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    trailer ideas?

    I recently found a very cheap trailer that has two tracks with chocks but they're both less than 8" in width..
    I believe the front tire will be okay with the TW but the rear is too wide
    any ideas? wondering if i should scrap the track that's on there and maybe build on with wood instead since im guessing there aren't many 8" track options..

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    Hi Peripheral, and welcome to the forum!

    You will be fine. My trailer rails are 7" wide and the stock rear tire has enough of a crown on it so that it fits snugly in the rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peripheralCA View Post
    I recently found a very cheap trailer that has two tracks with chocks but they're both less than 8" in width..
    I believe the front tire will be okay with the TW but the rear is too wide
    any ideas? wondering if i should scrap the track that's on there and maybe build on with wood instead since im guessing there aren't many 8" track options..
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    Quote Originally Posted by peripheralCA View Post
    I recently found a very cheap trailer that has two tracks with chocks but they're both less than 8" in width..
    I believe the front tire will be okay with the TW but the rear is too wide
    any ideas? wondering if i should scrap the track that's on there and maybe build on with wood instead since im guessing there aren't many 8" track options..
    I am willing to bet the Admiral has just the right tool for this job! You need a BFH, Those tracks can't be that hard to widen out a bit with a big hammer or even a Pony Clamp used in reverse to spread out rather than clamp in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peripheralCA View Post
    I recently found a very cheap trailer that has two tracks with chocks but they're both less than 8" in width..
    I believe the front tire will be okay with the TW but the rear is too wide
    any ideas? wondering if i should scrap the track that's on there and maybe build on with wood instead since im guessing there aren't many 8" track options..
    I had a similar dilemma.

    I started with this.

    newtrailer.jpg


    And I ended like this.

    20160827_171015.jpg

    New LED signals, wiring, galvanized hardware and all treated lumber set me back about $125 and the project took me about 4 hours. It is WAY overbuilt but much more versatile now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    I had a similar dilemma.

    I started with this.

    newtrailer.jpg


    And I ended like this.

    20160827_171015.jpg

    New LED signals, wiring, galvanized hardware and all treated lumber set me back about $125 and the project took me about 4 hours. It is WAY overbuilt but much more versatile now.



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    Hope you saved the tracks. I would make them quick to install in various positions using T nuts from below the wood. I agree it is way more versatile as a flat bed for dragging Kayaks, ATVs and all sorts of other toys and perfect for the MC or two when needed.

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    The rails are still under the wood and were welded in spots to the frame. I kept them for the sake of rigidity and added strength.


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    I kinda did the same thing only I used redwood fence pickets instead of plywood.

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    With the whole family riding I have started my trailer hunt. I need something I can stand up on a side yard. I am tryijng to find a reasonable option other than the harbor freight one

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    Quote Originally Posted by EWB View Post
    With the whole family riding I have started my trailer hunt. I need something I can stand up on a side yard. I am tryijng to find a reasonable option other than the harbor freight one

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    I'm sure you have your reasons. I have a Harbor Freight trailer and I would tow that thing anywhere

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