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    Really cool idea. Looks awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickyken View Post
    About 10,000 into it?
    Oh, Gawd no. Nowhere close to that. We are not rich. We reused lots, scrounged used parts and materials with many trips to the Restore and months of scrounging on kijiji. It's still not done. We are going to spend the winter finishing the inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUD DAWG View Post
    Very cool.

    What does the whole trailer weigh before the Jeep? Do you notice a big difference if the Jeep isn't on there? I'm just thinking about the pin weight.
    I don't have a proper scale weights yet as it is still being worked on. I have a pretty good idea on the weights based on the components and the old trailer weights. And yes, the pin weight is heavy. Just the way I like it. Pin weight should be around 4K which will be up a little from the old trailer. I can't really feel a difference in pin weight whether jeep is on it or not and the trailer doesn't really get driven around without the jeep on it. It is certainly in the realm of a dually only trailer. It's too heavy to be pulled safely with a single wheel for sure. The old trailer was the same.

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    Our Toy Hauler Build

    From the looks of it, the Jeep would lighten the pin weight a bit, and you could load the Jeep backwards if you wanted it even lighter, but as is, it's nice to have the heavy part of the Jeep sitting on the trailer tires. And I hope no one ever tries that with a SRW.

    Is it all done? What's the total length (truck and trailer)? If you get another truck, skip the MDT and get a big rig converted to a motor home with a single axle. That's my dream setup as soon as the lotto hits
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Quote Originally Posted by CTD NUT View Post


    Loaded up and ready to go for the first trip.

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    That has gotta turn a lotta head going down the road! Now the trailer just needs a custom paintjob/decaling to make people think you are some big deal. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverKill View Post
    make people think you are some big deal
    think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUD DAWG View Post
    From the looks of it, the Jeep would lighten the pin weight a bit, and you could load the Jeep backwards if you wanted it even lighter, but as is, it's nice to have the heavy part of the Jeep sitting on the trailer tires. And I hope no one ever tries that with a SRW.
    I definitely don't want to lighten the pin weight and add axle weight. I like it just the way it is. There is only a 500 LB difference between the front and rear axle weights on the heep, anyway. So, the difference would negledgible at best.

    And yes, people try to pull huge toy haulers all the time with SRW's. The toy hauler companies even attempt to cater to the SRW crowd by keeping pin weights lighter than they should be and adding a 3rd axle on the bigger trailers.


    Quote Originally Posted by MUD DAWG View Post
    Is it all done? What's the total length (truck and trailer)? If you get another truck, skip the MDT and get a big rig converted to a motor home with a single axle. That's my dream setup as soon as the lotto hits
    No, it's not done by a long shot. It will be an ongoing work in progress this winter.

    Overall length is about 55'.

    A big rig would be fun for the wow factor but the reality is the extreme limitation of mobility of big truck once you leave the pavement is a deal breaker for us. We need a 4WD vehicle that has some mobility once the pavement ends and is reasonably manuverable and recoverable with other vehicles. Anything bigger than a 1 ton DRW is likely to cause more problems than any benefits it could possibly add. If we just needed a straight highway cruiser a big rig would be awesome.

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    Confused with why you included ramps......lol nice work!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverKill View Post
    That has gotta turn a lotta head going down the road! Now the trailer just needs a custom paintjob/decaling to make people think you are some big deal. Lol
    You mean we are not a big deal now?






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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Money View Post
    Confused with why you included ramps......lol nice work!!!
    I thought it would be nice to make getting on and off of the trailer uneventful....getting old, I guess. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTD NUT View Post
    I thought it would be nice to make getting on and off of the trailer uneventful....getting old, I guess. Lol
    Ya...scramble the eggs while still in the fridge...

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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Quote Originally Posted by CTD NUT View Post
    You mean we are not a big deal now?






    .....kidding. Lol
    I was waiting for that... Lol you know what I meant!

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    Cheyenne, the big rigs might get stuck more, but most places you go to will have 10-15 guys with winches. Of course they'll first take 30 pictures of their Jeeps pulling out a semi

    BTW did you register the trailer as an RV or just utility? If RV, did they ask for proof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUD DAWG View Post
    Cheyenne, the big rigs might get stuck more, but most places you go to will have 10-15 guys with winches. Of course they'll first take 30 pictures of their Jeeps pulling out a semi
    Yeah...I don't need any help looking foolish!


    Quote Originally Posted by MUD DAWG View Post
    BTW did you register the trailer as an RV or just utility? If RV, did they ask for proof?
    It's registered as an RV Travel Trailer. They did not ask for proof.

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    I am in awe of your skill and determination. You always put forth some of the most creative work I've seen.

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    Thanks cowboy17, I did find a decent one at Value Village for a whopping 25bux! However, may take ya up on the offer if I happen to add this one to my broken machine stock pile
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