Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by 97XJ_95YJ, Aug 13, 2008.
Everything about that entire setup is awesome!
Thanks I was looking for a trailer for months to build off of but couldnt find anything for reasonable price. I Had the axle spindles and the tounge hitch. I decided just to go ahead and build one. I bought some leaf springs for it and thats it. everything else I had laying around and built from scratch. Heres my build page on it http://www.oldminibikes.com/forum/project-logs/106866-custom-trailer-goliath-mini-tank.html
Did a little crane hauling today to put the engine back in the Camaro
I built this "Tear drop" to haul my planes to the flying field.Haven't gotten to the trim yet..
well I only towed it a hundred feet but it towed nice I pulled out our old Scotty out from its resting place of ten years to take down some trees and clean it up. cool ol camper
Camping in Yellowstone last August.
That's a pretty slick set up there, John. Did you customize it or buy it with the rear kitchen area already there? Maybe a bit tight in sleeping area? What does the solar panel power? More info please!
Thank you, I built it from the ground up. The complete build details are here. http://www.earlycj5.net/forums/showthread.php?80343-Starting-a-new-camp-trailer
Solar panel charges the 12v battery in the tongue box and runs the interior lights and roof vent fan. It produces up to 190 watts. I also have a truck fridge 12v/110v fridge/freezer that can be powered from outlets inside the trailer or the tow vehicle. Basically I can run any 12v appliance I decide I need.
There is air conditioning in the trailer when I have shore power or genset. It is just too hot in the summer in Texas to camp without one.
The sleeping area is 5 ft wide and 6.5 feet long. I am 5 ft 11 inches tall and it is big enough for me to stretch out in.
You guy's all seem to have a lot of fun with your trailers, I seem to just use mine for practical duties.
Sold the short one painted tan and had to use the one I got from Big Bear to transport a roll of film to San Diego.
well that's cool...
your jeep has a hard canopy and soft sides?????
Yes, all the sides can be removed in about 5 minutes and the doors lift off leaving just the top.
It's the prototype but I really like how it works. Much less noise and heat transfer from the top side. It weighs about 50 lbs. The next one will be lighter.
so the steel is a perm fixture?
I like the concept...
It's not steel, its fiberglass, just primer grey right now. One person can lift it off and carry it. I slide it towards the back and tilt it down to the ground.
x2 on the pictures
Craigslist find that I think I will give to my brother.
Craftsman style power hacksaw, runs and cuts well.
Its been a while since this thread had some new pics, so here's what I used mine for today.
my M416 in use.
Bringing 'tubby' home.
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