4×4 Trailer

By Jeep Experts


About 15 years in the past, I had a customized trailer constructed for my then fairly new ’89 XJ.  We had 4 children at the moment and a giant canine.  When the household wished to go tenting, there wasn’t sufficient room within the XJ for greater than a picnic lunch.  I discovered a neighborhood firm that made fairly priced trailers to spec so I had one made. 

The cargo space is 6’x4′.  I run 5 on 4.5″ XJ wheels and the axle width is similar because the monitor made by a inventory XJ or TJ.  At the time, I wasn’t positive simply the place the trailer could also be going and I made a decision that having to make just one set of tire tracks (mud or snow) can be one of the simplest ways to go.

The tires are the previous dependable Goodyear Wranglers that I took off of my as soon as inventory TJ.  The trailer’s axle is rated at 2500 lbs. and I’ve 1250 pound springs put in.  (The 2500 pound springs that have been initially on it rode too tough except I had properly over 1000 kilos of weight in it…..not very possible.)

The first (and solely) mod made to this trailer occurred simply a few weeks in the past.  MikeW came to visit to do some wrenchin’ and we resolve to spend a couple of minutes on the trailer.  It was working a easy spring underneath axle suspension.  We did a spring over axle conversion on it and gained 4″+ of elevate on the body.  It nonetheless is a little bit “brief” for the TJ however the SOA helped fairly a bit.

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The tail gate may be very easy…..three 2″x6″ boards drop into retaining slots on either side of the body.  The body is all angle iron development and really stable……overkill come to thoughts however I might slightly have it that means than a type of Home Depot trailers made out of sheet metallic.  Those trailers wouldn’t stand as much as the trials of path life out right here. 

So with new plywood and recent paint on the entire wooden and the body, I’m trying to get one other 15 years of service from this 4×4 trailer.  It has faithfully adopted me to 4×4 trails in Nevada, California, Utah, and naturally Arizona.  It has taken the household tenting, hauled our gold prospecting tools (dry washer and excessive banker), been the obligation ham radio subject day utility trailer, and dealt with odd jobs and chores (like hauling baggage of cement from Home Depot). 

NOTE:  If you occur to see my trailer rolling alongside behind some automobile, please name the Phoenix PD and report that you simply’ve noticed a stolen trailer.  Some scum bag, the bottom form of parasitic life identified to mankind, determined he/she wanted my trailer greater than I did.

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