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Trailer update

Post by NHUSA » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:18 pm

Just in case someone is interested....

I put the T on the trailer last weekend and was very uncomfortable with driving it on and off.
It took me a couple tries to get it on and I was concerned about stopping it before encountering the Jelf bar.
Backing it off was easier but still not comfortable.

This weekend I made ramp extenders so the loading angle was less and added a 5,000 pound electric winch.

We’ll see if this works better.
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Re: Trailer update

Post by Gonenorth » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:43 am

I bought a 5K winch for my trailer as well, however I haven't even installed it. With the Ruckstell in low and the trans in Ford low, the car barely creeps up the ramp. Same with backing it out. I suspect a Warford would give you the same results. I can see how it could get a little scary without either of those items. You might want to invest in a wireless remote control so you can stay behind the wheel going in and out of the trailer.

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Re: Trailer update

Post by NHUSA » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:06 am

The ramps in place.
The angle matches the dovetail and they lock in place so there is no chance that they will move.
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The winch came with two wireless remotes and two controls with extension cables.
After mounting a battery box and getting a new battery I remembered that there is a power lead in the wiring harness to the truck. :oops:
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Re: Trailer update

Post by NHUSA » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:14 pm

I had time to finish the trailer

Details of the additional ramps — now painted
The hardwood board locks into the trailer ramp keeping things together
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All dressed up and ready to go.
Walmart has gallon of Glidden redwood stain for less than $10.
I couldn’t pass that up!
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Winch and battery. The winch mounting bolts go thru a trailer crossmember.
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Re: Trailer update

Post by babychadwick » Wed May 01, 2019 11:43 pm

Lots of space on that trailer. I'm working on one for the speedster I'm building now. I found a heavy duty homemade enclosed trailer (covered with 3/4 ply) and it fits the car like a glove. I will have to winch it in and it needs to go backward now due to axle placement for weight distribution. The rails are the remains of a cutup aluminum boat trailer. Currently I am reskinning it and attacking rust.
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