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Unread 11-25-2009, 10:09 AM   #16
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What are the dimensions of the trailer?

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Unread 11-25-2009, 12:42 PM   #17
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What are the dimensions of the trailer?
I'm at some friend's house for the week (Thanksgiving). Don't have my computer with me. But one dimension I can remember is that the track width is the same as my jeep's. I'll post up the rest of the dimensions when I get back.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 11:15 AM   #18
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Nice plans, well thought out options. Cupla questions...

How do you plan on entering the tent? Step ladder? What about trailer leveling while camped? Consider this:

BAL Light Trailer Tire Leveler - Item - Camping World

We use one for our pop-up camper, levels the trailer side-to-side and blocks the trailer from rolling at the same time.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 12:49 PM   #19
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I know this question is a little ahead of your time-frame, but do you have any idea how much material cost would be?

Great design i might add. quite practical and simple.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:00 PM   #20
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Nice plans, well thought out options. Cupla questions...

How do you plan on entering the tent? Step ladder? What about trailer leveling while camped? Consider this:

BAL Light Trailer Tire Leveler - Item - Camping World

We use one for our pop-up camper, levels the trailer side-to-side and blocks the trailer from rolling at the same time.
Those look pretty handy. My goal is to make the trailer as self contained as possible (if that makes sense). What I mean is that I'd rather have stakes that would drop down from the rear of the frame and have jacks (like a trailer jockey leg w/o the wheel). I think each one would be cheaper than that BAL system. Plus I wouldn't have to have extra stuff floating around in the trailer bed.
I was going to design the legs for stability purposes, but then I decided the trailer wouldn't need it. I didn't consider having to level the trailer, now with that in mind I probably will implement such a feature.

As far has entering the tent, a fold up, collapsing or a simple solid ladder is what I'll use. I should design that too.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:04 PM   #21
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I know this question is a little ahead of your time-frame, but do you have any idea how much material cost would be?

Great design i might add. quite practical and simple.
My best guess would be $6,000 to $8,000. In reality I have no idea though. I think when I actually start the fabrication, this thing will take me at least 6 months to complete. I'll just build as fast as my budget and free time allow.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:32 PM   #22
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What are the dimensions of the trailer?
Back from Thanksgiving and here are the specifications so far:

Length:
Tongue Extended: 13'
Tongue Retracted: 10'

Width:
Body Width: 68"
Body plus fender flares (overall): 75"

Height:
Overall: 56"
Trailer tub bed height: 30"
To Hitch: 22"

Main Cargo tub dimensions:
Width:48"
Length: 60"
Height: 18"
Just the right size to fit an ATV back there.


Weight (these are provided by the solidworks program):
I'll use the appropriate tires, axles, springs and build it to have a GVWR of 3,000lbs.

Fully loaded with water and camping gear: ~2,000 lbs
Minus water and camping gear: 1,580 lbs
No top, water, or sink (utility mode): 1120 lbs
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Unread 12-02-2009, 08:45 PM   #23
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What are you building the frame out of? 2x6x.120 tubing? That almost looks identical to my trailer project. I stole most of my ideas from Overlander though
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Unread 12-03-2009, 12:33 AM   #24
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Looks good, would love to see it after its built!
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I was going to design the legs for stability purposes, but then I decided the trailer wouldn't need it. I didn't consider having to level the trailer, now with that in mind I probably will implement such a feature.

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If all you want to do is "stabilize" the trailer while parked for sleeping, look around for a set of stability jacks off a used Coleman pop-up (tent) trailer. They work well and only take a few seconds to deploy. If you want to "level" the trailer side to side, you'll need something capable of lifting the trailer's weight when fully loaded. That's a whole different problem. I got tired of carrying a bunch of wood boards to level the tires, and the whole "place board, pull forward, check for level, back up and add a board, check for level... " routine.

Good luck, gunna be a nice trailer.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 08:08 PM   #26
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How would you get that sink to drain? Hole in the tailgate? I'm thinking about adding a water tank to my trailer now that I saw yours.... Where would you get that tank from? I can't find any with a low height like that. What are your dimensions on the tank? Thanks
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Unread 12-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #27
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This is pretty sic man! You should manufacture these and leave school instead!!! JK
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Unread 12-07-2009, 04:11 PM   #28
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How would you get that sink to drain? Hole in the tailgate? I'm thinking about adding a water tank to my trailer now that I saw yours.... Where would you get that tank from? I can't find any with a low height like that. What are your dimensions on the tank? Thanks
I haven't tried to find one yet. I'd rather find a plastic one, or maybe use two smaller ones. It doesn't have to be exact to what I planned out in my design, the one on my trailer was more or less just for mock-up and weight messurements.

Anyway, the tank on the trailer is 40"x26"x6". As for the sink, to drain it, I'll have the bottom of the sink declined towards the rear and a little hole in the back to attach a hose that will drain the water into the gray water tank. I might have to another pump to accomplish this, but I'll figure that one out when I get there.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:30 PM   #29
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amazing work on designing that.
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