My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

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My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Fun4wheelerguy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:15 pm

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I built the frame 6'x6'6" myself from 2"x3" .065 wall steel for keeping the trailer light. All of the square tubing is 1/16" thick 1"x1" square tubing. The frame and structure will be welded then the interior will be installed. I am hand building all of the doors and windows will be installed. A vent with a three speed reversible fan will be on the top with a solar panel. This has a 3500 lb axle that I shortened and installed a 4" lift Jeep leaf spring over. I also mad all of the mounts.
So far I have about 6 actual hours on the build.

Feel free to ask any questions. I do have to finish this project by the end of May for the Ventura Off Road Show.
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Fun4wheelerguy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:19 pm

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This is a custom Multi Axis Connector that I built in about two hours.
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby citylights » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:46 pm

But.... But.... But.... It is square! Whare are the curves?

Looks like it is going to be extra strong for offroad use.
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby KCStudly » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:32 am

Looks cool... but I am skeptical about your stated build times... either that or I am just plain slow. :lol:
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Fun4wheelerguy » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:07 pm

I worked on it another 5 hours today....

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This is definately time consuming and rewarding at the same time.
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby titanpat57 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:25 am

Love it!

Keep the build shots coming!

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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby RDD » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:40 pm

loving this build!
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Dave Nathanson » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:09 pm

Great departure angle! Does that back end fold down for your feet to stay enclosed all night, and fold up for great departure angle while wheeling? What a great idea!
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Nobodyhome1313 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:50 pm

Dave Nathanson wrote:Great departure angle! Does that back end fold down for your feet to stay enclosed all night, and fold up for great departure angle while wheeling? What a great idea!
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Hey Dave. The frame you see here does not have moving parts, its the skeleton. The rear hatch will be hinged on the top and opens much like a traditional teardrop. Inside will be the galley and assorted fun stuff. The sleeping area is the large rectangular area (main body) with an access door on the side, again like a traditional TD.
Thanks for looking, its going to be a great build!

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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Fun4wheelerguy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:58 pm

Thank you for all of the looks on my trailer. I have been so busy at work that I have not worked on it in atleast 6 weeks.
I will be on it soon to finish it before the end of May. I will keep the pics coming.

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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Fun4wheelerguy » Sun May 04, 2014 10:46 pm

Back on the trailer 3 weeks to finish it now before the Off Road Show in

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Another 8 hours of working on the trailer after two months of not being able to touch it!

Than God for the plasma cutter to cut the aluminum....
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Dave Nathanson » Sun May 04, 2014 11:02 pm

Hey looks really sturdy and you are obviously doing a nice job. Do what you can to keep the center of gravity low. Tall trailers can tip over when offroading. If you still have the frame exposed, you could weld on a couple of winch points on the top edge. Like handles. Just in case you need them it will be easy to right it. Also useful for other reasons too.

I added handles at the bottom front of my trailer frame, so I can pull it out from an angle if stuck. As it turns out, I use those handles all the time to grab the trailer & move it around, and when I broke a spring, I tied the axle to the front handle so it couldn't slip back. Made it 400 miles home through washboard & Baja desert like that. Now I carry a spare leaf when off-roading.
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Fun4wheelerguy » Mon May 05, 2014 12:12 am

This trailer is still quite light. The center of gravity is low and the tongue weight is still about 45 lbs. my goal is till to keep it under 1000 lbs. i will weigh it when it is finished. Also it will be painted the same color as my Jeep in the future. I have spent a lot of time engineering it. I will post the details and features when it is done.

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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby Nobodyhome1313 » Mon May 05, 2014 11:49 am

Looking GOOOOOD!
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Re: My Rendition and build of An Off Road Trailer

Postby teamredjeep » Mon May 05, 2014 7:53 pm

Very nice!

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