1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

Kayak Trailer Build

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by FD Engine 1, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Nov 15, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

    Tennessee
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    34
    Not a "Jeep" trailer , but will hopefully be towed by one.
    It's also the summer project that pulled me away from 67 CJ5

    Start with wore out Tractor Supply "build your own" 4x8 trailer from 20 years ago
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
  2. Nov 15, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

    Tennessee
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    34
    Stripped
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
  3. Nov 15, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

    Tennessee
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    34
    New lumber
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
  4. Nov 15, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

    Tennessee
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    34
    Prep & Paint
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
  5. Nov 15, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

    Tennessee
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    34
    Removable 3/4" square tubing cross braces for kayak brackets
    Pretty happy with the result
    Also solves kayak storage problem
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
    ojgrsoi, ITLKSEZ and homersdog like this.
  6. Nov 15, 2018
    Hellion

    Hellion Rust covered & junky

    Eastern TN
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2016
    Messages:
    363
    This should be interesting. I want to get a canoe/kayak or a rowboat (preferably) in the distant future.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    Twin2

    Twin2 wasn't me Sponsor

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    3,537
    nice job (y)
     
  8. Nov 16, 2018
    Hellion

    Hellion Rust covered & junky

    Eastern TN
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2016
    Messages:
    363
    My only concern with trailer wheels that small like yours (and mine, I have a similar trailer), is that they spin awful fast at highway speeds and get hot. Plus they're kinda dinky.

    I wonder if there's a larger rim that will fit that 4-bolt hub; something like a 13 or 14" rim?
     
  9. Nov 17, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

    Post Falls, ID
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2015
    Messages:
    2,325
    You'll get more use out of that trailer than you ever imagined.

    I personally wouldn't worry about those tiny tires. I put about 2-3000 miles a year on a very similar trailer. It's my go-to bike hauler/cabinet deliverer/lumber truck/off road utility trailer that is routinely overloaded and run up to 75 mph in upwards of 95° summer heat. I've never had a flat (knock on wood). I just recently replaced one tire with the spare because I noticed a chunk of rubber missing from the tread; it must've hit something.

    [​IMG]
     
    Jrobz23, Twin2 and Hellion like this.
  10. Nov 17, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

    Tennessee
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    34
    I’m not too worried about highway speeds. I live between two lakes so there’s no reason to have it on interstate. I’ve had the trailer for over 20 years. I’ve hauled everything from gravel to an outhouse on it (yep, an actual outhouse). It tougher than it looks.
     
    Jrobz23, Hellion and ITLKSEZ like this.
  11. Nov 18, 2018
    jeeper50

    jeeper50 jeeps 'till I die

    Gawja
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    416
    Having kayak fished for many years and been thru several levels of mods to a trailer for kayaks the one thread that is the one spot to see 26 pages of other peoples trailer.
    do a google search for "texaskayakfishing' post your trailer" thread. Yes photobucket got a bunch of pics over there too. But the point there is there is lots of ideas there to work toward or modify to your liking.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2018
    jeeper50

    jeeper50 jeeps 'till I die

    Gawja
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    416
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  13. Dec 15, 2018 at 11:29 AM
    Jrobz23

    Jrobz23 Member

    Northern, WI
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Messages:
    394
    Just switched from a jon boat to a Hobie this last year. It’s a neat boat but boy is it heavy. I have an old utility trailer so I’m looking to do the same thing.

    Your work is inspiring. GJ!
     

Share This Page

New Posts