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by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

I installed the last two marker lights for the trailer. The spot on the angled face of the nose box allows them to be seen from the front when the trailer is unhitched. holes drilled... http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9441/trailer023.jpg ...and presto! http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6439/trai...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

Somewhere I had read of another person who had added lights into their RTT by reworking an IKEA LED strip setup that was for lighting under cabinets. I found the "DIODER" at IKEA, cleanly eliminated the AC transformer and replaced the AC plug with a cig lighter plug. Here is the finished light cord ...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

I finished all of this off before I took the trailer to Death Valley for 3 days. Before photo with a new "after" photo of the nose box. http://a.imageshack.us/img822/8923/trailer004k.jpg After from roughly the same view angle http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3871/trailer195.jpg This is how I brought...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

I think you just posted this to make everyone else jealous of your set up :oops: Neat idea with the back-up lights on the trailer! The trailer had no backup lights at all and out in the boondocks it was a pain to back the trailer up. This is a great forum and I am pretty jealous of many of the weap...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

I reworked all of the wiring in the nose box Extended the trailer harness and wired it into the panel's main "input" terminal strip Built a new harness for the 7-pin trailer plug with larger gauge wires for the power and ground inputs. Wired up the cig lighter sockets to the Blue Sea fuse box. Built...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

TacAir wrote:"Company going out of business"

If I may ask - what was the planed price point for the trailer?

Very nice rig, thanks for the photos.
normally $10K to $15K as it sits
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

working on the electrical panel and all of the wiring on it. http://img602.imageshack.us/img602/4892/trailer156.jpg Then set it into the nose box for a test fit. http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5996/trailer155.jpg Then took it back out to finish the wiring. http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4294/t...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

I bored a big hole in the nose box for the fitting that holds the battery tender's AC plug http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7216/trailer150.jpg It is right below the two existing DC cig lighter sockets http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9044/trailer149.jpg Then I plugged in the new LED backup ligh...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

The new rear LED stop/turn lights all wired up http://img574.imageshack.us/img574/1351/trailer130.jpg I turned my attention to the overall electrical wiring, in particular what was in the nose box. There were no fuses or breakers of any sort and with two big batteries in there almost any short circu...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

I also mounted up the Blitz fuel can holders and new LED brake/turn lights Bunch of photos of the work.... http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9276/trailer1111.jpg New stoplight roughly in place compared to old oval stoplight http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5135/trailer1161.jpg Fuel can holder with ...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

One area where the builder of my trailer came up a bit short is in the wiring in the nose box. There are no fuses or breakers whatsoever and wire routing is lackluster. http://a.imageshack.us/img822/8923/trailer004k.jpg I started to mock up a panel for mounting a breaker for the inverter, fuses for ...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

Installed the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller in the 4Runner. The 4Runner's factory connector is just above the kick panel by the driver's left foot. I noticed a nice spot to mount the controller but I had to fab up a simple bracket out of scrap aluminum to hold the P2's bracket and attach to a...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

A few pictures of the CampingLabs roof top tent
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by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

Changing out the drums, bearings, seals, adding Spidertrax spacers and an OEM Toyota rim with a BFG tire http://a.imageshack.us/img689/9409/trailer026.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img707/2031/trailer027.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img412/728/trailer028.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img814/1771/trailer029....
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

Re: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

Three tires and rims ready to roll; two for the wheels and one full spare, all compatible with the 4Runner's tires.
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I picked up the new 6 x 5.5" brake drums and Spidertrax spacers.
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

more trailer pictures

http://a.imageshack.us/img706/747/trailer006.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img839/7752/trailer007.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img822/8923/trailer004k.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img37/6704/trailer005.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img15/2592/trailer0101.jpg http://a.imageshack.us/img824/4462/trailer0141.jpg...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle
Replies: 203
Views: 51391

My Bug-Out Trailer and Vehicle

As part of my disaster recovery plan I acquired an offroad capable trailer. It was a one-off first article from a company that was going out of business. There is nothing in it that cannot be easily repaired or replaced. Whether my house is destroyed in a quake or I bug out, the trailer gives me ext...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from California!
Replies: 28
Views: 6964

Re: Greetings from Kalifornia!

Greetings from up north of you in WA State! What part of CA are you in? I lived in northern CA for a few years when I was a kid. BTW- nice pics, looks like fun times :D Southern Cali, Ya'll! LOL I like Washington state a lot!! I've been on Rainier 3 times, hiked a lot in the Olympic peninsula, done...
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1754
Views: 489491

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

black71label wrote:
teotwaki wrote:My overlanding (bugout) vehicle. The trailer has all of the overflow and nice to have gear. Critical gear goes in the truck...
That's an awesome setup!
Thanks! I'll start a new thread somewhere in the forum about how the trailer and rig were evolved to today's current state.
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1754
Views: 489491

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

congochris wrote:Image
Excellent! We need to brainwash them early that even a bad day on the trail is far better than a good day in the City. :wink:
by teotwaki
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from California!
Replies: 28
Views: 6964

Re: Greetings from Kalifornia!

welcome, from the central coast of california! nice pics, looks like a few things id love to do if i could get myself in a little better physical condition! I'm not in such great shape, I love my Diet Coke and chocolate zingers in the morning! I've just learned to put my whining in a box and press ...
by teotwaki
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from California!
Replies: 28
Views: 6964

Greetings from California!

I enjoy this forum a lot! I'm an older guy who doesn't act his age, probably out of fear of slowing down.... :lol: I'm into the following hobbies, no order of importance: backpacking, offroading-overlanding, mountain climbing, mountain biking, firearms, canyoneering, exploring old mines and other st...
by teotwaki
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1754
Views: 489491

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

My overlanding (bugout) vehicle. The trailer has all of the overflow and nice to have gear. Critical gear goes in the truck. A recent Death Valley excursion http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_22OQg1FvdfE/TUc8USxRjzI/AAAAAAAAAQw/wewoiWQWAmc/s640/Death_Valley+094.jpg Tent deployed http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_22O...
by teotwaki
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Your Gear in Action. Field Pics and Reviews Only.
Replies: 237
Views: 227960

Re: Your Gear in Action. Field Pics and Reviews Only.

from a recent winter snowshoeing trip Outdoor Research sage green Gortex hat and mil-issue PCU Level 5 softshell (Patagonia) with Zombie-Hunter patch on right sleeve :mrgreen: http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7804/feb2009017an7.jpg You can just see the orange SPOT unit on my pack..... My tracks and ...

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