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i had a few pms about dimensions and more pics of the trailer i made, its in a bit of a mess right now cause i just dug it out of the snow bank but here they are. materials were right at the $1000 but i had the axle(ex horse trailer drop axle shortened) and wheels(ford ranger specials).
it is 3' wide on the deck, 6' 11" from front wheel mount to rear and 8' 6" total length. the frame is 2"x2" tubing, instead of a chalk i just used a piece of 4" c channel and the front tire fits in to it nicely. the fenders are ebay specials and all the lighting is led's. if you want any more measurements or pics just let me know
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That's super cool. I like it a lot better then my Harbor Freight special....

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Nice JOB, Are you looking to sell them?

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thanks guys, i dont think i would bother trying to sell them, just the materials alone would be 1500+ (i had the axle,wheels and tires so i saved a bit) and with all the reasonably priced small trailers on the market now i dont think theres too many people that want to spend 2-2500 on a trailer that does the same thing as a 3-500 dollar trailer. but i enjoy it and it gets alot of compliments everytime i stop with it.
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Really nice work there! How about incorporating 2 airbags for suspension - and coddle your RC the way she should be when playing trailer queen.

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Really nice work there! How about incorporating 2 airbags for suspension - and coddle your RC the way she should be when playing trailer queen.
thats why i like having the large tires i run them with low air pressure and they soak up the bumps realy nice, but the rc rarely sees trailer duty, it mostly for the other bikes. i buy alot of damaged clean title bikes and put them back to their former glory and re-sell them. sometimes i have to travel a fair distance for them and its alot cheaper to do it with the car than it is with the truck.
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i use the tyre down rear tire restraint, if you have never used one you are missing out. no suspension compression and straps running everywhere its realy slick. alot easier on the bike
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