Trailer for Lost Hikers

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Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:33 pm

Currently we have assembled a Harbor Freight 1720 Lb. Capacity Super Duty Utility Trailer, 48" x 96" Haul-Master - item#94564.
No frame modifications, yet.
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Currently thinking boxy style stretched from 4x8 to 60-66" length of 8-9', overall height of 6feet, no change in wheel track.

Somewhat like the larger trailers from http://uev.com.au
Specifically this model, but smaller.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:50 pm

Thought I had seen that design some where! Should be fun to see what you do to improve on what they did and make it your own. I was fond of the TVan also from there. But I am not a 4x4er at least not now. My cousin is the 4x4er in the family and a desert rat too.

Good luck on your build.

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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:05 am

We usually drive on some kind of road. Not the hardcore off roader by any means. but have been known to ford small (no snorkel) creeks.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:37 pm

A little better image of what I am aiming for.
I found this drawing on Google Sketchup
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72" high, 64"wide, 9' long.


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rear view.

Still measuring my camping gear for compartment sizes.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby 91kuhndog » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:05 pm

great concept to build... just be carefull building a straightback camper like that. Mine is a straightback and the door height would be a factor if I was over 6' tall. At 5'10", I have about 3" clearance. It stinks to build something only to figure out near then end it doesnt work (as you originally planned). Good luck on the build.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:35 am

Thank you, I had not thought about the open height. I was trying to make the height to go under a carport. However that plan is falling by the wayside. I just did dry fit with actual material, found an issue with clearance on the sides. More measuring and possible change of materials.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:25 pm

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Watching glue dry, and the trailer grows to 64" x 96".
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Sat May 03, 2014 8:17 pm

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Floor joists are glued (Loctite PL Premium Polyurethane Construction Adhesive) and screwed.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Sat May 03, 2014 8:19 pm

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First piece of insulation (Owens Corning FOAMULAR 250 3/4 in. x 2 ft. x 8 ft. R-4 Squared Edge Insulation Board) is glued down.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Sun May 04, 2014 8:48 pm

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Put the fender bolts on head down. This may prevent tire punctures from the end of the bolt.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Sun May 04, 2014 8:49 pm

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Wheel well is covered, allowing a flat floor of 64"x 108"
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Sun May 04, 2014 8:50 pm

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Supports for rear overhang.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Sun May 04, 2014 8:51 pm

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Five (5) rear overhang supports in place.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby hiker » Sun May 04, 2014 8:52 pm

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Right rear overhang support, closeup.
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Re: Trailer for Lost Hikers

Postby LessisMore » Sun May 04, 2014 11:14 pm

hiker wrote:A little better image of what I am aiming for.
I found this drawing on Google Sketchup
114370
72" high, 64"wide, 9' long.


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rear view.

Still measuring my camping gear for compartment sizes.


I like the YouTube videos of this style, I will be keeping an eye on this build! Best of luck
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