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a few more notes about yesterday.
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My '2A, plus trailer, weighed 3050lbs, empty, on the scale at landfill. I have wondered how much my mods added. . . . Now I know. :) - > 3050-2875 = 175lbs
- I think a stock '2A is in the 2300 range? Mine has 225 V6, winch, pto, overdrive, rollbar, dana 30, 11" brakes, saginaw steering, larger tires . .
- I think a stock trailer is 575lbs, but mine has extra metal in the frame, larger tires, and a 30lb mat in bed.
The floor in my working trailer is made of wood boards, which can collect a lot of stuff in the cracks. I am going to try a bed mat to keep things cleaner. This is a 1/4" rubber mat from local farm supply. It comes on 4 foot roll. I left it 4 foot wide, and cut out a 5"x5" corner in front, and let the material fold up the sides of body. It seems to work out very well for hauling dirt etc.
 


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I am loving this trailer!  . . cut some firewood this past weekend.   It saves time because I can move the wood with 1/3 the number of trips into the woods behind my house.
 
The rubber pad is great also.  I can toss the wood in without fear of damaging trailer,  and it keeps all the crap out of the cracks.
 
I wish I had discovered Bantam trailers many years ago.  LOL
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This trailer has been "working" for the past couple years now.   Today,  maybe a little too hard. LOL
 
I wanted to get some lime for the yard and garden,   and thought I could save some money by buying in bulk from local farmer co-op.    The operator there did not seem too thrilled to fool with my little trailer,  but did fill it anyway.    The bucket on his loader must have been 8ft wide,  so he had to fill just one side of it, to dump in my trailer.
 
I asked for 800lbs,  because I thought that might be the max.    He loaded it with 1340lbs !!  . . the poor trailer was riding on the bump stops,  and the tires looked low.   Driving home,  50mph was max speed.
 
The trailer survived,  but I will not do that again!  (even though the lime was less than half price what I would have paid for bags Smile )  . .   I am sure you guys with nice trailers can not believe I abused mine like this. Ouch   I have to admit I feel bad for the little guy,  but he did fine.
 
 
 
 
 


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Another photo to make those of you with pristine restorations - > cringe.  :-)
 
Also another purpose of this  photo ->  to show the homemade bows.   Not elegant,  but easy to intall, and cheap to make.
 


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Originally posted by JeepFever JeepFever wrote:

Another photo to make those of you with pristine restorations - > cringe.  :-)

JeepFever....You are so right about that my friend.  My trailer USED TO BE a working around the farm type of trailer but AFTER I was done with it, it's no longer that type of trailer any more.  It's more of a SHOW type of trailer, I'm afraid, lol :P  Now I have just too much money wrapped up into it and all I can do is show it off :)

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Ron, I LOVE the bows......good designing! Thumbs Up
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canorisa:   I would not want to scratch or dent that trailer either,  it is beautiful!
 
Chad:  I can't take credit for the idea of using cpvc for bows.   I saw the concept somewhere.   I came up with the layout and dimensions for this set.    They work great,  pop in and out,  and are surprisingly sturdy.    Even survived a freak 18" snow here this year.     I have not tried driving with them though.
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The layout is what I like about them.....the two pairs connected together. A self supporting design. Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by JeepFever JeepFever wrote:

canorisa:   I would not want to scratch or dent that trailer either,  it is beautiful!

Ron:  Thanks for the compliments.  I would like to use the trailer more often but now that is so beautiful, I don't think I would Big smile  It's been in dry storage ever since the restoration so it has not seen the time on the road yet.  It does ride just fine but now I have to finish my sides, which I already have, and put my bows on and get my tarp that I'm going to have made for it and call it the day on this project.

The tarp is going to be Marine grade and in black, just in case you are wondering.  I think that once it's all said and done she will definitely look beautiful.

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Could you do a parts list on your bows?
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Originally posted by FZY1 FZY1 wrote:

Could you do a parts list on your bows?
Each "double-bow" is made from 3/4" CPVC tubing and fittings. 
(4) 90 deg elbows
(4) 45 deg elbows
and (8) straight sections.
 
I will measure the straight sections and post later.
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Material list,  all 3/4" CPVC:  (from top to bottom)
- (2) top sections 47"
- (4) 45deg fittings
- (4) uprights 4"
- (4) 90deg fittings
- (2) bottoms 14.5"
 
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Thank you very much.
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Nice job on that trailer Ron,love what you did for roof bows.Thumbs Up

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