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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I totally agree with you TwinStick. The trailer is definitely under designed in this area. The fact that over grinding a couple of welds can case catastrophic failure is a clear indication of poor design. And they knew there was a weak spot. because on the two bends there is that extra very...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I've just been contacted by JeepKonection where I purchased the trailer from... Smittybilt have contacted them and advised that they are sending a new draw-bar for the trailer... where JeepKonection will then replace it for me. Unfortunately, the new draw-bar will likely not arrive until around...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    LOL - This whole thread is about modding these trailers. Someone quoting a tongue weight that was outside the realm of normal would immediately indicate that something was not standard. Based on my experience, anyone (with the older styled trailer) that has not lightened their tongue weight as...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I contacted the place I purchased the trailer from, and they are taking care of everything for me. They are following it up with smittybilt. Don't know why you are having a hard time accepting the tongue weight... everything I have done to the trailer is designed to ensure the tongue weight does...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Disaster struck today. I was driving down the highway at 100 kph and all of a sudden, I could see the top of the trailer in my rear view mirror... The only thing that stopped the trailer dragging on the road, is the jerry cans full of petrol wedged between the main trailer and the tongue box...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Legally, in Australia, the tongue weight mustn't exceed 15% of the total trailer weight. My setup has the tongue weight at 150kg, which is currently 14% of the total trailer weight when fully loaded. It tows perfectly at all speeds and through very winding mountain roads. During holiday season...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Took my trailer back to the place I bought it for a visit. Henry at 'Jeep Konection' wanted to have a look at my mods. He spent ages examining theme and said he liked what he saw!
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I'm three hours north of Melbourne in Gippsland. A rural area. Fortunately, its thirty minutes to one hour from many great four wheel drive and camping areas. Both State forests and non state forrest areas, where I can take my dog with me. She LOVES to go camping with me. I got the boxes from...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I'm in Australia and I had the side boxes custom made locally, after an exhaustive search for boxes the right size. I could tell you where, but I'm sure the shipping charge would kill the deal ☺ Interesting idea, but that wiring is clearly not up to code :) I assume the switch is to turn the...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Made a new kitchen cupboard, to work in better with the faucet. So took advantage of the sunny day (in winter here at the moment 'down under') to go for a day trip and try it out. Was a success, so now the scout trailer is pretty much finished. Vey happy with the result. Where we stopped to cook...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Sweet setup. The Roofnest looks great.. I've never seen one before. Your wheel tyre combination looks good. - Do you have pics of the other side of the trailer and of it all packed away? - What do you use the space for that was the cooker location? - Where is your spare (can't see if it's still...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Mine does not move at all. No movement in any part.
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Yep, I've better qualified my post by adding 'hitch mounted' to the swing out tyre carrier :) I took the Yakima route as it was cheaper... I'm happy with the outcome and I've taken it over some rough terrain. The other benefit of the hitch mounted method, is that it can be easily removed if...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I think you'll find that everyone that has fitted hitch mounted a swing out tyre carrier to the scout trailer has used a hitch drop. The size I made up was 95mm. the ones that can be purchased are 100mm (4 inch). A 95mm drop is perfect for the door to clear the Yakima backswing.
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