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Old 05-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #15
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How about a cam and lock positioner on axle assy.? Turn a long screw (like bal jacks), it unlocks the axle assy. Back the trailer against wheel chocks, axle rotates in eliptical cam, and presto! instant 6 inches of addl. temporary clearance.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #16
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Laminated fiberglass panels for floor instead of plywood.

Pull out ramp for handicap access (like Uhaul trucks have. )
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #17
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I'd prefer hybrid torsion/air suspension like is used on some high end horse trailers.... this would make trailer height quite adjustable, and with differential inflation side to side would allow trailer to self level in most cases. The frame section should taper to the rear if practical to offer additional ground clearance.

Wheel wells should be of 1/8" 6061 aluminum, fastened to the frame.

Hydraulic disc brakes of course.

I'd like that 6" boxed frame to include a full perimeter support for the floor.

I'd like to see the belly pan fastened in smaller sections.

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #18
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Laminated Fiberglas panel flooring. Can imbed heat strips for chilly morns

Pull out ramp at door for handicap access.

Wiring raceway with installed "pull strings"

Access panels for service of tank sensors

Slots under frame into which you can slide and secure underbelly panels. (More accessible to components. )

Hydraulic leveling jacks could push down the plate where axles are attached.

Tire pressure monitors wireless to TV

Built in air lines with quick disconnects secured in recessed panels near wheel well openings.

Hot and cold external water sources.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:50 PM   #19
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Hydraulic disc brakes of course.
Hi, hydraulic disc brakes, only if they can be controlled with a vacuum booster, run by a vacuum pump, with a vacuum storage tank, and with ABS. Todays little electric motor driven pumps are a joke with many failures.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:54 AM   #20
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How about a discussion on what size this virtual airstream is going to be... That's a lot of "stuff' for a Bambi ;.) 1 axle /2/3/4? Weight an issue? This is already turned into a 10,000 lb elephant and we haven't even gotten to the pair of 200 gal fresh water tanks yet. I think we need to agree on what the final size will be before we can 'build' it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:56 AM   #21
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This one is so easy,
I would send a 1962 Overlander to China and have them copy it rivet for rivet...
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How about a discussion on what size this virtual airstream is going to be... That's a lot of "stuff' for a Bambi ;.) 1 axle /2/3/4? Weight an issue? This is already turned into a 10,000 lb elephant and we haven't even gotten to the pair of 200 gal fresh water tanks yet. I think we need to agree on what the final size will be before we can 'build' it.
Ooooohhhh! Good catch on the size.

My vote is 26 footer.
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Hi, hydraulic disc brakes, only if they can be controlled with a vacuum booster, run by a vacuum pump, with a vacuum storage tank, and with ABS. Todays little electric motor driven pumps are a joke with many failures.
ABS would be nice. I've not had any problems w/ the Carlisle actuator I put in our trailer, but that's been only three years. Either a vacuum or air pressure based booster would be a better design, but right now those don't seem to be available for trailers. I could see converting a regular car brake booster with a vacuum pump; the linear motor needed to drive the brake booster might be a bit of a project. A compressed air system would be smaller.

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:34 AM   #24
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How about weight? I love the fiberglass floor idea, or maybe aluminum honeycomb/carbon fiber sheets, something that won't rot. High strength galvanized steel frame, or a boxed aluminum frame with a perimeter channel so the shell attaches to the frame more and not the flooring. Underfloor tanks for waster and water
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3 axle 34' trailer...
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Here's an idea...boxed frame as Bob suggeated, but channels integrated into inside perimeter of frame allowing "floating subfloor" to slide in from rear. Anchored from bottom with springloaded pins. Body frame connected to points on outside perimeter of said frame with location brackets to aide in construction at factory.
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I thought I had posted this before, but I don't see it...3 axle 34' trailer.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:23 AM   #28
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Oh...there it is....twice....
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