5Overland Trailer build

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Starting to make progress on this build so I figured I would start to document. Trailer was purchased from a local guy that built six trailers with military beds and a custom chasis. I picked this one because it had the military bed, which I knew would be stout.

The day we picked it up.
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So far, I have replaced the axle with a Timbren 3500HD axleless suspension, matched the wheels and tires, and purchased the water tanks.
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Decided to make my own door. I can't believe how expensive doors are! Almost down with exterior framing.

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Picked up this gem the other day. Kitchen is set. Just need to build a box for it.
 
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Starting to make progress on this build so I figured I would start to document. Trailer was purchased from a local guy that built six trailers with military beds and a custom chasis. I picked this one because it had the military bed, which I knew would be stout.

The day we picked it up.
View attachment 2015132

So far, I have replaced the axle with a Timbren 3500HD axleless suspension, matched the wheels and tires, and purchased the water tanks.
View attachment 2015141

View attachment 2015145
How much was the Timbren?
 

1sar39

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I agree on the cost of doors. They're pretty big bucks when you're trying to keep it cheap during a diy project. I made my own and learned a few things. The main thing is your weather stripping. Get the weather stripping first, before you build. I ordered some after the build only to find out it was way too tight, and not letting the door close. I ended up using a self adhesive seal that has been working great. Look for some full mortise hinges, too. The ones I got have been solid. 1000's of open/ close and still tight. Hit me up and I can give you dimensions, ideas, ect...
 
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