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post #196 of 2756 Old 05-15-2012, 09:41 PM
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Here what I used

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post #197 of 2756 Old 05-15-2012, 09:42 PM
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here what i used

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Nice job. I've been looking at this trailer and one similar at Northern Tool.
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post #199 of 2756 Old 05-20-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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I started a separate thread about the Alaska/Canada trip we'll be heading out on this week with the Jeep and mini-trailer. Here's the link: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/a.../#post13599835 It's under "Trail Reports & Pictures".

We'll be heading out soon! We started loading the trailer this weekend. It sure holds a lot of stuff; no way we could take near this much stuff without the trailer.
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post #200 of 2756 Old 05-31-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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The Jeep and Trailer in the Yukon Territory, Canada. So far, so good. And so far the pintle hitch set-up is working perfectly.
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post #201 of 2756 Old 06-05-2012, 02:36 PM
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The thread is awesome, it has really inspired me to work on my trailer. I have a HF trailer allot like the black trailer but it came with galvanized sides I got it about 4-5 years ago. It needs some work I have to replace the floor I'm thinking about steel or diamond plate and then bed lining it. Just put the jack on the front I'll try to keep things updated.

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post #202 of 2756 Old 06-06-2012, 10:35 AM
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The galvanized sided trailer is what I started with too.

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post #203 of 2756 Old 06-07-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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On my black trailer, the bed frame is exactly 40" x 50". Is that the same as your galvanized side trailers?
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The Jeep and Trailer in the Yukon Territory, Canada. So far, so good. And so far the pintle hitch set-up is working perfectly.
Is that a RTT?
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post #206 of 2756 Old 06-09-2012, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Is that a RTT?
No; the trailer has a vinyl liner with a vinyl cover. If you go back a page or two in this thread it will tell you more about it. I agree though, it does look like we have a RTT.

Inside the trailer is all our camping gear (minus luggage, sleeping bags, pillows, etc.). The tent is 10x13' so we can have two large Army-type cots inside and have room under our cots to put our luggage. It really works out great. For two big guys (~200 lbs each) I don't think a RTT would really work for us. We're able to get the tent set up and taken down fairly quickly.

Check out our travel link at http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/a.../#post13599835 for more info on our set-up (plenty of pictures of our camp set-up).
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post #207 of 2756 Old 06-09-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Mine is 55x35
I think those are different type frames as the 4' trailer types I wrote about. Mine measures 40x50"; the red HF type measure 40.5x48".

Other than the axle spring center to centers are probably different than mine, the same type of modifications should work. Please post pictures if you modify your trailers from stock!

I know I keep saying it, but there's no way we could have brought what we wanted to on this Alaska/Canada trip if we didn't have the trailer.
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I havent updated my build in a while. Here are some more current pics of the build.
Any close-ups of the hinge for the lid?
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post #209 of 2756 Old 06-15-2012, 11:00 AM
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I don't have any pics of the hinges but can take some when I get back home and ge the trailer out of storage. I made them with tube and all thread. I can open the lid and slide it off to have an open top trailer as well.

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post #210 of 2756 Old 06-17-2012, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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So we got back from Alaska and Canada on Friday. I'm happy to report the trailer did excellent! The trailer tracked for hours on end at 60 - 70 mph, and tolerated hundreds of miles of dirt/gravel roads with no issues. There's no way we could have brought what we wanted on this three-week Alaska/Canada adventure without the trailer.
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