1speed- How did you attach the 3/4" ply skeleton? Is it all put together with pockethole screws? I was only trying to do the 1/2" ply-foam-1/4"ply walls to cut down on costs a bit, when i looked the other night, a 4x8 sheet of 19/32" Aruaco ACX ply was $35. 1/2" went down to $25 and then the 5mm birch skin was $11. I am definately going with a 3500lb axle, i found a kit at ABCTrailer that would be just over $200 shipped to my door. I am also working on a set of matching Tacoma wheels for $100 nearby.
18seeds- those microlite trailers are really neat, probably a pretty penny for those guys. I thought about a 5x8 trailer but really enjoy the building process and I also want to try and keep the height of the trailer, and the budget, relatively low. I too, am concerned with power but I just figure it will be slow going through the mountains and such. My buddy tows a 22' Mastercraft with his Taco and although its slow, it gets the job done. I might look at some performance mods in the future to boost power, like a Cummins 4BT
Has anyone looked at any products like Varathane for a coating? I used this stuff on some outdoor patio furniture and it created what appeared to be a very thick, weatherproof coating, it takes a few coats but the stuff is around $35 a gallon. Anyone know how much epoxy resin I would need for a project this size? I assume that stuff is pretty pricey. Thanks again for all your help guys, im hoping to get my sliders welded on this weekend and then get started on the trailer, just need to finalize my design.....although is any build design ever "finalized"? I didnt think so.
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