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Trailer

Cutting metal tube, leveling, straightening, assembling axles, welding, priming, painting, wiring, and testing. Gross trailer weight is 3,000 lbs.

  • Sketchup trailer wireframe Sketchup trailer wireframe
  • Brake parts Brake parts
  • Spring attachments Spring attachments
  • Explaining how brakes work Explaining how brakes work
  • Assembling the brakes Assembling the brakes
  • Brakes are done Brakes are done
  • Axle and wheel Axle and wheel
  • Steel tube Steel tube
  • Steel tube for trailer frame 3x6x.188 Steel tube for trailer frame 3x6x.188
  • Cutting tube with metal band saw Cutting tube with metal band saw
  • 5th wheel hitch for dolly 5th wheel hitch for dolly
  • Suspension Suspension
  • Starting off level Starting off level
  • Dolly in progress Dolly in progress
  • It's a baby trailer! It's a baby trailer!
  • Assembling more frame pieces Assembling more frame pieces
  • Precision measurements Precision measurements
  • How to fix a piece that's 1/4" too short How to fix a piece that's 1/4" too short
  • Welding more frame on the dolly Welding more frame on the dolly
  • Nice solid test weld Nice solid test weld
  • Leveling the frame with the laser Leveling the frame with the laser
  • Pneumatic jack for leveling frame Pneumatic jack for leveling frame
  • Overhead view (dolly) Overhead view (dolly)
  • Overhead view (bedroom/living room sections) Overhead view (bedroom/living room sections)
  • Overhead view (bathroom) Overhead view (bathroom)
  • Overhead view (rear axle) Overhead view (rear axle)
  • Overhead view (complete with dolly) Overhead view (complete with dolly)
  • Looks straight from here Looks straight from here
  • Frame support on long span Frame support on long span
  • Primed Primed
  • Grinding welds Grinding welds
  • Tail lamp plasma cutter template Tail lamp plasma cutter template
  • Rear tail lamp holes Rear tail lamp holes
  • Installed tail lamps Installed tail lamps
  • Spraying a coat of black paint Spraying a coat of black paint
  • Wiring diagram Wiring diagram
  • Heavy-duty connector wiring diagram Heavy-duty connector wiring diagram
  • RV-style connector wiring diagram RV-style connector wiring diagram
  • Wiring plan Wiring plan
  • Wiring test panel Wiring test panel
  • DIN blocks make wiring changes easy DIN blocks make wiring changes easy
  • What a mess What a mess
  • Easy does it Easy does it
  • Front wiring panel Front wiring panel
  • Rear wiring panel Rear wiring panel
  • Custom RV-style 7-pin flat connector cable Custom RV-style 7-pin flat connector cable
  • Battery-powered rechargeable safety breakway switch Battery-powered rechargeable safety breakway switch
  • Installed breakaway switch Installed breakaway switch
  • Electric brake wiring Electric brake wiring
  • RV-style (left) and heavy-duty (right) connectors RV-style (left) and heavy-duty (right) connectors
  • RV-style (left) and heavy-duty (right) connectors RV-style (left) and heavy-duty (right) connectors
  • Trailer hitch on dolly Trailer hitch on dolly
  • Dolly Dolly
  • Our first road test Our first road test
  • Dust covers for trailer tubes Dust covers for trailer tubes