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I ordered these today to get my camping trailer started. Should take about 9 days to get it. Then I got to get my axle made and rims and tires and then we should be rolling til the next phase.
 

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Where did you buy that tub from? In the next few weeks I was going to start from scratch.

I figured scratch was a tad cheaper then say a Lowes specials and building it up.
 

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Manley ORV, they are start up company in the off road trailer side of things. Josh the owner had some scratch and dent items on ebay. I missed that sale so I called him and he had a few more items. 200 for the frame 350 for the tub and 95 for the fenders. Hell I paid more for shipping than I paid for the tub.
 

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Sure, take the easy route! :thefinger:
 

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Let me know if you need somebody to stand around, watch, drink beer, and make smartass comments while you work.
 

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Definitely, It'll probably take a week or so to get it. Then I have to take the frame out to Wesco trailers. They are going to build me a custom axle set up. Just got to figure out Wheels and tires so we can get her started. If you're interested let me know and I'll get you in touch. I got tired of dicking around with people that wanted 500-1000 dollars for a rusty m100 or m416. This tub is the same as the m416 with the tailgate. Should be a cool build.
 

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What are the dimensions? Frame width? I just picked up a 4x8 trailer and I'm gathering parts slowly. Trying to figure out what width axle I'll need with 35" tires. I'm estimating 64-66" HF to HF.

What are you going with?
 

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The trailer is 41 inches wide outside measurement. I'm using fenders that measure 12 inches wide. I'm. Thinking 55 1/2 hub face to fac. I'm not sure what size tire I'm gonna run yet or rim. I'm gonna let the guy who's bldg the axle for me help determine what will work for my set up.
 

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Thanks. If only you'd posted this a week ago. I just bought a 4x8 trailer this weekend to start my build. Oh well! I'll still end up with a great trailer in the end.
 

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Sorry man I have been looking for a few months now. Came across a few good good m100, m416 and even a bantam tc 3. But they were usually outrageous or too far gone.
 

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Nice! Are you running a thread on Expedition Portal as well?
 

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hey Webster, what track width are you going with for your trailer and those tires?

I'm thinking 66" track width. But not sure if I will have enough clearance for 315/70r17s. I haven't had a chance to flip the trailer and mock everything up. for a 4x8 trailer with a steel deck, doing it in the driveway by myself ain't easy.

don't forget to post pics and updates
 

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Normally for this trailer set up they use an axle which measures 55 1/2 inches hub face to face. I've seen 35's on this trailer. The axle is going to be built taking into account the wheel backspacing and I'm going with 5x4.5 for hubs since this is an industry standard for trailer hubs. (I'm thinking readily available parts.) I should be good to go but will see. Everything should be delivered to the depot tomorrow for pick up and I'll have the frame in the shop Monday so we can get started on the axle.
 

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sweet! I can't wait to see how your build progresses. I'll probably steal some of your ideas :koolaid:

I'm looking at a 3500 lb axle kit with 5x5" hubs. In a real tight pinch where I get a 2nd flat before repairing/replacing my spare :cwm13: I figure doesn't hurt to be able to pull a tire from the trailer. I know it's not likely but Murphy seems to follow my around everywhere I go :thefinger:
 
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