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Old 12-20-2007, 02:32 PM   #15
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Lyndon, thanks for sharing the details of your mod. I do have a couple of questions...

The frame extension method raises (or lowers... which side is forward in the drawing?) the extended portion by over an inch: is the extension entirely beyond where anything was sitting on the frame?

The use of 1" tubing to splice the frame suggests that the stock frame is only 1" wide inside... is that correct and can you tell us the outside width and height of the frame material?
[1] It lowers the bumper about 1 inch and the reason I did this way was so I could weld inside and get a much stronger extension rather than butt welds. I still want to be able to jack the trailer using the bumper.
Sorry on these sizes as I was gussing not crawling under. The trailer frame members are made from 1.5 x3 inch 1/8 inch wall square mechanicl tubing so the inside is 1.25 x2.750 and I used 1.5 x1.5 x1/8 wall tubing for the splints. I must change my sketch.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:42 PM   #16
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What do you think the weight limit would be that you could carry back there?
Did you add anything addl to the tongue to balance?
Keep in mind that this is a 5W tow arrangement, which is far less susceptible to trailer sway, so rear loading is not as critical as it would be on a conventional trailer hitch. Because the hitch ball is mounted within inches of the TV axle, the overhang is inches and the trailer has very little leverage on the TV.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:37 PM   #17
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Did you add any drain holes (for wet chairs, fold-up tables, etc.) or don't you think that will ever be necessary? Perhaps you can reach down easily enough to wipe out any wet areas should they occur. Looks great! I wish we had a nice place to work on our trailer and old VWs during the winter.
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Old 12-25-2007, 06:06 AM   #18
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Did you add any drain holes (for wet chairs, fold-up tables, etc.)
Completely sealed . water tight, I did run a drain down from a water catching tray around the lid. it was quite a chalange getting the scamp through the 8 foot door , but with grandson s help we managed.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:48 AM   #19
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Have a great New Year! Cindy and I hope to see you at upcoming trailer events in 2008!

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Old 12-26-2007, 11:58 AM   #20
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What mod did you make to your TV to get the hitch ball within inches of the axle?
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:44 PM   #21
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What mod did you make to your TV to get the hitch ball within inches of the axle?
This Scamp is a 19' model, which Scamp sometimes calls a "fifth wheel"... that's what Pete meant by "a 5W tow arrangement". It's not actually a fifth-wheel, since it uses a ball and socket coupling, but the hitch is located in the truck bed like a common fifth-wheel, typically "within inches of the axle".
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:09 PM   #22
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