Has anyone built/modified a trailer to haul your kayak or kayaks? I looking into doing this, and was curious if anyone had any pics you can post. Thanks.
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Posted by: edzep on Apr-09-13 7:42 PM (EST)
From an email I sent to a friend last year, who was considering a trailer project. There are more trailer projects out there.
I'll second the harbor freight trailer|
Posted by: pirateoverforty on Apr-09-13 10:01 PM (EST)
look for the %20 off coupon then wait for the sale that comes around every 8 weeks or so.
Posted by: JimMcC on Apr-09-13 11:39 PM (EST)
Thanks guys. Nice trailers there.
Home made trailer|
Posted by: flynhi4u on Apr-10-13 8:53 AM (EST)
I too bought a Harbor Freight trailer and made my own trailer. I put a 16' 2"x3" steel tongue on it and then welded 2 1/2" square tube "sockets" to the tongue. Then I made my removable T bars out of 2" square tubing. That way I can change the uprights I use. I can switch from carrying 1,2,3,4 or 5 kayaks at a time. I put quick disconects on the wiring coming out of the tongue so I can remove the tongue from the trailer. I can store the trailer in pieces during the winter this way. But with the past few winters we have had I have not taken it apart as we have used it quite often during the winter months. The trailer springs were very stiff for the light load I carry so I cut them apart and just run the single spring and reduced the tire pressure. I am going to add a piece of 1/4" diamond plate steel over the back half of the trailer so I can mount a small steel tool box top hold my tie down straps, trailer jack, and some tools. I see some added benefits to doing this too. It will put more weight behind the axle which will help reduce the tongue weight some and will also help smooth out the ride a little more.
Posted by: redmond on Apr-10-13 9:49 AM (EST)
Made mine from a |
Posted by: rnaimo on Apr-11-13 6:22 PM (EST)
Boat trailer and threaded pipe from the local Home Depot. It's designed to haul 4 kayaks and plenty of room for camping equipment. Sorry I can't post any pictures cause I lost them on Webshots and no longer have pictures on the world wide web. If your interested sent me a e-mail and I will sent you some pictures that way.
Posted by: flynhi4u on Apr-12-13 10:01 AM (EST)
Jim, I sent you pics of my trailer but the email address @rr.com is no longer active. Send me another email with a good address and I will resend the pics. Thanks
Posted by: JimMcC on Apr-12-13 7:33 PM (EST)
E-Mailed Pic also|
Posted by: rnaimo on Apr-13-13 2:24 PM (EST)
Jim, I also e-mailed my pictures but your e-mail address didn't work. send me another e-mail and I will try again.
Posted by: Jeep274 on Apr-13-13 3:38 PM (EST)
Funny timing, I was just looking at this video a couple of days ago. I am thinking of a kayak trailer as well. Lots of good ideas here. I'd love to see photos of everyone's home grown trailers.
Posted by: pawatch on Apr-13-13 4:47 PM (EST)
I started with a 5 x 8 trailer that I have had for awhile. I used SS 20
Posted by: jeffers on Apr-15-13 4:33 AM (EST)
here is the one i built. got the trailer for free just had to do a little work. still need to paint the T's since i had them welded on after i did the work. empty or loaded doesnt bounce around like the leaf springed ones or no suspension ones. i didnt replace the springs but did replace the 2 shocks in the back.
Posted by: JimMcC on Apr-16-13 12:47 AM (EST)
Jeffers, where is it?
Posted by: jeffers on Apr-16-13 5:18 AM (EST)