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06-28-2020 12:04 PM
landercj7 good luck finding one. but they are cool
06-28-2020 06:04 AM
Submariner
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Originally Posted by ECJ-7 View Post
I've been thinking about building an offroad trailer to match my CJ, is anyone else in the process or would want to build one? I'd like to toss around some ideas. I'm thinking all steel, 5' wide to match the CJ7 body, and 6' long. And I was thinking I would use a CJ tailgate both front and rear so If I wanted to haul a little lumber I could drop both ends. And of-course matching wheels and tires. And the accessories are pretty much endless, Tent,camping gear,spare tire,water and fuel, propane tank, tool box. You name it.

Eric

If you want a trialer that matchs a cj 5 look for a M-416. 1/4 ton trailer that was made for the military to follow a cj where it it can go..That is if you can find one.
06-27-2020 11:26 AM
Jack61 A little more progress
05-25-2020 04:28 AM
ECJ-7
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Why not go with a 3500 lb axle? I doubt a CJ would handle that much weight in most places anyway so you'd be overbuilt. To me a more sensible load would be under 1000 lbs. anyway.
I actually picked up a pallet of concrete mix with mine last summer on the tilt-bed. I'm guessing it was 4K with the trailer weight. That's why I decided it needed trailer brakes. I have the twin stick setup, so I split shifted to get it going which was fine, but it did not want to stop.

Judging by the way it handled the concrete I'm thinking it should be closer to that 1000 lb capacity you mentioned.

It's more of a fun project than a necessity, I have the tilt-bed and my F-150 to tow heavy loads with.
05-23-2020 05:01 PM
RARECJ8 before i was infected with the CJ sickness, I was a toyota guy. *(i know...i know). For the pack mule trailer added an entire toyota front end. spare steering components, hubs, u name it, it was a rolling spare parts pile. Thankfully never needed anything. But its an option,
05-23-2020 03:42 PM
Jim1611 Why not go with a 3500 lb axle? I doubt a CJ would handle that much weight in most places anyway so you'd be overbuilt. To me a more sensible load would be under 1000 lbs. anyway.
05-23-2020 03:38 AM
ECJ-7 I decided to add electric brakes to my tilt-bed, so while I'm at it I'll spec out the axle for the Jeep Trailer Project and get that ordered. That should motivate me to start my build. First thing I will have to decide is suspension. I'm thinking a simple leaf setup but not sure what I want for carry capacity I'll have to think about it for a bit.
05-20-2020 05:42 PM
Jack61
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Originally Posted by ECJ-7 View Post
No fun if you buy it...
You would still need to modify it. Not going very many places unless you drag it.
05-20-2020 04:13 PM
ECJ-7
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Originally Posted by jeepdaddy2000 View Post
A ready made option would be a jumping jack trailer. They are super rugged. You can use them as a utility trailer or install a "camping pod" which is a tent insert and load the top. They are a bit spendy, but probably no more than a military trailer or custom job.
No fun if you buy it...
05-20-2020 05:30 AM
jeepdaddy2000 A ready made option would be a jumping jack trailer. They are super rugged. You can use them as a utility trailer or install a "camping pod" which is a tent insert and load the top. They are a bit spendy, but probably no more than a military trailer or custom job.
05-20-2020 03:08 AM
ECJ-7 Just thought I would add an idea that isn't mine, years ago one of the guys that used a trailer on the beach set it up with a sound system and lights, and powered it off a couple of deep cell batteries, he charged it by using a live rear axle to drive an alternator under the bed. I though that was a pretty cool idea.
05-18-2020 01:56 PM
devildog80 There is another idea!
And sure someone with the $$'s, knowledge, and shop space, will eventually share their finished project with us, like those above
Nice job to all.
05-17-2020 02:30 PM
ECJ-7
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Originally Posted by devildog80 View Post
My dream is to make an off road trailer, with electric drive at the wheels. All the bells & whistles you all want or have done with camping beds, pop out grills, food storage, tanks for this/that, etc, but with positive ground power capabilities to assist when in a tough spot.
Modern technology, get a couple electric drive hubs rigged up, that would coast free when on the road, but when off road and need that little push/pull, you could control the trailer axle drive with a remote/switch/something from the cab. Maybe a joy stick control to regulate power as needed to each wheel? Rig up a rear winch too, and trailer could pull itself out of the way. If remote, you could use it to move the trailer around, when not connected to the truck, as it would have its own onboard battery system. Or, could have a wired control on the trailer, like electric/hydraulic dump trailers use, but directional so you could work both wheels with one control to turn L/R back/forward.
Would make the trailer into a positive system back there, instead of just a rolling anchor
How about using a front axle with locking hubs and make it hydraulic drive.
04-11-2020 03:15 PM
devildog80 My dream is to make an off road trailer, with electric drive at the wheels. All the bells & whistles you all want or have done with camping beds, pop out grills, food storage, tanks for this/that, etc, but with positive ground power capabilities to assist when in a tough spot.
Modern technology, get a couple electric drive hubs rigged up, that would coast free when on the road, but when off road and need that little push/pull, you could control the trailer axle drive with a remote/switch/something from the cab. Maybe a joy stick control to regulate power as needed to each wheel? Rig up a rear winch too, and trailer could pull itself out of the way. If remote, you could use it to move the trailer around, when not connected to the truck, as it would have its own onboard battery system. Or, could have a wired control on the trailer, like electric/hydraulic dump trailers use, but directional so you could work both wheels with one control to turn L/R back/forward.
Would make the trailer into a positive system back there, instead of just a rolling anchor
04-11-2020 03:01 AM
RARECJ8 My homebrew trailer. 8 lug spindles to match jeep.
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