Wow that's more drawing than I did.Here is the "camper" we currently use:
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It does the job, and will pop a bag of popcorn... However, it is not practical for long off road excursions. It functions well as a basecamp, and really can't be beat for that purpose but I'm looking for something I can take on longer trail runs. So, this is our new rig for camping:
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This is an old boat trailer I have had for a good 15+ years. It's days of hauling boats ended about 10 years ago. In upgrading a new boat trailer, I robbed a few features I had liked from this one. It sat in the weeds until I needed a flat trailer one day. I threw an old axle under it, a sheet of 4x8 ply, set of lights and away I went. I haven't used it since I built my 8x10 snowmobile trailer so it's time to repurpose it again! Here is my plan:
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The original frame was only rated for 2,500ish pounds, so it's not going to be very heavy duty. It's more of a starting point for having a dedicated adventure trailer. I"m ordering a 3,500 axle to fit some 6x5.5 hubs. It's going to start fairly minimalistic and will grow as we decide how we want it laid out. I'm hoping to have the bones built in the next month or so.
Holy lack of mudflaps batman.Here is an update on my boat trailer conversion...
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After beefing up the frame, running a 2x2x1/4" box steel front to back, building a plywood box, and making a cooler/stove slide out from MDF scrap, I have been very pleased with the results.