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Re: New trailer build

Postby SilverJKU » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:57 pm

I hit the nail right on the head with the width of my fenders too!! They are exactly to the edge of the tires. :thumbsup:

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I also got to the brackets built that support the table when it is in the dropped position and decided to bring up the cushions and mattress to see how things looked and felt.

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I am just waiting on my exterior edge trim to come in so I can get the measurements for my checker plate trim. Then I need to finish shaping the table and buy the post and mounts for it. After that it's building the spare tire mount, painting the tongue and finish the frame wiring. Once that is done I can get it out of the garage for good and then install the fantastic fan.
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Re: New trailer build

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:23 pm

:thumbsup: Good Job!
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Re: New trailer build

Postby Mushin » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:47 pm

Really cool set up with the inside seating! Great idea!
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Re: New trailer build

Postby SilverJKU » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:17 am

Thanks for the compliments! Trying my best to have this done for May. I would really try to get it down to Overland Expo but I don't think my work schedule is going to allow for that. :(
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Re: New trailer build

Postby Duf11 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:18 pm

Beautiful!
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Re: New trailer build

Postby dales133 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:53 pm

Awsum.
Love the interior layout.
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Re: New trailer build

Postby SilverJKU » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:00 am

Duf11 wrote:Beautiful!


Thanks! :)
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Re: New trailer build

Postby SilverJKU » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:01 am

dales133 wrote:Awsum.
Love the interior layout.


Thanks!! :)

Hopefully I'll have some more pics to share after the weekend.
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Re: New trailer build

Postby SilverJKU » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:10 pm

Finally managed to get the trailer back outside today to take some pictures of the progress since the last update. I purchased some black trim with an insert molding for around the exterior edges and installed that a couple of months ago now. I figured out what I wanted to do with the checker plate aluminum and had my buddy cut some 0.062" for me and installed that. I have been trying to decide for months what to do to trim the top of the aluminum with and just couldn't justify the cost of more fancy aluminum extrusions so I just picked up some door edge trim from one of the local automotive shops and put that on. It's simple but I think it looks OK. A co-worker of mine suggested some steps for either side of the fenders so I drew up a picture of what I wanted and had my buddy bend those up for me too. It sure is nice to have friends in the right places. :thumbsup:

Unfortunately there's a storm moving in so I had to pack up early. I was trying to get all the marker lights finished and then get the Fantastic fan in so it could finally get out of the garage but apparently that's not going to happen now. I'll try again later in the week when I have a day off and see if I can get that looked after. The only other things to do are get the brakes installed and wire, get the Jeep tow wiring installed as well as the brake controller. Getting close!!

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Re: New trailer build

Postby KCStudly » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:12 pm

Looks great! :thumbsup:
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Re: New trailer build

Postby SilverJKU » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:58 pm

Question for you electrical gurus. Can I use a body mount bolt to the trailer as a common ground point for my negative bus bar in the trailer and for chassis ground so my 12V charge wire from the vehicle will work? I don't want to create any hot spots but I think it should be OK. Input?
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Re: New trailer build

Postby Philip » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:24 pm

I would take the ground all the way to a frame member. That body bolt could loosen up or corrode due to contact with wood. Then you will chase all sorts of weird electrical problems till you think of grounding.

I like to weld a bolt to the frame and use it for all grounding. That's its only use.

I also make sure I have a good ground threw the trailer plug to the tow vehicle. I never depend on the trailer ball like a lot of people do.

BTW looks good. :thumbsup:
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Re: New trailer build

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:05 pm

I dunno if it's me but none of your pictures are showing up in the Tapatalk app


Edit: NVM its the app I can see the in the browser
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Re: New trailer build

Postby Camp4Life » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:46 pm

This looks amazing! Great job! :thumbsup:

Couple question/comments though.

Did you end up adding shocks as well or is it not that bouncy?
If it's not too late and you don't mind welding on your back, you should probably add some gussets if you're taking this offroad. It would be awful if your trailer's wood framing starting getting damaged from the trailer frame flexing. That spells water leaks :(
As for electrical, don't use the trailer frame for a common ground, run ground wires to everything. Especially if you plan on adding AC electrical in the future.

I hope mine turns out looking this nice! :applause:
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Re: New trailer build

Postby SCwood » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:36 pm

Like your build! One question though - isn't that silver connector supposed to come off the window trim ring when you install it? Asking because I just got what look to be the same windows in the other day for my build.

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