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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:11
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offroad camping trailer build!!

ok so i decided to build a small trail trailer for dry camping so i can haul everything without having to pack it all in my rig... anyways this is what i have so far.. your comments are welcomed

the start <kinda>



then i widened and reinforced



attached axle and leafs after fab of hanger box



starting to go up!!



then the top rails...



so what do u guys all think... its not done but i would say 50%.. i still have to build the lid then skin all of it with diamond plate....
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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:21
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

Any reason you're using a vehicle axle instead of a trailer axle? We're talking a bunch of extra weight.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:25
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

i need the weight the trailer its self is really light so the added weight of the axle will keep the center of gravity lower...

plus the d35 was free <thanks to the skwerly man!!!>
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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:26
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Ahhh gotcha. Makes perfect sense then.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:27
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

and its sturdy as all hell too lol
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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:56
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

Looks good, but you need to put a locker in that turdy..LOL
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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:57
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

Great start. Would it be a good idea to stiffen up that tongue with some angle braces?
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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:57
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

lol yeah for those hill climbs
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Old June 16th, 2010, 21:58
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

john - yeah i still have to weld them on i cut them and prepped them but didnt get to it today
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Old June 16th, 2010, 22:21
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

You gonna put a shackle on the springs? and you might want to beef up the frame areas where the springs tie in. (connect your frame to the original frame fwd and aft of the spring interface.)
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Old June 16th, 2010, 22:24
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

thats alll been done bro... all been connected and braced.. and no shackle just had to build a bigger mount area for the larger front eyes on the leafs plus it moves the nose of the diff up a bit... the frame is strong as hell now... just need to do a few odds and ends on it like brace the tongue etc... but its coming along good
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Old June 16th, 2010, 22:29
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

shackle on the leafs will allow for flex buddy... if the leafs have 2 solid points it will be very rigid.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 22:44
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

yeah i get that.. thats kind of the point .. i'm gonna strip the leafs down to a mono leaf then i'll have some spring action.. dont really want to much movement of the axle... but after i test it that may change.. i have some fabbed up already but not installed
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Old June 16th, 2010, 22:47
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

i would think you would want flex especially on the trail, it will make your trailer less tippy. it will flex over rocks too instead of just rolling over everything. but its your project. the framing looks good, build it how you want.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 22:48
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Re: offroad camping trailer build!!

lol i get what ur sayin and i agree but before i throw shackles on i wanna test a monoleaf then decide...
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