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Old 06-27-2022, 08:51 AM   #51
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Trim, fenders mounted up and road ready. All the light housings cleaned, renewed and riveted back into place.

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Just gotta mount the tail-lights and install all the new LED bulbs and it's almost ready for a little road trip!


Oh......and some much needed graphics!
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Old 06-27-2022, 10:34 AM   #52
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put a rubber grommet or something to keep that wire from rubbing and shorting out where in runs inside the trailer
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Old 06-27-2022, 11:05 AM   #53
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put a rubber grommet or something to keep that wire from rubbing and shorting out where in runs inside the trailer
Yes....ordered yesterday with some casing and sealant
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Old 06-27-2022, 03:17 PM   #54
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I hope those tires have enough clearance from the fenders, been on some rough azzed roads in the mountains that might be an issue if there is a lot of travel on that spring setup.
Looks great though. Fold down bunks on the walls would work well and not take up lots of space.
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Old 06-27-2022, 03:41 PM   #55
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I hope those tires have enough clearance from the fenders, been on some rough azzed roads in the mountains that might be an issue if there is a lot of travel on that spring setup.
Looks great though. Fold down bunks on the walls would work well and not take up lots of space.
We're good.....load tested it and shouldn't be an issue. Prolly a little over sprung
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Old 06-27-2022, 03:42 PM   #56
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https://www.offroadelements.com/offr...tary-trailers/

I ordered these fenders for an overlander trailer I have been building. Coated with Linex and mounted. They are sturdy and a great shelf. Just an idea. Good looking trailer.
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Old 06-27-2022, 03:55 PM   #57
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https://www.offroadelements.com/offr...tary-trailers/

I ordered these fenders for an overlander trailer I have been building. Coated with Linex and mounted. They are sturdy and a great shelf. Just an idea. Good looking trailer.
Those look good. We'll prolly build a set next year with rub rails out of tubing.

We are running out of time ( got a list of other projects & honey-do's ) and at at our budget for this year too!

Post up some pics of your trailer!
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Old 06-27-2022, 04:21 PM   #58
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It used to be a construction road sign. Replaced the axel with a 3500lb rated one and then put some big tires on it. Just need to get some better rims. It's small but helps me move the family of 5 pretty much anywhere.
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Old 06-27-2022, 04:37 PM   #59
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It used to be a construction road sign. Replaced the axel with a 3500lb rated one and then put some big tires on it. Just need to get some better rims. It's small but helps me move the family of 5 pretty much anywhere.
That's a sweet little rig!
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Old 06-27-2022, 04:54 PM   #60
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Love the build. We have kicked around the idea but havenít justified it yet. Another year and maybe so
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Old 06-28-2022, 11:44 AM   #61
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We're good.....load tested it and shouldn't be an issue. Prolly a little over sprung
Nice. Looks great so far.
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Old 06-28-2022, 12:07 PM   #62
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This is looking great! You need to hook up another trailer behind that one just to carry John's big ar#$ coffin-sized yeti.
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Old 06-28-2022, 03:07 PM   #63
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This is looking great! You need to hook up another trailer behind that one just to carry John's big ar#$ coffin-sized yeti.
We sold the Mega-Yeti.....had to have a tractor to unload it empty!

A 210qt and a couple 110qts will be permanent fixtures in this trailer
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Old 06-29-2022, 06:33 AM   #64
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We still have the coffin size 210 qt but once its full of ice it isn't moving anywhere.
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:28 AM   #65
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Got the leds lights& plate installed. Had to take her for a spin.....pulls great unloaded, I was a little worried about having to much spring, but it pulls down the bumpy roads just as you'd expect.

Now need to install the bulldog hitch, new fold-up jack and a little paint, then we'll address the tongue basket, interior lighting and the X-track cargo system.

The trailer height worked out exactly as we were hoping. Hopefully the wind drag will be minimal. We're going to experiment with some vortex generators also.
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:35 AM   #66
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That's sweet. Where y'all hunting this year?
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:38 AM   #67
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That's sweet. Where y'all hunting this year?
Colorado!
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Old 06-30-2022, 10:03 AM   #68
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Is there any concern with it being tippy? Im sure when its loaded down that wonít be an issue, but figured I would ask.

At any route, it looks dang nice! Good job so far


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Old 06-30-2022, 10:38 AM   #69
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Is there any concern with it being tippy? Im sure when its loaded down that wonít be an issue, but figured I would ask.

At any route, it looks dang nice! Good job so far


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Naa, don't really see that as an issue. It's footprint is almost as wide as my truck and most of the load will be down on the floor and in the center of the trailer.
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Old 06-30-2022, 10:57 AM   #70
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Is there any concern with it being tippy?
There's a much bigger concern of "tipsy" than tippy with these two.
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:13 AM   #71
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There's a much bigger concern of "tipsy" than tippy with these two.
We've got that covered!
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:18 AM   #72
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Solar panels on top? Trailer rig is looking good. A good test is to pack a cooler with a twelver of glass adult suds and limited ice, tie down cooler in center of trailer and hit some rough roads. Give you an idea of the bouncing breaking point of items in your trailer. I did it with mine and I was only able to break two.
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:27 AM   #73
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Solar panels on top? Trailer rig is looking good. A good test is to pack a cooler with a twelver of glass adult suds and limited ice, tie down cooler in center of trailer and hit some rough roads. Give you an idea of the bouncing breaking point of items in your trailer. I did it with mine and I was only able to break two.
Great idea! I'll use one of Johns coolers for that test.

I'm not sure what John's plan is for the solar/electrical set up.....maybe he can chime in.
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:39 AM   #74
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For the record, I used a twelver of High Life, as its basically disposable barely potable yellow water.
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:51 AM   #75
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"Wind drag" for a 5' wide, 5' tall trailer??? You dodge guys...maybe fold your tough guy mirrors out!
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Old 06-30-2022, 12:00 PM   #76
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"Wind drag" for a 5' wide, 5' tall trailer??? You dodge guys...maybe fold your tough guy mirrors out!
It's about 2500 miles round trip, and with fuel prolly close to $6/gal by then (FJB)....any improvement is welcome.

Trailer is narrow enough that the mirrors can stay in the "non-pronoun position "
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Old 06-30-2022, 12:12 PM   #77
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this is AWESOME.
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Old 06-30-2022, 01:10 PM   #78
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I'd be more worried about the blow over risk , I think that is the tippy part he is referring to maybe.
Looks great to me.
Keep the load balanced or it will fish tail at higher speed, we had a 5x8 that did anyway if not loaded right. Your 5x10 maybe much more stable though.
Solar sounds like a great idea.
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I'd be more worried about the blow over risk , I think that is the tippy part he is referring to maybe.
Looks great to me.
Keep the load balanced or it will fish tail at higher speed, we had a 5x8 that did anyway if not loaded right. Your 5x10 maybe much more stable though.
Solar sounds like a great idea.

Yes I was thinking high winds. Not sure what winter is like in the mountains there, but I know certain places it can blow pretty good.


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Old 06-30-2022, 02:27 PM   #80
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Ahh,,,,side walls are less the 5' tall.....shouldn't be a factor
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Old 07-04-2022, 10:08 AM   #81
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Added a little flair
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Old 07-04-2022, 10:31 AM   #82
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The only part that matters .
Looks like you've already added about 25hp
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Old Yesterday, 09:21 AM   #83
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The only part that matters .
Looks like you've already added about 25hp
Was thinking closer to 50hp with the dpf delete
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:Will that dodge pull that monster ?
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:Will that dodge pull that monster ?
Yup.....and still get close to 20mpg!
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Old Yesterday, 11:51 AM   #86
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First time opening this thread.

Dang I’ve been missing out! This thing looks great.
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Old Yesterday, 12:24 PM   #87
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Ahh,,,,side walls are less the 5' tall.....shouldn't be a factor
If there are light weight trailer or vehicle restrictions on a highway due to high winds that trailer may take off like a kite. Blow overs are the issue with high crosswinds.

Looks great with the decals. Just load everything low or on the floor for travel.
It will go almost anywhere on the FS roads too I bet.
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If there are light weight trailer or vehicle restrictions on a highway due to high winds that trailer may take off like a kite. Blow overs are the issue with high crosswinds.

Looks great with the decals. Just load everything low or on the floor for travel.
It will go almost anywhere on the FS roads too I bet.
If someone is elk hunting in conditions that can blow this trailer into the sky "like a kite", they have much larger issues to resolve.... LOL

Absolutely love this build OP!!!
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OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

Motivates me to refurbish our hunting trailer.
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If someone is elk hunting in conditions that can blow this trailer into the sky "like a kite", they have much larger issues to resolve.... LOL

Absolutely love this build OP!!!
Just a typical Tuesday up in Wyoming. We've seen all sorts of things blown over up there, tractor trailers usually but also seen travel trailers and such and even a FedEx van.
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