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 Post subject: Expedition Trailer V1.1
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:33 am 
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If you followed my other suddenly ending thread, you'll know that I went a different route pretty early on. Here's Phase 1 of the new project that will become a pretty nifty trailer.

The frame is 4' x 5' to facilitate ease of making the floor:

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For the wise guys out there, the project is sitting upside down...

I am using hubs that are 5 on 4.5 so I can use the same wheel/tire configuration that's on the KJ. This does two things:
I have two more spares worse-case
Having matching wheels brings teh sexy

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Pintle hitch mounts:

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A preview of the lid construction; this is another project in a Canadian military trailer. It's made from Aluminum cut with a frickin' laser:

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It's very light and will support the weight of a RTT, people and gear.

I will do my best to post up images as there's progress. The next part is adding the deck, tongue, box in the shackle mounts for strength and possible expanded metal on the tongue to facilitate a bolt-on rack to hold propane or whatever.

Opinions welcome, I am by no means an expert.

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 Post subject: Re: Expedition Trailer V1.1
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:50 am 
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Looks like a good start JL. :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: Expedition Trailer V1.1
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Looks like a good start. Like the lid.

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And I thought you thought you were a big deal! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Expedition Trailer V1.1
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looking good, curious as to your projected final weight when completed... is this going to be more of a pop-up camper style or a general purpose utility set-up... I noted you mentioned the top would support the weight of people so I presume this is a camper?

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 Post subject: Re: Expedition Trailer V1.1
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jdorris wrote:
Looks like a good start. Like the lid.

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And I thought you thought you were a big deal! :D

I thought it was "kind of a big deal?" :D

Nice looking start to a great project! I will definitely stay tuned for this!

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 Post subject: Re: Expedition Trailer V1.1
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:35 pm 
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Weldnfab wrote:
looking good, curious as to your projected final weight when completed... is this going to be more of a pop-up camper style or a general purpose utility set-up... I noted you mentioned the top would support the weight of people so I presume this is a camper?



The trailer will basically be a cargo box with a lid and tailgate. A roof top tent will bolt to the lid for sleeping quarters (prob an ARB). The trailer will carry propane, extra batts, generator, WMD's, stove, awning, fridge etc. The purpose of the build is to increase my ability to go out farther for longer because there's lots of miles and miles between miles and miles out here.

Weight is an issue high on the priority list to keep down since dragging a boat anchor over obstacles isn't great fun. The empty weight will probably end up being 900lbs - 1000lbs. There was an argument presented that the trailer should be made from aluminium because it's light and doesn't warp when welded like steel does. However, aluminum can begin to crack with lots of vibes so the main structure will be steel and the lid will be aluminum which is easier to replace down the road if needed.

If you want to get an idea of the benchmark, check out "Adventure Trailers".

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 Post subject: Re: Expedition Trailer V1.1
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You are due for some updated pictures………. This will be fun to watch… :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: Expedition Trailer V1.1
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JL Rockies wrote:
The trailer will carry propane, extra batts, generator, WMD's, stove, awning, fridge etc. The purpose of the build is to increase my ability to go out farther for longer because there's lots of miles and miles between miles and miles out here.



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