Not so CUUUUUTE anymore :)

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by dougmays, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    That subject was a friendly poke at KathrynN ;) LOL

    As some of you know i recently bought a nice RF smoker on a trailer. The smoker was great but the trailer it sat was was not necessarily made for long hauls on the roads. I found it swaying and rocking a lot at speeds about 70mph and on uneven roads..it was a very uneasy feeling towing it back and forth.

    I started to think...should i buy a new trailer and have someone put the smoker on it? Should i extend the trailer that i already have based on suggestions from members of the forum? Will i be able to put larger (more stable tires) on the current trailer if i update the current trailer? and how much will this cost me??

    Well after many conversations on here with various members and throwing around a few ideas...Ron (RubbinButts) came to my aide! He offered his many years of experience with this kind of work to help me build a new trailer! Almost instantly he had the beginning parts ready and after giving him a few specs and pictures showing dimensions he got to work building a trailer for me. 

    I brought it up to him this past Sunday and less then 2 days he has the all built, painted and looking all kinds of awesome!! I couldn't have asked for a better set up! 

    So again THANK YOU Ron! Truely great to have a friend like him around!

    With no further a-do here she is...

    Before


    After

     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Looks really good Doug!!!
    Nice work there Ron!!!
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    COOLness!  Looks great! (and it's still CUUUUTE!) [​IMG]

    Kat
     
  4. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    ARGHHHHH!!!! LOL :)
     
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And Hugs sent Dear!  Poke my bear!

    Kat
     
  6. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    WOWWWW.. just found the thread... Ron, It's people like you and Joe (Boykjo, for helping another member out) that make this site so AWESOME... Giving, just for the joy of sharing... YOU GUYS ARE GREAT...

    Doug... now your looking like a pro backyarder :biggrin:
     
  7. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking rig Doug!

    I used to have a race car trailer that gave me the same problem!

    Looks like your original trailer was built to haul the smoker from the front yard to the back.  Well done Ron!

    Bill
     
  8. roadkill cafe

    roadkill cafe Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, looks GREAT!!! Nice work Ron. No doubt it rides a lot more stable now and your mind is more at ease.
     
  9. Doug, How fitting that you got the outhouse in the picture. <smile>

    Thanks everyone for the compliments.
     
  10. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I thought that was his smokehouse...:laugh1:
     
  11. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow..awesome workmanship there, looks great. You'll be rolling up to competitions in style now.......Wille
     
  12. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I think next time I'm up we Mount that portolet onto the trailer :)

    BTW I'm going 80 on the turnpike and the smoker is hanging like a champ
     
  13. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hey No posting while driving!! :biggrin:
     
  14. I'm happy it pulls well. By the way the axle has new bearings in it, forgot to tell you that.
     
  15. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks a lot more stable. Nice work, guys!  [​IMG]
     

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