Honch Hauler

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SlowKrawl

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Well ever since I have known about the RC world, I have always wanted a trailer. This isn't really meant to be scale, and I'm not sure how well it's going to work yet but we will find out! The 1/2 tube might be a bit heavy, 1/2x1/4 might be ideal(if you can find it??) I am probably going to solid mount the axles, as I don't feel like dinking with leafs at the moment. Although I do have some hi-lift leafs here. Anyone think solid mount is a bad idea?? Let me know. Enough babble, here's some pics to feed your eyes.
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Thoughts, idea's? I'm all ears. Trying not to add to much, as it's going to be a pig as it sits. I am using 3/8x1/2 balsa for the deck, with supports underneath to keep it from flexing.
 
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Ugly Duck

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If you don't want to do springs, you could try a fixed pivot on a walking beam axle. If you keep the L & R sides separate from each other, it'll float over the ground pretty well. My dad's got a trailer like this for behind his quad, and it cruises bumpy ground pretty nicely. Throw a shock on one end of each beam if you want dampening and limiting, and you're good to go.
 
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SlowKrawl

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I'm pickin up what your layin down haha. This morning I went ahead with the solid-mount. For the amount of use the trailer is going to see I want to keep it simple. It's a roller now, still quite a bit left to do though.
 
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ecoli

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All 1/2" tubing hey? That sucker's going to weigh a ton. You don't need to worry about suspension, it'll just crush the ground underneath it :laugh:

What I did for the military style trailer I built was painstakingly split 1/2" square tubing in half for the sides with a dremel and cutoff wheel. I kept it super simple with leafs as well. Just attached the ends directly to some solid mounts I brazed to the underside of the trailer then bent some allthread around the axle and through the leaf holes. No shackles, hangers, perches, etc. It seemed to work. Heck, it's a trailer.

You can see the details in the trailer I built here:

http://www.crawlcanada.com/forum/showpost.php?p=59128&postcount=14

and here:

http://www.crawlcanada.com/forum/showpost.php?p=59816&postcount=23

So with this trailer I can now save battery life and have you haul my rig to the trail head. Good thinking Matt :laugh:
 
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SlowKrawl

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It is pretty heavy, but not as heavy as I imagined I guess. I thought about cutting the tubing in half, but the trailer is frickin' huge for doing that. It's like 26" long by 10" wide...
 
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