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01-26-2014 07:28 AM
Vt rider Check out the website for Aluma Trailers.
01-26-2014 05:33 AM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by JBADV View Post
Could the hub pilot surface be machined down ?
You'd have to measure the outer diameter of the bearing, and then calculate how thick the remaining wall of the hub would be where the bearing goes in. I'd guess the walls might be too thin for strength/safety, but I can' say that for sure without looking at a disassembled hub and measuring.
01-25-2014 11:22 PM
JBADV
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Originally Posted by sscav View Post
Also, Just talked to the folks at KMT (3500lb axles) and they said that the center of their hub is 2 5/8ths in diameter.

So, I guess the next question is, can the center hole on the 18 inch be opened up on a lathe or something similar without compromising safety?
Could the hub pilot surface be machined down ?
06-03-2013 01:04 PM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by sscav View Post
Also, Just talked to the folks at KMT (3500lb axles) and they said that the center of their hub is 2 5/8ths in diameter.

So, I guess the next question is, can the center hole on the 18 inch be opened up on a lathe or something similar without compromising safety?
Check the hole size from the back of the wheel. The photo below is a TJ wheel, but the hole in the back is about 2.9" in diameter even though the outer hole where the center cap clips on is only about 1.8" diameter on the TJ.



On the TJ, a 1 1/4 spacer will move the wheel out far enough that the large hole on the inside of the wheel fits over the trailer hub, and the smaller center cap sticks through the smaller outside hole.



So it may be that the JK wheels only need a fairly narrow spacer in order to fit on the hubs, which I would think is preferable to machining the hole in the wheel larger - with the spacers you can share the spare between the Jeep and the trailer; if you machine the center holes on the wheels for the trailer, the Jeep spare won't fit.
06-03-2013 12:54 PM
sscav Also, Just talked to the folks at KMT (3500lb axles) and they said that the center of their hub is 2 5/8ths in diameter.

So, I guess the next question is, can the center hole on the 18 inch be opened up on a lathe or something similar without compromising safety?
06-03-2013 12:44 PM
sscav Just a bit of information on JK 18 inch rims. The center hole on My 18 inch JK rims is 2.250 inches.
06-01-2013 10:19 PM
JKBrad Anyone have an opinion on this trailer. I never saw one of these until today.
06-01-2013 06:51 PM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by sscav View Post
Will I have to change the axle if I want to use the same 18 inch rims that my '12 JK is running, or will they fit the Harbor Freight axle hubs?

My wife has told me to get all the figures for this M72 project together, as apparently this trailer is going to be my birthday present!
Wow, nice birthday present! (and even nicer wife!!).

The Harbor Freight axle has hubs with a 5-on-4.5 bolt circle, and unfortunately the JK wheels have a 5-on-5 bolt circle. Also, running 18-inch wheels and JK-sized tires you might want to upgrade to a 3500-lb. axle instead of the 2000-lb. axle that comes with the HF kit.

Here's a source for a 3500-lb. axle that would work, it's available with JK-compatible 5-on-5 hubs, and it's only $122.99 (plus $5.00 upcharge for the 5-on-5 hubs) AXLE, SPRUNG 3500LB. springs extra - 3500 lb Axles - Trailer Axles, Spring Mounted.

If you wanted to keep the HF axle and hubs, an alternate would be to get wheel adapters that go from 5-on-4.5 to 5-on-5, here's one source: 5 lug to 5 lug wheel adapters or wheel spacer. But if you check the price, the run about $55.00 each, so for only a little bit more money you can upgrade the axle to 3500-lb and get the right bolt pattern at the same time, so it seems like a good deal to me to get the axle.

One thing I don't know about JK alloy wheels is the size of the center hole - on the TJ, the center hole in the axle is too small to fit over a trailer hub, so you need a spacer to make those wheels fit. Here's a thread about the TJ wheels: Fitting Jeep factory wheels on typical trailer hubs. I'm sorry I just don't know the size of the JK alloy wheel center hole, maybe someone here can answer that.

Also, here's a set of plans and instructions showing how to modify the 4x8 HF frame to the proper size for the military tub (40.5" x 72"), and strengthen it in the process, using only the parts in the kit: Fiberglass M416/M100 Military-style Trailer Tub Kit

I hope this helps, I'm happy to answer any other questions you have.
jeff
06-01-2013 06:23 PM
sscav Will I have to change the axle if I want to use the same 18 inch rims that my '12 JK is running, or will they fit the Harbor Freight axle hubs?

My wife has told me to get all the figures for this M72 project together, as apparently this trailer is going to be my birthday present!
05-29-2013 06:27 PM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by Hokieneer View Post
Sweet can't wait to hear more!
The company that's licensed the military trailer kit from me has posted some information on pricing and availability in my main build thread on the Trailer Adventuring Forum: Fiberglass M416/M100 Military-style Trailer Tub Kit. They also tell me they'll be updating their web site either Friday or Saturday with more details.

On a related note, I shipped the mold masters to them today so they can begin making their production molds.
05-28-2013 07:43 PM
JKUTBFE13 It's on their website, Dinoot Trailers - Model Line Up
05-28-2013 06:45 PM
live_slow excellent jscherb!

FWIW, I'm following this on the company facebook feed. I thought they had announced but I suppose it's not official, official.
05-28-2013 06:10 PM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
When they reveal the product, can you give us a heads up on the company name at that time? Save us some search hours looking for it.
Yes, I'll post a link to the company when they make an their announcement.

BTW, I know this is a thread about cargo trailers, not camping trailers, and I don't mean to get this thread off-topic, but I threw a tent on the prototype trailer yesterday...



Back to the cargo topic...

Here's the black trailer with almost a half-ton of topsoil in it (in bags ):

05-28-2013 09:52 AM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by jscherb View Post

Thanks for the kind words.

It's official now - a company has now signed up to manufacture and market the military tub kit. It's not my place to reveal the name of the company, they plan on making an announcement later this week.

I can tell you this is a company known for their expertise will small trailers and campers and off-road camping. This company will do a great job with this kit! This week I'll be packing up the mold masters to deliver to them so they can begin making their production molds. They are planning availability of the kit sometime this summer.

Stay tuned, I'll reveal more information as I'm permitted.
When they reveal the product, can you give us a heads up on the company name at that time? Save us some search hours looking for it.
05-28-2013 07:19 AM
Hokieneer
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Originally Posted by jscherb View Post
Thanks for the kind words.

It's official now - a company has now signed up to manufacture and market the military tub kit. It's not my place to reveal the name of the company, they plan on making an announcement later this week.

I can tell you this is a company known for their expertise will small trailers and campers and off-road camping. This company will do a great job with this kit! This week I'll be packing up the mold masters to deliver to them so they can begin making their production molds. They are planning availability of the kit sometime this summer.

Stay tuned, I'll reveal more information as I'm permitted.
Sweet can't wait to hear more!
05-28-2013 06:42 AM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post
That guy has a whole build thread on that and his new fiberglass m100 trailers that he is pending a distribution deal on. He does great work
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/fi...er-229520.html


Attachment 253213

It's posted before but here is his version
An original m100 is pictured top left. The other 2 pics are his trailer
Thanks for the kind words.

It's official now - a company has now signed up to manufacture and market the military tub kit. It's not my place to reveal the name of the company, they plan on making an announcement later this week.

I can tell you this is a company known for their expertise will small trailers and campers and off-road camping. This company will do a great job with this kit! This week I'll be packing up the mold masters to deliver to them so they can begin making their production molds. They are planning availability of the kit sometime this summer.

Stay tuned, I'll reveal more information as I'm permitted.
05-25-2013 03:42 PM
BillF The one time it's ok to be "that guy". Haha.
05-25-2013 07:37 AM
Scootsk
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Originally Posted by Darkfire View Post

That guy has a whole build thread on that and his new fiberglass m100 trailers that he is pending a distribution deal on. He does great work
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/fi...er-229520.html

It's posted before but here is his version
An original m100 is pictured top left. The other 2 pics are his trailer
He is "that guy". Lol
05-24-2013 06:51 PM
Darkfire
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Originally Posted by jscherb View Post
Here's one that's on eBay right now: Jeep Trailer - Highway/Offroad | eBay
That guy has a whole build thread on that and his new fiberglass m100 trailers that he is pending a distribution deal on. He does great work
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/fi...er-229520.html


Attachment 253213

It's posted before but here is his version
An original m100 is pictured top left. The other 2 pics are his trailer
05-24-2013 06:45 PM
jscherb Oops, must be an error in the posting, sorry.

Try this: Jeep Trailer - Highway/Offroad in Trailers | eBay Motors
05-24-2013 06:44 PM
Scootsk Jeep Trailer - Highway/Offroad in Trailers | eBay Motors

Here it is.
05-24-2013 06:42 PM
Scootsk Not there. Says its been removed.
05-24-2013 06:13 PM
jscherb Here's one that's on eBay right now: Jeep Trailer - Highway/Offroad | eBay

05-20-2013 09:50 AM
Saranrap Please keep us updated on the Fiberglass tub trailer! that is awesome
05-20-2013 09:03 AM
Sgt93 Spending 6K on a Bantam that will haul my cooler and a few extras is ridiculous. I spoke with the Ruger trailer guy and he seems to be a great guy with a decent price on them. The fiberglass option and price sounds like a good option. Subscribed.
05-20-2013 01:38 AM
Hokieneer
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Originally Posted by Crazy Mike View Post
I'm excited about this but I'd really look to see one that is size-wise comparable to an M101A1.

I need the capability for loading two motorcycles and I don't believe the dimensions for this model are large enough for me...
X2 that would be great also!
05-19-2013 08:19 PM
Crazy Mike I'm excited about this but I'd really look to see one that is size-wise comparable to an M101A1.

I need the capability for loading two motorcycles and I don't believe the dimensions for this model are large enough for me...
05-19-2013 08:09 PM
live_slow That looks like the Dinoot kit. Their facebook feed has been going on about a mil-look build up. If I can't swing the Manley due to funding, building up a kit trunk is a good option.
05-19-2013 07:52 PM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by Hokieneer View Post
Very impressive! looks great too! can't wait for it to go on sale. Nice Jeep btw!
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Originally Posted by MAG00 View Post
Great looking little trailer. I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Let us know when you put them out on the market.
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Originally Posted by scipio337 View Post
Damn! Let us know if you bring that thing to market. I'd gladly by one!
Thanks. I'm not the one who would be marketing these, but I can try to keep people informed if they get to market.
05-19-2013 07:45 PM
scipio337 Damn! Let us know if you bring that thing to market. I'd gladly by one!
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