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Unread 11-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #46
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Thanks. Just sold my Airstream trailer tonight so I'm going to be able to justify putting some money into turning it into a well equipped camp trailer now. I can't wait.

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Unread 12-05-2009, 11:40 AM   #47
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I’ve got a basic outline on what I want to do, but I’d like to get feedback on any of these products if anyone is familiar with them. Or suggestions for products that may be better than the ones I have picked out. I’m trying to do this without going way overboard so price is a heavy consideration. So here’s my plan so far:

I’m going to have a strong metal lid made. It is going to be hinged at the front so it can be easily removed for daily (not camping) use. I am a horrible artist, but here’s the basic idea (blue represents hinges and brackets, grey is the sheet of metal):

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It will be able to open up and 2 rods will slide into brackets on the lid and on the tongue of the trailer to support the weight of the lid. Something like this:

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I’ll have brackets on the lid and on the trailer that will be positioned to support the feet of a double Tent Cot:

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I know the Tent Cot could just as easily be set up on the ground, but I kind of like the idea of having it up on the trailer. I may come to my senses and drop the idea. I’m also going to come up with some option for a side mounted cooking/prep surface and an awning.

The end result will be an offroad trailer that has about everything a $10,000+ Tentrax trailer has for about $2800 or so…plus I’ll have my generator (not included in the Tentrax estimate or mine since I already have it) and my factory 19 gallon fuel tank with electiric pump mounted underneath.

Items I’ll need to buy:
Coleman High-Pressure Propane Hose and Adapter Coleman - 5-ft (1.52-m) High-Pressure Propane Hose Adapter - (To be able to run small propane appliances off of the large tank)
3 Five Gallon coleman water carriers Coleman - 5-gallon Water Carrier - (I have one now so need 2 more)
BlackCat™ Catalytic Heater with InstaStart™ Technology Coleman - BlackCat Catalytic Heater with InstaStart Technology - (This is going pretty cheap as far as a heater goes, but my plan is to just use it to keep the chill off on REALLY cold nights. I’ll set it up in the trailer below the tent, turn it on and let the heat just keep the chill off. Not sure if it will work or not. May have to step up and go with something better if I ever want the wife to come along)
Zodi Hotman Extreme shower with stove: Zodi Hotman Extreme S/C Shower : Cabela's
Portable Environmental Toilet compete kit: Cabela's -- Portable Environmental Toilet™ & Accessories (pretty self explanatory this one)

Items I already own:
Honda EU3000i Handi Generator
Coleman grill
20lb propane tanks
Kamp Rite Double Tent Cot
ARB Fridge
Odyssey battery


I'm open to any suggestions. Still toying around with a few ideas buy I will start going on it this month so I need to make some final decisions. Sorry for my hideous MS Paint work in those pictures.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 12:01 PM   #48
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Wow. Too bad I don't really need one. haha
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Unread 12-05-2009, 12:35 PM   #49
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Found a LJ tub last weekend that the guy is willing to let go for $100. After Christmas I'm going to likely go pick it up and finally finish my trailer build...
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Unread 04-14-2010, 05:49 PM   #50
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Damn, now I wish I would have left it black so it would go with the TJ or the JK. I don't think this would look quite as slick behing a blue Jeep...

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Unread 04-20-2010, 04:18 PM   #51
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Awesome trailer. I scanned all the pages, but didn't see any reference to the axle. Do you have any info on the axle & suspension?
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Unread 05-14-2010, 03:26 PM   #52
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Wow, after seeing this in Rescue Green I'm tempted to keep my M416 and put some time into it. Check my sig for what I'm talking about.
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Unread 05-14-2010, 08:43 PM   #53
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I have a LJ back half and frame if you want to build one of these cheap in Va beach even has a A-frame pasts diamond plate custom axle all it needs is someone with time and a welder.
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Unread 05-27-2010, 09:45 AM   #54
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Bricktop, I was just thinking up some ideas on building an offroad trailer and it looks like you beat me on just about everything I came up with. You'll definitely be my inspiration when the time comes and I may be bugging you with questions eventually.

Something to consider is using a removable cross bar setup so that you can attach and remove the rooftop tent. Here's a link to a trailer build I found that illustrates the crossbar system. I know I saw a trailer top tent in the $5-600 range so keep looking. The only real difference I could see was a shorter ladder. Keep up the good work and updates.

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classicinjectio Do you still have the Back half and frame?
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Unread 06-16-2011, 06:14 PM   #56
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Gone

Gave it away after I found this

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Unread 06-17-2011, 09:11 PM   #57
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Mentioned these mods in new threads but never updated here. I installed a factory fuel tank back in the trailer, wired up the fuel pump, hooked up a hose, and now I have a mobile 19 gallon filling station.
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That is a great idea! I think you just sold me on the jeep tub trailer vs the military trailer idea. Really great idea!

Did you rig it for the brakes to work on the trailer. I assume the rest is just like the under side of a jeep, coil springs shocks axle...etc. Looks great!!
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Unread 06-18-2011, 01:16 PM   #58
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Trailer CDN M101

No I was lazy, I left the stock suspension under the trailer. I did change out the brake drums to match the stock wheels and put a set of Wrangler taillights on the rear. I wired the trailer with extra set of marker lights near the front and the back up lights come on when I shift the Jeep into reverse. Since I wanted to use the stock wheels I had to install a 1" spacer and take out a little bit of material on the wheel so the grease cap would fit. Drives like a dream
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Unread 06-18-2011, 01:18 PM   #59
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This was the inspiration for my tub project but I got in over my head.

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Mentioned these mods in new threads but never updated here. I installed a factory fuel tank back in the trailer, wired up the fuel pump, hooked up a hose, and now I have a mobile 19 gallon filling station.
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Haven't been over here on JF in a while. Debating selling this trailer. Probably worth about $1500 or so. Pretty sweet trailer. If there's any interest, drop me a PM. I need something bigger and have my eye on a 12x6 enclosed trailer. Not nearly as cool, but a little more useful for what I need.
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