"OFF DUTY OVERLAND" teardrop trailer

Discussion in 'Trailer Tech' started by 1sar39, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. ntsqd

    ntsqd technerd

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    I think tongue jacks are overkill and too much weight in the wrong place. With a little practice you can set the rear stabilizers to level the trailer side to side as you use the tongue jack to level fore/aft.
     
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  2. 1sar39

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    Got the 100w renogy solar panel (hinged on top so can tilt up if needed), charge controller, and a 100ah battery installed.
    All I'm running is a handful of led lights, and a couple fans. I have a lot to learn about solar... all I know now is that I can run everything I have now from dusk till bedtime and have plenty of battery left. What I used at night, the panel tops up the battery by mid morning. Going for a second camping trip this weekend for 2 nights. Going to run an inverter for the 19in led tv and bluray player during this upcoming trip and see how it all does. Only plan on one movie at night for the kids.

    Got the rtt for the kids, too. Tepui Kukenam 3 Sky. Got a good deal on craigslist. Looks like it was never used, and the kids love it! 20180708_180919.jpg
     
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    Just curious about some of the details. What's the weight of the setup, not including rtt? Any issues with the weight transfer after removing the 2'?

    I'm really liking your setup, but would want to do some kind of poptop style roof (westfalia or similar). Your trailer is giving me tons of ideas for what I want to do with mine, eventually.
     
  4. 1sar39

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    I haven't been to the scales to weigh this thing yet, but I would think it's under 1500#'s ready to camp. My 100 series LX pulls it easily, and stops fine, even without trailer brakes (soon to be added).

    No I'll effects removing 2' off the rear, but the trailer frame served as a material/ trash trailer for the past 12yrs, and can't really compare it. The way its setup, I have the battery, bbq, stove, ect under the galley. I dragged it going 65/70mph and it tracks smooth and straight, even after dodging some lettuce boxes in the highway..

    For a diy setup, I'm really happy with it. Were actually out camping in it right now. If you can build one, do it! Theyre so much fun to build. The mrs is meeting us tonight for her first stay in the drop. It'll be the final test for this thing. Just hoping it passes! Lol!
     
  5. Stowersranch1

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    Great job on the build. Wonderful fit and finish. I am currently building a similar trailer and Am wondering how you attached interior wood panels to the steel frame.

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  6. 1sar39

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    I used sikaflex 252, and a few self drilling screws here and there. I put some wood filler putty over the screws and stained the panels. You cant see where I put screws unless you look for them. Seems to be holding up so far.
     
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    Thanks! I will give it a try
     
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