There are loads of fancy adventure trailers out there, with names that conjure images of the plains of Kenya, or the game preserves of Tanzania. Well, they also come with hefty price tags that conjure bankruptcy. I had a choice between building the ultimate off-road trailer and taking my wife to Cabo...so I've decided to compromise. Instead of throwing caution (and loads of money) to the wind, and saying "I don't care how much it costs, install it", I will attempt to do something....different. In tune with the African theme and a penchant for "ghetto fab" mods, I'm dubbing it the "Soweto Project". I recently acquired a very modestly priced Mombasa tent. Using this as a launch point, I will purchase a used utility trailer with which I will build an adventure trailer using the cheapest means and materials available. Scrap parts, craig's list, garage sale items, home-grown, improvised and otherwise jury-rigged items will be welded, bolted, zip-tied or lovingly duct-taped onto this support vehicle, with the ultimate goal of function, low maintenance, and reliability--at minimal cost. I have access to power/air tools, a mig 125 welder, various grinders, sledgehammers, beer, and whatever else I might need to get me to my goal. The off-road ready trailer will eventually be configured with: --Roof top tent (purchased) --Awning/Screen Room --Weatherproof main storage compartment --Side access cargo boxes --2 outside mounted 5-gallon jerry cans --Auxiliary battery --Small generator (I actually already have that) --Camp kitchen, inc. 10 gal. fresh water storage/pump, stove and prep area/cutting board --Auxiliary lighting --Power inverter with at least 2 outlets --I can't think of anything else I'd like to stay within a $1,500 range. I've already spent $400 on the roof tent, and the generator was free. That leaves me with around $1,100 to do the rest. I've got a trailer lined up that might set me back $400. Here we go!!!