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Trailer!

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by FinoCJ, Jun 24, 2023.

  1. Jul 18, 2023
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

    Apopka, Fl
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    I would undoubtedly do the same.
     
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  2. May 15, 2024
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member

    Bozeman, MT
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    Yay...I found my trailer thread....going to move it to Quitter forum like Fireball so it doesn't disappear on me again....
    so things to catch up on with it....doesn't seem as though I ever took a pic with the longer 58 wagon loaded on it...maybe next month if it goes to OWF RFTH....I know I posted some of this previously, but don't know where it all went, so going to try and keep this thread complete and permanent.

    As this trailer is also for hauling our oar rig, in addition to the removeable roller bar I built for it last year, I set up a hand winch for it....I used whatever scrap I had sitting around to make this ridiculous contraption:
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    It mounts on the front of the trailer like this:
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    I used a made in USA DLB 3500 winch - which is way overkill for an oar rig, but in a pinch, it can be used to pull a jeep up on the trailer (probably assuming its rolling). This winch has two handle positions (2 speed) - one that is 6:1 ratio which is good for the oar rig, and a 12:1 which could be used for something heavy like a jeep. Additionally, it has both crank in and crank out function, as well as a free spool with hand brake option. With a snatch block, it should be able to pull up and rig that is mostly rolling. Its not a heavy vehicle recovery type thing, or drag something with wheels all locked up, but I didn't want to deal various electrical aspects, especially considering the trailer will often be wet with the oar rig near boat ramps etc. I used 7500 lbs rated synthetic line (big ATV winch line) that allows for a lot longer spool length than wire cable....
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    Here it is in action this afternoon pulling our oar rig up over the roller bar getting ready for a Salmon river trip....
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    Last edited: May 15, 2024
  3. May 28, 2024
    Bill Linenfelser

    Bill Linenfelser Member

    Oregon, Wisconsin
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    A couple of my tow rigs and a couple of my Jeeps.
    Working on a 1960 CJ5 now. IMG_1060.jpeg IMG_9175.jpeg
     
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  4. Jun 1, 2024
    jeepdaddy2000

    jeepdaddy2000 Active Member

    Eagle Point oregon
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    Might toss one of these behind your seat

    Cheap and a lot easier to load the CJ.[​IMG]
     
  5. Jun 1, 2024
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member

    Bozeman, MT
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    Nah...the CJ has its own winch, so can winch itself up if needed. Plus with the mechanical system, no battery or electrical wiring is needed which is good when the trailer is around a lot of water (raft) and can be used by any tow rig (most of our raft friends don't have electrical winches) and still pull the raft up. The winch is all about the raft - I just went a a bit big on capacity in the worst case scenario I need to pull a vehicle (rolling) up on it.
     
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