Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby Tigris99 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:14 pm

there's your issue, 40lbs in XPS foam, dont even think there is maybe 10 lbs there

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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:32 pm

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I agree the HF trailer in stock form is a bit weak for a back country trailer. Stiff springs, light axles and tongues in need of reinforcement for off road use are the weak points of these trailers. Steel is adequate if supported properly. You can check out this forum https://tventuring.com/trailerforum/index.php that mostly revolves around using the HF trailers for back country travel. All the necessary upgrades for the HF trailer for off road use are discussed. Soft ride springs, 3500lbs axles and a 2"x2" steel tube for extra tongue strength will get these trailers up to snuff for back country travel. Yes it does drive the price up, but you can do it one piece at a time to suite your needs. HF trailers are hard to beat to get you on the road.



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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby ghcoe » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:18 pm

Sparksalot wrote:
ghcoe wrote:
Tigris99 wrote:
I agree the HF trailer in stock form is a bit weak for a back country trailer. Stiff springs, light axles and tongues in need of reinforcement for off road use are the weak points of these trailers. Steel is adequate if supported properly. You can check out this forum https://tventuring.com/trailerforum/index.php that mostly revolves around using the HF trailers for back country travel. All the necessary upgrades for the HF trailer for off road use are discussed. Soft ride springs, 3500lbs axles and a 2"x2" steel tube for extra tongue strength will get these trailers up to snuff for back country travel. Yes it does drive the price up, but you can do it one piece at a time to suite your needs. HF trailers are hard to beat to get you on the road.



Thanks again! George.


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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby ghcoe » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 pm

Step 1 Floor-Part 1

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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby Tigris99 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:45 pm

one problem, should NEVER use OSB. BCX OR CDX ply. OSB is toast as soon as water gets in.

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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby ghcoe » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:29 pm

Tigris99 wrote:one problem, should NEVER use OSB. BCX OR CDX ply. OSB is toast as soon as water gets in.


I used OSB, but did mention that ply woods could be use. The key is to keep the water out. Being foamies they are pretty water tight.

If the floor does get water damaged the floors are fairly easy to repair. Much easier than a traditional built trailer.
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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby Tigris99 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:45 pm

that's the major thing for us, floors are much easier to repair.

Problem doesnt lie up top, it's from underneath, moisture getting trapped. All about budget OSB wins. If you seal the hell out of it underneath, should be ok. Just think especially for "bug out" type use which means possibly dealing with creeks and such might be good insurance in the long term using exterior ply.

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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby ghcoe » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:37 am

Canvas is wrapped around bottom of floor 2" and then I applied two coats of Henry's 587 100% Acrylic Dura-Brite White Elastomeric Roof Coating to the underside of the floor.

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I did later apply a drip edge to alleviate water seepage between the trailer body and frame.

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I think this thing would float....
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Re: Bug Out Trailers (A simple foamie)

Postby Tigris99 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:19 am

I dont believe "think" it would applies, judging by that if it was mine I wouldnt be afraid to test that (empty of corse).

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