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    SHOW US YOUR OFF ROAD / CAMP TRAILERS Builds or finished articles

    Seems there is some interest in this topic,

    Lets see your builds , finished articles, what you used in construction, tricks ,tips,
    What gear you used and neat stuff plus what failed...

    Here s where I started a year or so ago.. Had bought the frame then lengthened it and changed to 6 stud wheels. Ill flick up

    pics as I get a quiet moment...

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    Brought mine when I was looking at making a ply tear drop... Much easier option. Big issue with mine is condensation.
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    It'll keep the zombies out though!

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    Anyone ever considered an integrated locking system so you don't have to use a gay wheel clamp when its off ya gig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Anyone ever considered an integrated locking system so you don't have to use a gay wheel clamp when its off ya gig?
    That's the makings of a good idea / invention @Gibo.
    Your vision is....?


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    I might shut up there and talk to my engineer mate. Could also be an easy retrofit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Anyone ever considered an integrated locking system so you don't have to use a gay wheel clamp when its off ya gig?
    @Gibo the horizontal blocking bar for the tow ball Name:  764522218.jpg
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    For those considering building a single axle camp trailer, a consideration should be given to your end overall weight and the spring pack you choose.
    Most trailer equipment outlets offer leaf springs @ 610mm OAL, these are actually designed to be used as a tandem setup at this length, to keep axles centres close and consequently get used on most single applications too. When your order your springs, get the long series at about 740mm OAL and you will get a much better ride, a more plush feel which is better for all your junk on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    @Gibo the horizontal blocking bar for the tow ball Attachment 104971on mine has a padlock mounted onto it, really simple idea. Sure someone can take a grinder to it on our driveway but same can be said for wheel locks. Had a wheel lock that rusted up on me... That was fun trying to get apart without a decent selection of tools (from memory a rock off the seashore in bluff and steel cap boots with liberal amounts of cursing layered with crc
    Yeah the tow ball locks are ok, I could just boogie a fixture to my car with a strop or rope though, enough to get it to somewhere to work on it anyway. I was more referring to a wheel or hub lock that is part of the trainer itself. Could be super simple to be fair.
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    This outfit on trademe does some nice looking ones, https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car...a4e953e17f1a9a

    Yours looks great .223, surely there must be a way of sorting the ventilation issue?

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    Next step was the floor. Bit of over kill but it ll never break

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    Walls Framed and widow boxes done.

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    Cheers for that, will be looking into solutions when I have time (upcoming winter) until then I'm just hoping there was nothing important left inside.... (and not in my driveway to check)

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    @223nut

    Do you sleep inside yours or do you simply use it as a gear trailer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    @223nut

    Do you sleep inside yours or do you simply use it as a gear trailer?
    Have it set up with a single mattress on a layer of banana boxes in it, with room down the side for gear and works well for trips on my own. Have decided not to bolt anything to the inside so I can simply empty it and throw everything in it for travelling

 

 

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