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JeepAndrew's Jetski Trailer-to-Offroad RTT Hauler Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by JeepAndrew, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Apr 13, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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    Crawlin WJ

    Crawlin WJ Fuck that rock.

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    lookin good!!!! Can't wait to so see the finished project.
    next time I help, I promise not to set myself on fire. Lmao
     
  2. Apr 14, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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    1. bought it... 2. Mud flap delete 3. BHLM 4. AUX input on factory stereo 5....... Check the build
    damn this thing is lookin good! can't wait to see he final product
     
  3. Apr 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    JeepAndrew

    JeepAndrew [OP] Keeping the lights on since 2006

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    Thanks man! I'm excited to get it done! So far with materials (steel) I'm up to only $165!
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    Looking great!
     
  5. Apr 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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    Hey andrew can you shoot me a text about those sliders I lost your number on my old phone?
     
  6. Apr 15, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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    Sweet!
     
  7. Apr 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    JeepAndrew

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    Today, the guys at Big O Tires hooked me up with a smokin' deal ($180/tire!!) on a set of three 33x12.5x15 Mud Claws which they mounted on some 15x12 jeep rims that CrawlinWJ hooked me up with. I brought them home tonight and finally got the trailer off those stupid 12 inch trailer tires. It's finally really starting to come together:

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    With the 33s mounted, the ground-to-frame measurement is around 24"

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    I ordered a set of tiregate latches on Ebay, which came in today. They're a lot bigger than I expected but fuck it. 1,000# gate latches FTW :cool:

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    AND I got my Max Coupler yesterday!! This thing is awesome! Adventure Trailers currently has them for $250 shipped.

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    This weekend, I will be finally cutting the 14 gauge steel sheet to line the bottom and sides, adding custom built steel fenders (square style to match the fenders on my Wrangler), the tailgate, and fabbing the tongue attachment for the Max coupler. I'm really stoked that it's finally coming together :D
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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    Brian007Taco

    Brian007Taco 007Taco

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    That looks awesome Andrew.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2014 at 9:31 PM
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  10. Apr 16, 2014 at 9:58 PM
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    Thanks man! Right now tongue weight is 30-35lbs, but will be going up once I sleeve the tongue bar to strengthen it. Also, there will be water cans mounted up front and a deep cycle battery/2,000 watt inverter for onboard 120 volt household power.
    I was thinking of going with a drop-bar style tongue jack because of the height issue, and maybe a pair of electric jacks at the back corners to level it on un-even terrain for when the roof top tent is used.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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    1. bought it... 2. Mud flap delete 3. BHLM 4. AUX input on factory stereo 5....... Check the build
    why electric stabilizers? Almost every trailer build thread I've read through uses a sort of manually extended folding leg that either auto adjusts or is set like a hitch leg with a crank or one guy even incorporated two high lifts that could be removed when not in use as stabilizers.... not that electric is bad er anything it just seems like its a. more complicated with wiring and b. another thing to fail and be potentially hard to fix on the trail
     
  12. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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    ^ This.

    My contribution: http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-0201...1397755191&sr=8-1&keywords=valtera+stabilizer
     
  13. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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  14. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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    It's what I use on my trailer. It works perfectly and folds up and fits in the tongue box nicely.
     
  15. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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    Looking good Andrew! Making good progress too :thumbsup: :popcorn:
     
  16. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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    snowtank Where the fuck did my beer go!

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    Some stuff here and there....
    Its cause he is a power lineman. :cool: so electricity must be used when ever possible.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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  18. Apr 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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    I have a very extensive electrical background so wiring is a cake walk to me, plus the circuits used with these e-jacks are the simple DC source-switch-jack-neg return type so no worries about complication. With the uneven terrain in some places out here, regular crank jacks aren't always an option. The trailer will have a marine battery (tied with a charge lead to the tow vehicle) so electric jacks are a reasonable option. Plus I think it'd be cool to have the electrics anyways :)
    Good suggestion, but not sure if it would work on anything except a near-to-totally flat surface.

    A few of the trailers we have at work use the electric jacks for corner leveling, and other than battery problems (lack of batt maintenance) they are extremely reliable and have lasted for years with constant usage. I'm ordering them thru work for wholesale so they won't be expensive at all. I can always change to crank style jacks later if need be :)
     
  19. Apr 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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    This. Electricity and anything to do with it is my forte :cool:
     
  20. Apr 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM
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    The legs pivot independently. You can be parked sideways on stairs and it works perfectly. This is exactly what I use on my expo trailer and the staibilizer has proved itself in desert, sand, and rocks....far from flat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4hVI9lDiCg
     
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