That worked out. Barrel still needs a bunch of work and paint job (a quick-attach system so I can use the thing as a flatbed as well, some sort of seal around the lid, and a few odds and ends.) but the trailer itself tracks nicely, stays where it is supposed to and comes up on the level at about 5 mph or so.
Here is what I ended up doing for a hitch system.https://www.instructables.c...ike-Trailer-Hitch-2/
[This message has been edited by MidEngineManiac (edited 10-12-2021).]