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View Poll Results: What Have You Towed?
I have yet to tow anything. 81 43.09%
Small boat 10 5.32%
Medium boat 20 10.64%
Utility trailer, steel or aluminum 44 23.40%
Cargo trailer, steel or aluminum 21 11.17%
Small Camper 31 16.49%
Large Camper 11 5.85%
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post #321 of 341 (permalink) Old 10-14-2016, 01:02 AM
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I just saw your May post showing your generator rack on the back of your trailer....do you get many new friends running that generator??? LOL That is NOT an inverter style generator and "not liked" by neighbors in most campgrounds! I know, I had plenty of complaints last year, and have since replaced it!!!

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No complaints as I only have ran it when I needed the Microwave oven so far but most of my fellow campers have actually been louder than me with there generator or kids or parties so far. Been toying with a fold-able noise box.

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My brother built me a small expo trailer, this is the first time I had it hitched up.

It's light, even when loaded down with all of the camping gear. Tows like it isn't even back there.
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My brother built me a small expo trailer, this is the first time I had it hitched up.

It's light, even when loaded down with all of the camping gear. Tows like it isn't even back there.


Great looking trailer. Looks tough enough. A few suggestions however, to make your offroad adventures less hectic should it arise. Wrap a bungee cord around the handle for the jack. Keeps it from dragging during any offroad adventures. Also, id relocate the license plate to somewhere above the frame. Hanging down like that it's likely to get snagged on something as the trailer pivots. I drag the rear bumper on my travel trailer just leaving a gas station.


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Great looking trailer. Looks tough enough. A few suggestions however, to make your offroad adventures less hectic should it arise. Wrap a bungee cord around the handle for the jack. Keeps it from dragging during any offroad adventures. Also, id relocate the license plate to somewhere above the frame. Hanging down like that it's likely to get snagged on something as the trailer pivots. I drag the rear bumper on my travel trailer just leaving a gas station.


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The knock down drag out with my brother over that darned license plate wasn't pretty....and unless I figure out how to cut it off and weld it myself it isn't going anywhere any time soon. He still thinks I'm "just a girl" and won't really use this trailer in off road situations. Little jerk. It is also towed by my husband's 95 XJ, which is extremely off road capable....by me....a girl. I'm just a tad bitter over his attitude, but he did only make me pay for actual materials he purchased so I can't complain too much.

I'm not happy with the jack. Something new will be installed eventually.

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Can you flip the lic plate mount upside down so the lic is above the frame and lit from below?

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Can you flip the lic plate mount upside down so the lic is above the frame and lit from below?
No, it's a welded frame out of the same steel as the trailer, and the cupboard and oven above it need to be able to open. If I catch it on something, it isn't going anywhere, but neither is my trailer.

Here's the only pic I seem to have of the back of it, this is right after I painted it.

I wanted it sideways on the fender, which is perfectly okay here.
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No, it's a welded frame out of the same steel as the trailer, and the cupboard and oven above it need to be able to open. If I catch it on something, it isn't going anywhere, but neither is my trailer.

Here's the only pic I seem to have of the back of it, this is right after I painted it.

I wanted it sideways on the fender, which is perfectly okay here.
Nice trailer. Take an angle grinder and cut the plate bracket off. Then, drill 4 ea holes into the fender and bold it there. My custom aluminum trailer has a plate bracket above the bottom of the fender. I dragged it all over in the woods, and it never hit. That spot you have MIGHT, depending on the articulation and angles. Your tongue sticks pretty far out, which is great for backing up and highway driving. You might not like it back that far on trails.

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Recently towed my scout groups equipment trailer. Packed full of the group's tents, stoves, kitchen packs, rope, tarps, etc. Took a bit of a hit on the mileage, which I'm not used to previously towing with a one ton truck, but it handled nicely.



(Edit) Ended up picking up a 5 1/4" drop bar to get the trailer closer to a level tow. Was surprised to find out that the hitch is almost as high as my F350's hitch was.

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