Miles Flansburg wrote:Does he still build them to sell? Might be a way to make some money just taking custom orders for those who will come and pick them up.
Richard Hauser wrote:I don't think the appeal for regular trailers are there, specifically because cheap trailers are available from Harbor Freight.
Richard Hauser wrote:The walking axle bit is interesting and not generally covered, but I would like to put a vote in for a well designed teardrop trailer.
paul wheaton wrote:We have a small shack on skids here called "the love shack". It was built in a day. We currently have plans to upgrade it a little. But since it is on skids, it is much lower to the ground than a tiny house built on a trailer.
We have lots of stuff on skids.
So we talked about something for all the stuff on skids. We were calling it a dolly. So there would be a lot less metal and a lot less to build. The love shack would sit on the ground when parked. And when you want to go down the road, you could put it on the dolly. We've talked about lots of ways to get the love shack on and off the dolly.
paul wheaton wrote:Part of me thinks that a DVD like this might reach a lot of people that are interested in homesteading and welding, but have not yet heard of permaculture ....
Steve Lansing wrote:Ok, so where is the thumbs up icon....
Quintin Holmberg wrote:
I think this would make for a great DVD in homesteading circles provided, as mentioned by a previous poster, it started basic enough for someone to get off the ground with welding.
Kerry Rodgers wrote:I'd probably give you $20 for whatever you kickstart, but what I really need is a way into the big world of welding and metal fab. I have my dad's stick welder and some gas equipment, both from the 80's and I've never learned to use them. I gather there are now these tiny MIG units at harbor freight--are they good for anything? Guys at work make bumpers for their hobby-jeeps, but I'm *not* going to give up my few hours a week of homesteading to go to their garage to watch. I need basic skills to know what tools to get, how to repair/make smaller projects. Chicken house/love shack/metal-fence-post kinda stuff. I would like to make an urban battery cart that would fit on a hand-truck, and a welded one would be hugely better, I think.