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Old September 21st, 2009, 07:09 PM
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You can reduce the tongue weight by putting a fresh water tank where the 109 fuel tank was.
Yea a water tank is planned and that would be a likely spot for it, but my concern is when you are out of water say. I guess it's likely if you are ou tof water you probably are loaded to the hilt with gear which should help, but I'd prefer to get a decent tongue weight empty as well as loaded if I can.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 07:55 PM
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I would also save the outriggers for the bulkhead, you can probably get most of the cost of the frame back from them.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 08:06 PM
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I would also save the outriggers for the bulkhead, you can probably get most of the cost of the frame back from them.
Sadly I don't subscribe to the get rich off old rover parts club or I would :D.

They are already earmarked for Pendy (free) although I'll admit it's presenting a challenge to get them off without damaging the frame around it as some of what I need/want overlaps with the area the outriggers attach at.

Jim, if you are reading this, do you need the rearward facing bits intact (with the front trailing arm mounts)? That's where it's going to be the biggest problem for me.

I most other bits I don't need are already spoken for by the quick to ask, but if there are any usable bits left over when done I'll make them available.

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Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:21 PM
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Is there room to mount a spare where the gas tank would normally be? This would give you the rear weight you are looking for and keep it out of the way.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:31 PM
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Not without it being below the frame rails
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Not without it being below the frame rails
edit: nevermind. i understand what he meant now
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:51 PM
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Charles,
Need a canvas tilt for this?
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Old September 28th, 2009, 01:38 AM
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Need a canvas tilt for this?
Thanks but I don't think so.

Well, it doesn't feel like I accomplished much this week, but I made tub mounts (the front bar twice), installed the tailgate (hinge down for now) and then got some work done on the tongue. I'll be turning the rails inward about 12 inches forward of the tub and they will meet a 2.5x2.5 tube in the center (not shown). Way more work than it looks. Crappy picture, sorry.

The shocks from Lane arrived (thanks Lane) as well as a wheel jack and tongue box too. I am still waiting for my lock-and-roll coupler but with any luck it will arrive in the next couple of days and coincide with finishing the tongue.

I need to rig some lights up well enough to get to MAR and back too. Will make a post asking for suggestions on how to make temporary hookups for my lights (don't have the ?plynths?)
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Charles,

I have a pair of trailer lights that are magnetic, like the ones in the picture below. They seem to get the job done, and are completely temporary. IIRC, they are only around $40 at AutoZone, or a similar store. Or, I can mail you mine and you can use them, $10 by Priority Mail. I can get them back at a future Happy Hour I attend.

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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:20 AM
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Thanks for the offer, but I have a set like that already if I need to (only they are made to be hung off the lip of a car trunk I think). I was hoping to just wire up the lights and have it look less temporary. My fault for not thinking abut the connectors until now.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:52 AM
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I am so jealous. That's a project I have been wanting to do for a long time....

Can't wait to see it at MAR!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:54 AM
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I am so jealous. That's a project I have been wanting to do for a long time....
Until you get the sticker shock!
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Can't wait to see it at MAR!
Doing my best to make that a reality.
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I may have some older, used NAS d-90 tail lamps (round versions). Possibly with some connectors. If you want them, I can dig the box out and actually tell you what is in there.
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Thanks for the offer David but I think I'm all set. I ended up ordering a set from AB to get her done.

I have bigger problems. I called today to see when I should expect the lock and roll coupler I ordered last week and they hadn't shipped it yet. They said it should come Wednesday, so crossing my fingers it will arrive in time to finish it up.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:42 AM
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do you have to get it inspected too?

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Thanks for the offer David but I think I'm all set. I ended up ordering a set from AB to get her done.

I have bigger problems. I called today to see when I should expect the lock and roll coupler I ordered last week and they hadn't shipped it yet. They said it should come Wednesday, so crossing my fingers it will arrive in time to finish it up.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 08:16 AM
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Yeah with a $130 fee!

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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Turns out it was only $5 for the vin plate and the inspection was free by a local police officer. But don't get me started on the cluster F** it was to get it registered at the DMV. I'll have to go back sometime and get it fixed, because aparantly the DMV thinks I have a dual axle trailer with a 3500# GVW.

Anyway, got her completed enough to take to the MAR and give it a little test offroad. Pulled super smooth both at 70mph and on the trails!

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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Love the trailer charles I'll be curious how it pulls off road . Ill be ordering my roller coupling ..nice unit.
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Does the trailer leak?
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I'm glad to hear you've got a trailer that is freeway-worthy now - that tiny-wheeled folding jobby was scaring me.
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