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Thanks Bill!

------ Follow up post added May 3rd, 2014 09:41 PM ------

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An empty axle tube doesn't weight much at all...you won't need the inners, just the stubs with bearings. Easy way to go, and you could just weld a plate over the diff hole and you're all set (I think that's what Galpin did).

Or plug in a diff so you've got a spare on hand for serious wheeling trips .
Will a trailer shop weld the stub with the bearings onto a trailer axle? That way I can use leaf springs instead of having to build a coiler trailer.
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I have a newer rear axle with disk brakes waiting to be installed so I would rob the parts off of the current, old axle.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 06:05 AM
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Old May 4th, 2014, 06:59 AM
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A trailer axle, I guess I could have been a bit more clear. I don't want to drag around all that extra weight.
You can usually have whatever you want made. Sankeys use that lug pattern and have brakes. Mark Garrenton has rrc hubs on his canadian m101 (improved version of an m416) complete with rrc rear disc brakes his thread where he built anaxle is below. This stuff isn't rocket science.

Not saying that brother Mark isn't a very tallented guy...

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Trailer builders xventure, Ruger. Bob Courtney recently sold his excellent trailer here for a bargain price. Might be worth reaching out to him just in case he's willing to build another
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Old May 4th, 2014, 08:34 AM
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Trailer builders xventure, Ruger. Bob Courtney recently sold his excellent trailer here for a bargain price. Might be worth reaching out to him just in case he's willing to build another
I bought Bob's trailer and it's great. I'm in the process of knitting it now. I talked to him about someone else who wants one and he said he can build more.

The trailer has independent suspension with air bags and brakes with a standard small trailer 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern. Bob included a set of adaptors for disco2 wheels he had been running, but I want to run 5 x 6.5. I read thru a bunch of threads on changing parts to get to 5 x 6.5, but it seemed like a ton of work and current set up is really nice. I found 2 companies that will custom fab the 5 x 4.5 to 5 x 6.5 adaptors using blank from 8 x 6.5 spacers for $65 ea.

My plan is to use the adaptors to run a pair of matching wheels and tires to my 110 and stash the small trailer tires in the trailer above the water tank or build a cage for the underside of the trailer. Then I will have an extra pair of spares for the truck and can pull the adaptors and swap the trailer back to the 4 x 4.5 tires.

I will try to put some pictures up but my new phone doesn't seem to do it without crashing. Smart phones don't work for dumb people. Edit.. Or it was doing it all 6 times and just telling me it was crashing, now I can't delete the extra 5... I also plan to do a thread on the details as I progress.

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Or plug in a diff so you've got a spare on hand for serious wheeling trips .
I didn't even think of that! For me that would seal the deal for using a Rover axle.
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How are the guys running disk brakes actuating them? Would have to be surge correct?

I think a standard trailer axle with e-brakes with the width sized to accommodate spacers is the best way to go. You get brakes using commodity parts, it's fairly cheap, and if heaven forbid you ever sold it and the buyer wasn't a rover owner, all they a\have to do is get new spacers to run their brand wheels.

If I ever getting around to V2 of my trailer, this is what I'm doing anyway.
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Thanks Bill! ------ Follow up post added May 3rd, 2014 09:41 PM ------ Will a trailer shop weld the stub with the bearings onto a trailer axle? That way I can use leaf springs instead of having to build a coiler trailer.
check out Todd Co out of GA, he does it!
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Old May 9th, 2014, 06:36 PM
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How are the guys running disk brakes actuating them? Would have to be surge correct?

I think a standard trailer axle with e-brakes with the width sized to accommodate spacers is the best way to go. You get brakes using commodity parts, it's fairly cheap, and if heaven forbid you ever sold it and the buyer wasn't a rover owner, all they a\have to do is get new spacers to run their brand wheels.

If I ever getting around to V2 of my trailer, this is what I'm doing anyway.
I don't get your perspective. Perhaps if you are building a trailer from scratch.

Electric brakes require that the tow vehicle be wired and have a controller, pretty much requires a dedicated tow vehicle since very few rovers prior to 2004 are so equipped.

Surge brakes work no matter what the tow vehicle is, the only requirement being that the tow vehicle have brakes. Kind of a no brainer on a sankey.
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I want to find a 90 or an 88 tub and make an open adventure trailer.
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There's a guy in Germany who put a new frame and 15" wheels under his Eriba Puck - sort of what I've got in mind for mine eventually









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But the Bush Lapa trailers out of South Africa are about the best I've seen...

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this is my favorite sankey trailer thread over on expo some german guy that can make anything

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This Sankey build popped up on the face pages: http://relentlessracing.org/topic/20...ailer-project/
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