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jasonstewart
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24 18 7:39 am    Post subject: bout to start a new build Reply with quote

its been a long while since ive posted anything. but im about to start a reverse flow offset on a set of wheels. the last pit i built was using a boat trailer and modifying it. this time will be from scratch. i plan on using 2x2 square tubing for the framing of the trailer. with the cooker only being 120 gallon compressor tank, its gonna be a great deal smaller than my last one. my question is what thickness tubing should i use? 1/8" or 5/16". 1/4" will make the frame weigh more than the cooker almost. thanks in advance
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dwilliams35
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24 18 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know of several guys on here that will chime in on this, but I for one wouldn’t use 2x2; I used 2x3 on mine, and it’s a lot stronger in that 3” dimension, enough so that you could lighten up the wall thickness and have a similar or lower weight for a stronger build.

I used 2x3x1/8” on the main framing, and 3/16” wall on the tongue beams.
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k.a.m.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24 18 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with dwilliams35. The 2 x 2 is not a good choice because it will have a tendency to flex more. The 2" x 3" x 1/8" running the 3" vertical would be my route as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27 18 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks yall. as soon as i get all my materials ill start posting pics as i build.
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