I always enjoy your posts but have to ask, would you please work your magic arithmetic on our Patented Tailwinds?
Maybe you can show us how to lay 6 to 17 layers of E Glass in each of 9 molds to make the body of the Tailwind, then add separator cloth, bleeder cloth, and mylar pressure cloth on these layers and seal them so that they can be cured under pressure at 275 degrees for 4 hours. Then trim each of the parts and bond them together.
How about a chassis that has a ladder frame with shock towers containing 26 precision Laser cut steel plates, 14 square and rectangular tubes straight and curved, two trailing arms containing 12 precision laser cut steel plates and two machined rectangular tubes, two machined journals, two machined spindles, two machined precision bearing spacers and 4 machined end caps, two chrome plated drawbar assemblies containing tree rectangular tubes, 10 precision laser cut steel plates, Chrome plated Lid Hinge assembly containing 4 precision laser cut steel plates, Chrome plated tube, stainless hinge pin, 2 precision laser cut Aluminum Jay Hinges. Purchased bearings include 4 double sealed ball bearings, 4 Timken tapered bearings, six sintered bronze bearings, three hydraulic high ratio hydraulic dampers with multi stage springs, and a stainless coupler.
Starts to get a little scary, doesn't it.
Then there is the Equipment Bay with a Ritchlie-Thomas industrial Air compressor, Transducers Direct 60 psi Pressure Switch, Led air system On-Of Switch, Bronze 1/4" NPT plumbing pars, Brass pro shop type air quick disconnect, six socket mounted 30 amp relays, two 8 Amp auto reset circuit breakers, 165 feet of Copper wire from 12 gage and smaller, Gel Cell Battery with chassis, Lights, Light fixtures, sockets, Latches, Gas Springs,
How about appearance? Priced an auto type paint finish lately?
Interior refinements, Bra, Hardware, Hardened underbody surface?
Wheels, Hubs.....the list goes on and on. Your comment about high profit in molded cargo trailers gives me great expectation that just around the bend there is going to be a pot of gold waiting.
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Texan since 36, Rider since 52, Bike/Trailer riden' since 57. Passed 1,000,000 motorcycle miles 6/16/08.
'10 GL 1800A '04 GL 1800A, '04 Tailwind XTc (We make 'em), '75 TEFCO Streamliner