2fpower's going to build a camping trailer

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  1. 2fpower

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    Spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do the front kick out/ step 1B61222D-C641-4A26-930B-1B880752E73F.jpeg 63F26332-8E2F-4380-B521-A20863596397.jpeg F37E1F15-AF0F-4D58-9038-0F6FA09952B1.jpeg


    Finally decided to run it longer than just next to the main box I had some DOM from a metal tech family cage that will need a new bend, but should work great. Thanks @7powernerd for the design help. 70A42044-D6B0-4903-9046-13EA8B2A5D0B.jpeg
     
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    Plan is to make the box out of aluminum. I went to the metal shop to see what thickness I need. I have support on the bottom every 19" by 24"

    They have excess 3/16 sheet aluminum, they are wiling to sell me for the 1/8 price.

    Any thoughts on this decision?

    On one side, with that thick sheet, I would have much less structure needed.... maybe none at all. The metal shop said they could brake the pieces to basically give me angle iron on all corners, then just spool gun it together.

    If my math is correct, 1 sheet of 1/8 aluminum is 85lbs, so 3/16 should be about 127lbs. I need about 4 sheets on this project, so that would be about 168 lbs more. That seems like the only downside.

    @cjmoon interested to know what you think.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Got my son to help flip it over last night, and started to add the rear sections
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    seems like over kill. You talked me into a 3/16 for over the 1/8 for the floor. I'd go thinner than 1/8 on the walls than thicker.
     
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    well, I’m the king of overkill
     
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    Got the kick out bent, Cut and spliced back together ACC1F7CA-3A7E-45FF-98C1-435B5BFBAB7D.jpeg 6C3027DF-376F-40A6-892E-815329FE688F.jpeg CD10D730-FBB5-436B-9263-5BF2B19FAD4C.jpeg

    Then started looking at what to use for the traction on these little steps 06F6B7F5-915A-4292-A0C1-E082397EBFD8.jpeg C57193EA-7A25-4C10-99A1-2086C7A09877.jpeg
     
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    ok, question to the masses. was looking at boxes to attach to the side of the trailer, above the fender and found under truck boxes are almost what would be perfect, but they are a little deep.... easy enough to cut down and reweld.

    Just wondering if anyone found a company that makes them about 12" deep.

    Here is the one on the peanut....
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    on the turtleback.....
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    all aluminum one on amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0756VKZQJ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A3C7HHWDKTMXHJ&psc=1

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    Electrical enclosure maybe?
     
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    More progress. Found some dimple plate at my metal supplier, so wanted that for step areas; however, it woudl not feel good to put a knee or sit on, so just used it on the step location. Might go back and add a patch on it on the rear section if needed in a bolt on formation. 57FF873F-B6F3-4C8D-A15E-FECCD0ED36F6.jpeg

    Here is the tube work. Overkill, but will allow me to have no fears about bumping around a tree. 52FFCF50-06DA-4B09-945B-D4CB4067E060.jpeg

    Per the instructions had to reinforce the plate for the suspension. Sorry for cruddy welds. Very hot welds, so no fear about them ever breaking. Much grinding is needed. Also added the quarter circles for the mounting points for the main box.
    2B805291-69FA-48FC-B412-D53BCC619E7B.jpeg and at this point, all the major fabwork is done for the trailer steel structure. Need to drill holes for some side marker lights and add some tube for wire channels.

    My plan is to clean it up nice and then take it to get galvanized.
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    Man, she's nice and stout. I like it and good call on the galvanizing. If you don't mind posting up the process and cost, I think that's the way to go, but I always worry about welding to it down the road. I change my mind a lot. :)
     
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    Done with frame. C441CD00-6DE6-4A19-BE31-D5792C2C7906.jpeg 7246CCDB-BD7A-49B9-8F86-A240ECE8C417.jpeg
     
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    @kc_chevota Grabbed all the parts I needed to make the hitch. Started putting this together, however think I’m going to mimic @cjmoon version. Here is Jess‘s version. Don’t get confused the side nearest my foot he Made two ends on it. The first side was looser than he wanted, so he flipped it around and did the other. 1D82B643-DD57-4A72-9454-F721686A089F.jpeg
    Instead of the two bushing method, Rob made these ends
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    Here is @cjmoon version end D3271028-824D-463C-82D2-DDEB674F0E9F.jpeg
     
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    Just to document. 1.5” OD .25” wall DOM. Cut to 1.5” width using the same 1” bolt welded with a coller made out of the same DOM
     
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    Spent 30 minutes on call with Daystar today trying to find that bushing.... never came up with it.
     
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    17431D1F-1B0C-4EB5-B119-87E778A2F125.jpeg 12AAD9B8-DB83-41F0-989A-B7CDE0D646E7.jpeg 401FA376-9F6D-4BB8-9FE0-EC22876639D6.jpeg That is such bs. Here are 4 part numbers all the same thing some with Greese passages some without. Not sure which brand is which. All Jeep cj/yj shackle end front or rear 1978-1995. They way companies try to make there product not seam universal is BS. Rant over.

    I did cut them down to shorten for my coupler application.
     
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    Are those all 5/8 ID?
     
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    Very cool, sub'd!
     
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    Been working on the hitch.

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