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Old 09-05-2015, 06:10 PM   #651 (permalink)
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So I'm thinking about covering the clear vertical gap covers with some black painted Tyvek and cutting out a section so the rear tail lights are visible. I believe I can't be cited fer my rear license plate not being visible because of the exception fer vehicles towing a trailer which Dark Aero has a trailer tag and I'm towing it.

TEX TN. CODE ANN. 502.409 : Texas Statutes - Section 502.409: WRONG, FICTITIOUS, ALTERED, OR OBSCURED LICENSE PLATE

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(c) Subsection (a)(7) may not be construed to apply to:
(1) a trailer hitch installed on a vehicle in a normal or customary manner;
(2) a transponder, as defined by Section 228.057, that is attached to a vehicle in the manner required by the issuing authority;
(3) a wheelchair lift or wheelchair carrier that is attached to a vehicle in a normal or customary manner;
(4) a trailer being towed by a vehicle; or
(5) a bicycle rack that is attached to a vehicle in a normal or customary manner.
The Tyvek covers can be easily removed if needed.

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Old 09-05-2015, 08:08 PM   #652 (permalink)
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Vertical gap covers blacked out...
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:51 AM   #653 (permalink)
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One of the major things I noticed last night with the blacked out vertical gap covers was the lack of coverage from my backup lights.

I'm not sure how long I will keep the blacked out Tyvek covers on. One option would be to git some bright exterior LED lights and wire them into Dark Aero. Another option is to cut out a horizontal strip to allow fer tail lights and backup lights. I can currently inspect the stuff in the gap via the clear cutout fer the tail lights. I did notice the reflectors on the vertical gap covers a whole lot easier now when viewed from the side. I'll have to give this some more thought...
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I am selling my swivel wheel trailer. This is a unique way to haul your motorcycle, golf cart, ATV or anything you don't have room for in your car, van, truck, fifth wheel, RV, or motorhome. No problem backing up and it is impossible to jackknife or fishtail. This comes with an upgraded dual receiver hitch set up that increases the carry capacity up to 1,000 lbs, plus a three piece loading ramps, and a motorcycle chock. New cost in excess of $2100, not including tax and freight, nor assembly and wiring. No trailer license needed as it is considered an frame-extension of the tow vehicle. It is in excellent condition. Easily disconnected by pull pins and includes retractable legs with wheels to maneuver it during storage. The tall "wing" on the back is a mudflap I added, but it can easily be removed. Complete documentation included (owners manual, certificate of origin, etc.). Please don't waste each others time. Cash only.

I can also sell new rectangular steel tubing that matches the tubing used on the trailer to expand the deck dimensions from 6'x4' to 8'x4'. Also if needed, I can also sell a custom heavy-duty bumper that I built to receive the dual hitch that you can modify for any vehicle, as well as a new spare wheel & tire.
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The dual receiver arrangement looks viable. My guess is the springing is rubber in torsion.

Any ideas what the square bracket behind the pivot is about?
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:14 PM   #656 (permalink)
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I believe that is a Swivelwheel 46.
SWIVELWHEEL-46

Kinda heavy and can be a bear to manuever around when not hitched up.

I would suggest the Swivelwheel ECO fer the platform of choice if yer making a boat tail setup from their available trailers.
SWIVELWHEEL-ECO

I believe their torsion bar setup will have a tendncy to bounce unless heavily loaded down like all the other single wheel platforms being manufactured today.
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The dual receiver arrangement looks viable. My guess is the springing is rubber in torsion.

Any ideas what the square bracket behind the pivot is about?
That is a custom mudflap guard. I remember that trailer being up fer sale about a year ago.

Or do you mean the snubber that gives extra support to the pivot shaft?
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Yes. The thing on the U-bolts. Do you think it snubs vertically or in rotation? It seems to bear on a circular plate.

I recall some discussion of moving the swivel point (forward or back). Would shortening the wheelbase offer more or less leverage for what weight exists?

I thought rubber in torsion was supposed to include shock absorption. My Westfalia trailer has only Cellasto™ elastomeric snubbers. Axles + Chassis | Westy Trailers
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Installed a front cover in front of the air bag spring so it won't git beat up from any road debris. Stuck some reflective stickers on there so it would be visible when it's turned around.

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Dark Aero's new belly pan is done fer now...




It's curved in to allow fer the wheel pant tail to clear the belly pan without the wheel pant tail trying to rip the belly pan out.

I'm tempted to paint the belly pan white so I can see what's going on down there after some dirt flow modeling.

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