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Old 03-01-2017, 10:10 PM   #1
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I'm starting a mini off road style camper. Was just curious if anybody has done it one here?
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:13 PM   #2
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Pic of my started project.

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Old 03-01-2017, 11:09 PM   #3
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We have an FJ Cruiser as a play/ weekend ride. I always thought it would be cool to have a matching camp trailer to pull behind it. Maybe someday...


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Old 03-02-2017, 06:42 AM   #4
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Great idea, but if it's going to be a true off road camper, you might want/need to put a bigger axle on it with spindles that can mount larger tires. I'd enjoy following this build.
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:46 AM   #5
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I think someone did a tear drop style on here, years back? In for your build!
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:57 AM   #6
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We have an FJ Cruiser as a play/ weekend ride. I always thought it would be cool to have a matching camp trailer to pull behind it. Maybe someday...


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That looks really nice!

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Old 03-02-2017, 06:59 AM   #7
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Great idea, but if it's going to be a true off road camper, you might want/need to put a bigger axle on it with spindles that can mount larger tires. I'd enjoy following this build.
It will not see anything crazy. The axle is a 3500lb setup. The trailer should way around 1k maybe a little more.

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Old 03-02-2017, 02:53 PM   #8
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Here is a trailer my step son biulds and sells.
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:57 PM   #9
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:59 PM   #10
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Here is a trailer my step son biulds and sells.
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Clint that's is awesome! Does your son have a website?

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Old 03-02-2017, 03:25 PM   #11
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To get some more ideas on your build and generate some interest among their members in what you are building, you should sign up as a member of expedition portal. A lot of folks out there really into boondocking and exploring with small and off road capable campers and trailers.

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Old 03-02-2017, 03:42 PM   #12
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To get some more ideas on your build and generate some interest among their members in what you are building, you should sign up as a member of expedition portal. A lot of folks out there really into boondocking and exploring with small and off road capable campers and trailers.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I have signed up on another forum called tiny teardrop and travel trailers. I will check them out!

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Old 03-02-2017, 05:18 PM   #13
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That's a great forum with lots of info. I lurk a lot to see what others are building.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:28 PM   #14
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I got a lot of ideas for mine from TT&T. In for the build.


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Old 03-03-2017, 10:58 AM   #15
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Clint that's is awesome! Does your son have a website?

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Yes sir.

http://www.ethosoffroad.com/
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:16 PM   #16
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:10 AM   #17
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I am really digging that trailer. Might have to start a new penny jar and save a little to get one.

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Old 03-05-2017, 03:20 PM   #18
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Surfing the net today at the end of shift I came across this and remembered your thread. I'm thinking this might be something I'll tackle in the next year if I continue to hunt out west.

http://sawtoothent.com/
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:09 AM   #19
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Surfing the net today at the end of shift I came across this and remembered your thread. I'm thinking this might be something I'll tackle in the next year if I continue to hunt out west.

http://sawtoothent.com/
Looks like a fun project! I thought about doing the pop-up style but I wanted to get it done this year... lol

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Old 03-06-2017, 09:11 AM   #20
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I got the main frame completed and took it for a spin around the block. I have small spare tires on it for now.
I started on the fenders last night. This is currently how it sits.

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Old 03-12-2017, 09:31 PM   #21
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I love the idea of building your own camper! It make life tht much more explorable
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:34 PM   #22
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This is cool. Just need more updates
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:10 AM   #23
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Those 12" tires and wheels will carry a pretty good load if you get the right tires.

Been thinking about building one some day. Prob just a sleeper with some storage and minor area to get out of the rain.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:14 AM   #24
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Very cool! Those things are Suhweet!
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:23 AM   #25
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Sorry not much to update on at the moment. I will get more done this weekend. I did get a set of wheels and tires but they aren't going to work. They are 15x12 wheels with a 5x5.5 bolt pattern. The tires have cracks and the wheels are to deep. I would have to run a lug adapter which would push them out 5" past the fender. I have spent sometime cleaning them up. Got two more to go.

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Old 04-03-2017, 01:34 PM   #26
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I think this is the thread I was thinking about?
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=304653


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Old 04-03-2017, 01:43 PM   #27
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Thanks for the link. Mine has been put on the back burner at the moment. Started a large project.... I got one of the fenders skinned and stopped there. A couple pics of the bigger project.

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Old 04-03-2017, 05:32 PM   #28
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Good luck with your build. I am about to start building a teardrop myself. I have been ordering parts I need and I am picking up an old boat trailer that I am going to use for the frame for my build on Thursday. Mine will be loosely based off of a Kenskill teardrop but it won't be an offroad camper.
I look forward to following your build when you get done with the bigger project you are doing first.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:18 PM   #29
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how is this build coming along?
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:21 PM   #30
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Still on the back burner... I was almost done with the hybrid trailer, but then I got a boat.... it's never ending!!! Made the console and rear deck for the boat. I also reskinned the hybrid trailer.


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Old 07-06-2017, 10:24 PM   #31
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I did a few years ago, here is the thread

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Old 07-06-2017, 10:48 PM   #32
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Here is another site to look at. https://tventuring.com/trailerforum/index.php
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:17 AM   #33
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I'm about to start a similar project as well.
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