Building a Custom Double 505 Trailer

by JB Turney and Craig Thompson 

Below is a series of articles from the Fleet 13 Website on building a US spec. custom 505 double trailer. This project was completed in May 2011. Sno Bird trailers did a great job building this rig, and it was quite reasonable versus importing a Rapide. The other advantage is that it uses standard parts, bearings, lights, etc. that are commonly available in the US. One design related change that we would make if we were to do it again is to re-work the frame in an effort to tuck the trailer wheels further inboard. This rig is just a bit wider than ideal, however it still rides very nicely.


Additional Project Resources:

CAD Model of 505 Hull (.SLDPRT format, Solidworks Part File)
CAD Model of 505 Hull (.STEP format, Standard 3D Model File)
CAD Assembly of Double Trailer (.SLDASM, Solidworks Assembly File)