New to the forum and also new to trailers, or restoring them at least. I just picked a 4'x7.5' trailer on CL and want to build a raft trailer like this one:
After purchasing I realized it didn't have leaf springs and wonder if I made a mistake. So debating about use my just purchased trailer frame or trying to sell this one and start with one with springs. Maybe there is some other option I haven't considered that takes care of the springs issue (if it even is an issue.)
Pros about this trailer:
Heavy duty steel tubing
Tires with good tread and 14" wheels rated for overall weight of about 2700#
I drove it home and at freeway speeds with no load it handled fine.
Some of the welding on the angle iron looks shotty but I'm not sure I'd use it anyway.
Not quite 8' but I can use lumber to handle that.
Tongue seems to have some wiggle where it meets the frame (is that normal?)
Low speeds it bounced a bunch but there was zero load.
Here's a bunch of pics.