My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » November 7th, 2013, 11:26 pm

Cheers ... Yeah I do love the way it sits high with the 285s...same height as a army trailer.
I can lift the tub of by removing 8 bolts through the chassis so access to the tank will be no trouble. I will have to remove the tub to install the tank mounts anyways...
Cheers
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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » March 17th, 2014, 11:47 pm

Well after spending the weekend sorting out the garden beds for the wife I managed to get another order of steel welded together...
The camp trailer top. This will be sealed to the top of the tub but easily removable. Ply will line the top then the timber will be sealed from the weather.

I have picked up some simple rollers for some full length draws which need to go it before the top is bolted down. One side will be formed to accommodate gas burner and draws with a lift out sink section.

Here is the frame to sit on top of the trailer tub...in the basic stage...nothing flash just a 40x40 Duragal SHS jobby.

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Chris.

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by WomblingFree » October 1st, 2014, 4:38 pm

Update ?

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » October 1st, 2014, 10:38 pm

Well Its been on the back burner for a while. Took the wife n kids out for the first time since lil Kevin was born. Loaded the trailer up and headed south into the scrub around the Murray river (Dwellingup, WA). Had a good time and the trailer handled great there and back.
Noticed after getting back, I had snapped the jockey wheel handle off...easy fix. I will be removing the pin and replacing it with a nut. I will use the cordless to raise n lower the stand from now on. Must have hooked it up on a rock or something and tore it clean off.

Also destroyed one of the 1200kg leaf packs. They are only 45mm eye to eye leaves. Will be stripping it down and rebuilding that area with the 65mm Hilux leaf set I initially was going to use...will be making hangers out of heavy wall SHS and looking for tube to suit the rear shackles which require a 90mm wide perch.

After seeing how much water two kids can mow through I think I will be sourcing a 100L poly tank rather than the 85L I had planned. I will be mounting this while the trailer is in getting its springs. Handy being able to take the tub off.

Will post up some pics once I get some time in the shed. the neighbors don't enjoy me cutting and welding after 6pm...which sucks because I work from 6am to 530pm most days.
Cheers
Chris.

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » October 9th, 2014, 3:46 pm

Damage from the last trip...

The leaves separated and this found its way in between...not a big problem though.

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And this is the jockey wheel handle...A pretty easy fix...will remove it next time on the trails. :crazy:

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Chris.

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » October 9th, 2014, 3:56 pm

Looking into a local mob to supply us with a tent top for the oversized wheelbarrow...A fair way off yet as I need to have this trailer working perfectly before any additions.

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » December 25th, 2014, 12:48 am

Well I finally found a wreck for 100 bucks...chopped the back off for the suspension mounts and pins...

Gonna start chopping the bits off the Hilux chassis and strippin off the old stuff from the trailer after Xmas...

Pic of the soon to be trailer leaf spring mounts...
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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » December 25th, 2014, 1:28 am

Im really enjoying this so far, inspiring me to get back to my build.
'98-'06 - FJ-45 Ute fell over one day and didnt survive
'06-now - HJ-47 Troopy, restored and now daily driver.
'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

now - Off Road Box/Camper Trailer. viewtopic.php?f=134&t=153968&p=1792444#p1792444

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » January 2nd, 2015, 12:11 am

Haha Cheers...glad someone is...LOL

Ok so I got some time to myself after all the Christmas chaos...

Suspension is now fitted minus a few up grades I will be getting form the steel merchant tmoro...

Here are the pics of me progress.

I chopped up the chassis to get me goodies...
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I had to modify the front leaf perches so I split and welded them again...
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Then I had to remove the bushing tubes from the old chassis and intall into the trailer chassis to house the shackles...

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New cross member for the shox using salvaged Hilux mounts...
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And that is as far as i got...I am adding 10mm thick plate to the Hilux U-bolt mounting plates for strength and also a 10mm flat bar section to the top of the axle for strength as I have rotated the shock mounts 90 degrees...

This is the chassis rebuild so far...should be good to roll by tomorrow arvo.
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I spun the shox round to manage any shimmy from side to side.
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Next step is to remove the plastic steps and install 3 checker plate jerry can holders. Will require some thought as I want to install bar work around them.
Cheers
Chris.

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » January 2nd, 2015, 12:44 am

I just made my own spring perches, but looking at how you did it is definitly a plus, as for recessing the shackle bush tube in the chassis, thats a good idea, I sopose your just copying how it is on the truck.
'98-'06 - FJ-45 Ute fell over one day and didnt survive
'06-now - HJ-47 Troopy, restored and now daily driver.
'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

now - Off Road Box/Camper Trailer. viewtopic.php?f=134&t=153968&p=1792444#p1792444

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » January 2nd, 2015, 11:53 am

Yeah...I recon I cant go wrong if its the same setup as original purpose. The only change is the axle thickness and the direction of the shox. Was hoping to finish modifying the axle mounts today but the local steel trader isn't open... :purplex: Thus why a 1 hour job will take months.
Cheers
Chris.

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 3rd, 2015, 6:16 pm

Well this is just a cheap mock up of how my brain thinks the suspension should go.

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I am looking at chopping the hilux U-bolt plates down and re welding them to make the holes 65mm both ways as I don't like the gap between the U-bolts and the leaf springs...bound to have trouble there. Then spring over axle with the u-bolts wrapped over the bump stops on the spring.

Back to the drawing board...still got to weld on all the brake mounts etc...one thing at a time eh.
Cheers
Chris.

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 5th, 2015, 6:55 pm

So I gave the shed a clean up and dragged the trailer back in for some changes...

Modifying the u-bolt plates and bringing the axle under. Here are some pics of my progress. Its starting to resemble an Army Ammo trailer in height with the SOA.

This is the Hilux u-bolt plate and shock mount...cut in half with 20mm taken out of the center...
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The new design came up much neater and more compact...Very happy with it.

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Mite get around to installing the disc brake calipers one day...
Cheers
Chris.

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

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 11th, 2015, 10:22 pm

Got to staring at the trailer earlier tnight...The start of the two fuel carriers is on the mind.

Here is a mock up of what I want it to look like...now to design the steel to carry the jerry cans.

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Looking at fabricating a steel cradle to attach to the 75x75 chassis rails. It will sit under the existing skirts and protect the bottom of the fuel cans/bottles. Will try and make them to suit both metal and plastic designs.

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Here is a bit more of an insight into the idea... the black area will be 3mm flat bar hinging at the skirt. The strap will be bent to connect with a backing plate that accommodates an over center latch. Well It only an idea so far.

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Chris.

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Re: My Offroad Trailer Build / Family Camp Transporter

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » April 11th, 2015, 10:37 pm

Any more info on the plastic tub? is it plastic?
'98-'06 - FJ-45 Ute fell over one day and didnt survive
'06-now - HJ-47 Troopy, restored and now daily driver.
'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

now - Off Road Box/Camper Trailer. viewtopic.php?f=134&t=153968&p=1792444#p1792444

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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