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Old 04-23-2018, 01:25 PM   #821 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:09 PM   #822 (permalink)
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nice toter bogie still wouldn't pull it with a D-50 , I saw something similar when researching fifth wheel hitches. Design so you can tow an overweight 5th wheel travel trailer Style with a 1/2 ton and not overload the suspension. Using an extra breaking axle on the trailer to help compensate for lack of weight on the tow vehicle
this looks like a good compromise for the air gap between the trailer and the truck especially if using a tonneau cover on the towing truck
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I bought a Hurst trailer,5x10 with 18 in expanded metal sides and a 4-foot rear flap. It was a great buy over the last decade. I think it's estimated at about 2500 bucks, but I uploaded it, and it did well. I pull him with a truck and I can not say he's back. The only complaint I would receive is the length of the tongue, maybe a few inches longer. I installed a toolbox in the language, and if I come off, the bumper just beats the box. I also use a utility trailer of this type of for garbage disposal in the production.On YouTube there are a lot of interesting videos on this subject, yesterday I watched one of them, check out I hope it helps.

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Old 05-10-2018, 11:17 AM   #824 (permalink)
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I installed a toolbox in the language, and if I come off, the bumper just beats the box.
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The reason I'm looking onto using the back half of a Ford Courier for a travel trailer is that utility trailers do not have the wheel bearings for highway speeds. I blew on out trying to use it at highway speeds.
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Seems to be a non-native English speaker. The way I interpreted it, there is a tool box attached to the tongue (language?), and if the trailer disconnects, the toolbox runs into the bumper.

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The reason I'm looking onto using the back half of a Ford Courier for a travel trailer is that utility trailers do not have the wheel bearings for highway speeds. I blew on out trying to use it at highway speeds.
Bearings are easy to replace or repack with grease. A blowout probably isn't caused by a bearing issue, but a puncture or overheating.

You can buy larger diameter wheels to reduce the revolutions, or buy higher speed rated tires to pull at faster speeds. Finally, keep the tires aired up and the loads reasonable, and you should be able to pull at any reasonably safe speed.
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Yeah, I blew out the bearing. Bigger wheels would probably work, butthen I would have to build a waterproof box to keep the mattresses dry. I'm thinking of a plywood cover with
2 x 4s around the edges, like the lid of a shoe box, squeezing down on rubber perimeter seals. http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post569227
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Trailer axles should have tapered cone bearings, ideal for highway speeds.
The only trailers that won't be able to take highway speeds are going to be things like yard and ATV trailers.
Those have nylon bushings for bearings that just melt at higher speeds.
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Seems to be a non-native English speaker. The way I interpreted it, there is a tool box attached to the tongue (language?), and if the trailer disconnects, the toolbox runs into the bumper.
My assessment as well. I was trying to provide feedback. 'I' vs 'it' is pretty fundamental to understanding.

Angel And The Wolf — Are you proposing using the original rear axle? You could substitute a beam axle to control the ride height. And Couriers probably had a pop-up tent top that would drop right in if you could find one.

I'd think about cutting external storage lockers into the outside of the bed fore and aft of the wheel well, and having a top that split down the middle and hinges up into sidewalls on the bed sides. Or clear over to support a bunk-size mattress on either side.



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You can buy larger diameter wheels to reduce the revolutions, or buy higher speed rated tires to pull at faster speeds. Finally, keep the tires aired up and the loads reasonable, and you should be able to pull at any reasonably safe speed.
Taller wheels and tires might do it, but in looking at utility trailers, I get info like this:
"This handy trailer meets or exceeds all road-ready specifications and DOT requirements and is ready to hit the road at up to 45 MPH."
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...2541_200612541

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