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  • in reply to: Attaching camper shell to Northern Tools’ Ultra-Tow trailer #3243
    Deepwoods
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    Mike Pilone,

    How many hockey pucks did you use for your spacers?

    in reply to: Attaching camper shell to Northern Tools’ Ultra-Tow trailer #3242
    Deepwoods
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    Hi Jason,

    There’s a bit of discussion on this forum about the Northern Tools Ultra-Tow trailer.  Some is under “Northern Tools,” and some is under “Ultra-Tow.”  Here’s my two cents.  I wanted to put the TD all the way back to the aft-most cross member of the trailer.  However, that would have put the fenders in the way of the doors.  There are two solutions: move the axle (and the wheels and fenders that go with it), or chop off the rails.  I went the latter route.  You can cut the aluminum rails easily with a reciprocating saw.  My scrap pieces measure 19 5/8″, so I guess, with the kerf, I was going for cutting off 19 3/4″.  The axle remains 100″ from the coupler.  You don’t want it any shorter than 100″.

    Good luck with your project.

     

    in reply to: Painting the ICC – Looking for Paint Options #3235
    Deepwoods
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    I used Rustoleum Truck Bed Coating on the bottom of the camper shell.  (I’m not building the ICC.)  I quart did two coats.  Definitely stir well. The nap of the roller will control the thickness of the coating.  The first coat went on too thin, and I switched to, I think,  a medium nap roller.  Rustoleum sells a kit with the proper roller included, but just buy the can and roller separately.

    in reply to: Attaching camper shell to Northern Tools’ Ultra-Tow trailer #3234
    Deepwoods
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    Thanks, Mike.  I love it.  Thinking outside of the box.  Creative uses for common objects.

    in reply to: Pre-drilled holes in cabin floor: what are they for? #3176
    Deepwoods
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    Thanks, Johannes.  You are correct.  The distance between the holes in the bottom panel is the same as the distance between the grooves in the bunks.  Since I’m not using the Harbor Freight type small trailer, I only skimmed that section of the manual and missed the instruction that you found.  I went back and read more thoroughly following your post.

    in reply to: Ultra-Tow trailer: axle placement in relation to doors #3008
    Deepwoods
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    Bunks?  The Ultra-Tow trailer is 5 feet wide.  Would I be correct to assume that I won’t need to install the bunks?

    in reply to: Ultra-Tow trailer: axle placement in relation to doors #2994
    Deepwoods
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    Thanks, smithn00.  Can you quantify how far back you moved the axle and how much you lowered the fender.  Since you already have a working solution, I don’t want to reinvent the wheel.

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