Our first tiny trailer build.

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Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:31 am

We have been discussing it for years.
A nice teardrop to pull behind the Jetta Sportwagon.

Then VW had to cheat and lie, so we are selling it back.

We bought another Jeep. This time. A Grand Cherokee.
Lots of off roading out here in Vegas.

So an off road capable square back was in order...

And so it started...

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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KCStudly » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:27 am

Welcome! It is always good to have a plan, and yours looks to be well thought out. Good luck with your build! :thumbsup:
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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:56 am

We are a little farther along then this. I was reporting for work to fly the red eye from Vegas to Ft Lauderdale. Here is some more...


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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:59 am

From nothing to something.

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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:02 am

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Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:03 am

Floor system construction.


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Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:06 am

Installation of 110v and trailer light harness with marker light branches and insulation.




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Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:08 am

Installation of the Timbren 1 Tonne axle-less suspension system.



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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:14 am

On goes the tongue jack and safety chains, as well as permanent installation of underfloor sheet metal and floor system.


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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby QueticoBill » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:13 pm

Wow! I'm impressed with progress and all from scratch. Fantastic.
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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:28 pm

QueticoBill wrote:Wow! I'm impressed with progress and all from scratch. Fantastic.


Thanks! So far it has been a bit easier then I thought it would be. I am loving the challenge. The problem solving has been fun, while the cutting of the plywood has been extremely stressful.
Neither my table saw or my circular saw guides are worth a damn...


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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby djohnsonnv » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:38 pm

I will be following this one. I hope to eventually build a teardrop for some off road use around Vegas. Hopefully I will get a few ideas to borrow from your build.
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Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby KingAirNeal » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:45 pm

djohnsonnv wrote:I will be following this one. I hope to eventually build a teardrop for some off road use around Vegas. Hopefully I will get a few ideas to borrow from your build.


I live in Henderson. Hoping to move up to Mt Charleston next year some time.

We can meet up some time and you can come check it out.


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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby djohnsonnv » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:06 pm

KingAirNeal wrote:
djohnsonnv wrote:I will be following this one. I hope to eventually build a teardrop for some off road use around Vegas. Hopefully I will get a few ideas to borrow from your build.


I live in Henderson. Hoping to move up to Mt Charleston next year some time.

We can meet up some time and you can come check it out.


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Appreciate the invite. I just moved out of Whitney Ranch and am now closer to McCarran. Completely swamped at work lately but would love to see your trailer.
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Re: Our first tiny trailer build.

Postby OP827 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:36 pm

KingAirNeal wrote: ... the cutting of the plywood has been extremely stressful.
Neither my table saw or my circular saw guides are worth a damn...


What saw guides are you using? I made a diy circular saw guide, same as in the picture below and it works fine, very clean cuts.
It's made out of 1/4 hardboard and MDF trim board. I just clamp on my marks and cut.

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Sharp looking trailer build, btw. :thumbsup:
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