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Old 05-09-13, 05:34 PM   #26
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My experience with flat bed two wheeled trailers is they make better cargo trailers than touring trailers, but it is entirely your choice.
Please define your terms.
cargo trailers?
touring trailers?
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Old 05-09-13, 05:38 PM   #27
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Thanks all for the comments! I'm going to start making a single wheel trailer next week. Does anyone have blueprint type papers for a single wheel trailer they made? And where can I get a U joint hitch like this one?

TIA, Josh
I think you would be much happier with a BOB setup.
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Old 05-09-13, 06:35 PM   #28
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I think you would be much happier with a BOB setup.
Spend money?
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Old 05-09-13, 07:02 PM   #29
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Please define your terms.
cargo trailers?
touring trailers?
I define them for me. You define them for you. I think of a cargo trailer as something to carry a heavy/oversized load a relatively short distance hopefully on fairly flat ground. I think of a touring trailer as something to carry a reasonable touring load as far as I want to go. But that is just me.
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Spend money?
Not suggesting buying the complete trailer (it appears the op wants to build this). I was meaning the connectors.
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Old 05-09-13, 09:04 PM   #31
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I define them for me. You define them for you. I think of a cargo trailer as something to carry a heavy/oversized load a relatively short distance hopefully on fairly flat ground. I think of a touring trailer as something to carry a reasonable touring load as far as I want to go. But that is just me.
Thank you, I wasn't sure how you were differentiating between the two.
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I posted this link in one of the threads linked to above. I think if I was to use a trailer for touring I think I would go with this one or something like it. I like the design of it best of the touring trailers I've seen. For general cargo use I would go with a two wheeled design.
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Old 05-10-13, 07:32 AM   #33
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My setup for touring. It works very well and will last a very long time.

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