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    Camping trailer

    Thought I'd show what i've been building over the winter.
    In the process of building a trailer. The sides are at a shop being painted to match the jeep (free of charge) and it has a custom vinyl top, that i made, that gunggies down to the eyelets on the frame. Its not close to being finished but i needed to use it to pick up some stuff. so i through it together real quick. It has 33" trxus mt's and the inside of the box will be line-x'ed when complete.
    I'll post some more pics in the spring after it get sandblasted, sides and a new coat of epoxy primer.




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    i like the 33s..
    i have thought of building a utility trailer as well to match the Jeep
    what axle did you use?.. and do you have breaks on it?
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    looks good man..

    from the title i expected to see a home-made Camper... and thought. gee this guy must be awfully short.

    lol..

    im also interested in what axle you used
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    I used the 2000lbs axle from pa. I think it was only like $220.
    And no i didnt put brakes on it. i would if i where really gonna take it on the trails and do some hard wheeling with it but more just for looks, few trail clean ups and a place to put the beer and camping supplys.

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    Very nice, alot easier to pack and unpack than stuffing everything in the back of the jeep.

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    id box up those rear light, if u ever have something towards the rear and unhitch theres a chance they could break, trust me i know, my big utility trailer has lights mounted tooo low and ive gone through a few sets, its no fun

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    ^^^ like i said i just through it together to use for the day/week.

    but ya i know what your sayin i plan one setting them higher then in the pic.
    thanks

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    This is the vinyl top i made.....





    folds up nice and small.

    looks werid with the top on missing the sides

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    That looks very good and also functional...
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    Had an "01 TJ wheeled hard so I understand...

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    Like the idea of having spare tires. Any thought of using another D35 axle to match your rear, would have perches for leaf springs and shocks and you could have spare shafts too?

    Good work on making some extra usable space. Is it big enough to pitch a 2 man tent on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beakie View Post
    Like the idea of having spare tires. Any thought of using another D35 axle to match your rear, would have perches for leaf springs and shocks and you could have spare shafts too?

    Good work on making some extra usable space. Is it big enough to pitch a 2 man tent on?

    a spare axle would add an extra 200+ lbs specially with shafts and gears

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    looks good man! what did you build it out of?? metal wise. you have any pics of under neath? was thinking of doing the same thing and looking for ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeL View Post
    a spare axle would add an extra 200+ lbs specially with shafts and gears
    well not sure the weight of the axle in there now, but I would think its about 100lbs. many people carry extra shafts anyway, the added weight shouudn't the that big of a deal. If you have an offroad trailer anyway I would think its for excursions for more than a few days, the added weight of 150-200lbs axle isn't a big deal.
    just my opinion, if I had the skills to build one.

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    beakie- the axle isnt super heavy its just a trailer axle. And the trailer is just for taking all my camping sh*t in. If i were using it on trails then i would prob up grade, but for now im prety sure it will hold my tent, chairs, a few cases of beer, and a few easy trail clean-ups. If i thought i would really need an extra drive shaft, i could just thro one in the trailer. Plus the d35 isent as wide and in that case the box would be above the wheels, and i think that would be alittle tippy.
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    Tazz- this is the axle. i'll try and get a picture of the frame, but for now this is all i have on this computer. As you can see by all the rust, is the reason im sandblasting it and using epoxy primer insted of tremclad. I preped it right the first time but i think there was still some rust on the metal before i painted. Thats after one use up to washago and back!!

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    i was just saying that assuming its a d35 its gonna be one heavy trailer if he used that axle for the trailer some guy on another forum did that and his trailer was in at almost 800lbs before he even put anything on it, and isn't the tow rating of a tj only 1500lbs or something? so that severly cuts into gas and going up hills

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    Like i said this isent close to being done,just needed it for one day, so just remember that.
    i do have covers for the wires and the lights will NOT be where you see them now. i also have fenders to go on as well, although it does make some good rooster tails on the highway when the roads are wet.

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    joel - thats what i was thinking, the weight would kill me in gas. Im trying to keep it as light as posible.

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    looks good corey
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    Neat little trailer. I'm interested in seeing the top you made for it and how it looks once you get it all finished. How much stuff do you think it'll hold?

    I think the tow rating is officially 1000 pounds but unofficially more like 2500 pounds so you should definitely be fine there. Don't know how much gas mileage will be affected, any guess on that?
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