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    Got it out for a quick trip to Fourmile, found a great spot on 376AA. The new tires make it so much easier to maneuever by hand and it had zero issues. The fender / tables are the best upgrade, there is no downside to having two more tables when you're camping! The tire carrier needs improvement, and I have some other stuff in mind, but so far so good!
             

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    Upgraded the tire carrier, cut the uprights down and capped them, and repainted the whole thing in Hammered Black Rustoleum. The tailights work but are beat up and had cracks in the housings, so I ordered an upgrade, new LED taillights are coming Monday. I also sanded and repainted the plywood deck on both sides.

    I made the carrier out of two greaseable hinges I bought from Amazon, some Superstrut from Homedepotand a small piece of square tubing. Pretty simple. I left the top piece long as a handle, and added a drawlatch to close it tightly and a hoop to support the end when it's closed. I added two feet from an outdoor workstation to contact the rack when it closes and keep it from rattling, and the tire carrier itself is an old wheel spacer that had to be cut off one lug spaced out with a piece of square tubing. I offset the tire carrier so it can carry something (?) else, and left the ends open because there are all sorts of things you can do with superstrut, including spring loaded nuts that fit inside of it.

    It's all painted and drying in my yard, hope to put it back together tomorrow.
                  

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    Taking this to the Central City area tomorrow to take on trail sale pics. all know issues are resolved, even organized the spare parts into a kit.
              

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    Apparently on June 24th "tomorrow" meant August... I've been having some separation anxiety, but it's going up for sale now. Asking $1500.00 or trade for ?? I'll do a real post about that soon. Next week it goes on facebook and craigslist for $1800.00 obo.
          

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    Paul I understand (labor/love) you did a nice job on it. Hope you get what you're asking for it.

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    I'm back on the fence, I really like this thing and... IDK... we want to get a pop up and I currently only have room for one trailer. Might have to make more room.

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    I don't know how loaded you leave it when not in use, but it looks like it would be a decent candidate to store vertically or suspended out of the way to make more room.

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    If I understand you correctly you mean my wife should start parking on the street? That does make a lot of sense, thank you.

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    Paul previously posted:
    "If I understand you correctly you mean my wife should start parking on the street? That does make a lot of sense, thank you. "

    Exactly!

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    Decided to ditch the homemade fender tables, ordered these https://www.recpro.com/steel-trailer...iABEgLFjvD_BwE


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    New fenders- the backing plates only go about 1/2 way down because the tires articulate inward and I anticipated a conflict. Ordered a set of mudflaps for a semi that I'll cut to fill the rest so they can flex. The fenders are mounted slightly to the rear so as the axle flexes it will not hit, and they are mounted higher than needed for 31s in anticipation of 33s or 35s down the road. I made them bolt on instead of welding them so I have a good deal of adjustability need be. Thank you again for the tires and wheels, Jim! I got a wire wheel for my angle grinder and cleaned them up, turns out all the major rust was on the cosmetic trim ring. I soaked the bolts in vinegar for a couple of days, they came out shiny silver but developed surface rust overnight so I cleaned them up again and just painted them along with the wheels. The paint is Rustoleum Hammered Black. Replaced the valve stems with angled ones from a motorcycle. Replaced my hitch pintle / ball combo with a regular pintle hook too. I also added a locking cargo box I already had to the front, through bolted to the frame.
            

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