7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Converting Cargo Trailers into TTTs

Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:42 pm

BigDave_185 wrote:The good news is I got a fresh set of protaper handle bars that are not bent installed today on my bike. Hope they last long enough for when you get out this way


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How'd you bend the ProTapers? Takes alot to mangle them. Last ones I bent were because I bailed off a double that wasn't go to end well for me. The handlebars took the worst of it.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby BigDave_185 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:47 pm

I ran out of talent pretty much, forgot to air down a front tire in the sand, pushed through a corner and off a dune, forty+ on the Speedo and I don’t remember anything but getting woke up, bars, radiator, helmet being wrecked and a concision, er visit and back to healing

Back in on November 24th

The bars were pushed low on the left side. Forks way out of wack


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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:01 pm

Wow.. that's crazy. Glad you recovered.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:04 pm

CTC back on the pad. Was a good trip! I should have the steel to start the bed rebuild this week. Looking forward to building something!




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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:45 am

Have all the steel to start the bed rebuild, but wife and I now have Covid-19, so I may have to put it off a few days. I'll need some miscellaneous hardware and now that I have to quarantine, can't go to hardware store right away.

Must be a more contagious strain as I still cannot believe we did not come down with it in February after significant exposures from family.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby hankaye » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:59 am

flboy, Howdy;

Don, sorry to hear you & flwoman got the bug. Hope the best for ya both.
Most likely one of those colligate strains.

Speedy recovery to you both.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:15 am

Many thanks Hank. We are only having mild symptoms, so very thankful for that.



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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:32 pm

Got the parts from Swag to allow me to mount my portable bandsaw to use more like a fixed bandsaw. Going to start the bed build now.

Also got in some LiFePo4 battery cells to make a 12vdc 25aH cell to make a small solar generator to run my Amatuer Radios in an emergency ( or etc.) . Will charge with portable 100w solar panel. The solar generator will have capacity similar to the Yeti and Jackery but cost about a third. Will also have a 300W pure sinewave output. Going to make a video on the build.

Now I have something to do while I have to quarantine. :-)



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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby BigDave_185 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:26 pm

Can’t wait for photos!


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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:59 pm

Started top balancing the cells in parallel. Need to be balanced before I build the bank and solder up the BMS and capacity test.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby hankaye » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:27 am

flboy, Howdy;

Hope the both of ya'll are feelin' better.

You go off into sparky speak so I gotta try to make sense of it.Found thisto explain the "why";
https://www.google.com/search?q=why+top ... e&ie=UTF-8

Then this to show the "How to";
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ABvbbics8&t=11s

It still doesn't make complete sense to me, but others may find it helpful. All depends
on how our individual brains are 'wired' I reckon. (yea, pun was intended). chuckle.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:35 am

hankaye wrote:flboy, Howdy;

Hope the both of ya'll are feelin' better.

You go off into sparky speak so I gotta try to make sense of it.Found thisto explain the "why";
https://www.google.com/search?q=why+top ... e&ie=UTF-8

Then this to show the "How to";
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ABvbbics8&t=11s

It still doesn't make complete sense to me, but others may find it helpful. All depends
on how our individual brains are 'wired' I reckon. (yea, pun was intended). chuckle.

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Thanks Hank... We are on the mend.

This is right on. Will's video's are always good how to information.
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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:11 pm

Ugly welds and I am not proud of them (I am just learning) , but I think they will hold, especially for what this is. Will hold up its own weight plus a few hundred more when the wife and I are on board. I just have to weld on the tabs that will stick out 1.25" on each corner which will rest on pins in struts. I will do that tomorrow and then spray paint. Then I will have to take out the existing bed and reuse the plywood and trim, and then reinstall.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby BigDave_185 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:04 pm

Come on now they can’t be that bad. Let’s see how you did

You also can take some of your scrap parts and practice some joints, lap welds, vertical welds and such.


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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby hankaye » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:06 am

flboy, Howdy;

Good to see ya doin' stuff and not idle during your confinement.

Yup, practice is good but perfect practice makes for perfect results.
Had a friend tell me that once regarding tying flies. ymmv. chuckle.

won't be long now, ready for your "breakout"???

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