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Old 09-29-2005, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Homemade small camper trailer?'s

I want to build a little pull behind camper trailer.I have no problem building the chassis,the question is how I get started building the rest.Just looking for some ideas and advice.It will have a 54" by 74" floor.Big enough for 2 people.And small enough to drag behind the Jeep up milder trails.Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i thought about taking a small truck frame and bed(ie yota), bend the frame infront of the bed into a frame, leave some room for a tool box. build a frame inside the bed. use 3/4" ply to make a box thats level with the top of the bed and is square with the wheel wheels. the front of the wheel wheels would be accessable from the top part and the rear when the tail gate was down. place a camper shell on it and exo cage it
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is probably along the line of what you want to build. Beef up the frame, pintle hitch, larger tires... There is alot you can do with this design.

Here is a really good page I have had for a bit.. I really want to build one of these for quick weekend trips.

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Old 09-29-2005, 09:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just don't take it on the Rubicon. Both of the trailers I saw at the Marlin Crawler Roundup had heavy damage. One bent the cast trailing link on the torsional axle. It made the trailer crab to the left pretty badly. The other one tore up his hitch coupler really bad. He chained it onto the tow rig and kept on truckin'.
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Old 09-30-2005, 01:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Just get a small pop-up camper and modify it to suit your needs..
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Old 09-30-2005, 03:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Search "TEARDROP trailer". Lots of sits have small campers that would be a good size for a short wheel base. The Tear drops basic starting point is a 4x8 sheet of ply wood. It will sleep 2 and has a Galley for cooking. From there is how fancy you want to get.

I built the "Red Neck special. Little big and heavy to pull on the trail but it searves as a cargo trailer and I have it rigged up for a little camper. Still hals my lawn tractor and ther big items. It has a 24 inch area at the front for a storage box, Battery that power a light and fan and will hold 3 Jerry cans. The camper shell is off a long bed and has screened windows. 3500lb axle. It started life as a $450 utility trailer.
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Did somebody say "Overkill"?

Mine won't get dragged down the trail w/me, but a toy doesn't offer alot of storage and I hate dragging all that wait in the tool box up the trail, not to mention I swap tires at camp 35's-39.5's and need a way to haulem, hate sleeping in a tent in bad weather, and like storage space...

So how about a 1 ton utility bed
5" narrowed ford truck frame
63" chebbies with a rear kia sportage coil on top for helper
IFS width toy axle (gotta have another set of shafts and third...)
swing out rear tire carriers
Box Springs and matress for the inside
Carry enough parts to build a new truck
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Oh and custom modded 19.5 wheels with 305/70/19.5 BS R227 36" tall and hella wide 20ply

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Old 09-30-2005, 07:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey Mutt, that looks pretty cool.
How big is that sleeping area?
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's another tear drop trailer build except it is built for off road.
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