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Trailer blind project finished #8728516 11/07/22 07:36 PM
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5x6 fiberglass blind riding on an estate sale Dilley type boat trailer.
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Very nice work

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Looks great!


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Good job. Are those jacks attached or at least a male to go into the female.


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Originally Posted by freerange
Good job. Are those jacks attached or at least a male to go into the female.

They slide out, rotate down. So it appears. I like this.


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The screw jacks are not attached. You are correct os$w, each outrigger has a "T" handle bolt to lock in place for setup or transport.


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Originally Posted by Bar-D
The screw jacks are not attached. You are correct os$w, each outrigger has a "T" handle bolt to lock in place for setup or transport.

Does this set up stable, no movement that would affect a shot? You've got me thinking, which is rare.


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I'm 6'2" 218 lbs. I can rock back and forth standing up in the blind and there is almost zero movement. If the ground where it is set up is soft, there could be some, though very little movement. The way I built the outriggers and set in the RV jacks, it takes all the weight off of the trailer suspension. It's very stable and takes about 5 minutes to set it up or break it down to move.


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Originally Posted by Bar-D
I'm 6'2" 218 lbs. I can rock back and forth standing up in the blind and there is almost zero movement. If the ground where it is set up is soft, there could be some, though very little movement. The way I built the outriggers and set in the RV jacks, it takes all the weight off of the trailer suspension. It's very stable and takes about 5 minutes to set it up or break it down to move.

In place, I assume you anchor it with Tposts to prevent wind from taking it over?

Really nice work, I will be doing something similar with your idea. Thinking a wave runner trailer as a donor. Think that would work?


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If I leave the blind set up for any length of time, yes, T post anchors. If I'm going to put it somewhere for a short period of time and I know weather will not be a factor, no. I'm sure a wave runner trailer would work well. Good luck.


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I built one once on this idea but used a trailer from an older mobile roadside sign. The kind you see sitting in the front of parking lots advertising the latest sale etc. When set up it was very stable because it had a leg on each corner that was angled out. It did a good job until it was struck by lightning and started the demise of the blind.

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Very nice. up

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Very cool.

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Nice!

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Looks good.
I build mine on skids, mostly land scaping timbers, I used pipe on one, I drag them where I want them it works good.

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Got an old Jon boat trailer I have been planning to do similar with. Looks good.


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Slick. Is that Poor Man's Fiberglass? Do you have an opinion on something similar with elevator brackets attached to raise it up on 4x4 posts?

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