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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #100 on: May 06, 2020, 10:52:24 AM »
TY sir. I have some boat pieces I wanted to clean up and didn't want to waste time/money with a bunch of different compounds
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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #101 on: May 06, 2020, 11:02:36 AM »
Are your parts chrome or stainless or aluminum?


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #102 on: May 06, 2020, 11:49:36 AM »
Cast alum.
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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #103 on: May 06, 2020, 09:12:41 PM »
For sure a buffer wheel on a bench grinder will do well


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #104 on: May 07, 2020, 10:54:37 AM »
Thx again.
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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2020, 10:28:51 PM »
Ok trailer reassembled!!

Ps short wife’s are not for overhead work




Next up.   The reason I pulled the trailer out!  My Macs custom tie down anchor points




Should work out with one exception.  I didn’t count goodernuff and I am short two sets of anchor mounts so I’ll be ordering again


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #106 on: June 27, 2020, 05:29:19 PM »
Today I cut and installed my unistrut for the per frame to raise up and down in. 

Going for three heights

One for travel, one for bikes loaded and needing to sleep.

Third height is for longer stays lots lower to the ground

I have 94 inches side to side.  So I’ll see about a wood box for storage next to the mattress

Building for a kid size mattress


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #107 on: June 27, 2020, 05:29:49 PM »



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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #108 on: January 06, 2021, 06:30:59 PM »
I finally decided I wasn’t waiting on the fabricator to help me with the bed for my trailer,   I ordered steel and will be getting some light welder practice in here real soon

Ordered 70’ of 1x3 square tube and should be able to make do with some other material I have laying around

I have some gear parts coming also next week

The plan is to build the bed so that it has a cable system to pull it up right against the ceiling.  I have a envision in my brain and we will see how it turns out



I’ll see if I can get out my color pencils and draw something that might make sense

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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #109 on: January 09, 2021, 08:57:12 PM »
Today I rolled out the Mig and started making things to look like a way over built bed frame.

1x3 square tube 45degree corners, three cross braces and welded 100% around     Heavier then I can move on my own. 






Took a min to get the welder set but once we did and turned off the over head fans I was good to go.   


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #110 on: January 12, 2021, 08:01:11 PM »
https://youtu.be/WL8hLEvCLGA


Ok folks what say yeah



I am not sold on his motor/drive location it makes it more complicated.


I want to stay drill powered.


I want to move the drive above the bed at the top of the unistrut and pull them two cables around the bed

Follow Cable route

Drive motor.  Down wall> pulley and under the bed > pulley and up the wall to a fixed spot on the other side of the unistrut


I’m concerned the bed will lift in even

I don’t know if that causes a problem but it will mess with the OCD for sure


Other idea is move motor to middle under bed frame end attach cable at the top of unistrut in four corners following the same pulley structure.

Then build a box to hide the motor stuff


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #111 on: January 12, 2021, 08:05:19 PM »
Welds look good  :likebutton:
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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #112 on: January 12, 2021, 10:10:12 PM »
This is what I have brainstormed on one idea

Pardon my pencil drawing




I also have another option of building the bed frame with more guides In the unistrut     Instead of four pulleys on one cable.  Use two but have four guides in the unistrut so the bed can’t travel one side of the other without moving


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #113 on: January 24, 2021, 12:33:13 AM »
Some more progress till the helper cut the last long straight for a small scrap instead of using the small scrap. 

Left me two inches short of material





Tonight’s goal was to get the foot and head of the bed frames in,   I didn’t finish due to the material shortage

Note the recessed pulleys ?

Slick huh?


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #114 on: January 24, 2021, 11:16:55 AM »
Looks good Dave.
...but. I think you're in for a lifetime of trying to make it work, reliably, and safely (heavy). Might be 10 times easier to have one side attached solid. More like a Murphy bed. You'll obviously lose some space, but would sure be more reliable. Not trying to be negative. Just an opinion.
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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #115 on: January 24, 2021, 11:31:49 AM »
...That is slick!
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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #116 on: January 24, 2021, 12:27:23 PM »
Looks good Dave.
...but. I think you're in for a lifetime of trying to make it work, reliably, and safely (heavy). Might be 10 times easier to have one side attached solid. More like a Murphy bed. You'll obviously lose some space, but would sure be more reliable. Not trying to be negative. Just an opinion.
I would lend to your thoughts if I haven’t seen it work many times before with other folks.   

Various ideas on how to get it to lift but  all the same general idea. 

I think it’s about 200lbs now plus add the mattress,   I might drill some speed holes into the frame to cut back on weight lol.


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #117 on: January 24, 2021, 12:30:30 PM »
Long as it rides level it should work OK. Beds in my TH are chain driven.
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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #118 on: January 24, 2021, 04:54:24 PM »
Looks good Dave.
...but. I think you're in for a lifetime of trying to make it work, reliably, and safely (heavy). Might be 10 times easier to have one side attached solid. More like a Murphy bed. You'll obviously lose some space, but would sure be more reliable. Not trying to be negative. Just an opinion.
I would lend to your thoughts if I haven’t seen it work many times before with other folks.   

Various ideas on how to get it to lift but  all the same general idea. 

I think it’s about 200lbs now plus add the mattress,   I might drill some speed holes into the frame to cut back on weight lol.


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #119 on: January 24, 2021, 08:09:54 PM »
Dave looking good. Maybe I’m not able to tell from the illustration but is there a corresponding slot/track frame on the sides of the trailer for the rack to ride on in addition to the cable for lifting?


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #120 on: January 24, 2021, 08:21:58 PM »
Charles,

Yes I have four vertical unistrut bars that run floor to ceiling that I have bearings to go in.

I’m going to have 8 bearings in the unistrut that will control up and down and should keep the frame level as it rises


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Re: 2017 8.5x26 enclosed trailer
« Reply #121 on: January 24, 2021, 09:22:41 PM »
I have seen small elevators and overhead racks made with those. Nice options!
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