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While I was clearing a friend's property to build a little track, I came across an old boat trailer. I took it home and am in the process of turning it into an atv trailer. Here are a few pics I took shortly after I started taking it apart and some taken through the re-construction process. I will add more photos as progress is made. As you can see in the last pic, there are some spots that are pretty rough, so I have alot of work to do yet, but I think it will come out alright, especially for a freebie.

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Wow, nice idea. So I guess you know how to weld!!!

What are your dimensions going to be? Are you puting a a gate in the back?

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Wow, nice idea. So I guess you know how to weld!!!

What are your dimensions going to be? Are you puting a a gate in the back?

Yes, I guess I am not to bad with a welder, I managed to get certified when I worked in a fire sprinkler fabrication shop. The deck of the trailer is going to be about 6ft by 14ft, just big enough to fit all three quads on sideways. I am going to put a short rail along one side to keep me from driving off the trailer since I plan on loading from the side. I think I will just make a set of removable ramps that temporarily attatch at each loading point along the side.

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awesome job....wish i had a welder :frown:

The welder and the plasma cutter have been worth thier weight in gold to me. It would be a good investment for anyone who is interested in doing thier own fab work. I just picked up a Lincoln Home Depot speacial for about $650. It's a 175 amp 230volt machine that is plenty powerfull for my needs and easy to use. It just takes practice to get good at it. I actually scored the plasma cutter for free from the fab shop I worked at, best deal I have ever gotten on a good tool.

Originally posted by scOtt;

Looking good. My brother-in-law is just finishing one of these up right now

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Originally posted by BuckBilly;

Looks like your off to a good start DD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks guys, it is definately coming together easier than I expected, so hopefully I will be able to get it finnished pretty soon.

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As you can see in the first couple of pics, the axle is in pretty bad shape. I will end up replacing it eventually, but for now I decided to reinforce this one and use it for the time being. I am basically going to build a new axle right around the old one.

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You go man. I took my brother-in-laws trailer on a ride this weekend. He just took a boat trailer and turned it into a 4.5' by 12. It fit two of our bikes nose to tail. It pulled great the only problem is it is a tilt trailer but since they added so much to the front boxing it in a such it take quite a bit to make it tilt. I am hoping to get a 6' by 16' soon so I can take 4 bikes on it.

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You go man. I took my brother-in-laws trailer on a ride this weekend. He just took a boat trailer and turned it into a 4.5' by 12. It fit two of our bikes nose to tail. It pulled great the only problem is it is a tilt trailer but since they added so much to the front boxing it in a such it take quite a bit to make it tilt. I am hoping to get a 6' by 16' soon so I can take 4 bikes on it.
Get a 6 1/2 to seven foot wide trailer. It will hold bigger quads better .

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DD I don't know if it was a boat trailer now. I was going to get one that was a boat trailer from the same guy he got this one. It may have just been a smaller trailer he made larger. I will ask him. Since you said that I wouldn't know why you would need a tilt boat trailer.

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Kristin and I need at least a 6'x15' trailer so I can put both the quad and the Rhino on one trailer. I really want enclosed but I need a new truck for that.

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DD I don't know if it was a boat trailer now. I was going to get one that was a boat trailer from the same guy he got this one. It may have just been a smaller trailer he made larger. I will ask him. Since you said that I wouldn't know why you would need a tilt boat trailer.

It was probably an old sled trailer.

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Kristin and I need at least a 6'x15' trailer so I can put both the quad and the Rhino on one trailer. I really want enclosed but I need a new truck for that.

If you put the quad on sideways, you can probably get them both on a shorter trailer. How long is that Rhino? 7 or 8 feet? You might be able to get away with a 6'x12'.

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That is with the quad sideways. The Rhino will fit on an 8' trailer but the front and back hang off. We have a 10' trailer and that fits the Rhino with about 1' to spare.

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That tilt trailer was a boat trailer it is for launching ina shallow water where you cannot pull your tow vehicle far enough not to be underwater. lol

I am looking for a 16' X 7' to be able to carry 4 quads.

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