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Smaller trailers for 40% + sized Giants!

Discussion in 'Field Gear, Camping Equipment, and Trailers' started by MattyMatt, Aug 26, 2014.

   
  1. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Watched that video a bunch and it's always entertaining. LOL
     
  2. ericb

    ericb Team WTFO GSN Contributor

    I have a trailer frame. Where is a good place to find material (also, what material) that us inexspensive? I had a plywood box on it, but didn't fit my needs anymore.
     
  3. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    I will see if I can find the pictures but a guy on another forum not sure which one had built his on top of a harbor freight frame which is what I plan to do. He just put down a floor and then framed walls and sheeted them with plywood on the outside. Afterwards he wrapped it with some sort of marine fabric and sealed and painted it. Looked really good when he was done.
     
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  4. ericb

    ericb Team WTFO GSN Contributor

    Thanks.
     
  5. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    NCM_0195.JPG NCM_0196.JPG on.jpg side.jpg trailer.gif

    Here are the pictures of the trailer I mentioned earlier. it is 2x2 frame with luan sheeting covered with a 8oz canvas like used in boats. He glued it all on with titebond 2 glue and then said it took around 10 coats of Sherwin Williams exterior latex paint. Said it took so much as he kept painting it until it didn't look like cavas anymore. Said final weight came out around 600 lbs
     
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  6. ericb

    ericb Team WTFO GSN Contributor

    Thanks for those pics.
     
  7. Cool pics. I have found a couple other threads, and found one similar. The canvas is something i hadn't thought of. Thanks for digging @cbarnes0061.
     
  8. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    No problem. It took some digging for sure. Wasn't actually in a trailer thread but in the middle of a build thread of a profile.
     
  9. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I would think tin roofing would make a good cover for home made trailers.
     
  10. orthobird

    orthobird 150cc

    Anyone have any suggestions for a trailer to haul two 40% airplanes? Right now, I have a 16 x 7 x 6 trailer, and it is huge, I keep 4 airplanes inside of it. IMAC season is starting, and I do not want to lug this around. MY gas mileage is 8 MPG pulling that around. I am looking for something that maybe has 4' height, that way, there is less drag. or maybe, that the front of it, is tapered down, so at least the front of it is below level of my SUV.
     
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