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Whitecloud's Expo Trailer Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Whitecloud, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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    Whitecloud

    Whitecloud [OP] Cloudy-fabricator of things

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    So as some of you know Lobster13 and I have been working on a set of expo style camping trailers. We started them at roughly the same time and looking back might not have been such a good idea simply for lack of space in the garage to work. Well I guess it is finally time to post up a build thread for them. It all started with a need for more camping space for the family and me not wanting to set up the Truck Bed Tent everytime we went anywhere.

    What it sits like currently minus the shocks.....
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    Figure that this will turn into more of a BS and photo thread but for mow onto the pics..........I'll do my best to keep them in order.

    Everything good starts with and idea and evolves from there........
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    Starting on the 2nd frame.....
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    Parts starting to show up....
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    Wheels back from powdercoat. Using a set of old steel wheels from an old Jeep project that we sent to the coater....
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    Some tires mounted...
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    Axles built to truck width.....
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    Leaf Springs sourced from a couple of Ford Rangers from U-Pull It...
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    Max Coupler Hitch
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    Gas grill going on a set of drawer slides....
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    Picked up some sheet for the bottom and sides...
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    Both frames back upright....[​IMG]

    Mock up for the Grill...
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    Grill support structure for the slides...
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    Slides and support tray in.....
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    How the grill will sit.....
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    Grill door...
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    Start to the lid...
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    Finished...
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    Getting the axle mounted....
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    2nd frame getting the axle...
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    We be rolling.....
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    Tent showed up....
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    Boxing in the grill...
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    Hitch on the back of frame....
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    Starting the floor...
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    Skinning it.....
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    Water tank location...Don't mind the fitting locations, the manufacturer fubared them...
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    6ft long lid Hinge that will be bolted to the lid and welded to the tub...
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    Wiring template laid out to be put in after the spray on liner....
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    Reverse lights...
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    Rear adjustable supports...
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    Skining the 2nd one and tailgate...
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    Both of them catching some sun while the garage gets rearranged...
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    Pretty straight so far...
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    Temporary lid holders...:D
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    Struts are in.......These needed to be changed from 150lb to 200 lb ones once the RTT was mounted...
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    Time for some primer and some color.....
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    COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek::D:D
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    Not half bad looking weld for just a flux core welder........:cool::cool:
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    Done for the most part....
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    Raptor liner...
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    Of course my 2 year old twins had to sign it.........for their moral support contribution:D
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    Water pump switch...
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    Water tank fill...
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    Tent mounted up...
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    That's it for now. More pics tonight......:D
     
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  2. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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    Whitecloud

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    Couple of show pics......

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  3. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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    Whitecloud

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    Lobster should be posting up some pics here shortly also.

    Some of Lobsters trailer pics.......
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  4. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    Papa Taco

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    thats bad ass man! how long do you think it took you to make? and how much in materials did you spend? I love the idea of the grill and water tank
     
  5. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Whitecloud

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    About 3-4 months. But that was Lobster and I really only working on it 1-2 days a week........Total cost was just north of 4K. We were taking about making a few more..:spy:
     
  6. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    they are really freaking sweet. is that 4 a piece or total for the two?
     
  7. Aug 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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  8. Aug 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    4 a piece.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    Whitecloud

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    More PICS>>>>>>

    Water tank straps....
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    Battery hold down strap...
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    Tent opened...
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  10. Aug 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    way cool Have you had a chance to see what kind of terrain it can take?
     
  11. Aug 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    With the Max Coupler hitch it can go anywhere that the truck can........

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4wb9kFUMNIA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  12. Aug 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    thats definitely kick ass. Looks like you guys definitely did your research
     
  13. Aug 25, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    Thanks.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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    Whitecloud

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    Camping a couple weeks ago at Great Sand Dunes NP.
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    Pretty sweet! Want to do something similar down the road whether I build it or not.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    Thanks. I could always build one for you too. :spy:
     
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    That'd be sweet but you're in NM :cool:
     
  19. Sep 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    Hey I might want to take a vacation at some point.....:cool::D
     
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