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Old 02-04-2010
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just make a swimming pool trailer...its a lot cheaper lol, all you need is the trailer a large sheet of heavy plastic to line the trailer and water. it's a lot of fun on the 4th of July.
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haha try this

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ok, so basically if i am going to put the hot tub in the back of the trailer, i need to have my trailer look like this but with the hot tub at the back:




Thanks by the way to everyone for the comments! Its appreciated
if it wasnt fr the hot tub it would so be a party boat....but on land haha portable gizibo
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Old 02-12-2010
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Ya, your right... the water aspect (heating it, chemicals, dumping and filling) could get really costly. I still think it be sweet.

For the majority of the time it will be sitting in the parking lot of my apartment, so i will not be moving it all the time.

Also, thanks to dixie_boysles for the architecture! Greatly appreciated.
to solve most of these problems (yes i realize the idea was abandoned) look at the hot tubs on house boats... i rented one... no chemicals, they used the water from the lake, just empty and re-fill once every 2 days or so... and i don't know how it was heated, but it only took a few hours... fill it around lunch time, and by the time dinner was done, it was perfect for drinking in...

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if it wasnt fr the hot tub it would so be a party boat....but on land haha portable gizibo
uhhh, that trailer doesn't have a hot tub... just seating and grill... kinda useless if you ask me


as for the sloshing, it would need a clamp down lid on it, if the water level was high enough, it wouldn't slosh at all, and it wouldn't spill...
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if it wasnt fr the hot tub it would so be a party boat....but on land haha portable gizibo
It's spelled gazebo.
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It's spelled gazebo.
it's still no hot tub!
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i don't know if it's because my redneck side got a stiffie, or this is an awesome idea in my ever important quest for *****....... but i like it. it'll be super difficult, but that's half the fun.
thats ****ing funny right there....haha :)
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***UPDATE*** I believe I am going to try and take this project up again!!! I just moved to Los Angeles and will be here for another 2 1/2 months if not longer. I am engaged, and I figured if I wait until i'm married, ill never make this. (I wont be getting married for like another year or so, so i figured that I have some time)

I have been looking for trailers that are for sale. In my initiial plan i was going to use a 16 foot trailer. Now that I have reconsidered, I will be using hopefully an 18+ foot trailer. i need the extra 2 feet so that I can better center the hot tub above both of the dual axles and the extra space off the back gives me added space and access for heater, pump, and the like. But a 16' will still work as well.

Once I find a trailer, I will post pics and update as I go. The only issue i have, is that I do not really have an ideal location to build this, or all the necessary tools. If anyone lives in the LA area and can let me use their garage/shop I will be most grateful and will even let them use the trailer whenever. I can make do with what I have, it's just not all that ideal.

Also, if anyone knows of a good deal on a trailer, let me know. I have been hunting and prowling on Craigslist, Recycler, and ebay trying to find a decent deal on a trailer. I am even considering boat trailers, even though I will have to modify the frame more, they will sit lower and allow the hot tub to be lower on the trailer.

I may have found a trailer, but I am open to all possibilities.

Thanks guys!

Hit me up with all critisism and the like! I look forward to it.
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hahaha i just read this whole thread... i was pretty excited about seeing pictures of it finished but then i got to the "I give up" post and i was like dammit.. i just about left the thread after that but now i'm glad i read the rest of it!! you decided to bring it back to life! haha good luck man!!
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Thanks man! im looking hard core for a trailer and after that it would be nice to have a garage to park it in, but otherwise i can deal without it.

I'm stoked if I can actually get this done!

If at first you dont succeed, try again!! And damnit, i will!!!
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Old 02-28-2010
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***UPDATE*** More Pics and description of Hot Tub Trailer

Hey Guys,

Ok, so Like I said, im bring this idea back to life, or at least I'm gunna try. I found this trailer for sale and I actually like the fact there is a storgae unit up top. For my trailer, I would probably cut the supports for it in half and actually have it so it can slide up and down and then lock in the position it is in now. It will provide for more cooler storage but also a cover that can cover the hot tub and the seating area.



Here is the design that Dixie Boysl designed for me that was pretty sweet. This is that I want it to look like, just on an 18 foot trailer so I have more room for pumps and heaters in the back of the trailer and so the hot tub will be more centered over the dual axles.



This is just for kicks and giggles, but here is an actual hot tub trailer that I found. It made me laugh:




That all I have for now, but I will keep updating as I get further along and when i get a trailer.

Thanks all!
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sweet man i cant wait to see this
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Photoshop Hot Tub Trailer

To give everyone an actual idea of what it will look like, here is a rough photoshop version of it. Tell me what you think:



The only thing i want to add is a top, like my post above, that goes up and down. Like an ATV rack or a top to sit and put lawn chairs to watch a race. Its in the pic on one of my last posts.
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AutoCad of end goal with trailer

Here is a quick drawing i did in AutoCad 2005.
There is the rack on top that Im hoping to add. It will be able to go up and down and act as a cover for the hot tub. Seeing as my redneck self is comming through, I hope to put rope lights under the top part, so at night we will have lights above for ambient lighting.

Let me know what you think!

This is what I am hoping to do:


Same image, just colors are inverted.
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look what i saw on the way home from work last night... had to slam on my brakes and back up to get a picture of it...

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Haha, nice!!!

This may sound wierd, but i really miss the snow. Just moved out to Cali and even though its warm and nice, i do still miss the snow.
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i miss not having to wear gloves to drive for the first 10 minutes of the drive... it got up to 9 degrees today, at about 2pm...
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its like about 70's if not warmer during the day here, lol. I know how that feels though. Winters in Chicago were pretty brutal to
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lol, i pulled my bike out of the garage 3 days ago... it got up to 6... i negotiated a slab of black ice, literally 6 inches thick, and 2 properties long, and the entire alley behind my house wide, to the t-intersection where it joins another alley (and there was bare concrete) just to take the bike for a boot, as it had been probably 2 months since i even started it...
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Ice i do not like. The 3 accidents I have been in have been due to black ice. Nothing went on record though :)

I wish I had a bike
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Haha, so I saw this on ebay, and I know its not a hot tub trailer, but it is that "party gazebo" thing. I still think its pretty sweet and actually helps m figure out the power aspect... Maybe i can fit a TV on my Hot Tub Trailer and be able to power it....

Tailgate Party Trailer : eBay Motors (item 290409203632 end time Mar-09-10 1733 PST)

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Cheers mates!
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link didnt work. But i have a question. How are you going to fill it up with water when you get some place? Have another truck hauling a water tank?
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Lol mobile hot-tub,
this is genius!
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I figure It will mostly be pulled up by a house. I'll just use the hose water to fill it up. For tailgating... Yeah, ill have to have someone pulling a water tank or something. I figure i'll cross that bridge when i have to.

The idea would be to get a bigger truck and have a water tank in the bed. My ranger couldnt pull much more than the trailer the way it is now anyway. Water weighs about 8lbs a gallon... and I only have a 3.0 ranger, lol.

Im open for ideas though.

But yes, this idea is genius. I might rent it out once it is done. I just need to find a trailer for a good price, that is my problem.
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