Yeah, I build them too. Finding "scrap" pieces is always a plus but hard to find any that are any good. I try to find and tear apart old camping trailers or boat trailers to use as a starting point. Those usually give me a pretty descent frame, axle, hubs, springs etc. Alot of the older trailers, from the 60's and early 70's were made with wood frames for the walls and were pretty heavy so the spring packs were usually 5000-6000 lb and the spindles had big bearings. The trailer frames were 2x4/2x5 rect. tubing and didn't rust out the way the modern stamped units do nowadays. Pop-up camper frames make real nice small trailers for small cars/minivans and motorcycles. The little black trailer is from and old pop-up and the red trailer was built from the old camper that I tore apart.
I'm retired and really enjoy the challenge of starting with something old and making something new without a drawing or plans. Good building and good luck. Post some pics when you get it done.
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