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Vehicle Specific => Trailers and Towrigs => Topic started by: theking on September 18, 2012, 11:56:58 PM



Title: crawler hauler
Post by: theking on September 18, 2012, 11:56:58 PM
building a trailer to haul my buggy.  all the off the shelf trailers are too big to fit on the side of the house and too heavy to pull with my hardbody. 

chassis framed up.  76" wide, 135" long, 31" tongue. 
chassis is 300 pounds so far.  800 pounds est curb weight.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/kennylauter909/crawler%20hauler/IMG_2154_zps6f9e6725.jpg?t=1348037567)


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: Oz on September 19, 2012, 07:50:37 AM
Looks great!


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: theking on September 19, 2012, 08:33:11 PM
thanks!   shortened the axle.  
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/kennylauter909/crawler%20hauler/IMG_2157_zpsc6e664d0.jpg?t=1348111955)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/kennylauter909/crawler%20hauler/IMG_2155_zpsc4756307.jpg?t=1348111946)


Title: Re: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: SteeevO on September 19, 2012, 11:15:46 PM
Right on man. Get that thing done!


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: Toro on September 20, 2012, 12:58:57 PM
Awesome welds. Very nice!


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: Oz on September 20, 2012, 07:36:57 PM
Awesome welds. Very nice!

Kenneth is the shiznitz


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: theking on September 25, 2012, 12:31:26 AM
it's a roller!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/kennylauter909/crawler%20hauler/IMG_2159.jpg?t=1348558065)


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: theking on October 01, 2012, 01:35:10 AM
overbudget now by $300  :(  still need the wiring and tags

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/kennylauter909/crawler%20hauler/IMG_2175_zpsa0be4462.jpg)


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: Bobby B. on October 01, 2012, 07:45:36 PM
Well, you save money on the reg by registering it for the first time in Maine by mail. That state allows it for non-residents, that's why a lot of the trucking companies do it.  I think it's like $12.  Then later you can just transfer it to CA plates.  They can also issue a title for an extra fee.  Came across this little tidbit when researching story ideas for the magazine.

Registering in CA for the first time means they have to check it out + pay tax on the amount of materials on top of everything else.


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: theking on October 16, 2012, 01:30:41 AM
took it to the DMV in Riverside.  told them I built it from parts on craigslist for $500, they said OK no problem.  plate and VIN were $20 and the optional title was $18.  They didn't even really inspect the trailer at all.  They just asked how much it weighed and what it was for (vehicle carrier).  I didn't think it would be that easy!

best part it fits in the garage with the buggy on it!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/kennylauter909/crawler%20hauler/IMG_0383_zpsc4eb2e17.jpg)   


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: Oz on October 16, 2012, 08:28:53 PM
took it to the DMV in Riverside.  told them I built it from parts on craigslist for $500, they said OK no problem.  plate and VIN were $20 and the optional title was $18.  They didn't even really inspect the trailer at all.  They just asked how much it weighed and what it was for (vehicle carrier).  I didn't think it would be that easy!

best part it fits in the garage with the buggy on it!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/kennylauter909/crawler%20hauler/IMG_0383_zpsc4eb2e17.jpg)   

hay sweet - BTW will it fit a 109-113" wheelbase? :)


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: SteeevO on October 16, 2012, 09:27:41 PM
rad!


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: gitarboyx on October 17, 2012, 12:17:20 PM
kenny you're a freakin genius!


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: SteeevO on October 21, 2012, 04:42:14 PM
Lets make plans to take that thing out!


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: roastbeef on December 05, 2012, 03:51:16 AM
how did i miss this? looks cool.

so they didn't give you any trouble about it being "incomplete" like they did with the last one?


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: Toycrawler5481 on January 27, 2013, 08:46:47 PM
kenny you're a freakin genius!
Agreed!! Kenny you just spew greatness!!!!


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: tbecktold on March 18, 2013, 09:07:49 AM
Can't believe I missed this, love it!  Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: crawler hauler
Post by: OttoRi on September 20, 2017, 12:57:27 AM

best part it fits in the garage buggy on it!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/kennylauter909/crawler%20hauler/IMG_0383_zpsc4eb2e17.jpg)    

Looks amazing. Very nice!