Will this trailer work for our build?

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Will this trailer work for our build?

Postby MikeofLegend » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:57 pm

I'm looking at the 5x8 Iron trailerkit from Northern Tool.
I'm also looking at upgrading to 14" tires and installing electric brakes.

We want to build a 6x12' 6' tall (in 6'3") camper (non-teardrop) with queen, twin, mini fridge and shower/toilet combo.

I plan to tow this with my 2015 Range Rover Evoque (3500 lb 330 tongue)

We plan to pull this cross country on long trips, running dry and utilizing hookups.

I want to make sure the trailer kit will support my build as long as we keep the weight below the recommended 1700lbs.
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Re: Will this trailer work for our build?

Postby alaska teardrop » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:16 am

In order to address the issues you mention, I'd recommend installing a #9 Dexter torsion axle. Read about it here: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=58078
Northern Lite Traveler design: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=51991
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