6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

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6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:36 pm

Howdy all. A few years back I started a build thread for a TD here. Due to work and life I haven’t been able to get that going.

Yesterday I ordered a 6x10 Cargo Mate Blazer. Rear ramp door, Rv style ( now a standard feature in the Blazer models) curb side door. It should be ready in about 6 weeks, right in time for schools out trips.

We off grid camp most of the time. I will be installing solar panels but not until after summer.

All of our cooking is done outside so no kitchen needed.

I plan on keeping it pretty simple. On the exterior I will be adding a roof rack as I haul canoes and kayaks. I am also going to add an ARB awning with the zip on wall kit.

Interior I will add a folding bench on each side at the rear with removable table. The table will drop down to form one large bed.

The floor I will be covering with Rustoleums roll on bed liner. I will run that up the walls 1’ too. Walls I will paint.

Interior lighting will be battery powered puck lights.

I plan on insulating. But probably not until after summer. I also will add a window at some point.

Here’s a stock photo of the trailer.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Blazer

Postby hankaye » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:14 am

dirtsailor2003, Howdy;

Welcome back. Looks like you've a plan and know where you want to put everything.
Best of luck.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Blazer

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:14 pm

Well due to a miscommunication with dealer and manufacturer the model is not the blazer. It’s the Challenger series.

It’s a bit smaller height wise which is fine and lighter weight which is even better for my current tow rig.

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It will have RV latch on curb door no extra charge.


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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Thu May 24, 2018 2:45 pm

Waiting is really hard to do. Trailer is in production and should be here mid June. So that won't stop camping!

Spent a few nights in the woods last weekend.

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There was a civil war re-enactment going on at an old ranch so we checked that out

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Wouldn't be camping without roasting hot dogs!

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Might as well hot tub when camping!

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby hankaye » Fri May 25, 2018 8:50 am

dirtsailor2003, Howdy;

Wow! After seein' what you choose to give-up it looks like you'll be down-sizing
when you move into the CT.

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sat May 26, 2018 8:46 am

hankaye wrote:dirtsailor2003, Howdy;

Wow! After seein' what you choose to give-up it looks like you'll be down-sizing
when you move into the CT.

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Won’t be giving up the wall tent! It will still get used. It may even become a ramp tent, a really big one!


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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Wed May 30, 2018 7:42 pm

Just got a call that the trailer should be ready Friday for pick up!

Let the fun begin!


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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby McDave » Wed May 30, 2018 8:54 pm

YaHoo! Are you down in Georgia? Well have fun and be safe on the pick up trip.
So can you give some 411 on the tub set up? I see the heat exchanger but I can't tell what you are heating it with. Is it that hot dog stove? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby McDave » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:38 am

I think I found it. The Nomad Collapsible Tub. Very nifty idea. I can see where that would be perfect after a day of white water rafting or even water skiing. You just use a little 2-stroke pump to fill it? And propane to heat. Not really roughin' it, but a man's gotta live a little. A glass of Jameson and a cigar and 30 min. in the tub, you're a new person. ... :D ...
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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:47 pm

Oregon born, raises and still hanging out!

Not in Georgia, but I’ve always been a fan of the Dirt band!

Yes the Nomad tub. It’s a friends. They wanted it to heat up fast, hence the propane.





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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby JRAnt74 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:49 pm

McDave wrote: A glass of Jameson and a cigar and 30 min. in the tub, for breakfast.

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Breakfast of champions! Although I'd probably add some Bailey's to my glass. ;)
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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:51 pm

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Towed her home today. Well balanced didn’t even push the 2005 RAV down at all when we hitched it up.

Towed nicely at all speeds from 0-65.

Now time to go camping!


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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:54 pm

Oh yeah bike fits!

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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:57 pm

McDave wrote:I think I found it. The Nomad Collapsible Tub. Very nifty idea. I can see where that would be perfect after a day of white water rafting or even water skiing. You just use a little 2-stroke pump to fill it? And propane to heat. Not really roughin' it, but a man's gotta live a little. A glass of Jameson and a cigar and 30 min. in the tub, you're a new person. ... :D ...
Ready for breakfast.

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Two of us used two 2 gallon buckets and had it filled in about ten minutes.

We spent a good 30-40 minutes discussing all kinds of ways to fill it that didn’t involve those buckets. Had we just started filling it with the buckets we would’ve been done way faster! Sometimes over engineering doesn’t make sense!


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Re: 6x10 Cargo Mate Challenger

Postby McDave » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:53 am

dirtsailor2003 wrote:
Two of us used two 2 gallon buckets and had it filled in about ten minutes.

We spent a good 30-40 minutes discussing all kinds of ways to fill it that didn’t involve those buckets. Had we just started filling it with the buckets we would’ve been done way faster! Sometimes over engineering doesn’t make sense!


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Yes, now that you mention it I do remember a time when manual labor could get almost any job done. Good thinking...
I guess I did not know they had re -enactments of The War of Northern Aggression in Oregon. I just assumed since a lot of trailers are made there.

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