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).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.
Dave this build is fantastic, over here in the UK there is very little info on diy trailers like this, I’m just about to embark on a project very similar to yours! I was wondering if you had any pictures of the entrance door construction & finished I’m interested how the hinges and locks are setup.Thanks! The thing is a blast to camp in.
The skeleton is .065 1x1 square tubing, and side panels are 20ga galvanized sheet metal.
It was a pretty basic build. I was concerned about using the old big tex utility trailer. Ive dragged it well over 1k miles on and off road, and so far so good.
Let me know if you have anymore ?'s. I'll do my best to answer them.
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tom, welcome to this asylum we call mud. trust you'll start a build thread on your little endeavor (official mud welcome)Dave this build is fantastic, over here in the UK there is very little info on diy trailers like this, I’m just about to embark on a project very similar to yours! I was wondering if you had any pictures of the entrance door construction & finished I’m interested how the hinges and locks are setup.
Thanks and I’m so happy I found your build to provide some inspiration!
Hi Dave,Hey Tom, welcome to mud!
Thanks! They're definitely fun to build. The door/ rear hatch was the biggest PITA part of the build. Figuring out how to frame, hinge, latch, and keep out water took a couple weeks trial and error. It ended up being a pretty solid, inexpensive and keeps the water out.
I'll send you some pics I have on this phone to your mailbox. I'll charge up my old phone and look for some more pics that might be useful to you.
Man, if you do build more of these, I'd love to see you document your process on YouTube or something. I'd even pay for it if it was behind a paywall. I'm very interested in building one in this style and it would be great to see some of the finer details in construction.A few friends keep bugging me to build them one.
Sure thing. Unfortunately I got wrapped up in building this thing, and didnt take too many pics of the process. Just let me know what need, and I could draw up a plan. I might have a couple pics, too.Great build.
Mine is going to be very similar to yours. I was going to buy my doors until I saw yours. Would you share some of your details with me. Those look to be within my skill level.