Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Converting Cargo Trailers into TTTs

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby onehoser » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:41 am

excellent work!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I am the wisest man alive, for i know one thing, and that is that i know nothing. (socrates)
User avatar
onehoser
The 300 Club
 
Posts: 369
Joined: Sun May 15, 2016 10:41 am
Location: selkirk ontario

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:04 pm

onehoser wrote:excellent work!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


hankaye wrote:jmanscotch, Howdy;

Before & after says it all. Job extreamly WELL DONE Sir! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ya left just enough DNA that you can tell the heritage.

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

hank


Thanks fellas. Took it out this past weekend and wife gave it a :thumbsup: so we're set

Image
jmanscotch
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby ris » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:24 am

That is a nice looking outfit. Like the awning and the rest of your campsite.
Richard
ris
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 154
Images: 126
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:11 pm
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:13 am

Some more pictures from checking out the Royal Gorge and camping a couple weekends ago.

Image
Image
Image
Image


Came across this tiny gem. For scale, those wheels/tires are golf cart sized...not sure how someone's fitting in that trailer but hey, it's cute.

Image
jmanscotch
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Location: Colorado
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby hankaye » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:33 am

jmanscotch, Howdy;

Nice foot-bridge photo. Think that the wee-bitty camper might be for some Hobbits
:lol: .

hank
Striving for a less complicated life since 1949 ...
Every day I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive.
hankaye
2000 Club
2000 Club
 
Posts: 2567
Images: 1
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:35 pm
Location: S.W. New Mexico
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby foxontherun » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:06 am

Bet there's a jacked up converted four wheel drive smart car to go with it :lol:
foxontherun
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 205
Images: 78
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:13 pm
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:58 pm

Took a long weekend with the wife and explored southwest Colorado a bit. Oprah, Silverton, Telluride....all epic Colorado.

Our quick sleep over in Gunnison after driving 4 hours after work Friday.

Image


Cinnamon Pass, which we took from Lake City to Silverton Saturday morning.

Image

We got to town, picked a camp spot and dropped the trailer so we could head to some more technical trails that the trailer couldn’t make it down (damn switchbacks on the side of cliffs).

Black Bear Pass was lots of fun, a good chance to test the GX out a bit.

Image
Image
Image

Unfortunately Imogene Pass was close due to the early September snow, so needing to find a path back to camp, we opted for Ophir Pass, where the wife (after some light Vodka inspiration) decided to drive and did awesome.

Image
Image

Made it back to camp Saturday night, off CR20 just north of Silverton.

Image

Slept and woke early Sunday for a 7.3 mile hike up to Ice Lake...man am I still hurting today, Tuesday night.

Image
Image


We rewarded ourselves with a hotel and hot springs in Ouray Sunday might and drove back Monday. All in all, a great one year anniversary trip and celebration of not getting divorced yet.

Cheers!
jmanscotch
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Location: Colorado
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby hankaye » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:56 am

jmanscotch & +1 , Howdy;

:applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause: :applause: :applause:

hank
Striving for a less complicated life since 1949 ...
Every day I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive.
hankaye
2000 Club
2000 Club
 
Posts: 2567
Images: 1
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:35 pm
Location: S.W. New Mexico
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby onehoser » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:12 am

WOW!
I am the wisest man alive, for i know one thing, and that is that i know nothing. (socrates)
User avatar
onehoser
The 300 Club
 
Posts: 369
Joined: Sun May 15, 2016 10:41 am
Location: selkirk ontario
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby featherliteCT1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:51 pm

Wow is right! Those photos make me think about buying a small trailer and building an off-road rig to take to Colorado. Awesome! :thumbsup:
featherliteCT1
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1141
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:54 am
Location: Southern Indiana
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:11 pm

Thanks fellas. We’re really enjoying the trailer, which I was able to build in part because of all the great wisdom here.

We are trying our hand at an instagram account for showing off and recording some of our weekend adventures, feel free to follow and say hey if you’re on there. @weekend_bound

Cheers!
jmanscotch
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Location: Colorado
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby Modstock » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:46 pm

Blue sky's. What's that ?
Great pics.

Sent from my H1611 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Modstock
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1091
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:18 am
Location: Salt lake , Utah
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby waktaylor » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:52 am

How tall is your rear door opening after the chop? You mentioned removing 8 inches

How is the original axle holding up?

Kyle
waktaylor
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:22 am
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby western traveler » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:38 pm

I enjoyed reading through your build. You do great work! Such sweet country to explore too...
western traveler
Donating Member
 
Posts: 396
Images: 264
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:59 am
Location: The Front Montana
Top

Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Mon May 10, 2021 9:42 pm

Well gents and gals, I have some recent awesome news, the wife and I are expecting our first child!

Along with that news is the realization that the camping trailer will need to go. It’ll likely be a while before we go camping as a family (babies can’t go to ultra high altitude) and I’d rather it not just sit, as well as the wife’s request for a slightly larger RV with a bathroom, water, etc. for the pending new needs.

I recently ordered the solar setup and need to touch up a few things then it’ll officially be for sale. If anyone’s interested, feel free to message me for my cell number or reply here and we’ll talk in more detail.

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Included: Everything you’d expect, aka anything currently mounted in the most recent pictures, like awning, front landing accessories if wanted, lock-n-roll hitch for trailer and vehicle, bed if wanted and any spare parts I have. I’ll install the solar panel and controller and clean it up nicely.

Title: clear Colorado title in hand

Price: $12,000 OBO willing to negotiate for a smooth deal

Let me know your thoughts and if you have any interest. Just took it down to New Mexico a few weeks ago, she’s serviced and ready to go for the season!

Cheers!
Jake
jmanscotch
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Location: Colorado
Top

PreviousNext

Return to Cargo Trailer Conversions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests