Free online trailer plans

Here's where you get your hands dirty, so to speak. So if you like to build or customize things for the yak, this is your forum
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Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:57 pm

Includes shopping/cutting lists etc. and step by step construction guide.
Very comprehensive.

Here's their Jetski trailer which is probably easiest to adapt to the ultimate yak haulage machine:
http://www.trailersauce.co.nz/trailer-p ... r/introdu/
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:24 pm

What do you think the budget would be?

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Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:56 pm

No idea sorry - Just posted as an FYI.

You'll obviously be able to leave out the winch post, runners etc, and just throw a couple of crossmembers on with some cradles.
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Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:01 pm

Budget would depend of lots of factors cheapest price 500

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Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:42 pm

Part of the challenge with a kayak trailer is finding light enough springs.

Most shocks are at least 650kg A kayak trailer, kayak and gear are nowhere near that and you end up with a trailer that is over sprung and rides rough.

I bought a trailer with a 1000kg set of springs hocks that were getting quite soft and it's nicely suited.
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:09 pm

MikeAqua wrote:Part of the challenge with a kayak trailer is finding light enough springs.

Most shocks are at least 650kg A kayak trailer, kayak and gear are nowhere near that and you end up with a trailer that is over sprung and rides rough.

I bought a trailer with a 1000kg set of springs hocks that were getting quite soft and it's nicely suited.
Agreed.

Duratorqe suspension is another option.

Best suspension I've had in a purpose built kayak trailer was donated from an old pop top caravan, from memory rated at 750kg
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:34 pm

Springs have been the clincher for every (every) trailer I've looked at in NZ.

If someone came up with a 'jetski' style trailer with the motorcycle suspension system that Yakima etc use, then I would be first in line.


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Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:05 pm

Cool. I need a jetski camping trailer now lol. Not sure how that would work
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:03 am

It's not hard to make a independent coil sprung setup for a trailer, you could use motor bike coils for softer spring rates, we made one for a jet boat trailer a few years back, a fair bit more materials used doing it than the normal leaf spring type, if you want an idea have a look at a car with independent rear suspension, it does work very well though. For leaves Trailpro Hamilton used to have single leaves kit I think they were 250kg rated but it was a long time ago when I saw them

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:54 pm

trailersauce is a great site, they did those jetski plans after I enquired after them, if you contact them they may well draw up a kayak trailer plan. heaps of really useful info on there about all things trailers.
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Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:41 am

There are some engineering shops that still make leaf springs. There is one in Palmerston North but I cannot remember the name. Had some made many years ago.
If you tell the weight you want they should be able to make for you


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