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Old 12-12-2015, 10:56 PM   #1
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Here are complete pics. I pick it up Monday.







I've got to put my mounts on and add some little touches. Overall very pleased.

14' x 6'6"

2' dovetail so I can have a short gate, i didn't want a 4' gate on the back acting like a sail. Side ramps that come out to load an atv on the front.

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Old 12-13-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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Looks nice, did monstermudder/Lucas build it?
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:44 PM   #3
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No I had completely forgotten about him. Wish I had asked. Had a welding shop in Greensboro build it. I priced out the parts and steel and if I built it myself I would have saved about $200. Not worth it.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:09 AM   #4
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Sharp lookin trailer, congrats!


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Old 12-15-2015, 03:05 PM   #5
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Got it picked up. He told me it as $300 more than quoted. I was not happy. I told him so. Never gave an option on some things, just did them and tried to charge me.

He came out and offered to split the difference. His face was red and he looked really pissed so I had my hand on the door handle and foot on the door incase he was gong to hit me, I could push him back. You don't increase the price of a product without giving the purchaser an option. So Bad transaction but a nice trailer. Tried to tell me it was heavy duty and more expensive but Northern has it for $17 and the other option was $35. Also tried to tell me the flip up jack was more expensive but it's the same price at Northerntool.com. Has a Dexter ez-lube axle and wheels. Grease-able gate hinges. Spring loaded latches.

He increased the price $300. He told me over the phone after it was built. I went in willing to work with him on price. Knowing i was getting a good trailer. But also ready to walk away. Either way i went so I could get my deposit back. He told me he'd give it back I said fine and walked to the suburban and waited for him to come out. He was pissed! Came out and offered to split the difference. You don't increase the price of a product without giving the purchaser an option. So Bad transaction but a nice trailer.

So the coupler is a little wonky, but it's stout. Also the boards aren't flush and that may drive me crazy. Anyway here are the pictures.













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Old 12-15-2015, 03:17 PM   #6
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That seam where the flat deck meets the dove tail would piss me off


My big trailer has about 3/8" gap where the boards meet there, and it collects all kinds of crap. I'm thinking about making a piece out of steel to cover it up.
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:18 AM   #7
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I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing with the boards yet. But I will do something. I think I'll remove all the boards and cut them the same length. So the main deck boards are flush against the front and the dove boards are then all the same length and fit like they should.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:01 AM   #8
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Yeah, those boards would drive me crazy. Maybe slide them all forward so they are even at the end, and then make a plate that covers the dovetail end so at least you can't see the uneven-ness.
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Yep drove me crazy. I was trying to ignore and went out to put on some tie downs etc. this happened instead.



Looks like he cut everything freehand with a circular saw. I got out my miter box and cut all the ends square. Then put an angle on so they would be flush. I just need to get the belt sander from my dad to knock down the edge from the dove tail.







Only took 3 hours and that included taking off all the boards.

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Looks a million times better. Nicely done.


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Old 12-21-2015, 04:32 PM   #11
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Spent the day making mounting tabs for my mx shoes and also repairing my mx shoes. I also picked up some d-rings.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:53 AM   #12
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Sanded the edge down. Happy now.





I want my mounts to be modular. I want to be able to move them around based on what I'm carrying and I don't want to crawl under the trailer to hold a nut everytime. So I built a bunch of tabs and dad came over with a router to counter sink them.

Still have a lot to go. But it's a start.







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What a nice trailer!
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:04 PM   #14
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Finished up the rear mounts as well as all the d-rings. 18 so far. I'm about $110 into D-rings and hardware. It's coming along. First trip is tomorrow. 1 quad 2 bikes. The trailer is all configured for it.
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