rowerwet wrote:Have you looked at the builds on expedition portal?
ghcoe wrote:What are you putting on the roof to require a 1000lbs limit? Going to make it awfully top heavy.
Duffdog wrote:ghcoe wrote:What are you putting on the roof to require a 1000lbs limit? Going to make it awfully top heavy.
generator, gasoline, water, hi-lift jack, spare parts, solar panels, a boat, refrigerator. Remember this is heavy rockcrawling, so I may have to ford a 4' deep stream and put everything on the roof temporarily.
Birdman wrote:I would like to see the tow vehicle that is going to be used and take a 6' drop. that is a big drop, i would assume it wouldn't need to drop that far, it would just need a really good rear bumper and a receiver that will allow for high angles. Nothing should have to drop just need to be able to drag and with the weight you are talking you may have to put some extra tube across the back to drag the trailer down steep rocks.
may want to even take out the leafs and put coils in its place, get a bit more suspension travel. only problem i see is you are putting alot of weight up high, and for "heavy rockcrawling" that could be bad with stiff suspension. it will be a battle of suspension travel to keep level and body roll on corners.
Here is one of my trucks in action . Also, I'm planning on making a coupling that will let me drag the steel frame across a rock in case it flops over on its side temporarily
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