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Struck Gold... For The Second Time

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by durangotang, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Apr 22, 2021
    durangotang

    durangotang Member 2021 Sponsor

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    Some of you may be familiar with my Jeep trailer that I have been using for several years. I don't know the year, but it's a Sears Roebuck trailer that I modified pretty heavily into a trailer for the Jeep. It's not a common trailer and I have yet to see a second one.

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    Fast forward to today: I found a second one. This one is 100% factory original with the exception of some LED lights and the top rack. I'm pretty excited.


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  2. Apr 22, 2021
    PeteL

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    I have one in my collection. Yet to use it.

    What mods do you suggest?
     
  3. Apr 22, 2021
    durangotang

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    The biggest thing that helps these trailers behind our Jeeps is to buy a long piece of receiver hitch stock and lengthen the tongue so that the Jeep's wheelbase is the same as the distance between the rear wheel and the trailer wheel. Other than that, you can just slap an off-the-shelf trailer suspension with a spring-over setup and you're set to put Jeep wheels on it.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2021
    Jeepenstein

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    nice, I can't say I've ever seen one IRL.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2021
    GillaFunk

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    That I’ll be a fun project. Good find!
     
  6. Apr 28, 2021
    48cj2a

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    48cj2a

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    PeteL

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    "Half-ton???"

    I would be amazed. Probably like the infamous Sears horsepower ratings on their power tools.


    Don't see many "one wheel" trailers around anymore. I've only ever seen one in action, and it is in my junk pile.
     
  9. May 1, 2021
    boopiejones

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    12B7E60A-9979-4805-8276-2C865CDBF320.jpeg 1CDBC8E0-7142-45DC-A70D-46B09FBB72D2.jpeg I just bought this for $100... registration says it’s a 1967 Sears. Looks very similar to the one posted above by 48cj2a.

    I just did the math, and based on current prices there’s nearly $100 of 2x4s on the trailer. So I basically got the trailer for free. Lol.
     
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  10. May 1, 2021
    Ol Fogie

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    When I was a teen my brother had one of those just like that. Only it had a top lid. We used it to haul our camping supplies behind his 53 model 3B. Wore the tires out on it twice.
     
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  11. May 1, 2021
    durangotang

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    That one-wheel trailer is ridiculous... I would love to build one up to go behind the Jeep. It would probably do a good job of deterring tailgaters.
     
  12. May 1, 2021
    PeteL

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    Best I can figure, it is for people with extra luggage who don't know how to back up with a conventional trailer. Served about the same as the receiver racks that weekenders carry their beach toys on these days.
     
  13. May 1, 2021
    durangotang

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    Sooooo... you willing to part with your 1 wheel trailer?
     
  14. May 1, 2021
    PeteL

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    50 cents a pound. You pick up.

    To be honest it's been years since I laid eyes on it.
     
  15. May 2, 2021
    durangotang

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    I am moving to your side of the world in the near future... might have to meet up and check it out.
     
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  16. May 2, 2021
    PeteL

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    Whereabouts are you headed?
     
  17. May 2, 2021
    Focker

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    Good advice. (y)
     
  18. May 2, 2021
    durangotang

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    Albany
     
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  20. May 9, 2021
    timgr

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    My parents owned a one-wheel trailer for a while. They used it for camping. You understand that the front of the trailer hinges up and down on the hitch, and the wheel swivels to go around corners?

    Their trailer had a frame and a covered plywood body. Worked well, if you remember to release the wheel pivot before you drive away. The wheel locked in place so you could roll the trailer around like a wheelbarrow when not attached to the car. As I recall, it had no lights, relying on the visibility of the tow car lights. Long ago ... maybe it had reflectors.
     

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