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by Gordinho80 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:45 am

Trailer makes its debut in just a few hours! I won't be online to post pics until Tuesday... though.
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by v7guy » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:45 am

Tuesday?!?!?!

You do realize that's 4 days away?

The horror!
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by Gordinho80 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:16 pm

Half of our gear for the weekend loaded up... picking up another couple and the rest of the gear...

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All loaded and ready for the 275 mile drive to Watkins Glen, NY!

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I NEED to get a camp kitchen set up on the side. Something to house stove and all the cooking gear, keep it away from our hang out/eating space, but still readily accessible. I also need to desperately start looking into on board water with water heater. No one was happy washing dishes with small jugs of cold water... lol

Oh, and a top! The neighbor already informed me that he brought home a sheet of 16 gauge....

All in all, though, the trailer was AWESOME! It towed beautifully. Fully loaded, there was no bouncing around and plenty of clearance to the fenders. I'm VERY happy with how it came out for Phase 1... Phase 2 will be some time until that gets started... but in the works!
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by v7guy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:34 am

Turned out really really nice. Lookin forward to phase two.
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by RyansTBLS » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:28 pm

Absolutely impressive! Are you going to put an on board water system? Or is it mainly for hauling gear? Something I did see a couple of time, was a setup like you have, but the top was a roof top tent.
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by Gordinho80 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:11 pm

A hinging top is planned. I also plan on mounting a roof top tent on the trailer as well, but not mounted to the top.
On Board Water is also an option down the line...
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by Cody_S » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:38 am

Amazing work Mario, that's a nice looking trailer.
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by onelow1ton » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:25 pm

Looks great can't wait to see what's next
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by Gordinho80 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:58 pm

I want to start planning the on board water. Our last trip left us washing dishes in tap cold water in 40-50* days. While this was tolerable, it was not ideal. I want to mount a tank either under the trailer (protected by a skid plate) or inside the trailer, toward the front. I'm thinking 20 gallon minimum and I can't imagine needing more then 30 gallons. Most of the places we will be camping in will likely have a water source, and this water will really only be used for cooking/cleaning.

Eccotemp L5 Water heater... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TX ... PDKIKX0DER
Flojet 03526 144A water pump... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P3 ... YFJC2Y5PU4
SureFlo 255-313 strainer... http://www.amazon.com/SHURflo-255-313-C ... auto_img_y

Still looking for the best place for a tank.

Thoughts on this setup? Installing all of this will require a battery setup as well, so I'll be looking for a good decent battery as well, which I will mount inside a tongue box, along with switches and fuses for the pump, as well as trailer/tent lights.
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by navigator » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:41 pm

Mounting it in the bed/tongue is likely easier but you also lose that cargo space.
With your setup you can also use the trailer to haul other stuff.....
It sounds like it might be worth the effort to mount it underneath.

Then again, maybe you do it the easy way, mount it in the trailer and if you realize it is taking up too much space then relocate it.
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by onelow1ton » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:20 pm

Nice I was looking at getting the same L5 heater when I do mine , how many gpm is the pump ? I'm to lazy to search now but looks nice

I'll try and find the vendor I was looking at to get a tank from I think they had an eBay store also had a pic of dude looked like a farmer or something but his prices were some of the lowest I could find on the tanks shipped , let me check I'm sure I saved him on my eBay
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by onelow1ton » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:34 pm

Here they are but not sure if there prices are still best because it's been a wile sense I compared prices but here's the link
http://stores.ebay.com/R-and-P-Carriages-Trailer-Sales
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by Gordinho80 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:42 am

Picked up this gem last night for $50.... This is going to be my kitchen box.

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Going to lay it down so that the door opens down and acts as a table. This will hold the stove and give me a prep station (just need to figure out the size and get some cutting board material or stainless steel).
61" wide which will take up entire side of the trailer.
20" high when laid on its back, standing on the fender, it will stick out above the top of the trailer by 4". Which will practically disappear once the top is down, as that will be a couple of inches thick.
18" deep, sticking out past the edge of the fender about 2". This is the biggest drawback, I think, as I really didn't want anything to be wider then the fenders. But at only 2" past, its not that bad.

Trailer is covered right now and will be all winter, more then likely... so no pics of it on. They might have to wait until spring.
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by Cody_S » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:46 am

Wicked. And for $50, that's awesome!
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by navigator » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:15 am

cool pickup Mario, when you lay it on it's back will it still remain relatively weather proof?
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by Gordinho80 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:20 am

It should. I'm going to beef up the weatherstripping a little and maybe replace the latch with something that would pull the lid a little tighter. I'll be testing it as is first to see if I even need to do anything.
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by navigator » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:28 am

sounds like a plan, lay it on it's back and give it a good bath with the water hose, that should give you an idea.
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by onelow1ton » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:39 pm

Nice score for 50
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by Cable810 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:47 pm

Lookin good!! THats a sweet deal for 50 bucks!!
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by Gordinho80 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:31 pm

Had a few minutes and decided to shoot some pics...

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