|Forum topic by SlimPickins||posted 07-18-2014 11:32 AM||1075 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-18-2014 11:32 AM
Well, I haven’t yet dusted off my new trailer – sorry.
This summer I built this Harbor Freight 1250 lb. capacity trailer. It cost me 298.00 (sorry it was $265.58 with tax, bad memory or something) from Harbor Freight with tax. So it was only $229.99 until I added
So with my bad back it was crazy doing this but I needed a smaller trailer – my other trailer is quite large.
I have very little work to do and I already have this thing license-plated and ready to drive.
One HUGE problem if someone can give me some advice:
I would like to make each of the two castle-nuts on the hub a tiny bit tighter – like one notch tighter. When I set them, I know I made them a tiny bit looser than what I want – the bearings will run a little hot. So can someone out there tell me how to jack this thing up? I have a car jack ready to go and I have some car jack stands. The problem is it’s hard to get to the frame. Just curious if someone has an idea before I go out and try this. The trailer weighs close to 400 lbs. with the oak sides/stakes. I guess I can just lift up one side and put a jack-stand under it. That’s what I’ll probably do. The opposite side wheel is chocked, then lift and push.
In lieu of any ideas from you guys, that’s what I’ll do.I may even try to use my car jack so I don’t have to strain the good side of my back until it heals.
Well, enjoy the dusty trailer pic!
By the way, the back gate is a slide-up style and I DO intend to put a mechanism – either mechanical or electrical to make it slide up – should be a fun project.
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