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What is it worth? #1007847 09/06/10 03:18 AM
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Snowtoy Offline OP
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No real section to post this, and I figured it would get the most traffic here.

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Specs:
4'x8'x2'.
Full boxed metal frame on leaf springs.
Quad lid lifts.
Bike rack holds 4 adult MT. Bikes, and the rear section folds down for ease of loading/unloading bikes.

I built the trailer for my Sister to tow behind her Honda CRV. She no longer needs it, and I have no use for it. The material costs to to build the trailer which does not include the original trailer frame were $300, and a new cheap Chinese frame(4'x8')from Harbor Freight runs $400. Looking for a price range to list it for.

Since pics, I have painted the inside, added a water tight lip, and plan to add front/rear jacks.

Thanks.


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Re: What is it worth? [Re: Snowtoy] #1007848 09/06/10 04:27 AM
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Jon, you should pick this up for trekking with the XJ.

Do they require homebuilt titles for that kind of stuff down there?

Start with $400.


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Re: What is it worth? [Re: kewlynx] #1007849 09/06/10 05:55 AM
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Pretty nice. It would bring a LOT more than 4 around here.

Re: What is it worth? [Re: Snowtoy] #1007850 09/06/10 03:36 PM
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It looks like a nice trailer, but it has limited uses since it is a small enclosed trailer. But, for someone who has the use for it, it is probably worth $600-700 I would think. Does it have a title? Some states require titles, and sometimes it is hard to get one for a home-built trailer.
It would make a nice tool box for a small contractor.
Good luck, it looks like a nicely built trailer.


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Re: What is it worth? [Re: lee_raider] #1007851 09/06/10 09:48 PM
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Here in CA all you need to title a trailer is a light inspection. The only time I have had any questions from the DMV is when turning a truck frame and bed into a trailer, then they normally ask to see the original title for the frame. If you don't have one they don't care, I think they ask to make sure it isn't from a stolen truck.

I got the original frame(4'x4') w/a rotten wooden bottom and sides, which the PO used to haul garbage to the dumps so it already had a trailer plate, so no further inspection is needed. I extended the frame about 14" to the rear and 20 to the front, which made it a lot ore stable when towing, it doesn't wander around like it did when I towed it home.

I built another one for a friend of hers from work, and charged $1500(double materials for labor and consumables), and her friend thought they were getting a great deal. However, when having something custom made people often don't mind the price, but since it is a niche trailer I knew it wouldn't sell at that price. I was thinking about $850obo, and see if I get any takers. W/the long Labor Day weekend ending, there is bound to be a few people with small/mid size SUV's like my Sister who could use the extra room when going camping.


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Re: What is it worth? [Re: Snowtoy] #1007852 09/07/10 01:12 AM
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Where did you pick up the bike racks? I was thinking that might be a viable size for a couple Folbot kayaks inside.

It's ideal for what we do, where we go; thanks for the inspiration. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


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Re: What is it worth? [Re: kewlynx] #1007853 09/07/10 03:27 AM
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Snowtoy Offline OP
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I made the bike racks out of 3/4" and 1/2" galvanized electrical conduit. I like using it for racks(make safari racks with it as well), it is a lot cheaper than aluminum, almost as light, doesn't rust like steel, yet just as strong(for making a rack out of). It welds about the same as any other thin material, but it does create a brighter yellowish light(when you don't grind off the material), than steel, and you have to be a lot more mindful of the fumes. From what I understand, galvanized steel puts off fumes that will/can cause neurological disorders(not permanent)m so you will wan to weld it outdooors. I also run a fan to keep the gasses from moving away from me, even if there is a light breeze.

For something large like a kayak, the 1" conduit might work better for the larger openings you would need to have, and you can still bend it using a manual conduit bender(about $25 for the die, and you need a piece of threaded 1" pipe for the handle). You should be able to put a nice rack together for under $50-100, depending on costs in your area.


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'90 X-cab 4.88's 33 BFG AT's, rr ARB, Headers, Ignition upgrade, cold air induction.
'91 X-cab 5.29's 315's BFG MT's, rr ARB, custom bumper and flatbed
Re: What is it worth? [Re: Snowtoy] #1007854 09/07/10 04:31 AM
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Nope bikes would still go on top; kayaks in the box:

http://www.folbot.com/design_center/assembly.html

Check the vid

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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Re: What is it worth? [Re: kewlynx] #1007855 09/10/10 12:43 AM
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Snowtoy Offline OP
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That is a nifty design for a packable kayak.

I didn't realize the soft sided kayaks I have scene had folding frames, I thought it was just to make them lighter. I have some friends that have always wanted to take a small boat when wheeling, the two person folding kayak, would be perfect for them.


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'91 X-cab 5.29's 315's BFG MT's, rr ARB, custom bumper and flatbed
Re: What is it worth? [Re: Snowtoy] #1007856 09/10/10 05:16 AM
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The Alpackaraft is very popular up here on the more remote treks, and I mean *remote*. Good rafts. I've got my eye on a packer's cataraft right now.


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