"The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Kharn » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:09 am

Why not sneak in some smaller under-bed storage compartments ahead of the batteries? You could even use some open-cell foam with appropriate shapes cut out so beverages don't roll around too much, while keeping your reserve hidden from the rangers.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby KCStudly » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:26 am

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:54 am

Nice KC!

John, I had thought about it, but the underbed compartments I have now don't really get used. I have grease and bearings in one compartment, and the other is empty. And I'm planning on having the spare tire underneath again. I'll need all the room I can get for that thing. Probably wont even be able to do a full-size spare.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Kharn » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:39 pm

I was pretty disappointed when I found my cross members are 1" too close together for the tire to tuck up underneath. I was thinking of putting it on top of the galley hatch, keeping it in the truck would be too likely to be left at home by accident. :thinking:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:57 pm

Kharn wrote:I was pretty disappointed when I found my cross members are 1" too close together for the tire to tuck up underneath. I was thinking of putting it on top of the galley hatch, keeping it in the truck would be too likely to be left at home by accident. :thinking:


Interesting. My 12" wheel/tire from HF fit (barely) between my trailer cross members. :thinking:

I just opened up my CAD model for the X-Cubed, and a full-size (15") spare won't fit without moving the trailer cross beams. Although a 12" wheel/tire would fit, and would work in an emergency situation. I might just adjust the cross beams to fit a full-size spare. Either way, I'd like to keep the spare out of the way, but as you mentioned I'll probably forget it if it isn't attached.

A couple weeks ago I went snowboarding and forgot my coat. :NC :oops: :snowstorm:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Ron Dickey » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:33 pm

absolutsnwbrdr wrote:
Kharn wrote:I was pretty disappointed when I found my cross members are 1" too close together for the tire to tuck up underneath. I was thinking of putting it on top of the galley hatch, keeping it in the truck would be too likely to be left at home by accident. :thinking:


Interesting. My 12" wheel/tire from HF fit (barely) between my trailer cross members. :thinking:

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I just opened up my CAD model for the X-Cubed, and a full-size (15") spare won't fit without moving the trailer cross beams. Although a 12" wheel/tire would fit, and would work in an emergency situation. I might just adjust the cross beams to fit a full-size spare. Either way, I'd like to keep the spare out of the way, but as you mentioned I'll probably forget it if it isn't attached.

A couple weeks ago I went snowboarding and forgot my coat. :NC :oops: :snowstorm:


I had wondered about that did you put it under the galley or in the center and do you have a safety cable on it incase a rough road shacks it loose.

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:24 am

Its in the 2nd section from the front of the trailer frame (in front of the axle, behind the end of the tongue extension).

I used the HF spare tire carrier and bolted it directly to the plywood deck. No safety cables. No problems.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Ron Dickey » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:04 am

absolutsnwbrdr wrote:Its in the 2nd section from the front of the trailer frame (in front of the axle, behind the end of the tongue extension).

I used the HF spare tire carrier and bolted it directly to the plywood deck. No safety cables. No problems.

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I have one of those good idea!! what is in the conduit behind it?

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Ron Dickey » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:09 am

absolutsnwbrdr wrote:
I present to you, the "X-Cubed Compact Travel Trailer"

The bones of the design....

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A possible paint scheme (but we all know I'll change my mind a dozen times)....

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very nice design..... I alway like it when some one brakes from the norm. it is a clean design yet open and looks like it belongs in the woods having fun.


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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:16 am

Ron Dickey wrote:very nice design..... I alway like it when some one brakes from the norm. it is a clean design yet open and looks like it belongs in the woods having fun.


Thanks Ron! Just going for something a bit different and something a bit more "beefy" than my first two :R

The inside will have a couple design features that are just as interesting as the outside. :twisted:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Thelgord » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:35 am

I am not sure if its because this is so different or because its just damn cool, but this is one of my favorite designs that I have seen.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby KCStudly » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:41 am

Zach, have you thought about a TV upgrade to go along with the new design?

Perhaps a full scale version of this?
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+1 on liking the design. :thumbsup:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:23 am

Thanks Thelgord and KC! Now I just gotta get off my ass and build it!

KC that would be a GREAT tow vehicle!! :twisted:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:31 am

It has arrived! Took less than a week to get here.

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I'll crack open the boxes tonight and figure out the exact width of the trailer frame so I can order the Dexter Torflex axle tomorrow! :twisted:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Tommy2tone_1999 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:38 pm

Let me know if you figure out what the 2 wedge shaped pieces are for with that Ironton Trailer
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