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Trailer Improvements 
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This past weekend I had a wee mishap with the trailer and damaged it. I also had peace of mind issues with it loaded on the way up to our section. I want to record the things that need doing on it to make it safer and more usable in one place and chart progress, hence yet another pit lane thread.

Prioritised:

Immediate:

  • Jockey wheel mechanism: Fix damage to hinge/lock

Before next serious use:

  • Chain connection point: Replace 3mm plate with 6mm plate
  • Hitch mechanism: Replace s/s fasteners with grade 10 cap screws and nylock
  • Safety pin setup: New better pin with spring loading

General:

  • Jockey wheel mechanism: Lighten over-built bracketry
  • Spare tyre: Remove from draw bar and fit beneath rear of deck (balance improvement)
  • Front/rear gates: Rebuild with stronger construction for heavy timber loads
  • Front/rear gates: Add more hinge points for increased strength/load capability
  • Guards: Triangulate towards extremes with foot holds for climing up safely
  • Deck: Reinforce centre 50x25 U beam that is under spec
  • Deck: Replace working surface with new material, possibly hardwood or some laminate
  • Sides: Add tie rail and running rail for carrying heavy wide things (eg my truck deck)

Possibly create removable cage sides to drop onto it, consider this if/when doing sides and gates.

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Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:48 am
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Pics from the other day when the f-up happened:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8326312960
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0700644352
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9902691328
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7221221377

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Got the jockey wheel fixed and the cement splashes washed off last night:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4212337664
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0984662016
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5604310016
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4865129472
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4475047937
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0914489344
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1620977665
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5346428929

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Hopefully I can get the fasteners replaced early January ready for some real work :-)

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