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Postby Prem » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:07 pm

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Postby starleen2 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:08 pm

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Postby angib » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:21 am

That looks like a nice copy of the Czech PAV trailer from the 60s and 70s.
http://www.singlewheel.com/Scoots/PAVFR.htm

And this reminds me that I took some photos for the single-wheel trailer fans on a visit to the UK Tank Museum in November. In the 1950s the British experimented with adding a single-wheel fuel trailer to tanks to increase the (inadequate) range of the Centurion tank - it didn't work out as the trailers got damaged too easily.

Sorry - camera phone pictures from a dim exhibition hall:

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I was with an impatient eight-year-old so couldn't linger to see how it worked, but I think it was rigidly attached to the back of the tank and the single wheel just provided extra suspension to prevent pitching the tank backwards.

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Postby Prem » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:14 pm

Wow. Judging by the volume, it looks like enough extra fuel for a tank to get 3 or 4 miles more down the road. Poor design and function but GREAT construction :thinking:
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Postby eight433 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:10 am

kinda like the one I built

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Postby Prem » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:31 am

8-433,

That *is* a nice trailer. I especially like the wheel and the suspension.

Hey, there's a cargo trailer in that photo. Any plans to convert it to a camping rig, or did you already do that?

Lots of ideas over in the Cargo Trailer Conversions forum here.

You do fine work!

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Postby eight433 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:58 pm

Prem wrote:8-433,

That *is* a nice trailer. I especially like the wheel and the suspension.

Hey, there's a cargo trailer in that photo. Any plans to convert it to a camping rig, or did you already do that?

Lots of ideas over in the Cargo Trailer Conversions forum here.

You do fine work!

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Thanks!
That cargo trailer was just a cargo trailer. I just sold it about six weeks ago or so. I have my tear drop for camping in. I'm 6'3 and that cargo trailer was only about 5'6 inside or so.
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Postby Prem » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:39 pm

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Teardrop? Got photos? :snappy: :snappy:

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Postby eight433 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:47 pm

Prem wrote:Eight,

Teardrop? Got photos? :snappy: :snappy:

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http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f363/ ... 3/trailer/
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Postby Prem » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:05 am

Eight,

How long is your teardrop...10 ft 6 in? :thinking:

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Postby eight433 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:30 am

Prem wrote:Eight,

How long is your teardrop...10 ft 6 in? :thinking:

Nice.

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close. I think the tear, from radius to radius is around 11 ft 4-5 inches? Its a standard 10 foot pop up frame.
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Postby Prem » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:16 am

Nice length. And is it 6 ft. wide?
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Postby eight433 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:32 pm

Prem wrote:Nice length. And is it 6 ft. wide?


6 and a half, actually 8)
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Postby Prem » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:24 pm

8,

Even better! :thumbsup:

Click on ROUND TAIL below. It is also 6 1/2 ft. wide.

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Postby vivaza » Wed May 05, 2010 8:14 am

eight433 wrote:kinda like the one I built

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Looks very good. :twisted:
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