My camper trailer re-design

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My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by BigDutchy » March 13th, 2016, 7:49 am

Hi all

I bought this Camper trailer last week. Got a good deal I think.
It's a 7x4 camper trailer. The tent got damaged a few years back. It could not be repaired.
The former owner took the tent of but kept the base and put a rack on the top.
This how they used it so now and then.
They then bought a boat and did not use it anymore. They put it up for sale, I bought it.

It's a 7x4 trailer with water tank, tap, kitchen, tool box and fairly new 245x75 x16 muddies. It is in good condition
and very solid.

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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by BigDutchy » March 13th, 2016, 7:56 am

And now with pictures...

Anyway, the plan is to replace the lid with a checker late one. I don't want a new camper trailer tent.
It also gets ladder racks for my roof top tent.
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by BigDutchy » March 13th, 2016, 8:06 am

This is what I am after.
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by Clarkey16 » March 13th, 2016, 11:12 am

How about this?
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by typhoeus » March 13th, 2016, 12:22 pm

BigDutchy wrote:This is what I am after.
So this is why you went on a lose weight program for new year!! now you lost some weight, climbing up & down that ladder will get you fit!! ( memo: fit grease nipples to knees & lubricate before holidays! :lol: :lol: :lol: Seriously now, have you thought abut making a catilever system so the tent base can be swung over and set up alongside the trailer at a lower level?

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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by BigDutchy » March 13th, 2016, 4:39 pm

hahaha You might be close typhoes....But to be honest we had the RTT already but folding the thing up all the time when you want to go out for a meal or so was wearing a little thin.
We want to keep the tent high as it gives really good airflow. We love sleeping on top of the car and soon the trailer as we always get a first little breeze. We also like to keep the height between the trailer and tent to fit our canoe.

That's quite a clean trailer Clarkey.

After this side of things is done we will give this set up a go. If we like it I might change the hubs to the same as my Landcruiser. I definitely need to change the spare. It doesn't mach. Not even close.

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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by BigDutchy » April 3rd, 2016, 12:15 pm

The trailer is nearly done. I am very happy with it.
I will be looking in to some electrics soon.
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by stretch4x4 » April 3rd, 2016, 12:40 pm

Neat
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by Gojeep » April 12th, 2016, 12:58 pm

Got yourself quite a setup there. :)
How is the stability offroad road on side slopes? So long as you have plenty of weight in and under the trailer it would be fine I think.
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 18th, 2016, 9:43 pm

G'day mate...I have designed my trailer to have a plastic container storage on top of the trailer tub...About 300-400 high to make getting to the random stuff easier. Have you thought about turning the lid into a storage area? We plan to get a roof top tent made one day to sit on top to suit a family of 4 but the tourer tent will get stored up on top until then...
The storage area on mine will conceal 4 x Jerry cans, 4 x 57L and other things like baggage, chars and tables etc in the front part. I have decided to go with canvas to seal the area. It will keep out a fair bit of dust and keep the weight down.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :cool:
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by BigDutchy » April 22nd, 2016, 8:10 pm

Thanks for the reply

but...it's only the wife and I. We used to have a rodeo and RTT. No trailer nothing.
With the 100 series and the trailer we have more room than we need.
We use "fillers" to keep containers from banging against each other.
We just don't know what to do with all the space....
plus we will put our small 2 seater canoe on the rack at times.

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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by monkeybucket » May 28th, 2016, 10:18 pm

Geez,
I am at the other end of the scale at the moment with 2 young boys and the wife wanting to take the kitchen sink. My trailer is expanding yet I don't want a big heavy trailer stuck behind me.

As for fillers I would use heavy duty foam cut to size or empty milk crates to fit in between the spaces left in your storage area. Tying everything down in there would be a pain but maybe a full sliding base on the floor that you could pull out of your trailer may make it easier to lock things into place rather than having to climb in and do it.

I am still working out where everything needs to go on my own trailer to keep movement at a minimum and accessibility at a maximum. Hoping to get some work done on my own project soon once the kids cubby is done and the wifes list is all ticked off... :crazy:

I hope you enjoy your new setup and the better mileage it has earned you. :drink:
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by BigDutchy » May 30th, 2016, 3:49 pm

Well, listen to this story.....
When all was done, the Landcruiser perfect, the trailer spot on, I said to my wife
lets put the whole lot up for sale. Put a big number up and see what happens.
Reply 1) Hello, I am in the NT want to buy but will fly in from Asia....
OK, next.....Same bloke; give me your details and I'll pay straight away the lot on your account will pick up within 2 weeks....
So, I got the money, bloke picked it up drove to NT all done and dusted...

I picked up my new project yesterday. An old camper trailer. See what happens.

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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by Gojeep » May 30th, 2016, 5:38 pm

A reply like that would have me thinking it was some sort of scam and probably would have been too scared to give him my bank details!
Glad it worked out alright for you. :)
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Re: My camper trailer re-design

Unread post by BigDutchy » May 31st, 2016, 7:50 pm

It did work out. I did call my bank and asked the question about my bank details. They said that with just your bsb and account number no one could do anything dodgy. I double and triple checked this and all said the same. So, I thought that I had nothing to lose. I spoke to the new owner yesterday and they had a great trip. Car and trailer did a great job. They arrived safe and well in Darwin.

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