Re-doing my Bed Camper and making a toyhauler

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by BRUISER, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. SHINTON

    SHINTON Well-Known Member

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    I guess the canvas will clip up somehow each time and then fold/go inside while going down the road? Getting all that watertight will be the biggest challenge.
     
  2. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    correct.. the sides will fold in so I can slide the bed in, then I will have a door that closes over opening to seal it.
     
  3. thewagonmasternc

    thewagonmasternc Well-Known Member

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    here is axle with weird pattern.. it says Dexter on them.. and was told they are either 5000 or 6000lb axles
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    I think those are camper axles,used in the 70s I think,try looking at an RV dealership.Maybe they can help you get some info on them.
     
  4. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Well I did some digging and here is what I found.

    on the outside of my drum there is apart number 8-155(kind of looks like 8-156 but dexter says that does not exists)

    I called Dexter and a lady looked up all the part numbers I had and said these are 5200lb axles.
    brake parts numbers are:
    # 23-105
    # 23-106
    one is for left one for right side.

    bearing numbers are
    25580 for inner
    LM67048 for outer

    Dexter can sell the parts direct but they said cheaper to call fleetpride or other large dist. for better pricing
    Fleet pride told me
    # 23-105 = $82.13
    # 23-106 = $78.21

    where as dexter was $92.10 each.

    my axles also had a tag on them that said serial # 1057153.
    they told me by that number these axles were made in Georgia
    and had EXCL Rims and Tries

    so these are fully rebuild able and since the rims are 15" you can run just about any trailer tire.
     
  5. thecarman

    thecarman Well-Known Member

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    Sweet.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    5200lbs each that is nice
     
  7. thecarman

    thecarman Well-Known Member

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    I like the shocks too. :)
     
  8. RufusTheRam

    RufusTheRam New Member

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    yep, those are definitely travel trailer axles. my grandparents and all their brothers/sisters used to travel around the u.s./mexico/canada during their retirement years like a band of gypsies. they all had 70's era campers of some sort or another, and that bolt pattern/wheel sticks out as being on about half of them. funny the things you remember from growing up...

    those are very common bearings, if not the standard for axles that capacity. the majority of all 5200-6000lb. axles use them. even the larger 8 lug/7k stuff still uses the 25580 as an inner, just the outer differs. are the backing plates bolted on or welded? either way, brake assemblies is the way to go. it's just a matter of whether or not the backing plates need a quick visit from the cutoff wheel, sawzall, or liquid wrench.:lol:

    and paying hundreds for bearings??? come on ken, this is all you need... a perfect little kit. just ignore the part that's stamped china.:flipoff2:

    seriously though, have you tried agri supply, tractor supply, or even northern? usually between the three of them i've managed to get what a needed at a much better price than fleetpride (or stone heavy as it were).

    WAIT! is that a subaru or vw pattern by chance??
     
  9. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    Ken before you buy, call redneck trailer supply in Linclonton. They have an online catalog in PDC format. May find what you need there cheaper and they will ship
     
  10. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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    I know a guy that gets dealer prices from redneck;)
     
  11. thecarman

    thecarman Well-Known Member

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    Ken - can you measure the bolt pattern?

    Older Subarus (pre-Legacy and Impreza) are 4 on 140mm, which is about 4 on 5.5. They all came with 13-inch rims, and it is almost impossible to find 14 or 15-inch wheels in that pattern. So would be cool if those type of trailer wheels would work (although I know they are hard to find as well).

    VW Bugs are 4 on 130mm, right?

    <edit> Looking back at your pics, your bolt pattern looks larger than these, but it never hurts to check. </edit>
     
  12. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    the bolt pattern is 4 on 9 1/2"
     
  13. RufusTheRam

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  14. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    well got the front cut off tonight.. I guess I am commited now :)

    used the Jeep crane to lift it

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  15. TheGriz

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    Dang! You've got an addiction to chopping stuff up! It sure is a good thing we can hear your truck coming down the road... it gives us time to take cover!!!

    j/k Good progress Ken.
     
  16. thecarman

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  17. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    I'm wanting to see the camper finished.
     
  18. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    It will get done :) all that is left is to make door to cover hole when traveling and support bars to support bed when it is out.

    but I got to get trailer done for camper to go on :)

    right now I have a goal of Oct 9th to be done with it all..
     
  19. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    are you converting the trailer to tag-along or just redoing the gooseneck?
     
  20. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    it came with a 5th wheel hitch.. and we found a bunch of cracks in steel.. so it is easier just to cut it off and build new.. So I am building a gooseneck setup.
     
  21. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    I've got $10 that says your Dodge will still be two-tone on October the 10th. :flipoff2:
     
  22. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    make it a $100 and I will take that bet
     
  23. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Well got trailer into garage.. ( that was a pain)

    and started on gooseneck

    trailer on side of garage with front and rear cut off
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    tomorrow I start on horizontal bars and gooseneck coupler
     
  24. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Well great news..

    we got the front all welded up and on.. so I could actually move the trailer with my truck right now if i need to.

    everything is level and true :)

    we also backed truck up and set height of gooseneck coupler. Next is to get front jack mounted so I can raise the trailer without floor jack. then start on extra supports and deck

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  25. Trebissky

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    Now that is just pretty damn COOL! Door/hatch would hinge right onto the wood at the top, right?

    As for that canvas being a little too big, put some grommets along the bottom edges, when it's up just bungee one end to the other and who'll notice?
     

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