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#16 SKI-CAT-DOO

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

Just got a cost to install the new door spring setup for the front of the trailer.

 

Parts, setup, welding installation and new s.s. cables for the existing rear door $530.00


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:22 PM

Nice.

Any issue with items bouncing off your shelves ?

X 2 on removing Yami !


Edited by Saluda, 31 March 2017 - 02:23 PM.

Come on snow !


#18 SKI-CAT-DOO

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:39 PM

The shelve is 6" deep and super duty. Easily holds car jack (bottle style), tie down bars, and 1 gallon oil containers.

 

Nothing has bounced out yet. 


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1981 Ski Doo Citation SS

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#19 SKI-CAT-DOO

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:19 AM

I had the door lift installed last week and it works great. It was a few bucks more than I stated but either way it is only one handed operation now. I loaded up the trailer with all my winter/snowmobiling stuff and parked it for the summer.

So much nicer now. enclosed, dry, locked, and out of site for the most part.

 

I will rebuild the side door in a week or so now that warmer weather is here.


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1998 AC ZL 440

2001 AC Z 370

2004 AC Pantera 550

 
Current Sleds:

1998 AC ZR 600 EFI (son's)

2016 Ski Doo Enduro 600 (son's)

2019 MXZ TNT 850 (son's)

2017 Polaris Pro S 600 (wife's)

2019 Ski Doo Enduro 850 (mine)


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:52 AM

Nice trailer!  My brother-in-law bought a used Expedition trailer a few years back and the build quality was outstanding, perfect in every way.  Do they still make Expedition trailers?  I don't recall hearing anything about them lately.  If I remember correctly, weren't these made in the southern part of lower Michigan?  Excellent trailers, very sad if they ceased production.


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

No, they are not making them anymore. They went out of business in the early or mid 2000's from what I could find online. 


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1981 Ski Doo Citation SS

1989 AC Cougar

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1998 AC ZL 440

2001 AC Z 370

2004 AC Pantera 550

 
Current Sleds:

1998 AC ZR 600 EFI (son's)

2016 Ski Doo Enduro 600 (son's)

2019 MXZ TNT 850 (son's)

2017 Polaris Pro S 600 (wife's)

2019 Ski Doo Enduro 850 (mine)


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:37 AM

So, I was looking at my axle connections after the "Check your trailer" thread and found out that the tires have been hitting the wood deck when hitting bumps.

 

This trailer has torsion axles and 215/75/R14 tires. When the trailer is sitting with minimal weight, one sled, there is only about 2" of clearance between the tire and the deck.

I think that is not even close to enough. I think the tires are not original and are to big.

 

I also don't want to over look the torsion axles. They might be a problem also.

 

**looked at a few trailers online after this post and they have 15" tires on deck overs with torsion axles** 

 

Questions:

 

What is the typical clearance I should have?

 

What is the typical tire size on a deck over?

 

What is the life span of a torsion axle?

 

Thanks for any help you guys can provide.


Edited by SKI-CAT-DOO, 11 December 2017 - 10:25 AM.

Steve H.

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Past Sleds:

1981 Ski Doo Citation SS

1989 AC Cougar

1994 AC Panther

1995.5 AC 580 EFI ETT

1996 Yamaha 600

1998 AC ZL 440

2001 AC Z 370

2004 AC Pantera 550

 
Current Sleds:

1998 AC ZR 600 EFI (son's)

2016 Ski Doo Enduro 600 (son's)

2019 MXZ TNT 850 (son's)

2017 Polaris Pro S 600 (wife's)

2019 Ski Doo Enduro 850 (mine)


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 12:02 PM

My old Expedition trailer had the 20.5x8.00-10 tire and rim combo on it. My current 4 place enclosed Renegade trailer has the bigger wheel and tire combo but I will have to check if they are 13" or 14".... I thought they were 13". I will try and get a measurement for clearance between the tire and trailer floor tonight after all of my planned events.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 02:40 PM

My old Expedition trailer had the 20.5x8.00-10 tire and rim combo on it. My current 4 place enclosed Renegade trailer has the bigger wheel and tire combo but I will have to check if they are 13" or 14".... I thought they were 13". I will try and get a measurement for clearance between the tire and trailer floor tonight after all of my planned events.

Thanks Steve, I really appreciate the help. 


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Past Sleds:

1981 Ski Doo Citation SS

1989 AC Cougar

1994 AC Panther

1995.5 AC 580 EFI ETT

1996 Yamaha 600

1998 AC ZL 440

2001 AC Z 370

2004 AC Pantera 550

 
Current Sleds:

1998 AC ZR 600 EFI (son's)

2016 Ski Doo Enduro 600 (son's)

2019 MXZ TNT 850 (son's)

2017 Polaris Pro S 600 (wife's)

2019 Ski Doo Enduro 850 (mine)


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:04 PM

It was alluded to earlier in this post...but now more than ever I am wondering if someone has slapped the wrong wheels and tires on that rig.  Seems odd to me to have 14" wheels under a deckover like that?  My newer trailer has a tire tag on it, clearly states what size tires it should be equipped with.  Old trailers tend to lose these stickers or they fade away to unreadable...but worth looking for to see what size tire is supposed to be on that trailer?


Edited by Craze1cars, 12 December 2017 - 07:02 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:34 PM

My similar trailer has 175/80-13 tires on it and 2" of clearance between the tire and the wood floor. The frame cross members are 3" tall and the tires are closer to the floor than that, but no signs of ever rubbing on the bottom of the floor.
Sucks that you should buy all new tires and rims, but it is the right thing to do and you can sell those current tires and rims.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:41 PM

And that measurement is on the front axle with only 2 sleds in the front right now.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:48 PM

So, I stopped at a trailer shop today and the shop thinks the torsion axle is fine. They claim that snowmobile trailers should never wear out the torsion system due to the fact they are only used 1/3 of the year.

 

The tires are probably to large and someone wanted aluminum rims and that is how they got on there. Going to switch to a 12" - E rated tire w/ galvanized rims from a local supply dealer. 6" smaller diameter which will give me 5" of clearance between tire and trailer deck.

 

I would like to have the trailer shop pull and replace all the bolts, inspect the frame and torsion axle, install new plastic or rubber material between the connection and that should be good for the next 10+ years.

 

Torsion axles are around $400 without breaks and $600 with breaks. Hopefully I will not need to replace them but I will if necessary.

 

Thanks for all the help guys and hopefully this will help other people in the future.  


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Past Sleds:

1981 Ski Doo Citation SS

1989 AC Cougar

1994 AC Panther

1995.5 AC 580 EFI ETT

1996 Yamaha 600

1998 AC ZL 440

2001 AC Z 370

2004 AC Pantera 550

 
Current Sleds:

1998 AC ZR 600 EFI (son's)

2016 Ski Doo Enduro 600 (son's)

2019 MXZ TNT 850 (son's)

2017 Polaris Pro S 600 (wife's)

2019 Ski Doo Enduro 850 (mine)


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:13 AM

Maybe the local trailer shop can help you sell the current set of tires and rims since you are buying the new tires and rims from them.

 

I'm curious how much it will cost to have them pull the axles, inspect them, and reinstall them with the new plastic barrier.

 

My trailer is a 2001 I think, and it still surprises me how close in price they are selling for used compared to a much newer inline trailer. 


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:14 PM

I will post back the cost of the bolt replacement and frame inspection. It will happen after the new year.


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Grand Traverse Area Snowmobile Club Member (GTASC)

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Trail groomer for Traverse City area Trails.

 

Past Sleds:

1981 Ski Doo Citation SS

1989 AC Cougar

1994 AC Panther

1995.5 AC 580 EFI ETT

1996 Yamaha 600

1998 AC ZL 440

2001 AC Z 370

2004 AC Pantera 550

 
Current Sleds:

1998 AC ZR 600 EFI (son's)

2016 Ski Doo Enduro 600 (son's)

2019 MXZ TNT 850 (son's)

2017 Polaris Pro S 600 (wife's)

2019 Ski Doo Enduro 850 (mine)






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