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Old 06-05-2018, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Found a lightweight trailer for a boat tail

Just leave off the boat winch and pads, and build your tapered box on the frame. Wheel bearings are designed for highway speeds.
https://www.wholesalemarine.com/multisport-trailer.html

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Old 06-05-2018, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why not in the Aerodynamics subforum?
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Anything with tapered cone bearings is going to go at highway speeds.

No need to spend $900 unless you need a galvanized trailer with a boat winch.
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Harbor freight trailer is probably your best bet. It's not aluminum, but it's still lightweight and 1/3 the price.
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You really don't want aluminum.
Limited fatigue life and difficult to weld.
I weld aluminum so I know.
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Harbor freight trailer is probably your best bet. It's not aluminum, but it's still lightweight and 1/3 the price.
Highway rated axle bearings?
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Highway rated axle bearings?
I dunno what they're rated for but I drove 3000 miles over a period of 3 days with one, with around 1000lbs in the trailer. It's still kicking around 5 years later.
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So I can pay for two registrations to drive one vehicle? How long is that payback? No thanks.
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So I can pay for two registrations to drive one vehicle? How long is that payback? No thanks.
Wouldn't be a problem if you lived in KY, no trailer registration. Not sure about other states.

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