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  1. #11
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    Sounds like getting a new axle might be the best way to go, especially if the bearing / seal are not standard Napa(insert your favorite parts store here) parts. If the 6 lug Chevy pattern is 6 on 5.5, that is an available trailer hub pattern.

    For off-pavement towing that includes big angle changes / ditches / etc, a multi-axis coupler is very beneficial. Max Coupler and CoupleMate are two of the commercially available ones. Some where on the forum is a nice home-made one.
    Scott
    Compact Camping Concepts

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    Thanks, I will check the forum and see if I can find it and then check the web sites you suggested. I found a down under (Australia) web site with them as well. They also had a home made one that looked pretty good. The 6 on 5.5 is the pattern and I was thinking of the whole hub assembly as well.

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    Yes, lots of cool stuff down under!

    If you don't have a good source in Vancouver for trailer parts like the new axle and don't mind the drive to Salem, I can get you setup.
    Scott
    Compact Camping Concepts

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    Thanks I will keep that in mind. Portland has it's share of trailer supply places. My biggest problem is whether or not to put the off road style hitch on or not. I really can't see me doing much rough off roading with the trailer. I am thinking that a regular ball style hitch would probably be okay. BUT I certainly don't want to be going Oh Crap Why didn't I put that off road hitch on. That is something I am going to have to think about. Any suggestions from you guys will help.

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    Sorry for the delay in replying, looks like the forum posting problem is resolved. If you don't plan to tow in conditions where the couple will be cycled through extreme angles you should be ok. Take the coupler off your tongue, then attach it to your tow ball. Now you can cycle the coupler to see the amount of angle it can handle. You could start with a standard coupler, carrying a spare in case you have a problem, then upgrade if needed.
    Scott
    Compact Camping Concepts

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    I thought this was sort of related to this thread:
    Moby1 expedition trailers take camping off-road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toy Man View Post
    I thought this was sort of related to this thread:
    Moby1 expedition trailers take camping off-road
    Oh-oh, here he goes again?
    Jerry
    Reading and Riding Northwest Backroads
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    No trailer for me in the foreseeable future.

    Why aren't you sleeping?

    Dick

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    Moby1 interesting ... another sleeply night ...

    Getting ready to pull the part for the first Dinoot shortly, here is the frame for it. Put the axle under it yesterday, to bad they sent to with 5 on 5 hubs instead of the 5 on 5.5 it should of had to match my Sidekick

    Scott
    Compact Camping Concepts

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    Here are some pictures of the first "Compact" tub kit out of the molds being test fit / assembled.









    Scott
    Compact Camping Concepts

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