(Formally "Plan V: A Van Dwelling Blog", when I lived in a 1978 Dodge Xplorer 228 Class B motorhome van)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Utility trailer

I could have swore I posted a pic of my utility trailer.. but it seems not. So here we go. The first pic below is what it looked like when I bought it. It had a fixed axle with no suspension (!) which I didn't realize when I went and looked at it at night with a flashlight, and bought it at that time.

I have about as much in it as it would cost to buy a new rail side trailer, but it's built heavier duty than store bought ones and it suits my needs perfectly. Having a tail gate ramp and raised mesh sites, it provides a bit more security and protection for the contents while being lighter and less of a wind drag than an enclosed trailer.

It has a new axle, leaf springs, tires/rims, fenders, lights, one new light bracket, and a new paint job using $1 cans of black gloss spray paint.

1 comment:

  1. Good job on the renovation! I like the black color, especially given that the red gave a look that the trailer was rusty. I hope it didn’t cost you much. I know axles cost more when ordered separately with a trailer.

    Austin Hawkins