New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:24 pm

Looks like I gained 6 inches overall. Wow, wasn't expecting that much lift.. maybe 5 inches at most. In any case, now I have to put the SumoSprings on for stability (sway with higher center of gravity) and when these tires need changing, I'll invest in some good all terrain tires.

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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:22 pm

OK, got the SumoSprings installed. Going on a trip next week, so I will see how all this rides.

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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:37 pm

Looks like that lift also put the truck and trailer I the same plane as well.

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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Axle Flip - Trailer Lift

Postby flboy » Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:29 pm

I made a video on how I went about moving my axle from on top of the leaf springs to under the leaf springs and getting 6 inches of lift for under carriage clearance when off-road. I hope it helps someone.

https://youtu.be/9SmCMNJkmh4
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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby bdosborn » Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:50 am

Don,

How much does that tank bulge when it's full of water? Do you need to brace the sides or is it self supporting?

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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:29 am

bdosborn wrote:Don,

How much does that tank bulge when it's full of water? Do you need to brace the sides or is it self supporting?

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Hi Bruce. It does not seem to bulge much at all when full.

I have two of those round foam " pool noodles" at the back between the tank and cab and if you look, they are bent over the top. Also, my truck bed has a thick rubber mat on the bottom, so I think it is well protected from chaffing and movement.

In any case, if I see any bulging that concerns me, I could cut a few 2*4s to the correct height and put them vertically between the strap in front and the tank. That should contain any bulging well if needed. I may still do that just to be on the conservative side, especially if I know I will be spending a long time on rough trails.

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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby bdosborn » Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:49 am

That's a good idea to use the strap around the middle like that, I think I'll copy that for the van.

Thanks for the info,
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:34 pm

Another upgrade! Had these lights for a while, just took the time to install. I can select many different colors.. I tend to like the blue lights however.


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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
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YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby nsfr1206 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:05 pm

Nice! We camped Friday night in my parents camper and it has some lights under there. Brightens things up


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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:15 pm

Thanks.

Added some inside as well.

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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby bdosborn » Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:45 pm

Blue light can keep you awake, you might want to dial it to red before bed time:
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side

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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:17 pm

Interesting.. I will change the color a few hours before I am ready to go to sleep. Lol

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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:00 pm

I've had a few questions and requests to share how I set up the electrical system in my 6x12 CTC. I made a video about that if you are interested.



https://youtu.be/xwYsgocIvwg
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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:30 pm

Another upgrade I had and just not installed. A screen back door. Goes on with Velcro and magnets keep it closed. Will allow for great ventilation when camping.

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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Re: New Build - 6*12 Offroad Toy Hauler

Postby flboy » Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:59 pm

The LED in cabinet lighting turned out nice. The White setting actually lights up the space well for slightly over 1 Amp. The colors are slightly less.

White is nice

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Blue is good for more populated areas. Hard to see from outside, but good enough to see inside. I can also adjust brightness.

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Orange is just cool. Kinda like my KTM'S. LOL

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YouTube Video of Finished 6x12 Trailer:
https://youtu.be/6_-8cVdWUIA
YouTube Video of 7*18 with 2ft V-nose Trailer:
https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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