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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:01 am 
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Any updates? I have my 7 pin connectors, just need to start wiring them in. Today I'm finishing my suspension. Im swapping on some rear Toyota leaf springs.

I'm wanting to build a kayak rack that I can slide my solar panel under.... Still searching for ideas though.


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Any updates? I have my 7 pin connectors, just need to start wiring them in. Today I'm finishing my suspension. Im swapping on some rear Toyota leaf springs.

I'm wanting to build a kayak rack that I can slide my solar panel under.... Still searching for ideas though.


The rack can be faily simple as kayaks have a variety of options for mounting from foam pads to the more elaborate offerings from Thule and Yakima. All you need is two horizontal bars. My panel is stored in two slide rails. It can be pulled completely off of the rails and postioned as needed.

Some recent Glamping (Glamor Camping) at a local state beach. You can see how the awning looks and how the awning posts on the trailer can elevate
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Cool! Do you have any pics of your panel mount?


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just found this thread, great trailer and setup, and great info too!

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Sorry for getting back in here a bit late to answer questions. I've been out in the field.....

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I've got a lot to add to the blog.... :D

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JDeMent wrote:
Cool! Do you have any pics of your panel mount?


The mounts were made from some equipment rack slide mounts for drawers. The panel can be removed to better place it in the sun. The mounts mainly provide a secure storage place for the panel to avoid damage.

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The solar panel has a matching bracket on each side with a tab that locks it into the slide for storage. Here is the main slide rail fully extended. If the sun is not on that side the panel can be unclipped and placed in better sunlight

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Vanniek71 wrote:
just found this thread, great trailer and setup, and great info too!


Thank you! I enjoy sharing and also the questions and feedback that helps me to improve the setup.

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I love following this thread!

im doing a trailer setup just on a slightly bigger scale. its a 1968 m105 military trailer with metal shell on it. so far its fully insulated and walls are up. ceiling isnt finished as thats where the electrical is going in. going to have solar/gene/and batt power. has shelfs on left side with a tv soon and fold down bed on right
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i love your build and it has given me some ideas.

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srodocker wrote:
I love following this thread!

im doing a trailer setup just on a slightly bigger scale. its a 1968 m105 military trailer with metal shell on it. so far its fully insulated and walls are up. ceiling isnt finished as thats where the electrical is going in. going to have solar/gene/and batt power. has shelfs on left side with a tv soon and fold down bed on right
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i love your build and it has given me some ideas.



Wow! Hope you have a thread of your own for us to follow! That thing is T-Rex compared to mine, :mrgreen: What will you tow it with?

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its a 1967 m35a2 2 1/2 ton. i put 46" super singles on teh truck. trailer still has the stock NDT 40" military tires which i'll be switching over.

maybe i'll start a thread soon on it

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On my last trip to Death Valley the dirt road into Saline Valley was heavily washboarded. It was late at night and I was anxious to get to my camp site area so I probably drove a little too fast for pulling the trailer. Either way, the water tank developed a leak but I had plenty of water so shrugged the issue off. I finally took the tank out this week and found the crack was in a welded seam near the lower mounting bolts. The tank was held slightly off of the mounting points by 1/8" thick nylon washers which may not have been enough support with the weight of 160 pounds of water in the tank.

I dropped the tank off at a local welder who reinforced the area around the two lower mounting studs, rewelded the lower seams, and then did a pressure test.
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The area that was reinforced is right at the lower mounting studs
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The original build just had simple nylon washers on each of the four studs, not much support and might have helped to crack the seam.
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Here is the trailer's frame that the tank bolted down to. This area is between the main tub and the nose box
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So I decided to replace the washers with some dense rubber sheet of the same thickness as the nylon washers
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Some material on all three frame sections to help mount things a bit better.
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So the tank is now back in, the nose box bolted down, the batteries reconnected and the water tank filled.

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run it hard and get all the weak spots fixed :D


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I was just @ the R.A.V/E. car show in rutland vermont & eyed the discovery land rover which is about similiar to yours,

heard he took 1st place in modified 4X4, judges never seen one before...& was unsure of what it was

I must say yours kixs azz

it is not about being an extreme 4x4 but rather being self sufficient and getting there with wht appears to be luxury, creature comfort items !

I gotta think about converting my old trailer & trying this


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aa1pr wrote:
bump..

so are you going to start a thread on converting your old trailer? :mrgreen:

In a little while I'll be taking the truck and trailer to the Bodie Ghost town here in California and then camp up in the Sierras. I should have plenty of pictures when I'm done

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Looking great! Now you just need to add a hidden compartment for Zombie weapons and Bug Out supplies! :)


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JDeMent wrote:
Looking great! Now you just need to add a hidden compartment for Zombie weapons and Bug Out supplies! :)

I hear red jacket is making him a AR15 turret. :mrgreen:

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bump..

so are you going to start a thread on converting your old trailer? :mrgreen:

In a little while I'll be taking the truck and trailer to the Bodie Ghost town here in California and then camp up in the Sierras. I should have plenty of pictures when I'm done


If I convert mine it still will not have the ground clearance & that worries me

I think I am going to look for an older M101 series, M100, M105 or possibly a M416

I found another site that focuses on this style of traveling: http://www.expeditionportal.com

Look forward to your more recent photos !


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posting these trailer shots from my latest expedition posted at my blog
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Amazing Build, i am going to have to get my welding skills up to par so i can try to compete.
but i am now curious it looks like the only place left to go is a little road warrior, are there any "rolling weapons thread" style modifications in the future?

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JDeMent wrote:
Looking great! Now you just need to add a hidden compartment for Zombie weapons and Bug Out supplies! :)



plenty of room inside the trailer for all that! :mrgreen:
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and I can add on my truck's roof rack to carry even more!
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Have you thought about a light under the top in the main box so you can see to get things out of there at night.
Great trailer and great work on your part.

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Commo141 wrote:
Have you thought about a light under the top in the main box so you can see to get things out of there at night.
Great trailer and great work on your part.


When I arrive I completely unload the cargo box because all of the cooking gear, lantern, table and so on are in there. I have a switch on the LED backup lights that I can throw on for some area lighting. I have been thinking of a small light or two to illuminate the ladder at night.

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