Alan_H wrote:Interesting looking build. I have a question.. Since you custom made your frame from aluminum, is there a reason you made an additional frame for the floor of the trailer? Why not incorporate that into the build?
alaska teardrop wrote:I hope you are planing to add additional strength to your tongue arrangement. As it is, the single tongue tube welded at the first cross member, won't last a day with a load on it. Also, why half axles? Again, consider the stress on the aluminum tubing where the axle mounts. And will the half axles have brakes?
Roly Nelson wrote:I'm sure you are sold on building with aluminum. Good for you. However, I just want you to know that my little 4 x 8 woody only weighs 450 lbs and I can lift the tire off of the ground with my 84 year old back. 1/4 inch plywood sides, 1/8th inch roof and similar cabinetry will attain the light weight you are looking for, probably even better.
Roly Nelson wrote:As far as your concern about being aerodynamic, unless you plan to strap it onto the nose of a space rocket, the effort is of no concern. Burbling air from the back of your hauler, has little effect on the front of your teardrop, it has been proven and I believe it. However, build it to the shape you desire, I'm sure it will work out just fine. Teardrop designing and building, is what makes our crazy hobby interesting, and I am looking forward to your results.
alaska teardrop wrote:As a builder of metal trailers I appreciate seeing your efforts. This link might be helpful to you:
Roly Nelson wrote:Good for you, I look forward to seeing the result.
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