Im going to try and build a 4x6 trailer like the buildup on wildyoats with the looking at for a straight axle and hubs 6x and the metal and wood. I read up on a Chasiss type wooden frame for camper trailers and thought their must be some for boats. Can any type of trailer do for a Bilge. I have read many here prefer a wood framed TT, over one made from aluminum. Why? My thoughts are a welded aluminum frame would be Wood frame Walls vs. Aluminum.
21' homemade travel trailer for small suv with 3500# towing capacity.
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I'm a mechanical engineer who has done trailer design. A bad weld is less steady than any held together by nut and bolt. Would the DMV have an issue with issuing a license for a home-made trailer? Share Your Story About Us. The thin aluminum sheet is susceptible to dings and dents. I think the best place to get answers is on forums like this one He regularly launches, retrieves and trails to regattas a Y-flyer scow which must weight more than lbs. However, they mix aluminum and steel in the assembly serious corrosion can result unless the manufacturer is knowledgable and careful in getting it right. I thought that was an excellent explanation of the differences between wood and metal framing. If not I can translate the urls and order from them. Wooden frame that gets wet stays wet. One of the concerns was that it might float by itself causing some interesting problems, particulary at recovery. Why on earth anyone would want a wooden trailer unless it was some crazy idea to save a few lousy dollars is beyond me. Something to keep in mind as you build it. The thing about steel is it is re-usable - more so than wood. Such as a two car garage door opening header. Ideally, the bed is low and it has a dropped axle, but in reality, you can launch and load a light boat onto practically anything. Home Forum FAQ Site Rules Calendar Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links View Forum Leaders Four Wheel Drive Camper and Trailer Motorcycle Bicycle Gear Adventure Store Advertise Advanced Search. I believe some of the older AS's were built better than today's current models Just something to think. Both - My box is constructed using thin aluminum sheeting over an aluminum frame. Those gadgets can create any size trailer and will do the job perfectly. Can any type of trailer do for a Bilge keeler about 14 feet? JPK View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message. Look at it as a handy skill for life. Doug Lancaster View Profile View Forum Steel hardness table Private Message.