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Old 11-06-2013, 02:01 PM
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My shooting bench trailer build

I thought I would post a few pics up and see what kind of ideas others have to add to this. I started with a 5x9 trailer. Bench dimensions are 32"x9ft.

I have tin on order for the roof as well as 3ft fold down awnings on both sides. Roof will be 7'5" from the floor of the trailer.

I am going to add 2 fold down jacks in the rear for leveling/stability purposes.

If anyone can think of any other ideas I could add to this I would appreciate it!



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Old 11-06-2013, 05:18 PM
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Re: My shooting bench trailer build

Pretty cool. A rail to prevent distracted folks from falling off.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:39 PM
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Re: My shooting bench trailer build

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Pretty cool. A rail to prevent distracted folks from falling off.
Thank you sir, that's very possible that I'll add that... I am actually considering walling the whole thing in and making it somewhat of a ground blind/ all weather shooting bench. I'm not sure which route to go yet.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:51 PM
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Re: My shooting bench trailer build

Definitely going to need stabilizers on there to remove the compliance from the suspension. If you keep them within the middle 1/2 of the trailer you would not get too much flex from the frame. If you put them out on the ends, usually it will be capable of twisting the frame.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:05 PM
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Re: My shooting bench trailer build

I would put jacks on the front corners as well,that way you can unhook from your towing vehicle and not take any chance on getting cited for shooting from a vehicle while the trailer is still hooked on.That way you can stabilize from all four corners.Just a suggestion.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:33 AM
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Re: My shooting bench trailer build

I would put jacks on all 4 corners as well. Looks really good by the way.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:37 AM
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Re: My shooting bench trailer build

Got the main roof framing done and screwed the tin down. Need to go back and brace it, do the awnings, and trim one side of the tin.


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