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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Hi Ian. So, if you've just bought a new 2500Kg...

    Hi Ian.
    So, if you've just bought a new 2500Kg GVM caravan, and in the next month or so are upgrading your tow vehicle, why would you want to spend several hundred dollars getting a battery...
  4. I haven't closely looked at a Trik Trailers...

    I haven't closely looked at a Trik Trailers trailer, so I can't tell you anything about their build quality. Generally, a new $500 6x4 will be made from really light material, and from the sounds of...
  5. Have you got any photos of the one you've got...

    Have you got any photos of the one you've got J&H?

    For a new 6x4 trailer, work on the $1 per Kg mark.
    A $500 trailer will be good for about 500Kg capacity.
    A $750 trailer will get you a half...
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    I'd like to add something to this if I may. It...

    I'd like to add something to this if I may.
    It has always annoyed me that the Transport Authorities in each state seem to think that they know better than the National Department of Infrastructure...
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    Awesome stuff mate. Glad it's not just me that...

    Awesome stuff mate.
    Glad it's not just me that takes a while to get back to projects... :;

    And I like your "welding trolley"... I have one just like it. :2tsup:
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    Yes, I wonder how many tyre fitters have actually...

    Yes, I wonder how many tyre fitters have actually towed a trailer with tyres that haven't been balanced...??

    It can make the difference between a dream trip and a nightmare, especially with hitch...
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    :B I wouldn't got to the trouble of retro...

    :B

    I wouldn't got to the trouble of retro fitting the Al-Ko unless you set the trailer up now for the mounts. I would use the trailer as is, then either build an identical one, or by that time you...
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    Loving your work Aufitt. May I suggest... The...

    Loving your work Aufitt.
    May I suggest... The 3mm spacer plate you're fitting under the rear hanger, trim the wide section in front of the hanger and only stitch the plate in so that it can be...
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    You could go to the trouble of putting anti-seize...

    You could go to the trouble of putting anti-seize on the thread, but unless it a commercial trailer used on a daily basis, the amount of times the front spring bolt would ever need to be removed...
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    Morning Ross. Nice to be missed... :biggrin2:

    Morning Ross.

    Nice to be missed... :biggrin2:
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    Sorry guys. Still have to do the Moderator thing...

    Sorry guys. Still have to do the Moderator thing so yes I pop in and out of here. But haven't been out to the shed much, heaps of things going on, long hours at work, couple of cricket injuries,...
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    I take it you mean the Red/Blue polyurethane...

    I take it you mean the Red/Blue polyurethane bushes that are fitted as aftermarket replacements to Motor Vehicles, then yes, they require lubricating with Molybdenum Disulfide grease, otherwise they...
  15. Hi Simon and Welcome aboard. In some cases it's...

    Hi Simon and Welcome aboard.
    In some cases it's like asking to compare Apples with Oranges... let me explain.

    There are two types of axles available for small trailers, either a beam axle or an...
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    Firstly, Welcome Jethro. I gather you'll be...

    Firstly, Welcome Jethro.
    I gather you'll be using your existing floor, and just replacing the chassis...??
    If this is the case, then I'd be looking to use the same perimeter measurements as your...
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    The load rating of the Parallel stub was designed...

    The load rating of the Parallel stub was designed with an "Off-road" wheel & tyre in mind, so should still be 1600Kg per axle, whereas the braking efficiency of the 10" Electric brake with the larger...
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    Sorry naddis, I missed this earlier. As Aufitt...

    Sorry naddis, I missed this earlier.
    As Aufitt has touched on, those ratings/recommendations are from 30+ years ago when cars had 13" and 14" wheels, and 4WD's had 15's & 16". The rating for the...
  19. Thread: Axle alignment

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    Measuring the axle being central is the first...

    Measuring the axle being central is the first step, because if it's not central, then triangulating it from the coupling will make it worse.
    Think of an isosceles triangle,...
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    I hear what you're saying Legion. I built a...

    I hear what you're saying Legion. I built a trailer for my Catamaran years ago, and I was quite chuffed on how it turned out. When it when for Rego, it took longer for the Vicroads officer to walk...
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    If you're at the point where the difference...

    If you're at the point where the difference between an 'A' frame drawbar and a straight beam drawbar gives you a slightly better angle, then you're in a pretty tight situation to begin with. And I...
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    If the Hitch receiver on the rear of the Camper...

    If the Hitch receiver on the rear of the Camper is for carrying a bike rack, my concern would be the 1.6mm material of the Camper chassis, not your welding.
    Even if you went to the trouble of...
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    Hi BLKWDW, and Welcome to the forum. I see...

    Hi BLKWDW, and Welcome to the forum.

    I see Kryn has been helping you with your query, even quoting me in the process... :B

    Just want to clarify a couple of things from your options list.
    If...
  24. Thread: Squeaky wheels

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    "Squeaking" will generally be the suspension...

    "Squeaking" will generally be the suspension rather than wheel bearings. Buggered bearings will tend to "rumble", but they have to be pretty bad to even get that. While the trailer is on the ground,...
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    Kryn's correct. There's no point having 4000Kg...

    Kryn's correct.
    There's no point having 4000Kg of spring capacity and only 3200Kg of axle capacity. 200Kg is not going to overload a 3000Kg spring set.

    I don't want to speculate on who you spoke...
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    Good to see. :2tsup: I've seen too many over...

    Good to see. :2tsup:

    I've seen too many over the years where Commodore rims are fitted to early Holdens as well as trailers, and it's just a recipe for disaster.

    Looking good.
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    What wheels are you running with HQ pattern? ...

    What wheels are you running with HQ pattern?

    You do know that Commodore stud pattern is different to HQ...?
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    Nice looking design. Looking forward to seeing...

    Nice looking design. Looking forward to seeing the build. :2tsup:
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    Considering the tyres alone, $150.00 would be...

    Considering the tyres alone, $150.00 would be more than fair. If he put it on ebay, I would think it would go in excess of $250.00 easy!! I've seen trailers worse than that go for $150 in QLD that...
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    I'm still at work at the moment, so I'll answer...

    I'm still at work at the moment, so I'll answer this with more detail tonight, but you are on the right track for 3500Kg, and yes, it would be significantly cheaper with 3200Kg.

    Good controllers,...
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    Correct. Probably a little confusing as I was...

    Correct. Probably a little confusing as I was going backwards in weight capacities.


    The cost isn't really that different. The difference between an electric axle and a hydraulic axle is similar...
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    Agreed. If he took that to a scrap metal yard,...

    Agreed.
    If he took that to a scrap metal yard, it would be towed out at the end of the day by someone working at the yard (and truth be known, even if they didn't have a use for it, it would go on...
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    Hi Naddis. So much information to digest. Being...

    Hi Naddis.
    So much information to digest. Being from NSW, your first port of call is RMS because your Rego cost is based on the eventual Tare weight of the trailer you build, so this cost could have...
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    You'll find that a lot of Caravan manufacturers...

    You'll find that a lot of Caravan manufacturers who sell an "Off-road" version are exactly that. The axle is slung under the springs, A/T tyres are fitted, and "Off-road" stickers are stuck on. So...
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    :? Huh..?? Do you mean replacement hangers, or...

    :? Huh..?? Do you mean replacement hangers, or replacement springs?
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    Strip, splice, solder, heat shrink, tape. ...

    Strip, splice, solder, heat shrink, tape.

    What's the usual practice...??
    Cut, Strip, twist, tape. :o
    Or scotch locks... Whatever is quickest to get the trailer out the door. :no:

    Not a huge...
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    You'll need a VIN number for the trailer as well....

    You'll need a VIN number for the trailer as well. If the trailer's more than 26 years old (VIN numbers were standardized in 1987 for all vehicles), then just pick a series of numbers/letters 5 or 6...
  38. Interesting trailer design. The thing I can't...

    Interesting trailer design.
    The thing I can't quite work out yet is the suspension. It's doesn't look like a beam axle, because as the front of the pivot frame rises, you can see the the body...
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    Grrrrrrr!!!

    Back to square one... Again!! :((

    The Tassie Oak dowels that Bunnings sell as "30mm", are actually 28.6mm.

    Have to have a re-think. :~
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    Nope... Tonight, on the way home from work I'll...

    Nope...
    Tonight, on the way home from work I'll drop passed Bunnings (similar to your Homebase or Wickes) and grab some 30mm dowel and see how that goes.
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    Sticky: Scale Model Plans

    The incredible detail and time that goes into creating a Scale Model is a challenge for some, while leaving others in awe of the craftspeople who make them.

    The following is a resource of places...
  42. Thread: Toy Jeep

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    Great job Andy. :2tsup: I'm going to show my...

    Great job Andy. :2tsup:

    I'm going to show my 13 year old son... might get him off his computer.
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    I'm not sure what you mean with the 150mm...

    I'm not sure what you mean with the 150mm rule...?? The VSB1 has been my 'bible' for over 15 years, and I can't recall that dimension. The rear overhang of a trailer refers to the distance from the...
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    :whs:

    :whs:
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    LMAO... A colony of vw's.... Maybe not...

    LMAO...
    A colony of vw's....

    Maybe not Beetles, but I'm thinking if it works OK, then a Prime Mover and Trailer might be on the cards. I bought 100 wooden golf tees, so I have plenty of air...
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    ** Don't you hate it when you type an extensive...

    ** Don't you hate it when you type an extensive reply, and you hit the wrong button and lose it...!! ** :((

    I made a road trailer for my brother-in-law for his Impulse and beach trolley. My...
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    Thanks Bobman, time is getting away from me...

    Thanks Bobman, time is getting away from me again!!


    Yep!

    BINGO..!!
    I think that's what was happening to me. Until now, I couldn't figure out why the centres seem to be getting out of round...
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    Dramas...

    Made a crude start on my wheels this past week. Found out my drill press isn't quite square to start with. But I tried to persevere, and drilled 4 outer tyre sections, followed by the inner wheel...
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    Good links Steve. Just a thought... I might...

    Good links Steve.

    Just a thought... I might see if there's not already a list of all these links/plans, and either put it in a Sticky at the top of the Scale Models, or the Library.
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    Depends on what you're using the stub for, what...

    Depends on what you're using the stub for, what you're attaching the stub axle to, and the size of your welder.

    If you're just butt welding the stub and only have a single phase welder, then I'd...
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