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DIMENSIONS FROM TIP OF TONGUE ""'",,"_

WILL VARY DEPENDING ON COUPLER ~---------

CHOSEN, THESE DIMENSIONS ARE

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19,3 BED HEIGHT WITH DROP AXLE

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AND LOAD WILL EFFECT THIS HEIGHT)

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THIS CAN VARY A FEW INCHES UP OR DOWN,

OPTIMAL BALL HEIGHT WILL CHANGE WITH

TRAILER AND VEHICLE LOAD, ROAD LEVEL, ETC.

ADD 4" IF A STRAIGHT AXLE IS USED, TIRE

SIZE & SPR I NG HE I GHT WILL ALSO EFFECT HE I GHT

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I, FOR A LIST OF COMPONENTS, MATERIALS & OPTIONS

SEE THE ASS IATED 4x8 UTILITY TRAILER D UMENTATION

2, INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUILDING THE TRAILER ARE ALSO INCLUDED

IN THE TRAILER CONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTIONS

3, ORTHOGONAL VIEWS OF COMPLETED TRAILER SHOWN SEE FOLLOWING SHEETS FOR CONSTRUCTION VIEWS

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CROSS MEMBERS 5 PIECES, 2 ARE NOTCHED

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BED BUMPER C-CHANNEL

NOTCH THESE 2 CROSS MEMBERS AS SHOWN ON SHEET 4

MAIN C-CHANNEL RAILS 2 PIECES

TRAILER FRAME TOP VIEW SCALE 0,10

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TOP OF TRAILER

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2, SPACE FROM TOP OF CROSS MEMBERS TO TOP OF SIDE BEAMS

FOR DECKING, SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR VARIATIONS AND OPTIONS,

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FRONT OF TAILER

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TRAILER FRAME BEFORE GUSSETS & TONGUE VIEW SHOWING BOTTOM OF FRAME SCALE 0,100

TONGUE STIFFENER SEE SHEET 6 FOR DETA I LS

TONGUE TUBE

BENT FRON ANGLE SEE SHEET 6 FOR DETAILS

NOTCH CROSS MEMBER FOR TONGUE 2 PLACES

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TONGUE GUSSET WELDED UNDER BED FRONT ANGLE (CENTERED)

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WELDED I N PLACE AS SHOWN I PIECE

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-----------------T- FRAME GUSSETS WELDED TO

~ CROSS MEMBER ANGLE AND

INSIDE WEB OF C-CHANNEL 4 PLACES

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2 PIECES

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2 GUSSETS CUT AND FIT UNDER TONGUE STIFFENER FOR RIGIDITY

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BENT FRONT ANGLE

ANGLE CORNERS IF DESIRED

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VIEW SHOWING BOTTOM OF FRAME SCALE 0,060

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TONGUE STIFFENER BEAM

(Not required for lighter duty trailers)

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0,75 I ,75 ~ 3,0 WELDED AGAINST TONGUE TUBE EACH END

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END OF TONGUE TUBE RESTS AGAINST CROSS MEMBER

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FRONT FACIA PLATES OPTIONAL FOR AESTHETICS

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CHAMFER 2.00 OPTIONAL

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FRONT OF TRAILER

TRAILING SHACKLE PIVOT

3D VIEW FOR REFERENCE ORIENTATION - RIGHT SIDE UP SCALE 0.200

3D VIEW FOR REFERENCE ORIENTATION - UPSIDE DOWN SCALE 0.200

FRONT ANCHOR - SOL I D

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SPR I NG MOUNT BOL T PLATE

AXLE SPRING MOUNT ANGLE

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FRONT SF'R I NG ANCHOR

(COMES WITH AXLE MOUNTING HARDWARE)

SPRING SPRINGS

REAR SPRING MOUNT MAY NOT MATE AGAINST LEG OF ANGLE. THESE SPRING MOUNTS MUST BE CENTERAL TO EACH OTHER

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NOTE :

I. LEFT SIDE (DRIVERS SIDE) SPRING MOUNT SHOWN RIGHT HAND PART OPPOSITE

2. SERIES OF HOLES THROUGH SPRING MOUNT BOLT PLATE ARE OPTIONAL FOR MOVABLE AXLE

3. IF AXLE IS NOT TO BE MOVABLE, WELD SPRING MOUNT DIRECTLY TO MAIN FRAME BEAMS AFTER PLACEMENT

0 CUT OUT FOR BOLT AS NEEDED
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WHEELS AND T I RES

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AXLE SPRING SEAT ASSEMBLY

WHEEL FENDER 2 REOUIRED

AXLE LEAF SPRINGS (27" SPRINGS SHOWN)

AXLE - 4" DROP AXLE SHOWN

SPRING SEATS (SPRING CENTERS) ON AXLE TO BE AT 480"

CAN FILL SPACE ON SIDE OF FENDER, SEE INSTRUCTIONS

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FENDER MOUNTING BRACKETS 4 REOUIRED

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AXLE ASSEMBLY W/O FENDERS SCALE 0,125

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AXLE ASSEMBLY WITH FENDERS WHEELS REMOVED FOR CLARITY SCALE 0,125

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CENTER OF FRONT SPRING MOUNTING BOLT

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BALL COUPLER

PLACEMENT OF AXLE ON TRAILER SCALE 0.100

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FOR MOST APPLICATIONS AXLE PLACEMENT SHOWN ISp~~6~MMi~~E~XLE CAN BE MOVED FORE OR

I. WITII Tllr MOVARI r AX~rF~R nFTTFR lOAn nAI ANCF AFT IN 3" INCREMENT

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3D V I EW FOR REFERENCE AXLE AND WHEELS OFF SCALE 0.050

AXLE MOUNT I NG HOLES I N FRAME 5 HOLES

USE HOLES IN AXLE SPRING MOUNT TO PILOT FOR FRAME HOLES MEASURE FOR OTHER FRAME HOLES FROM THESE 2

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4 SPACES

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INSERT 3/4" PL YWOOD DECK

LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES GO UNDER C-CHANNEL SO INSERT

ONE SIDE FIRST THEN LAY FLAT AND MOVE BACK TO CENTER. FIRST EDGE OF PLYWOOD UNDER MAY NEED A SLIGHT CHAMFER

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TAIL LIGHT PROTECTOR

I" W I DE STEEL BENT AS SHOWN

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DEPENDING ON TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLY CHOSEN THIS DIMENSION MAY NEED TO BE LONGER OR SHORTER

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TAIL LIGHT

SHOULD FIT WITHIN C-CHANNEL

MOUNT PER SUPPLIER INSTRUCTIONS

CHECK STATE REOUIREMENTS FOR SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOME TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLIES ALSO

HAVE SIDE MARKERS BUILT IN

TAIL LIGHT PROTECTION DETAIL SAME EACH SIDE

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----- STEEL RAMP CATCH PLATE

3D EXPLODED VIEW OF OPTIONAL RAMP ASSEMBLY SCALE 0,100

NOTE :

THIS RAMP CAN BE STORED UNDER THE 5 FOOT WIDE TRAILERS ALSO AT Meehan IcalElements,COM HOWEVER, THERE I S NOT ENOUGH WIDTH BES I DE THE TONG ON THE 4 FOOT WIDE TRAILERS

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112" PL YWOOD HALF SHEETS 2 PIECES

STEEL STIFFENERS ONE EACH SIDE

2x4 or 2x6 BOARDS 3 PIECES

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STEEL ST I FFENERS

WOOD RAMP CORE

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24,0 PLYWOOD

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FASTEN CATCH PLATE TO WOOD CORE WITH SCREWS WELD TO S I DE PLATES FOR ADDED STRENGTH

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USE EYE THICK ENOUGH FOR LOAD 3/8" BOL T SHOWN

WELD-ON HOOKS MAY ALSO

BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR TIE-DOWNS OTHER CHOICES ALSO EXIST

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OPTIONAL TIE DOWN POINT USE EYE-BOLT THRU SIDES FRAME

SCALE 1,000

WELD (PERMANANT) OR BOLT SIDES TO FRAME

POSSIBLE CONFIGURATION FOR:

SIDES ONLY SCALE 0 100

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FRAME AROUND SIDES SHOWN USING 2"x I" RECTANGULAR STEEL TUBING OTHER SIZES OR MATERIALS CAN BE SUBSTITUTED AS DESIRED

112" PLYWOOD LINER SHOWN, OTHER MATERIALS OR CONFIGURATIONS CAN BE SUBSTITUTED AS DESIRED,

SUPPORT MEMBERS MAY BE WELDED (PERMANENT) OR BOLTED (REMOVABLE) TO TRAILER FRAME DEPENDING ON NEED,

TAILGATE SHOWN IS OPTIONAL, TAILGATE MAY BE USED OR NOT, REMOVABLE OR HINGED OR NOT DEPENDING ON NEED,

SEE CONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OPTIONS

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PLACE UPRIGHTS AS APPROPRIATE

FOR AXLE PLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT

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POSSIBLE CONFIGURATION SIDES WITH TOP SCALE 0,050

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POSSIBLE CONFIGURATION FOR:

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4" OR 6" PLASTIC PIPE SPL I T LENGHT WISE

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POSSIBLE CONFIGURATION FOR:

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(OPTIONAL PERIMETER TIE-DOWN BARS 2 EACH SIDE OF TRAILER

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