• Robert Lambie

    August 21, 2004 at 10:16 pm

    your better making your own mate… we built 6.
    just get and old caravan chassis and build one..

  • Andy Gorman

    August 21, 2004 at 10:18 pm

    I do a lot of work for a company who manufacture trailers, they do just about everything.

    Their main site is http://www.towability.com and they are in Northants. You could give ’em a try.

  • payads

    August 22, 2004 at 9:48 am

    Hi Big G
    i’m making two for a client, thing to watch out if making them from old caravan chasis, theres a new law law coming out in sept/oct where the police now have the power to impound them if they are made up of old caravan trailers, some of the trailers you see are mega cobbled together by clowns. Use a reputable fabricator.
    Take it coppers, are cleaning up the roadways.
    I’d get one done for you but Im to far away from ur area, cost you more transporting it down south.


  • Robert Lambie

    August 22, 2004 at 10:21 am

    i agree with you on the state of the chassis, but..
    when we strip the carvan down to chassis, your exposing the frame and the pretty simple setup on how its breaks etc work..
    we go into a local autoshop and buy lights/numberplate board.
    clean up the frame and paint with hammerite.
    take the board & chassis to our local garage and have them do their tests on it.. grease it up, change tyres if needed etc.. hadly costs anything other than some labour charge.
    we then set about building the frame and mount the boards etc onto that..
    im actualy thinking of building another soon.. ill take some pictures and do a demo on it. easier showing than typing it 😕 :lol1:

    there isnt much to the trailers, after fixing up your chassis if it needs it, just tow it to your local welder and have him weld 2×2 steel angle into the shape of the traler. the steel is dirt cheap and only takes a sketch with sizes etc and the guy will have it welded up quick as.
    we weld ours ourself but a while back we went to a guy that made wrought iron gates and he did it very cheap…
    after that its just a matter of fixing your boards to it and dotting light reflectors along the side..

  • Chris Wool

    August 22, 2004 at 11:39 am

    i have 3 trailers might sell 2 off them they are purpus designed to take 10ft x 5 ft 5 mm boards quickly intercangeable all built from new componants.


  • Kevin Flowers

    August 22, 2004 at 9:28 pm

    Hi all & thanks for the replies!
    i was actually looking for suppliers to get and idea of what was what with these units, as in structure, weight, size and board used for mounting surface etc. I have been asked to make one on the back of a chassis cab vehicle for a client. Fabrication etc is no problem (ex-engineer) my concern was with the wind factor when being driven and when sited. Are these units weighted to keep them on the ground etc in high winds?, what are they like in cross winds? Is there a preferred design sloped or straight paneled all opinions greatly recieved


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