60/40 Rule Rocks

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Re: 60/40 Rule Rocks

Postby aggie79 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:22 pm

If you used the 60/40 rule backwards to build your trailer, can you hook up the trailer at the rear instead of the front and tow it that way?

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Re: 60/40 Rule Rocks

Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:47 pm

I finally got around to finding one of those skinny donut spare tires at the junk yard, $30 for a new looking Firestone spare.
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The spare hangs down the same distance as the 2 batteries so it should be okay.
I've done this in the past on the TD's I've sold.
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I bought this spare mount but had to use some extra lug nuts I had in my shop to mount it since that funky bracket hangs down too close the road.
Last time I'll buy that one as others have better configurations with included lug nuts.
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I have this spare tire winch coming, so it should be easier to lift into place.
I'll still use the "U" bolt mount as I've read the winches let the tire drop in time.
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Re: 60/40 Rule Rocks

Postby John61CT » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:34 pm

Hope you've got a steel plate under that batt, really should make up a full shield.

Real nasty when a rock punctures the bottom of your battery and leaves your '61 Beetle stranded out in the middle of the Simpson Desert.

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Re: 60/40 Rule Rocks

Postby halfdome, Danny » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:59 am

John61CT wrote:Hope you've got a steel plate under that batt, really should make up a full shield.

Real nasty when a rock punctures the bottom of your battery and leaves your '61 Beetle stranded out in the middle of the Simpson Desert.

Based on a true story

The battery trays are just fine, used them on 6 teardrops and never had a problem. :thumbsup:
We don't go boon docking with the teardrop.
Here's a picture of one. :D Danny
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Re: 60/40 Rule Rocks

Postby John61CT » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:21 am

Looks good, thought maybe just an angle iron hangar rig
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Re: 60/40 Rule Rocks

Postby Camp4Life » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:16 pm

drhill wrote:dancam - I would think that there would be a self weigh scale somewhere in Nisku. Ask the next trucker you talk to.

Doesn't help you much, but in the Calgary area there is a self weigh just West of the Petrocanada at Hwy 1 and 22 and just South of the Petrocanada on Hwy 2 near Aldersyde. There are likely some self weighs in the Edmonton area too. The other option is the scale at the landfill, but it seems to me that is way East of Edmonton.


For anyone else in the Edmonton area, there's also one at the Flying J's truckstop in Sherwood Park just off of Hwy 16.
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