Well, Iím moving interstate again in a few months. So rather than having to throw out a heap of stuff that the removalists wonít take - like pretty much all the paints, solvents, oils ect in the shed, plus a heap of food Ė I decided we needed a trailer.
Looking around at second hand trailers, it seemed I had a choice of fairly average 6x4ís that donít fit a bike very well and were as flimsy as hell or bigger ones which were harder to find, flimsy and overpriced.
I could buy a new trailer, but they seemed to start at a minimum of $750 Ė again, for a light duty POS that looked like it would break if you sneezed at it.
So I figure stuff it Ė they donít look like thereís much too them, why not design and build one myself? I can make it exactly how I like rather than trying to stumble across the perfect second hand trailer, itíll be cheaper than a new one, and I can focus on making it solid, good quality and long lasting.
So I decided on making a customisable 7x4 box trailer. I wanted to make it solid, capable of easily being modified to accept a detachable cage, and being strong enough to take 1000kg with the addition of trailer brakes.
I thought Iíd post up the progress on here as I go, in case anyone is interested in making their own. Iíll scan the plans in at some point and go into some detail about the build Ė depending on if people are interested in detail.
So far, I have;
Trawled though the abortion of documents that is the Australian design rules for trailers,
Designed and drawn plans for the trailer,
Bought the steel,
Cut most of the steel,
Sourced the axle, suspension ect.
Started construction Ė already welded most of the chassis.
Here is a couple of teaser pics
Sorry about the poor quality phone camera pics, that won't improve however because I'm not taking my real camera in to work.
In case you're wondering, the white marking around the welds is a really handy marking spray I used for marking out. Fantastic stuff.