I started the frame for my trailer this weekend. The trailer will be 6 1/2 ft by 5 ft wide with 3 feet sections 6" deep in the sides 2 feet back for wheel wells. The plan is to have a 20gallon water tank, some kind of electrical system, separate air system (CO2 powered), air bags and shocks for the suspension, the ability to use any of the tires my vehicle does, the ability to carry my offroad tires, and the ability to hold stuff but not weight too much.
The frame is built of 2" x 2" square tube 11gauge (1/8") thick. Though the main frame is complete I have not added all of my braces on the tongue and down the center of the trailer.
Here are some pictures.
This weld looks like a booger but it is not. I am doing a triple width weave with a 7018 rod on the top and bottom welds where the tubes meet.
My chop saw died during the construction so some of my corners came out less than perfect. Here I am having to clean up a mess with some 1/4" thick sheet steel.
Look at that gap, nasty. We will get it fixed up though.
Here I have cut off the excess.
and here is the same messed up corner, almost done.
The main frame without bracing on the tongue and center completed.
Mock-up with the offroad tires. Obviously the trailer is sitting way below where it normally would.
Tomorrow I hope to get the uprights on the box cut and installed.