Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Lets captures all those good off road construction ideas here...

Moderator: Sonetpro

Re: Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Postby dales133 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:08 am

Youll get the tregg style hitch i posted off ebay.
Braked or non brake versions
User avatar
dales133
4000 Club
4000 Club
 
Posts: 4552
Images: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Postby Birdman » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:24 am

Duffdog wrote:About the pintle hitch. You don't find it noisy and clanky? I have one of those on my towable generator and its really kind of annoying. Do you use one of those cone/pintle adapter things?

Nice fullsize wheeler!

Anybody know a US dealer that sells the off road hitches?


I dont find the pintle annoying, but i also put my big cooler on the tong so it keeps alot of the weight on the hitch so it doesn't bang around.
Offroad it makes a bit, but atleast i know its still there LOL.
but i like simple, the pintle is rated for 6.5 ton, so knowing that i dont have to worry about it breaking is something i like to know. it will flop the trailer over before the receiver breaks.

Thanks.

:beer:
Birdman
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:10 pm

Re: Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Postby toygoose » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:50 pm

You can check out the MaxPouler from AT.

http://store.adventuretrailers.com/prod ... upler.html
toygoose
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:08 am
Top

Re: Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Postby titanpat57 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:13 pm

Duffdog wrote:About the pintle hitch. You don't find it noisy and clanky? I have one of those on my towable generator and its really kind of annoying. Do you use one of those cone/pintle adapter things?

Nice fullsize wheeler!

Anybody know a US dealer that sells the off road hitches?


You have the Lock and Roll https://locknroll.com


and the Max Coupler http://www.kilbystore.com/maxcoupler.html which is what use...both are great products.
titanpat57
Donating Member
 
Posts: 78
Images: 139
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:48 pm
Location: Beacon NY
Top

Re: Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Postby Duffdog » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:41 pm

I worked on the trailer some more, finished the sides roof and started work on the galley.
Attachments
IMG_20151206_194744_536 copy.jpg
inside trailer side view
IMG_20151206_194744_536 copy.jpg (133.29 KiB) Viewed 1080 times
galley shelf copy.jpg
galley shelf copy.jpg (171.53 KiB) Viewed 1080 times
door inside skin copy.jpg
door inside skin copy.jpg (193.16 KiB) Viewed 1080 times
Duffdog
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:06 am
Top

Re: Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Postby Duffdog » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:44 pm

more pics of the build. In the galley area I'm making an angled shelf for more storage space. the rear of the galley has slides that open to the inside to grab a snack while inside so that you don't have to go outside if its raining or snowing.
Attachments
side shelf copy.jpg
side shelf copy.jpg (163.74 KiB) Viewed 1078 times
side shelf frame copy.jpg
side shelf frame copy.jpg (171.79 KiB) Viewed 1078 times
roofline rear copy.jpg
roofline rear copy.jpg (210.86 KiB) Viewed 1078 times
Duffdog
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:06 am
Top

Re: Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Postby FredSB » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:33 pm

i look forward to seeing the complete build.
Zombie apocalypse, yup, i think you would be ready lol :thumbsup:
FredSB
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:19 am
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Top

Re: Off Road Teardrop for heavy rockcrawling

Postby Duffdog » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:14 am

more progress. Skinning with 1/8 plywood. note the insulation between the skin and the inner plywood. Just stapled and glued it into place. The windows came from an RV junkyard complete with sliders, screens and inside mount plates. All points were waterproofed with loctite marine sealant. Also notice the hydraulic high lift trailer jacks on the rear for use on very uneven terrain. There will be 4 installed. The front box is a 48" wide truck box from Tractor supply with a locking door. I was surprised at how thick the steel is on those truck boxes. This pic also shows the rear door that I made which extends with gas shocks overhead to act as a shelter when its raining/snowing and you are cooking. The trailer also has a completely new suspension made from Trail gear shackles and some Toyota 4runner rear lift springs I had laying around that I never installed on my ex-gf's truck (bonus!) The axle now has about 12" of upwards articulation.
trailer part siding.jpg
trailer part siding.jpg (222.31 KiB) Viewed 392 times


door side with RV window installed and skinned with vent cover for galley fan. The roofing material is bituthene 3000, I thought it would be the best to stop any leaks. Note the aluminum plate on the roof, that is the side of the solar panel array I mounted to the roof which locks into place with detent pins when driving and can be released to angle toward the sun by 20 degrees for winter months and held by a single gas shock in the center
door side skinned window.jpg
door side skinned window.jpg (455.69 KiB) Viewed 392 times


driver side of trailer with 2nd window
dr side window skinned.jpg
dr side window skinned.jpg (619.76 KiB) Viewed 392 times
Duffdog
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:06 am
Top

Previous

Return to Offroad Construction Secrets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest