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Posted May 24, 2014 - 06:31 AM

Where are you going to mount your jack?


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 06:50 AM

It's a nice bit of insurance to have a spare on board. If you don't you may have to leave your trailer and load on the side of the road while you go get a tire repaired. Not something I'd want to do. I like Olddeeres suggestion to support the tire from the bottom. That would cut down on the movement of the wheel and place the weight in closer to the welds which would reduce stress on them.


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 06:56 AM

Where are you going to mount your jack?

I carry a small jack in the box.  Pretty compact but it is enough to get the wheel off the ground.



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Posted May 24, 2014 - 07:54 AM

Every time I need a spare that is held up with a cable mechanism, it is rusted solid.
We are in the road salt capital of the world and it does do a number on those units... One time I had to take a car to the garage for them to get the spare out so I could work on the leaking gas tank. With the leaks, I didnt want to run the grinder or torch to cut the cable.

If I do this, the whole mechanism will get plenty of anti-seize! We don't have the salt issues down here and the trailer doesn't move in those conditions anyway!


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 07:58 AM

When I built my smaller tilt trailer (5 1/2 x 9), the axle came from a Chrysler minivan.  The axle stubs bolt to the axle beam.  So I went to a junkyard, bought a spare stub complete with hub, and bolted the stub to the trailer side.  If I have a blowout, there is a spare, PLUS, if I blow a bearing, I can unbolt the stub & swap out the whole assembly.  


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 08:20 AM

I was at Walmart and noticed they had dumb bells with the spin on retainers for $7. These would save on fabricating some of your parts.

 

"Every time I need a spare that is held up with a cable mechanism, it is rusted solid."

 

The older pick ups had under box spares held up with a threaded retainer that could be locked with a padlock. The padlock is very likely to rust up.


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 08:27 AM

Jethro wants you to make him a cement pond now that he knows you do quality work.


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 08:31 AM

 

 

I was at Walmart and noticed they had dumb bells with the spin on retainers for $7.

I was in Walmart and noticed they had dumb bells in the clothing department. Thought it a bit odd until I realized I was standing in front of a mirror.  :smilewink:


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 09:13 AM

I was in Walmart and noticed they had dumb bells in the clothing department. Thought it a bit odd until I realized I was standing in front of a mirror.  :smilewink:

Well I was in WalMart the other day and noticed they had dumb bells behind the counter, in front of the counter, wondering the isles, oh, and me too.


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Jethro wants you to make him a cement pond now that he knows you do quality work.

Yeah, he stopped by and axed for a quote.  I told him I wanted two gallons of his best shine, the daughter that has the most teeth and a good opossum.  He said I could have everything but his supper.  He didn't specify which was which.  I did lend him my mixer though.  Now all he needs is some of that there electrical current.


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 10:12 AM

I wouldn't call that hillbilly engineering. That looks professional.

Hillbilly would be tieing it in with an old coat hanger!

Don't forget the duck tape too!!


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Yeah, he stopped by and axed for a quote.  I told him I wanted two gallons of his best shine, the daughter that has the most teeth and a good opossum.  He said I could have everything but his supper.  He didn't specify which was which.  I did lend him my mixer though.  Now all he needs is some of that there electrical current.


That sounds like it has a back story...
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Posted May 24, 2014 - 10:16 AM

  I told him I wanted two gallons of his best shine, the daughter that has the most teeth and a good opossum.  He said I could have everything but his supper. 

You'd be fun to go to an auction with!


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 11:48 AM

That sounds like it has a back story...

More like a back woods story.


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Posted May 26, 2014 - 02:36 PM

Well, the good news of the day is, I took the trailer over to pick up a little Allis and the spare tire made it all the way there and home without moving.  So far, so good.


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