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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i just got a allstate trailer but i need a new tire. did you have to get one for yours. and if so where is a good place.

480/8 tires
$13.98 at walmart. Common size for boat trailers.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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nick1 wrote:
i just got a allstate trailer but i need a new tire. did you have to get one for yours. and if so where is a good place.

480/8 tires
$13.98 at walmart. Common size for boat trailers.


Make sure it is a trailer tire and not a tire for a motor scooter. Scooter tires are very rounded at the tread and they nake a trailer handle very poorly.

The cute little whitewall 4.80 X 8 tires are all scooter tires-- resist the temptation.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I agree that the symptoms you describe aren't the brackets, but when you slam on the brakes or put too much load on them, they'll taco shell.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the new and improved version.
Changes...
Added gussets,
doubled tounge thickness,
lowered the hitch pin plates (holes yet to be drilled).

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LHG wrote:
Here is the new and improved version.
Changes...
Added gussets,
doubled tounge thickness,
lowered the hitch pin plates (holes yet to be drilled).

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Better, but'd I'd still go U channel like an OG Bumper Bracket. what are you fastening them with, the holes look awfully small? Nice job though.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The channel on the brackets is quite thin. These are 3/8" and very stout. When they are attached you can jump on one and there is no play or give. I used the existing two bumper bolt holes and added a third. So each side is attached with 3 - 3/8" bolts.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put a 25pound weight right above the wheel in the trailer and it stopped any wheel bounce or vibration. lonotch
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EvilBus wrote:
LHG wrote:
Here is the new and improved version.
Changes...
Added gussets,
doubled tounge thickness,
lowered the hitch pin plates (holes yet to be drilled).

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Better, but'd I'd still go U channel like an OG Bumper Bracket. what are you fastening them with, the holes look awfully small? Nice job though.



Interested in making another set?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EvilBus wrote:
LHG wrote:
Here is the new and improved version.
Changes...
Added gussets,
doubled tounge thickness,
lowered the hitch pin plates (holes yet to be drilled).

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Interested in making another set?

I second that question as my bus is too tall for any kind of bumper mount.
And I plan on going a little higher.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have the trailer's forward-arm pin hole height... to ground... dimension that works?
In other words... what is a good center of pin to ground distance?
(not using a scooter tire... but a normal trailer tire on the stock rim)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Allstate Trailers and Wheel Wobble Reply with quote

The dreaded all state hop happened to everyone Sam has had several on several vw car bus bug I've had it on a ghia and now my baywindow... and no there is no cure..it happens when it wants too.
Some help ..add some weight in the trailer always even if it a bag of sand and tire pressure can help..
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

northern tool has log splitter tires.. you can get the exact set up.. just the bearings are different.. so you must use a spacer. Smile hope this helps.. I just did this to my trailer a few days ago.. you can also join the facebook page singlewheel trailers.. we are on there helping eachother Smile



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i just got a allstate trailer but i need a new tire. did you have to get one for yours. and if so where is a good place.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Allstate Trailers and Wheel Wobble Reply with quote

copellos wrote:
The dreaded all state hop happened to everyone Sam has had several on several vw car bus bug I've had it on a ghia and now my baywindow... and no there is no cure..it happens when it wants too.
Some help ..add some weight in the trailer always even if it a bag of sand and tire pressure can help..


I had a clamshell allstate that got the hop pretty bad. I actually solved the problem.

after the last time it did that, I sold it. Problem solved.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Allstate Trailers and Wheel Wobble Reply with quote

crofty wrote:
copellos wrote:
The dreaded all state hop happened to everyone Sam has had several on several vw car bus bug I've had it on a ghia and now my baywindow... and no there is no cure..it happens when it wants too.
Some help ..add some weight in the trailer always even if it a bag of sand and tire pressure can help..


I had a clamshell allstate that got the hop pretty bad. I actually solved the problem.

after the last time it did that, I sold it. Problem solved.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nick1 wrote:
i just got a allstate trailer but i need a new tire. did you have to get one for yours. and if so where is a good place.


Check out motor scooter parts sellers.

I have a Motorvation motorcycle trailer that needed tires.They are a non standard size but found some at a motor scooter parts place online.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Allstate Trailers and Wheel Wobble Reply with quote

crofty wrote:

I had a clamshell allstate that got the hop pretty bad. I actually solved the problem.

after the last time it did that, I sold it. Problem solved.


I got a clamshell last year. After I spent a couple days of trial and error with adjusting the wheel bearings, angle of the trailer, and testing different amounts of weight in the back, I cured the hop. In fact, I drove well over 3000 miles with the trailer and never had it hop even once after the initial dial-in. Too bad so many others have had so many issues with it. Maybe I got lucky?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Tire Reply with quote

Northern tool has log splitter tires that work. Just need a spacer for the bearing gap


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Allstate Trailers and Wheel Wobble Reply with quote

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crofty wrote:

I had a clamshell allstate that got the hop pretty bad. I actually solved the problem.

after the last time it did that, I sold it. Problem solved.


I got a clamshell last year. After I spent a couple days of trial and error with adjusting the wheel bearings, angle of the trailer, and testing different amounts of weight in the back, I cured the hop. In fact, I drove well over 3000 miles with the trailer and never had it hop even once after the initial dial-in. Too bad so many others have had so many issues with it. Maybe I got lucky?


Maybe! I opted for something more stable...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: Allstate Trailers and Wheel Wobble Reply with quote

Id trade my Allstate and my Besco folding trailer for one of those.
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