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Old 01-15-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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Ok, so with my potential engine issues aside, what do you all think about using a bonniville to tow? I have a lil kayak that I enjoy putting around in, and I don't really like the idea of a roof rack. So I was thinking of building a custom trailer to carry 1 or 2 kayaks, and maybe some gear. I am aiming to have the finial weight of the trailer fully loaded to be around 400 pounds, so not much at all.

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Ok, so with my potential engine issues aside, what do you all think about using a bonniville to tow? I have a lil kayak that I enjoy putting around in, and I don't really like the idea of a roof rack. So I was thinking of building a custom trailer to carry 1 or 2 kayaks, and maybe some gear. I am aiming to have the finial weight of the trailer fully loaded to be around 400 pounds, so not much at all.

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I don't see why you would have an issue.. They have been known to pull small pop up tent trailers
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Don't see a issue with it. You might want to take the extra insurance and put a extra transmission cooler on.
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You can easily do 400 pounds worth of passengers, so not really a big deal. If you plan on doing it a lot, transmission cooler would probably not be a bad idea, but probably not required provided you do not play abusively.
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Cool, that is what i am hoping to hear. I am still in the planning stage, figuring out the strength vs cost vs weight ratio. I hope to start building in about a month once im more settled in at my new job. When I do start building, i start a new thread so y'all have something a little different to see.
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I beleive i did a thread on building a 4x8 utility trailer...I think lol...I had a hitch on my 94 bonne that pulled my utility trailer a couple times...I.E. when i moved and had the big stuff on the car hualer behind bubba
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I beleive i did a thread on building a 4x8 utility trailer...I think lol...I had a hitch on my 94 bonne that pulled my utility trailer a couple times...I.E. when i moved and had the big stuff on the car hualer behind bubba
I've been pouring over threads from other forums and cant wait to start. my weldor is staring at me from the corner of the shop.
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The frame for mine was origanally a teardrop camper lol i relocated the axle and added a couple crossmembers
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Stop teasing me... I have a 2500 sq foot shop, that is so full of Other peoples stuff mine is outside !!! I can't weld till the spring !
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