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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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I went out and did some measuring on my Harbor Freight Tag-a-long. It might be smaller than you're looking for.

I took a couple of pictures with a 48" ruler.





Laying a tape measure along the bottom and measuring the length of the trailer, before it starts to curve up is 40"

Measuring the the inside of the top of the bottom section is 44.5"

The depth of the bottom half is about 7" and the top half is about 10" at the tallest part for a total of 17"

Thank you Slygrin and you are correct....it would be too small. That's good info. So now I can concentrate on getting a larger cargo box. I see Wal Mart has a Sport Rack SR Vista XL- 18 cu' --(64'x39"x19") cargo box for $279.95. The cot in the gear bag is 45"-46" long. With my back condition having had disc surgery already once with far less than successful results, I cannot just lay on a ground pad, even though I just got a 3" self airing pad.


There was a really nicely painted CM2000 trailer for sale on here maybe 3-4 weeks ago that was only around $600 but just too far to go get with the truck during winter driving season. I did a fair amount of drooling over that one that I missed because I knew then that the Kompact Kamp that I have wasn't going to be long enough.


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If you get the HF trailer, check craigslist for a used aluminum p/u truck tool box, in the size that fits your needs.

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Save yourself a lot of trouble, buy this Bushtec turbo 1990-needs paint- $1100

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I was reading this link I had bookmarked like this idea using the 40"x48" trailer frame. http://goldwing.eurekaboy.com/trailerv3.htm


I sent an email yesterday to K&W asking for a price quote for a couple different sizes of custom made diamond plate boxes. I asked for a quote on a 40"x48'x22" box; also for a box sized 40"x54"x18". Eager to get their responses back so I can get this thing started and done. Check out his link and the pictures of different size boxes others sent him. The size I asked to be quoted shouldn't be only about 65-80 lbs. guessing here.


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Save yourself a lot of trouble, buy this Bushtec turbo 1990-needs paint- $1100

I'd like to help Uncle out and get a deal done with him....my problem is I do not like the Bushtec trailers with their little bicycle tires. I probably would sell it if someone were to give me one free. Sorry Uncle John!


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[QUOTE=Mr. Whiskey;4214217]Here ya go...
https://huntsville.craigslist.org/mpo/6019262116.html[/QUOTE]


Thanks Mr. Whiskey. This will be saved in this thread for the near future. I am still waiting for the price quotes from K&W for the diamond plate boxes. If that is not doable, then I'll have to ask for a relay and maybe enlist Uncle John to haul it north to Maggie Valley DSRI in May should I buy this one. That ad is 21 days old so hopefully it is still available.


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Allen,
You saw my trailer that I tow'd behind my bike for the "Darkside Ralley" would that size fit the bill, and be of any help to yea??

Remember: Not only did I carry "ALL MY STUFF" but in the end I also helped you out, so it did do THE JOB.............for two!

Wish I could go with you on your Alaska trip ([B[B]]been there twice [/B]alread[/B]y) I know your going to have a wonderful time..ENJOY
When are you going/leaving on your trip????????

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surfing ebay saw this

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Thanks Mr. Whiskey. This will be saved in this thread for the near future. I am still waiting for the price quotes from K&W for the diamond plate boxes. If that is not doable, then I'll have to ask for a relay and maybe enlist Uncle John to haul it north to Maggie Valley DSRI in May should I buy this one. That ad is 21 days old so hopefully it is still available.


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Allen I was surfing EBAY saw this


http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Pull-Beh...b3AquA&vxp=mtr

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Notice it's light frame made of aluminum and has torsion axels


I'm sure starting to envy you your up coming trip

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