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Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by haighfam, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Jul 31, 2017
    haighfam

    haighfam Member

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    Bought this trailer cheap. Told her we needed a utility trailer for dump runs. Converting it into a nice little trailer to tow behind the jeep. Spent the weekend converting the torsion suspension to leaf spring. It would only hold a couple hundred pounds. Changed hubs to 5 on 5 1/2 while I was at it. Fenders and paint next weekend.
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  2. Jul 31, 2017
    3b a runnin

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    Looks good. Where did you find the 5 on 5 1/2 hubs?
     
  3. Aug 1, 2017
    haighfam

    haighfam Member

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    At the local metal and trailer supply.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2017
    haighfam

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    Got the fenders welded on tonight. Just need to finish the paint. First use is to take 3/4 yard of busted up concrete to the dump. (NOT with jeep 9" brakes would be asking for trouble.)
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  5. Aug 3, 2017
    47v6

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    Thats a nice little trailer.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2017
    haighfam

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    Wife took the utility trailer to pick up some gravel today. It passed the load test ! 1 1/2 yards of damp gravel. I told her next time keep it to one yard. Got to go shovel gravel now :(

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  7. Aug 11, 2017
    rusty

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    That little trailer has a bunch of weight on it. I'm impressed.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2017
    Keys5a

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    Using it for what it was made for!
    Looks good.
    -Donny
     
  9. Aug 17, 2017
    jeepermc

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    Well done! Looks like a great little trailer to build from.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2017
    Hellion

    Hellion Rust covered & junky

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    Aye aye! Love the looks of it. Any idea as to the manufacturer?

    In the last pic, it looks like the fender-on-tire scrub brakes have been fully engaged. :worry:
     
  11. Feb 6, 2018
    XJSuperman

    XJSuperman New Member

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    Any info on what make or model this is? I had someone send me a pic of another like it, but they weren't sure what it was either...
     
  12. Feb 6, 2018
    58 willys

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    Good looking trailer looks like it was a Uhaul rental trailer at one time
     
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  13. Mar 12, 2018
    Willy

    Willy New Member

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    That's what I was thinking.
     
  14. Mar 12, 2018
    PeteL

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    I was told that U-Haul quite literally designed their fenders to rub first if the trailer was overloaded.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2018
    OldKooT

    OldKooT New Member

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    I just showed this to a friend of mine who grew up on a U haul rental lot. He confirmed it is almost defiantly an old U haul trailer. Sure looks like a nice little unit to me,, I have often considered building one very similar. !.5 yards of gravel is well over 2000lbs, that a good load LoL
     
  16. Mar 12, 2018
    PeteL

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    I'm betting closer to 3000#, that crush is dense stuff.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2018
    sterlclan

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    11/2 crushed gravel in our pit is 2250 per yard dry. about 3000 per in the spring when its wet. funny you would think the 3/4 gravel would weigh more but its actually a little lighter at around 2100 per dry.
     
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  18. Mar 17, 2018
    Danefraz

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    no wonder I'm exhausted after shoveling crusher dust when it's wet. Moved 3 yards a while ago. Need another 2yds for another project. Too wet to either drive across lawn with our little dump truck, or to wheelbarrow it...
     

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