Tx_Shooter's Utility Camping trailer

tx_shooter

You ever try to roughie a bear?
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Figured I would put together a single thread to document progress and ideas. The end goal is a usable utility trailer that can haul two or three motorcycles and the RTT on top of the rack as needed. But I also want to be able to pull the motorcycle wheel chocks and still be able to use 10' of the 12' deck.
 
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tx_shooter

You ever try to roughie a bear?
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First changes - going from leafs under axle to leafs over axle and adding the ride control devices.

Deck height - before 19.5" after 24"

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tx_shooter

You ever try to roughie a bear?
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Liking this idea for onboard trailer storage for cargo straps and connection points.

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Simple low tech method to raise the RTT while on the rack.

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tx_shooter

You ever try to roughie a bear?
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Some considerable progress on the trailer today. The initial R&D is always the hardest. Today I managed to complete two legs and mocking up one side. Once the mock up was in place it did confirm that I need to do a bit more build work on the cross bars. Thankfully I have some spare material from a previous build.

Fully lowered/ collapsed the tent will sit 5' 5" off the ground and right at/under the 4Runner roof line. Once the tent is fully raised the tent will be 7' off the ground.

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The material for the cross piece is going to get upgraded and then reinforced. More to be completed later this week with a hopeful dry run in a few weeks.

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tx_shooter

You ever try to roughie a bear?
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Hit a no-joy barrier this afternoon. I finally had enough fabbed up I could test the cross bar design. No matter what I did the bars it still sagged with just my weight. Considering the RTT +2 adults will be going on the bars I am going to stop and rebuild with bigger tubing instead of 1"x1" with 1/4" wall. This will give me a chance to work out a few issues and ideas I came up with during this process also.

So version 1.0 is getting scratched - on to version 2.0 next.
 
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