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Offline Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« on: May 04, 2016, 01:40:13 PM »
I will no longer be a poster boy for UHAUL ;D

I just picked up my new trailer today. It has a 6' wide bed X 16'. Now I can park behind Mikes barn in style!

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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 08:28:30 PM »
Nice!! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

For those of you that don't understand the "Mike's Barn" comment...

Mike (M38Mike) hosts the Fall Color Tour every year  here in Colorado.  He has designated trailer parking.  On any given day, there are 20-25 trailers back there.
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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 06:51:24 AM »
Fine looking trailer.  That will get the Jeep where it needs to go.
Watch out, people will be knocking on the door to borrow it. ;)

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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 07:36:12 AM »
Borrow = damage. I'd gracefully bow out on that. Mine have returned with screws in the tire and the tread worn out, and even the hitch bent because they jack knifed it. U haul rents trailers for them. I always took good care of borrowed trailers and also offered to pay them for a new tire or something. Put some linseed oil on your new wood. It will last much longer. John

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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 01:42:59 PM »
Thanks John, I was wondering what a good treatment would be.

Now I just need to get that camper I have been looking at to tow the trailer.
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Offline Ryan_M

Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 02:10:15 PM »
Very nice. Now, what kinda winch you gonna bolt on there?
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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2016, 04:19:29 PM »
I didn't even think about that but it certainly would make a great addition and easy to load. I thought about putting a storage box on the front similar to a pickup tool chest. Not sure yet since I have to find the sweet spot for the CJ and Wagon.
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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2016, 07:50:52 PM »
I bought a cheap 2 speed boat winch for mine. No battery problems. Also, used boiled Linseed oil. It took 3 applications on mine before it quit soaking in immediately. Boards will swell up idf water gets to them. John

Offline Ryan_M

Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2016, 11:18:14 AM »
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I didn't even think about that but it certainly would make a great addition and easy to load. I thought about putting a storage box on the front similar to a pickup tool chest. Not sure yet since I have to find the sweet spot for the CJ and Wagon.


I used a trailer box from Harbor Freight and have been very happy with it. The position of your spare tire may interfere with installation though. I also added a HF 9000lb winch mounted to a receiver hitch that is welded facing backwards just above the deck of the trailer. Battery is stored in the HF box and wired to my trailer light plug. Very slick for not a lot of money.
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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2016, 10:46:25 AM »
Another option for your floor is to use one of the new deck resurfacer products that are on the market now.  They lock in splinters, seal up small cracks and waterproof the surface.  The stuff is basically a cross between thick paint and undercoating and leaves a nice level surface with a little bit of texture and runs about $30 a gallon.
I just used some of this on my deck at home and a picnic table and was pretty impressed with it.  The next time I have to replace a trailer floor, I'm going to look at this pretty close...

One big catch though, I would do it now before you get oil, trans fluid or gas on the wood.  After that happens, I am not sure about adhesion....

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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2016, 09:37:46 AM »
Before and after!

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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2016, 11:05:59 AM »
That's Purdy.  Looks like you found a place to stash it too!
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Re: Tumbleweed's New Trailer
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2016, 12:45:27 PM »
Thanks and yes I did - Now to do the underside!
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