Jeep Camping Trailer

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by millennium falcon, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Nov 27, 2014
    millennium falcon

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    Here is my most recent project....... Started as a rusty Toyota flatbed....ended up as my family's favorite home away from home! Best project I ever!!!


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    FireFighter0817

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    Awesome! I have a jeep body I want to turn into a trailer and do this exact thing! Would you mind listing the layout kind of? Is the grill in the toolbox?

    Looks good!
     
  3. Nov 27, 2014
    47v6

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    You got some cool stuff going on
     
  4. Nov 27, 2014
    millennium falcon

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    Thanks! Yeah the kitchen is in the tool box. I have a water tank mounted under the trailer and a flo jet pump. Eccotemp water heater, LED lighting throughout. 12v on board power. I bought a Coleman popup, and stole the sink, stove, and heater to add to my project.....that saved me a ton of money..... I used an old counter top for the kitchen. The entire trailer is recycled minus the tent that came from CVT tent. I have very little coin in the whole project. The tent was by far the most expensive thing.
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    mpc

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    Very cool. Nice set up.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2014
    FireFighter0817

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    Thanks for the additional photos! Mmmmm bacon!
     
  7. Nov 30, 2014
    Tom_Hartz

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    What a great idea for the kitchen. Back to the drawing board for my project.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2014
    tarry99

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    Nice Job.........Hot Water, I assume that is heat for the sleeping area, stove & sink.........but where is the Freezer for the Ice Cream?.........can't go Camping without Ice Cream!.........Nice Job!
     
  9. Nov 30, 2014
    millennium falcon

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    Yeah I am saving up for an ARB fridge freezer.......next summer there will be ice cream
     
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  10. Dec 1, 2014
    tarry99

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    Dry Ice will work..............but you have to have a properly vented cooler.......also some special packaging of the items is required that you want to remain frozen for your trip. We have been in the field for 7-10 days and still had frozen foods.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2014
    Mike C

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    That's a slick setup! Love that fact that almost all of it was re-purposed. Nice work.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2014
    millennium falcon

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    Thanks mike. It really has been fun. My family and I have been camping so much more this year since I built the trailer. It was a very worth while project.
     
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    I haven't camped in about 5 - 8 years (sad), but this is inspiring.
     
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    Twin2

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    did I detect air conditioning
     
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    masscj2a

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    Nice job. I have a M-416 that I want to do the same thing with. I also have the Tractor Supply tool box. Any updates on it, sense you started?
     
  16. Dec 16, 2016
    millennium falcon

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    Thank! No air condition... That is my heater. Since my original post I have done a few small upgrades. I added an awning and some LED lighting. I also got a Dometic toilet and made some other small changes to make life more comfortable. It has worked flawlessly! We have had it all over this summer in all different types of weather. I would still like an ARB fridge and I would also like to upgrade my on board power setup and add some solar panels. Its the best thing Ive built. Fun for the whole family!

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  17. Dec 16, 2016
    mickeykelley

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    Is it difficult to setup the tent portion being up in the air that far?
     
  18. Dec 16, 2016
    millennium falcon

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    Not at all. I can unhook and have the the tent, water, awing, and heater setup in under an hour. The tent is the easiest part. Once the cover is off you just pull out the ladder while standing on the ground and use it as a lever and the whole thing opens like a clam and boom its setup. There are no poles or stakes. Its a very cool design. the matters and bedding stays inside and is held in place with Velcro strips from underneath.
     
  19. Dec 16, 2016
    tarry99

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    Very Nice..........
     
  20. Dec 16, 2016
    jeepermc

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    Holy cool trailer and Jeep setup! Puts mine to shame! Great ideas coming to life in this thread.
     
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