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Old 03-10-2015, 06:10 AM   #61
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IT does hang down low but you don't have it on the tongue where people hit their jacks. It looks pretty far back on the trailer. How many times have you hit your axles while driving. I don't think I ever have. Plus that looks pretty beefy might take a good shot.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:42 PM   #62
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Yea I've never bottomed out the trailer on anything. I think it is short enough to not really be that prone to bottoming out. I'll live with it.

It is made of 1/8" steel I had laying around.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:23 PM   #63
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I seem to bend the jacks that are solid mounted to the tongue that is it. You'll be fine with that box I like it!
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:12 PM   #64
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I seem to bend the jacks that are solid mounted to the tongue that is it. You'll be fine with that box I like it!
Ugh, preach. I need to figure out something new on mine. Bent it for the second time since I have had it. I may try to put a swingaway jack on the side but the tongue is really short so may not have room. My only complaint about my trailer...
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:22 PM   #65
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Ugh, preach. I need to figure out something new on mine. Bent it for the second time since I have had it. I may try to put a swingaway jack on the side but the tongue is really short so may not have room. My only complaint about my trailer...

I just put a swing away on mine. Fully retracted it's only 18"

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Old 03-12-2015, 09:30 AM   #66
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Depending on which direction you're trying to run your extension cord (power going into the trailer to charge the battery, or power going out of the trailer to run stuff), THIS may be helpful. Its the same charging port as what is on our battery powered side by side.

Or maybe something like THIS would work better?

Even if you needed a female plug outside rather than the male one, you could always just make some sort of female to female adapter (giggity) that went from the port on the outside, and let you plug your normal extension cord in. That would also give you the option of passing power through the walls in either direction as needed without leaving things open.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:09 PM   #67
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Yea I have one of those surface mount deals on the shelf from some other project. The problem is the trailer walls are only about 1" thick, so most options are too deep.

The cord is only being run to the trailer to power the battery maintainer.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:42 AM   #68
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I gotcha. the second one, with the cord already attached could work, it would just have the cord hanging inside. I imagine you could probably just build a little box to close in the back side of it or something.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:18 PM   #69
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Plug in for the maintainer. I don't care for having it right on the front of the trailer, but this is the only spot with an over hang where I could place this and not have it poking inside the trailer.



And a lid for the battery box. I was going to do a hinge and shit but I determined I had very little need to get inside the box quickly so I just screwed it down.

I may have re-purposed something for this

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Old 03-28-2015, 07:29 PM   #70
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Man these work lights are so nice to have.

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Old 04-20-2015, 12:59 PM   #71
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And a lid for the battery box. I was going to do a hinge and shit but I determined I had very little need to get inside the box quickly so I just screwed it down.
I found a reason one would need to get in to the battery box quickly.

I was driving down this horrible back road and noticed my marker lights were out. Well they came back on a minute later, so I just assumed the connector was loose or something from this terrible road. I had to make a stop before I got home (only a few minutes out at this point) and when I shut the truck's lights off, the trailer lights were still on I walk back and notice the junction box/wiring is smoking. Crap crap crap. Open the trailer and it is filled with smoke. OMG WTF BBQ!!! Somewhere I got a short and the on board battery was feeding it. Was not a fun few minutes standing in my smoke filled trailer unscrewing the lid so I could disconnect the battery

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Yikes.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:50 PM   #73
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Joe, do you think you could get 2 atv's and 3 bikes in that trailer? Atv dimensions. 6.5' x 46" and 6' x 43". I know they'll fit front to back (overlap) the question is could you get 3 bikes in the remaining space? I sold my big trailer for something smaller
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Oof, that'd be tight. In my 7x12, if you turned both quads side ways and stuffed them in the front that would leave about 50" x 7'. 2 bikes? No problem. 3 bikes, I think you would need a 14' trailer.

Also depending on wheelbase/tire size some bikes are too long and won't fit perfectly sideways in the trailer.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:39 PM   #75
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Looks like it'll be an open trailer at 14'
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