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Old 04-15-2013, 09:36 AM   #82
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Well I guess not.......


I'll send you more pics later...
haha. waiting for pics.
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haha. waiting for pics.
Just sent a couple your way.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:16 AM   #84
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Sick trailer man, really excellent work!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #85
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Very nice trailer!! Love the simple & functional design. Guess I'm going to have to clear some work space and break out the welder :-)
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:50 AM   #86
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Damn, Box Rocket! Nice trailer!

I've been wanting to build my own and thanks to this build page, I'm going to attempt it eventually (as soon as I buy my welder)
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:52 AM   #87
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Damn, Box Rocket! Nice trailer!

I've been wanting to build my own and thanks to this build page, I'm going to attempt it eventually (as soon as I buy my welder)
Thanks man. It was a really fun project and not that difficult. It's been a big help to have this trailer for what will soon be 6 years. Man time is flying.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:05 AM   #88
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trailer looks amazing, looks really good behind the 80.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:10 AM   #89
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The 80 is is semi-retirement mode right now so I'm contemplating repainting the trailer to match the Tacoma. Hmm......decisions.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #90
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Did a little work on the trailer last night. Up til now I've had two water cans and a CO2 tank mounted on the tongue right in front of the bed and a Cooler mounted in front of them. On steep climbs the cooler get VERY close to the spare tire on the back of my truck. So I needed to make a little more room and I didn't want to extend the tongue.

So, I ended up building full steps in front and behind the fenders and the water cans are now mounted on the front steps. Those steps will also be the mounting base for a new adjustable tent rack I've started to build. The tent rack will be around 50" from the ground during transit and when camped it will raise to a height of 74" from the ground. That will allow me to walk upright underneath the open tent. It will also allow better access into the trailer.

After I moved the cans, that allowed me to move the cooler back almost 12" closer to the bed of the trailer to allow for MUCH better room between the trailer and truck.

I've also started a rear swing out tire carrier for the trailer.

Pumped about these changes as I've had them planned for a long time but haven't had time to work on them. We've got several family wheeling/camping trips planned for this summer and it was a good excuse to get this stuff done.

No pics yet but I'll grab some soon.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:15 PM   #91
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Did a little work on the trailer last night. Up til now I've had two water cans and a CO2 tank mounted on the tongue right in front of the bed and a Cooler mounted in front of them. On steep climbs the cooler get VERY close to the spare tire on the back of my truck. So I needed to make a little more room and I didn't want to extend the tongue.

So, I ended up building full steps in front and behind the fenders and the water cans are now mounted on the front steps. Those steps will also be the mounting base for a new adjustable tent rack I've started to build. The tent rack will be around 50" from the ground during transit and when camped it will raise to a height of 74" from the ground. That will allow me to walk upright underneath the open tent. It will also allow better access into the trailer.

After I moved the cans, that allowed me to move the cooler back almost 12" closer to the bed of the trailer to allow for MUCH better room between the trailer and truck.

I've also started a rear swing out tire carrier for the trailer.

Pumped about these changes as I've had them planned for a long time but haven't had time to work on them. We've got several family wheeling/camping trips planned for this summer and it was a good excuse to get this stuff done.

No pics yet but I'll grab some soon.
Dang buddy. Sounds fun. Let me know if you need anything.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 PM   #92
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Here's a few pics of the steps. Still need to cap the openings.







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Old 06-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #93
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Here's a few pics of the steps. Still need to cap the openings.

Is that just 1" tube and some plate?? Looks sweet by the way.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #94
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Is that just 1" tube and some plate?? Looks sweet by the way.
They're built from the same 1x3 as the top rail.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #95
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They're built from the same 1x3 as the top rail.
Nice. Wasn't sure. Looks good though.
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New tent rack is built. Waiting for lift struts to show up today so I can finish it off. Also built a new swing out tire carrier on the back. Really like how it turned out. Pics to come soon.
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so a quick recap of the recent mods to the trailer:

'90s era Factory Alloys (painted black)
33x10.50 KM2s (takeoffs from the Tacoma)
New Tepui Autana RTT with Annex
modified side steps on the trailer
relocated water cans from front of trailer to the sides
custom telescoping rack for the RTT
custom spare tire swingout

Ok here we go with pics.

Here's the trailer with all the listed mods. This is in "transit" mode with the RTT rack on the low setting.




few shots with the truck.








Spare tire swingout details. Latch is a simple high visibility hitch pin. Works great and is tight


Rubber bumpers attached to the swingout to keep it tight against the tailgate.


Hinges are geasable hinges I got from Northern Tool. They are a simple bolt design with no bearings. They swing nice and smooth.


With the swing out open and the tailgate down its a nice area for cooking etc.
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Now to the tent rack.

The rack is made from 1.5" square tubes welded to the side of the trailer tub and the rack itself is 1x2" square tube for the platform and 1.25" square tube for the legs that slide down inside the 1.5" tubes on the tub.

Each post has a spring loaded "pop pin" to keep it locked in either the low or high setting. Each corner has a 50lb gas strut to raise the tent.


Zinc coated handles on the sides of the platform (actually just some cut down ubolts) to help pull the rack back down to the low setting.


Pull the 4 pop pins (1 on each corner) and the platform goes up to the height needed to use the annex with the RTT.


Some quick pics of the tent set up with the annex. It was getting dark so I didn't open up all the windows etc.








All done. Can't wait to get out and use it!
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This is an amazing build. I wish I had the knowledge and experience to build something like this.

Well done, Adam!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:19 AM   #100
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WOW! What an amazing trailer. I would buy one in a heart beat!

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