We recently were asked to make some modifications to a clients brand new trailer. The trailer in question is a basic, inexpensive, 7000 pound capacity, bumper pull car hauler. Shown here:
The desired modifications include adding a little structure in order to make it a tad more sturdy, a standard 2" receiver hitch, good amount of lockable storage, and a receiver mounted winch with both wired and wireless controls. These modifications along with the client's drop in anchor points and Mac brand straps, should make for a decent towing platform for years to come.
To start, we will need to add a little structure to the tongue of the trailer. Here is what we started with:
Cut a piece of angle iron to serve as a lower cross member to tie the frame sides together while tying into the deck structure as well. It is notched to fit inside of the frame rails and to allow the wiring to still pass along the driver side frame rail.
And tack welded it into position: