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Postby Steve M » Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:28 am

Well i have been reading here and looking at the many diffrent designs. i kinda like David Byrums, and George Teague's TT's. i was thinking of maybe going 12f long for the extra room. Well here is where i would like to have some opinions and advice. I am wanting to build a combanation camp/ Bug out trailor,i have an old trailor that i used in my buiesness before, it has 4 new tires. and 2 new axels i had made for it, i do not think we uesd that thing 3 times,lol. it is 8w-16l.now i was thinkig about shortning it, but then i started thinking, that would be a lot of storage and living space, but i would narrow the width to 6 feet wide. i am not sure if i would want to go 4 feet h or not, i am 5'3 and my fiance is 5'1, so i was thinking if i wanted to go 6' h-6'w-16'l it could have the galley inside, and a bath room as well.not sure what that profile would look like. the trailor pulls very well as it is,and it would save some time not cutting it appart, and it seems like a waste just sitting there doing nothing. i know some may be thinking about the weight issue, but i have a 3/4 ton pick up, and i am not planning on going across country, probably just stay within the SC,NC TENN area. wel i have babeled on long enough, i look foward to any advice or comments.


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Postby Miriam C. » Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:40 am

Welcome Steve,
Build what suits ya is the moto around here. Just take lots of :pictures:

Honestly a small TTT is good but I can't imagine 8'x16' being small. Personally I would sell the big brutus and have something custom made with one axle. Mine is big compared to most and is plenty of room with some left over. :thumbsup:
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Postby JunkMan » Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:41 am

Steve,

Welcome to the forum.

It sounds like you have the ability to modify your trailer. Rather than modifying your current trailer, it may be easier to sell it and start over. You could possibly get more for the trailer you have, than what the materials for a new one would cost. The one that you have is probably built a lot heavier than you need for a TTT, and I find that re-building something usually ends up being more work than starting from scratch. If you were just going to shorten it, it may not be too much trouble, but narrowing it would be a major project.
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Postby Bill Fernandez » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:32 am

Man do what you think is best you will have to live with it .
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Postby madjack » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:47 am

JunkMan wrote:Steve,

Welcome to the forum.

It sounds like you have the ability to modify your trailer. Rather than modifying your current trailer, it may be easier to sell it and start over. You could possibly get more for the trailer you have, than what the materials for a new one would cost. The one that you have is probably built a lot heavier than you need for a TTT, and I find that re-building something usually ends up being more work than starting from scratch. If you were just going to shorten it, it may not be too much trouble, but narrowing it would be a major project.


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Postby ALAN GEDDES » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:44 am

Welcome. Check out the Southeast gatherings. There are a nimber of us here in NC and SC. Come look and see to get a better idea of what to build. We all agree that lighter is better.
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Postby Steve M » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:54 pm

thanks for all the comments. i am not sure what i will do yet, not realy sure what all i will install in my TT or Medium Trailor LOL.yes, i have the abality to modify it if i decided to do so. i have been a certified welder and fabricator for many years now, so shortning or narrowing would not be a big deal .l ike i said, i have lots of thinkng to do.yea, i would like to check out one of the gatherings, but i guess i would have to tent camp.any way, i have many questions to ask as i try to decide which way i go since i am in the planning stage.

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