Hi all, I am trying to plan some things out here in Panama while my trailer is stashed in the USA. Would anybody with a 1st generation scout be willing to take some measurements for me? I was hoping to get a "clear" measurement between the two swing arm suspension connectors. essentially, how much room is in between them?
I am trying to fit a long narrow water tank between the suspension points and I'm wondering if we have 13" to get it through there.
Thank you sir. Appreciate it. I agree, toward the rear is better, but I had found a tank that was long and 13" wide I thought maybe would squeeze up through the suspension arms. No go there. I have exhausted the cheaper off the shelf options and will likely build one for the rear of the trailer out of Stainless.are you talking about the plates that the swing arm attaches to? from head of cam bolt to head of cam bolt is 9.095" inner edge of trailing arm is about 11 3/4" apart
id put the water tank a little more rear in the boxed area right behind the hitch.
I was wondering about how annoying it would be to deal with the small pin for max coupler. Considering going to a pintle setup. Much cheaper, but I'm worried about the offroad noise.I have the Max Coupler, it has been fine but I tire of lining up the pin and getting it thru the Yoke. If you are on flat ground it isn't too bad, but if you end up needing to decouple the trailer to get thru a spot in the trail it can be very difficult to get that pin back in. My wife picked up a 4Runner and rather than buy yoke ($140) I am going to switch over to the Cruise Master DO35 - V3PLUS. It looks like the DO35 is $325 before shipping and the 2nd pin is $60. Generally speaking I have been highly impressed with South African and Australian products, while overlanding is a bit of a recent trend here they have been doing it for much longer.
You get used to it, to me not a big deal, dealing with the thread the needle situation PITAI was wondering about how annoying it would be to deal with the small pin for max coupler. Considering going to a pintle setup. Much cheaper, but I'm worried about the offroad noise.