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Old October 5th, 2009, 01:03 PM
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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.
Dave and Loic were helping so maybe they can give their opinion but I felt it really did well. It was relatively lightly loaded though - couldn't have been more than 300# of load (with say a 1100# gross weight?) so want to try it heavily loaded as a comparison at some point. But as-is, I was able to pull it through obstacles pretty effortlessly.
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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.
Hey now, that trailer rocks! I dragged it all across new england and back

But boy what a difference. There are bumps I drive over leaving my neighborhood that give the tiny-wheeled folding jobby a crazy jar and bounce, and the rover trailer doesn't even know it there. I also hit some road construction coming home where they have cut up the top layer of the asphalt with a bump at each end, and even hitting those at speed it didn't jump or make any noise at all!
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Old October 5th, 2009, 01:30 PM
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That trailer is fantastic ( well not as good looking as my M416 *LOL* )

I can't believe you got it done that far in such little time

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Old October 5th, 2009, 02:15 PM
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Sadly I'm probably not yet 50% complete (at least labor wise) and will likely go slower from here as well.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 07:35 PM
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The trailer axle assembly fab work looks intriguing. How did that come about?
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Have you thought of putting some side storage space like they have for the wolf/military rovers?
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Old October 8th, 2009, 08:22 PM
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The trailer axle assembly fab work looks intriguing. How did that come about?
Well my trucks don't share any axle components and in fact the 3rds on my D90 are directional so I have no plans to store axles or a 3rd member so I had a hole on one side to fill anyway. I figured I'd clearance it and make the rear stronger as well so I lopped the cover off as well.

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Have you thought of putting some side storage space like they have for the wolf/military rovers?
I did in fact. I haven't looked lately but they were pretty pricey when I did look and I'm also finding it really hard to do any damage to that tub as it's so nice looking. It's still an option, as well as tanks that fit in the cavities (also pricey). Maybe I'll at least price them out.
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quit being cheap Charles. you are into this thing deep already
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Old October 9th, 2009, 07:47 AM
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So true. This trailer is anything but cheap

Gotta rethink the top plans - the highest point of the D90 pickup cab top isn't as tall as the back of the series roof.
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So true. This trailer is anything but cheap

Gotta rethink the top plans - the highest point of the D90 pickup cab top isn't as tall as the back of the series roof.
bummer. maybe we could mess with it when I come over next week if you can make the time.

On the side storage thing- the MOD 110 2 doors came with side lockers. Many of those tubs are beat to death and we should be able to find you some side lockers from one of those cheap. Look @ the pictures I posted of Dales 110 in the three door thread above- same lockers. Eric Ristons truck has one too- great way to utilize wasted space. I think JSQ's truck also has them.
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Yeah we can kick around some ideas. An obvious one is to put two series roofs back to back, but I think it will look funny. Will need to do some photo chopping and see I guess.

I also still need to come up with a good solution for finishing the front off as well and it's related to what I do with the front of the top.
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Heavy

I have been meaning to weigh her but have been crazy busy. A polite letter from my HOA telling me I can't keep my trailer in my driveway spurred me to hitch her up to Janey and take a ride to the local landfill since I have to move her somewhere anyway.

She's 1000lb with a spare so a bit heavier than I expected (I was thinking 800). This doesn't include a cap/roof or nosebox and the sliders so this is looking like it will be closer to 1500lbs when done!

Tough weight empty was 80lbs.

Oh, Janey weighs 4500lbs with me on board (about 225lbs).
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Some video of the trailer on the trails. Thanks again to Dave and Loic for the camera work.



Dave if you listen closely you can hear the diesel clatter!
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 08:22 PM
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Opinions wanted

Looking for opinions on a cap/roof design. Please let me know if you like

1. Sloped on the front, squared off on the back (normal looking)
2. Sloped on both ends
3. Squared off on both ends

Not sure if aerodynamics come into play but I initially envisioned #1 (I have to lengthen it either way so it's not less work). Ron mentioned #3 which makes a lot of sense in terms of space, but #2 was what I had considered if not #1 since it's probably the easiest, but mocking it up it looks a little goofy.

I realize how I finish the front off affects the look, but I'm a slow/lazy (not to mention bad) photo chopper so haven't mocked anything up yet. Leading ideas are a large, sloped nose box, or simply a flat front. Not sure if it will look odd with a big flat front but I think a largish sloped nose box would offset the brick effect.

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In my opinion, #3 is by far the best. I'm not a fan of #2 at all, and number one really does look like a roof panel adapted to be a cap.
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1 or 3 but not 2 but whatever your preference is then that would be fine
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3 Square is sooo Clean looking...
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I like the first one, second choice would be the third pic
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#3. you should put a roof rack on it too.
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#3 gets my vote.
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Charles,
Are you thinking of grafting two series roofs together in the middle ?
This project is getting more interesting.....
Isn't one of the problems the fact that the gutter line on the back of the roof doesn't go straight across ?
I voted for #1 but thinking #2 is the easiest to do and probably be the driest when the trailer is parked outside.
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