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After looking at the prices of Teardrop trailers I decided to build my own. It is not perfect but it is working really well for me. I just looked at some pictures on the internet and started building.
Rick this is a great series of progressive build photos. Nice job. It was great seeing your trailer in action last outing.
Did you use a Harbor Freight 4x8 trailer as a base?
Yes, I started with a Harbor Freight 4x8 trailer mainly because they provide a certificate of origin and it was then easy to register as a "utility trailer".
Then I sold the axle, springs and wheels on Craig's List and replaced with a much better suspension and wheels.
I also ran a 2x2x.125tube down the middle for extra strength. It bent at the hitch on the first trip and also hit the axle so I replaced with a 1/4" 2x2 tube and stopped it just short of the axle.