how can i make my trailor into a car railor?


Old 06-20-04, 08:21 PM
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how can i make my trailor into a car railor?

Hi i have a camper trailor with tandum axle. I wanted to know how i go about demolishing it to start making a car trailor out of it. Is it really hard task? Can anyone help me on this matter thanks
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Old 06-20-04, 09:26 PM
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Whether it is difficult or not will depend on your engineering and welding skills.
I've worked on them before and am right now rebuilding a single axle camper undercarriage as a landscaping trailer.

The problem with camper frames is that they are designed to take the weight of the camper around the perimeter and use the camper itself to distribute the weight.
A car concentrates the weight in the center where as a camper, the heaviest middle load is a few people standing around.
Even if there are two 3500 lb axles I doubt that the main rails right up to and including the hitch will be strong enough and will need to be built up.

Unless you have a supply of steel and wood for the deck this will not be an inexpensive proposition.

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