|Earlier this year, I built a Jeep-tub trailer from the back halves of two tubs left over from my pickup projects: |
The trailer has worked out great - I've already got over 2500 miles on it hauling future project parts home.
I'm very happy with the end result, but it was a challenging project at times. Even building a simple, small Jeep-tub trailer is beyond the means of most people - if you don't have a welder and some metalworking and bodywork skills, it would be tough to build this trailer or even a much simpler one.
Which got me to thinking - lots of people seem to want to have a Jeep-tub trailer to match their Jeep, what if it could be made easy for them? What if it could be a bolt-together kit? What if a set of fiberglass parts were made that would bolt together into a Jeep-style tub, and then could be bolted onto an inexpensive and readily-available trailer frame, like those from Harbor Freight?
So that's my current project. The goal is to make a "kit" of fiberglass parts that assemble easily into a trailer tub. I plan to make the kit a bolt-together one, meaning an average DIY-er could assemble a tub and trailer at home with average hand tools.
I'm in the process right now of building the molds to make the trailer tub parts. If you're interested in this project, please follow along and give me your input and ideas as I go through the project. If you've followed some of my other build projects, you know I really like to get your input and I often make changes and add features to what I'm building based on your input.
I'd especially like your input on how you'd outfit a trailer like this - like what features would you want built into it and what accessories would you want to go with it, maybe I'll build some of those features or accessories into the kit.
More to come...
Note: I've been working on this project for the past few weeks, and I've been taking photos throughout the process. The coverage in this thread is from the beginning of the project, so some of you may have seen a few of the drawings for this project in my Safari Cab thread already. Bear with me as I document this from the start and catch up to the present so the story in this thread is complete.
Please go here to read the discussion bit: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/bolt-together-fiberglass-jeep-tub-trailer-kit-1274811/