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Old 07-25-2020, 12:30 PM   #21
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[QUOTE I’m aware it is a load, but the distance is short and the roads good.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.[/QUOTE]

I have transported some bazaar loads in my time and this isn’t even close to the prize-winners. That said they seem to be fussier these days regarding what you take on the road.[/QUOTE]

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I’m not proposing anything sketchy or dangerous or illegal, just bazaar. It is an unusual configuration. I’m asking in the spirit of; does anyone know if this has been done, does anyone see any issues.
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gtblue. I have no problem with you having a strong opinion, I welcome it. The flaming and name calling I find inappropriate.

So... I have expressed a personal opinion/concern regarding the tone of the forums, in general, responding directly to statements that "any thoughts would be appreciated", and" does anyone see any issues..." I have been abundantly clear that no matter what is suggested, proposed, or ever actually done, this is my opinion and I stand by it.

In return my "strong opinion" is "welcomed" if it can be referenced as "flaming", "name calling" and "inappropriate".

This thread is not productive. I shall take my leave.
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Old 07-25-2020, 10:53 PM   #22
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Have you thought about roof racks on the tow vehicle..
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Old 07-25-2020, 10:59 PM   #23
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Hey Chris, yes, but my tug is a VW van, itís tall. Iím still thinking about it as an option, but I would have to devise a way to get it up and down.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:09 PM   #24
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Boat on back of Trillium

So I havenít made a decision to do this yet, but here is the thinking:
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The authority for what is considered a safe load around here is apparently the inspectors at the weigh station on the highway. I spoke with one and he asked for a drawing.
I must admit it looks a little large on the back of the Trillium, but we are talking 155 pounds including the mounting hardware. I have not shown the upper mounting brackets.
The mounting pole, comes off after removing the boat and an axel carried in the tug bolts on to it making a boat trailer. It would have lights and all the legally required bits. The smallest legal road tires are 8Ē and Princess Auto has a 2000# 60Ē axel. The lights would clamp on the stern of the boat and plug into the Trillium, and would swivel to augment the Trilliums taillights which would be partially obscured when the boat is on the Trillium. From the back view the boat looks large, but the side view shows that the bow is somewhat streamlined. The mount/trailer would be 2Ē by 3Ē rectangular hot rolled tubing .180Ē wall, same as the Trillium frame. The cost (not counting the boat), is in the order of $350. If the inspector doesnít like it, well itís been fun speculating and Iíll leave the boat at home.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:11 PM   #25
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Boat on back of Trillium

Funny how going from AutoCAD to jpg to a posted photo the pole moved into the middle of the trailer on the side view.
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Old 07-28-2020, 02:56 AM   #26
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I've seen this done with canoes strapped to the back of a truck camper. Always looks questionable. Never seen it done on a travel trailer. Even with the keel forward, the boat is still catching the wind. This will act like a lever further decreasing the tongue weight and increasing the possibility of sway. If a rack on the tow isn't possible, could you rent at your destination. Perhaps an inflatable would serve your needs. This looks like an accident waiting to happen.
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Sounds like an interesting project. Wish I was closer would enjoy the challenge.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:49 AM   #28
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Yea Raz I hear you. It didnít look so large until I saw the drawing. I decided last night to give the idea a pass. Fun though.
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Probably for the best. I can't imagine the twisting forces exerted on the bumper or the bending forces on the rear of the frame when driving down the road on a gusty day.
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