . Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Anyone got any plans for building a trailer? I just want it for carting firewood.

    I'm wanting to build a tandem, about 5'x8' or a little bigger.

    Any advice? Steel sizes? Drawbar length? Spring setup?

    All advice welcome.
    Can supply parts if need to. there is no set plan as every trailer I have seen is different to the last. we have our own build style to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Anyone got any plans for building a trailer? I just want it for carting firewood.

    I'm wanting to build a tandem, about 5'x8' or a little bigger.

    Any advice? Steel sizes? Drawbar length? Spring setup?

    All advice welcome.
    lay down some chalk on the floor and build it to how you want it
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    Make your own plan stop being useless!

    Short draw bars are easier for backing if thats any use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Make your own plan stop being useless!

    Short draw bars are easier for backing if thats any use.
    I don't mind making it up as I go but a plan to follow for the structural parts would be nice, might just go look at some mates with a tape measure and camera.

    I'm 99.99% certain a longer drawbar makes a trailer easier to back.
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    Interesting, we cut 3 trailors down to make it easier. Maybe we are backwards here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Make your own plan stop being useless!

    Short draw bars are easier for backing if thats any use.
    clearly havnt backed many trailers there young tobes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    I don't mind making it up as I go but a plan to follow for the structural parts would be nice, might just go look at some mates with a tape measure and camera.

    I'm 99.99% certain a longer drawbar makes a trailer easier to back.
    anythings gota be better than the mitre 5 /bunnings bolt together jobbies that are on the market

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    Yeah I'll just do it, I just need to get some basic measurements. Towball to the centre of the wheels is the only important one I guess, the rest I can wing.

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    Trailparts - Innovative Trailer Solutions

    One stop shop, there catalogue has all the schematics for spring set up, hub dimensions, you name it.

    been dealing exclusively with them for 6-8yrs

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    Definitely the longer drawbar. I've been backing trailers since I was driving tractors on the farm at 10 years old. My parents has a short drawbar and its a bear to back. My original single axle was 3.0x1.5 covered with a long drawbar and it was a honey to back.

    My new (to me) tandem is similar size, but in between for drawbar length and its so-so for backing.

    I strongly recommend brakes. I've only ever had my trailers braked and the number of times I have had to make emergency stops over the years and I always swear by them and would never buy a non braked trailer.

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