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The problem I see with starting on a flatbed trailer is the wieght. Flatbed trailers have to be built quite a bit heavier to support much weight but a horse trailer uses the roof and walls to add rigidity and hold the weight kind of like a suspension bridge. If you cut the walls and roof off of a horse trailer it won't hold much weight without buckling.
Thats what I was wondering. The weight would be something that would put the brakes on this idea. You might be better off starting with a used crappy horse trailer and rebuilding it. They also sell trailer kits for building your own, but that might be going to far the other way, being to light weight.
I don't think its a silly skill at all for a girl to have. I like using a cutting torch and welder too. Very handy skills to have. I've made my share of cattle feeders out of 55 gallon barrels when I was a kid :lol:
 
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