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Old 02-09-2009, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Homemade toy hauler build thread

My brother and I are building a custom tow rig to haul our jeeps and 4 wheelers. here's the build thread:

new tow rig - 40's and 22's
/forum/tow-rigs-trailers/735740-new-tow-rig-40s-22s.html

no tow rig is complete without a big ass trailer!

i'm getting kind of burned out with the truck so we started part two of the build. we'll work on this for a while and then switch back to the truck.

Trailer specs:

34' Haulmark
9' tall box
triple 6K lb axles all with brakes
8' wide

Plans:

15' garage
19' camper

garage will have checkered tile floor with plenty of tie downs, plastic walls with cabinets, and plenty of custom holders for flags, gas cans, helmets, etc.

camper will have 14' of floor plus the 5' tongue and a 5' loft in the rear (above the hood of the jeep). it will have a 36" fiberglass shower, toilet, full kitchen including 14cf frige, gas range, micro, sink, granite countertops, wood floors, sleeper sofa, etc, etc.

there are some pretty nice toy haulers out there, but between the extremely high price coupled with the small garage and low hauling capacity, we figured we would be much better off building our own. with no slides it will be smaller than many, but we plan on making it very nice inside. hopefully it will turn out well!

i didn't get any pics before we started cutting on it, but its not too far along yet.

front - door window and propane storage door cut in



pass side:





drivers side:



window above sofa, water heater, outdoor shower, city water hookup:





main door and propane compartment:



we still have to cut in the 2 bedroom windows, 2 garage windows, 3 more storage compartment doors, shore power, and freshwater fill door. then we'll be about ready to paint the outside.

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the truck will be painted like this except red and black instead of gray. there will be a 4" charcol gray stripe above the black fairings. the bed is all black.



the trailer will be painted like this but with different colors. the bottom will be black and the top will be red with the gray stripe between the two.



hopefully everything will flow together nicely.

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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here are some interior pics:

from the back:



propane compartment door:



water heater:



living room window:




I'll post more pics as we make progress.

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Subscribed! The truck is looking great so far, I can't wait to see the trailer!
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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that's going to be one bad ass toy hauler setup. the buildup of the truck is amazing, cant wait to see what the trailer turns out to look like!

Keep up the good work!
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Looks like a great combo, wish I had the same setup!

You may want to rethink the Granite for countertops, I work with it frequently and it is VERY heavy and does not flex well. I have seen it crack frequently in high end motorhomes and most of those had air suspension... You could still get a great look with Quartz or Zodiaq.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That is going to one Badass tow rig, Very cool.
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what do you guys do for a living to be able to afford all this? the trailer alone is way out of my budget i couldnt imagine having the truck and trailer plus all the toys to fill themboth
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So what are you going to tow in this thing? You ain't getting 2 Jeeps in there. Who gets to stay home?
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So what are you going to tow in this thing? You ain't getting 2 Jeeps in there. Who gets to stay home?
you NEED to check the tow rig build thread.

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I want a setup like this but living in fawked up California kills the dream!! We now have to smog shit like this! In 5 years I am forced to buy a new work truck because of it!

Looks good!! I can't wait to see it all painted up!!
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you NEED to check the tow rig build thread.

Well fawk me running backwards... I saw that when it started but didn't catch the part where he built the rear end. I guess they'll be able to carry as much fresh water as they want in that trailer at 95mph uphill.
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Looks like a great combo, wish I had the same setup!

You may want to rethink the Granite for countertops, I work with it frequently and it is VERY heavy and does not flex well. I have seen it crack frequently in high end motorhomes and most of those had air suspension... You could still get a great look with Quartz or Zodiaq.

i know its heavy, but i never really thought about the flexing and cracking. but for as little granite and short sections as will be used, i can't really see either being an issue. i'll get the granite for free as long as we use reminents. our granite guy also does several different brands of quart, so i'll check and see if he has and reminents of quartz that will work. we'll see.
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we worked on the trailer a little tonight. instead of mounting everything under the trailer, we are building a 2nd floor 12" above the first and sticking everything in between the two. we stuck the shower in at the end of the night just too see what it would look like.

i'm taking the next few evenings off. hopefully Sat i can get a break from work and work on the truck and trailer.

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After working on toy hauler plumbing all weekend I would advise you to at least keep the fresh water tank accessible and removable if you ever need to pull it because tearing up a trailer just to fix a water leak wouldn't be fun.
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bad ass! I'm keeping my eye on this.. very nice
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since we are running out of time to get the truck ready for disney big meats march 13-15 the trailer has taken a back seat to the truck. i did spend one evening working on the plumbing. here are a few far from complete pictures.







the trailer is obviously not going to make it to disney. so now we are shooting for a modified completion date before Little Sahara, OK April 15 - 19 for snake hunt.


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the trailer is obviously not going to make it to disney. ...
Crap. I wanted to see it! Well, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with just checking out the truck.
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since we are running out of time to get the truck ready for disney big meats march 13-15 the trailer has taken a back seat to the truck. i did spend one evening working on the plumbing. here are a few far from complete pictures.







the trailer is obviously not going to make it to disney. so now we are shooting for a modified completion date before Little Sahara, OK April 15 - 19 for snake hunt.


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Well, hoping mine is running for BMR, but will see your new rig in Little Sahara then. Looking good, you will be living right!!!
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That is baddass...Can't wait to see it finished.
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For the plumbing, what kind of lines and fittings are those?

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its been a while.....

after finishing the truck, we've been burnt out on the trailer project. we got it in the dry and hauled it to Little Sahara for Snake Hunt about a month ago.
















it was a good time, but i'm glad i slept in the truck and not in the trailer on the floor.

we finally hit the trailer hard this week. we've worked every night. i addition to my brother and i, my dad's been helping along with one of his buddies that goes to the dunes with us. another dune buddy felt sory for us and started laying down some paint.

here are the first update pics. before our buddy volunteered to paint it, we hired a crack head to paint it. it looks good from far, but pretty shitty up close. i guess thats what you get when you hire a crack head and pay with beer and cig money! our buddy is going to work on all the runs.


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all the system rough ins are done.

the brains behind the electrical system. this will be accompanied with 4 6v batteries and a generator to top them off.



some rough in pics:









and the AC! 1500 btu carrier with heat strips.



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