Jeep Wrangler Forum banner

1 - 20 of 38 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
398 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am thinking about building a tub trailer. Need some advice

I plan to use a Haul-Master 48x96 1720 LB capacity trailer from Harbor Freight, for the base
Item#94564

I would like you use Jeep Wheels and 30 inch tires, Assuming the axle on that trailer is a 5x4.5, could i use it? or should i find a better one to replace it? Was looking at Northerntools axle list.
Keeping in mind i would like to have it be the same width as the jeep axle and tires.

Also, where can i find some used tubs, and i just need the back half, so obviously the front can be totaled, and how much should i pay for them?

*Question Summary*
-Would i need a new axle for the trailer, if so, what is my best option?
-where can i get low priced tubs and how much am i gunna be out?
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,952 Posts
i don't think you'll be too happy with that for off-road use. the bolt pattern isn't 5x4.5". IIRC its a smaller 4 bolt pattern. on-road use will be ok...and if that's all it will see, don't even bother with the Jeep wheels.

I made a trailer...ordered a custom made Dexter axle, 58" WMS, 5x4.5", 3500lb axle w/ 10" drum brakes. The axles are actually pretty cheap... For off-road, you want the bigger axle for the bigger bearings & bigger tube.

Unlimited04's LJ Build - Page 26 - JeepForum.com
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
398 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Would you think it would be better to weld up a frame like you did, rather then buy one like this? and what kinda price would it look like in comparison.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
398 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Ive seen that, i believe, if he got it from the same place i was looking, and they charge 1000 dollars for the kit, and it doesnt include the trailer, But it looks like he used the standard axle with the jeep wheels in the photos, i believe i read some where that they fit.

Im not looking for a truly off road trailer, i want something that i can put matching jeep wheels, a tub, take it down the highway,dirt roads, but im not looking to cliimb mountains with it. If i could, it would just be a plus ha ha
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,952 Posts
Ive seen that, i believe, if he got it from the same place i was looking, and they charge 1000 dollars for the kit, and it doesnt include the trailer, But it looks like he used the standard axle with the jeep wheels in the photos, i believe i read some where that they fit.

Im not looking for a truly off road trailer, i want something that i can put matching jeep wheels, a tub, take it down the highway,dirt roads, but im not looking to cliimb mountains with it. If i could, it would just be a plus ha ha
you can always change out the hubs to get whatever bolt pattern you want. it's really easy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
398 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
I see, i do like the way your trailer sits, seems a little more aggressive, and stream line with your jeep.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
318 Posts
Ive seen that, i believe, if he got it from the same place i was looking, and they charge 1000 dollars for the kit, and it doesnt include the trailer, But it looks like he used the standard axle with the jeep wheels in the photos, i believe i read some where that they fit.

Im not looking for a truly off road trailer, i want something that i can put matching jeep wheels, a tub, take it down the highway,dirt roads, but im not looking to cliimb mountains with it. If i could, it would just be a plus ha ha
he didn't get it from the same place you're thinking about... they got it from him :thumb:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
318 Posts
w/o brakes they're around $120-140.
I have stumbled upon these axles... did you find a distributor near you or did you order it somewhere online?


I've been kind of accumulating links stuff with the anticipation of starting on a trailer this summer so your build thread looks like a great place to poke around...thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
398 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
he didn't get it from the same place you're thinking about... they got it from him :thumb:
Ha ha ha thats what i mean, nice catch.

But i feel like maybe you and i are in the same boat.

Im looking for a place to start. I think deciding on a trailer and axle is step one.
So if buying that axle and making your own frame is the way to go, i should get started, or maybe just the stanard trailer. Looking for ideas

How much does your custom trailer weight, of you kwon, and what was your reason for getting the brakes added?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,952 Posts
I have stumbled upon these axles... did you find a distributor near you or did you order it somewhere online?


I've been kind of accumulating links stuff with the anticipation of starting on a trailer this summer so your build thread looks like a great place to poke around...thanks.
yup, a local trailer supply shop is a Dexter dealer. there are several Dexter & other axle manufacturer dealers in my area. you should also be able to just call Dexter directly and order from them. get it drop shipped to a local UPS hub and pick it up
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
318 Posts
cool, thanks. Your hunting trip described in your build thread is exactly why i want one of these - that and the occasional trip to home depot... haha
 
1 - 20 of 38 Posts
Top