My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

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monkeybucket
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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 12th, 2015, 2:47 pm

They are based in QLD...Its a polyurethane tub similar to your garbage bins with a much higher UV resistance.
I had mine trucked over thanks to a trailer float builder in Perth. Topline Floats.

Here is their website. http://www.polymate.com.au/ they also have a FB page as well.
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

monkeybucket
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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » July 30th, 2015, 9:43 pm

Some more work on the trailer...I have mounted the front wings...the rear wings will hold the jerry cans.

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Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by WomblingFree » December 17th, 2015, 12:06 pm

Hi Chris

What made you angle your shocks in towards the center?
You don't think there's a greater risk of rock damage?

monkeybucket
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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 7th, 2016, 11:08 am

Gday, sorry for the late reply I have been under the pump at work.

The idea of angling the shocks in toward the center is to take the wallow out of the trailer of road. I am using a heavy off road Vehicle leaf spring (1700kg) which is longer. We have observed that putting shocks at angle reduces their stiffness when the springs move up and down but when they are under side load they are at full strength and dramatically if not eliminates sideways movement at speed and off road in the ruts.

I have been taking it out on test runs loaded to the hilt and the results are great. Yes it does leave them out in the open under there but they are as exposed as my rear Landcruiser shocks. I may fab some shields for them or I may install a front skirt just below the front of the tub to reduce impacts by bigger dent makers. Cheers for the question...now I got more to think about and ad to the list of things to do... :lol: :cool:
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

monkeybucket
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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 7th, 2016, 11:33 am

Here are a couple of pics of how we roll at the moment...

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Still a long way to go...

>Redesign and increase size of draw bar to take weight of larger gull wing tool box.
>Install mounts for 100L poly water tank
>install disc brake calipers.
>Build slide out kitchen and storage to fit inside tub
>complete weatherproof lid/storage area to sit on tub.
>Add 2 stabilisers to rear to suit height.
> canvas to enclose upper storage area.

Later down the track...

>Roof top camper tent to suit height, will include 12 foot living space.
>Install 12 volt system to supply 200AH battery block with DC-DC charger and solar input, 40L fridge slide and aux power outlets.
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

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