I saw this 5x8 trailer on Facebook yesterday morning about 20 minutes from the house. Guy said he bought it earlier this year, used it 3 or 4 times but needed to sell it.
I've posted these shots of my Carry-on before, but maybe this will give you some ideas. I made the sides and the ramp supports easily removable, although so far, I haven't had the need to do so. The ramp supports are set for the width of the BX and are positioned almost directly over the built-in ramp supports.
I haven't driven anything up on it yet but I am aware that the decks hang on them. My brother had a craftsman that the deck didn't go up very high on and it would hang up.
That looks really nice! Can you help me understand what the side pieces are doing, though? On the inside of the side walls, I see little wooden pieces joining the two long boards that form each side wall. Are those just holding those 2 boards together?
Thanks, RO. Yes, the wooden pieces inside are there just to hold the horizontal boards together.
What are the clevis pins doing, shown in the up-close picture? One looks like it secures the small vertical board, I'm thinking those vertical pieces sandwich the trailer's angle-iron, to keep the long side wall boards in-place.
The outer vertical boards are there to hold the horizontal boards in place. They are just on the outside, not sandwiched. Those clevis pins make removing the boards quick and easy.
But what are the other clevis pins doing, the one in the close-up that's just through the long side wall board?
The trailer did not have pockets on the front side like it does on the sides, so I used right angle brackets to connect the front boards to the side boards. The brackets are also attached with clevis pins. I can remove just the front boards, if needed, to back the tractor onto the trailer and require a little more room in front for the 3PH to stick out.
I like the clevis pins approach, they had occurred to me as an option to help attach something to the trailer, while still allowing it to be removed without tools. I think that's slick. And I really like the look of the whole thing. I just want to better understand what the different items are doing, so I don't overlook some of the functionality.