This is a "scaled-down relaunch" of our very ambitious ($35k-in-30+ days goal) first Kickstarter project from last May (which, despite an encouraging frenzy of support from the community as folks started to hear about us, did not fund in time).
Over the last year we have continued to work on finalizing the design and have made several refinements. Along the way we also have been selling our hand-built M.O.M.™prototypes to enthusiastic local users - which has helped us to acquire on our own some of the major tools we needed!
We still need a few more core tools to finish prototyping the trailers (there will now be two models!) and get them into production... the most essential of these is a precision fixturing/fabrication table—heavy, "dead-flat" top (<.005" corner-to-corner), tapped and drilled hole grid for fixturing, etc.(to make sure the stake pockets for our unique Plug-Ins™ are coplanar (in alignment with each other) along every axis, so parts will be interchangeable, and all the Plug-Ins will work perfectly on every trailer, every time!) We would of course love a Bluco table (as a one-time sales demonstration, the Bluco folks actually helped us build the frame for our most recent prototype using one of their fabulous tables!)—but since they cost around $20,000, Len has had to keep shopping around—and managed to find a quote on a suitable table from the clever folks at JMR—that will be closer to $2,500!
This Kickstarter project has been designed to just raise enough to help get Len that layout table & the necessary fixture tooling, so we can build a couple of actual production prototypes of the two new models... just $3,500 this time around! [Anything we raise above and beyond the $3,500 will help Len to get additional tooling, equipment, materials stock, wheel components and hitch components to start building some trailer inventory to truly "kickstart" this trailer project.] Thank you for making a pledge - this time we're sure to fund, and get one step closer to our goals!
[And YES, I do realize how lame I look, reading my little script on camera in the video, but cut me some slack—I'm an inventor, not an actor! & wouldn't you rather I invest our hard earned $ into prototyping the trailer vs. some slick video presentation?! :-) -Len]
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