What did you do with your trailer this weekend?

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If we keep it long term, the plan is to.........

I would highly recommend putting some good long leaf springs and shocks under it at a minimum. My teardrop was running pretty standard trailer springs for about 15yrs and its like a new trailer both on and off the road after putting FJ60 leafs and some simple shocks under it. It is soooooo smooth now! No bouncing what so ever. Probably the best mod I have ever done to it. If you ever want to see it in person, let me know. I live in the Springs and am in Denver often.
 
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This is about 3 weekends of camping now. We camped in the Black Hills, Big Horn National Forrest, Crazy Creek, Pebble Creek YNP and Colter Bay, GTNP
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I would highly recommend putting some good long leaf springs and shocks under it at a minimum. My teardrop was running pretty standard trailer springs for about 15yrs and its like a new trailer both on and off the road after putting FJ60 leafs and some simple shocks under it. It is soooooo smooth now! No bouncing what so ever. Probably the best mod I have ever done to it. If you ever want to see it in person, let me know. I live in the Springs and am in Denver often.
Thanks for the suggestion! I was thinking some mini-truck leaf springs would be a good match (maybe take out a leaf). What kind of shocks do you use for a light trailer?

I wont make you drag your camper up here, but we might hit you up some time when we head down south :)
 

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Thanks for the suggestion! I was thinking some mini-truck leaf springs would be a good match (maybe take out a leaf). What kind of shocks do you use for a light trailer?

I wont make you drag your camper up here, but we might hit you up some time when we head down south :)
I think mini truck springs would be just fine. I was lucky enough to run across some FJ60 springs for a song, but if that didn't happen I would have done any spring longer than about 40", then just add/remove leafs to get the height you want.

I know a bunch of guys running these - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000COSAGA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
so I followed suit.
 
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I think mini truck springs would be just fine. I was lucky enough to run across some FJ60 springs for a song, but if that didn't happen I would have done any spring longer than about 40", then just add/remove leafs to get the height you want.

I know a bunch of guys running these - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000COSAGA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
so I followed suit.
I have my FJ62 leaf springs. Would those work under a popup camper you think?
 

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I have my FJ62 leaf springs. Would those work under a popup camper you think?
I bet they would. If I had those I’d use them for sure. Nice thing is that they are 2.5” width so there’s tons of brackets out there to make them work.
 
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A wire lift is something I saw was used to raise “popup” campers. I figured it might work to raise my rtt from low while driving to higher than my head in camp.

In my build thread I have more more details, a few drawings and photos.

The 4x6 expo trailer build.
 
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Two weeks ago, bought an A-liner. Last week, dragged the A-liner to Yellowstone (convinced the wife to go with a little buddy heater and a CO alarm). This week, sold the hiker and put the A-liner in storage at the rental house.

The A-liner is a little heavier and much lower to the ground--definitely not off-road friendly at all in stock form. It is the stripped down version with no furnace, no fridge, no water tanks, etc, and is definitely lighter than the one we got rid of last year. It has a nice torsion axle that really smooths things out, and I think lifting it a few inches will be as simple as two blocks of rectangle tubing between the frame and axle mounts. This thing is kinda big and unwieldy for my tastes, but the overall dimensions are actually very similar to the hiker. Really it's for the wife, not for me, so whatever makes her happy.

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lifting it a few inches will be as simple as two blocks of rectangle tubing between the frame and axle mounts
It will be easy. 2x2x1/4 is normally a perfect fit. Last one I helped on was a Casita and using the blocks worked perfectly.

Man....I love the Teton's and Yellowstone, your pics make me want to go back:(
 
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