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Old 03-13-2015, 12:38 PM
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So the plan is to build an offroad trailer for the tent on a $500 budget. We'll see how close I stay to that, but I do have some wiggle room.

Axle: Chrysler Town & Country with the long springs
Wheels: RAV4 for now, maybe something cooler later
Tires: 265/75/16 Duratracs
Frame: 2"x3"x0.078"
Tongue: 2.5"x2.5"x0.120x8'

I haven't figured out my dimensions yet, but I do know some details

Flip axle for better clearance
Slightly longer straight shackles
2' from bottom of bed to bottom of RTT
As lightweight as possible
Ebrake pull cable for parked stability

I'd like to have trailer braking eventually, but for now I'll pull without. I also want to have drawers, and a more offroad designed hitch than a 2" ball, but it'll do for now.

More pics later.

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Old 03-13-2015, 01:07 PM
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My off road trailer is an old WWII Bantam T3 trailer. The bed is about a 4X6, and has a 500lb capacity. It only had a hand brake as the light payload really doesn't need a travel brake. Good luck with this build, it will be a fun one to watch.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:46 AM
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Awesome Justin. If you ever want to share ideas, I am about halfway through my build. My base is a M416.

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Awesome Justin. If you ever want to share ideas, I am about halfway through my build. My base is a M416.



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Yea man that'd be awesome. I'm buying my frame steel today. What are your overall dimensions?
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"Apollo"-1988 Hilux, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, TO DO: lift, locker.

"RedChili"-1987 Super Beast

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Mine is standard M416. 4x6 at the top but that narrows to about 3.5 X 6 at the bottom.
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Look forward to following this - good luck man!
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:59 AM
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Alright. Got a bunch done last night.
Got the tires mounted on some rav4 steelies.




Cutting...
I used 1/8" 2x3 for the box frame and got the frame all welded up. I'll be doing the tongue tonight and hopefully have it rolling too.





I also got the springs switched. I ended up just drilling out the top plates to accept the centering pin. Now I'll have a high clearance axle! Also easiest spring over swap ever. Wait spring under swap



And thanks to Shotshell again! These projects are much more fun with other people.
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"Squishy"-1988 Red Hilux Standard frame, X-tra cab, locked F&R, 5.29's, 35" tires and a SAS. In Moab STOLEN

"Apollo"-1988 Hilux, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, TO DO: lift, locker.

"RedChili"-1987 Super Beast

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Looks good man, keep up the good work. Just keep thinking lightweight, lightweight, lightweight! Every ounce adds up.
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I'm thinking about what to use for my floor and walls. I considered using a stained wood (cool look, high maintenance) or sheet steel. either way thinking light. Thoughts anyone?
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"Apollo"-1988 Hilux, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, TO DO: lift, locker.

"RedChili"-1987 Super Beast

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Always glad to help.
I'm excited to see this thing come together.



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