New 5x8 Trailer Build


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#245

Before you paint it take it somewhere and have it welded.


#246

dont forget to get some pieces so you can weld it top the side rails also. If not it’s going to be wobbly


#247

I’m pretty sure it’s welded.


#248

Technically, he brazed it but it should be sufficient for what you are doing. Welding is a different process but people argue about the relative strength of each joint. I learned to braze long before learning to weld and I never had a joint failure. Brazing is most commonly used for joining dissimilar metals.


#249

Ok. I saw pics you posted of someone brazing. Make sure you grind that down good before you get it welded.


#250

So this is not welded then? Well either way, he did it for free. I called some local weld shops and mobile welders and I got quotes from $70 up to $250, so I can’t complain. Also, I feel pretty confident it’s strong enough to support the hose reels. I painted it quick and then bolted it up.


#251

I see that big hose and it makes me jealous. I can’t count how many times I have had to unhook my tiny trailer and pull it up to a house manually because I can’t back it up.

Talk about embarrassing.


#252

Look up welding and brazing. There is a difference, but how big of a difference is debatable.

Great deal if you got it done for free. Roll with it for a while and see how it holds up… just dont do any Dukes of Hazard jumps over any railroad tracks. :grin:


#253

If you do, pause for a commercial break half way thru the jump


#254

I see progress is coming along. I see you curb-side mounted your reels. It looks like you may need more supply hose, or is that a 24" reel?


#255

You’re right. It’s an 18" reel with 75’ on it. I will need to put more on. I’d like to add a 100’ flexzilla.


#256

I think they have pills for that.

Wait… I may have missed a word…


#257

Now thats funny


#258

That looks like some non-marking pressure hose. Do you like it? Does it fight you? Do you like it? How many feet? 200? Would you buy again?


#259

Your really interested in that mans hose aren’t you?

I believe this is where he got it from. http://www.unitedhose.com/

It’s my understanding that they have some of the best prices around.


#260

Looking good. Hows truck do with trailer?


#261

WTF? You really went there?
sigh.


#262

I really like his choice in hose. As soon as I am able to, I will be making a purchase. From my understanding they have some of the best prices around.


#263

Save room for tanks. I set my two new tanks on my 10 foot trailer and half the trailer is gone!!
sigh…