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    Knows a Thing or Two Spudcannons's Avatar
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    Off-Road Trailer build

    I am thinking of building an off-road trailer for a coast to coast wheeling trip this summer. I am considering welding up a frame and putting a dinoot tub on it then welding a support for a roof mount tent on that. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with dinoot or off-road tent trailers. I plan on hitting MOAB, the Rubicon and basically everything from the east cost to Cali. yay unlimited time and funds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudcannons View Post
    I am thinking of building an off-road trailer for a coast to coast wheeling trip this summer. I am considering welding up a frame and putting a dinoot tub on it then welding a support for a roof mount tent on that. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with dinoot or off-road tent trailers. I plan on hitting MOAB, the Rubicon and basically everything from the east cost to Cali. yay unlimited time and funds!
    Although I've really enjoyed tweaking on my trailer. If I had unlimited funds I would probably just buy one. There's plenty Offroad trailers for sale that someone custom ordered, dropped 20k on my them and only used the trailer a half dozen times, then putting it up for sale at fraction of the cost.

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    Subscribed. I'm looking at doing something as well. Not sure I see the point in the fiberglass tub kits though. One smack against the rocks and you will have to become a fiberglass repair expert.

    I'm looking at the Harbor Freight trailer for $200, then going with axle-less Timbren suspension conversion for another $350. Haven't decided what to do with the tub/storage yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey View Post
    Subscribed. I'm looking at doing something as well. Not sure I see the point in the fiberglass tub kits though. One smack against the rocks and you will have to become a fiberglass repair expert.

    I'm looking at the Harbor Freight trailer for $200, then going with axle-less Timbren suspension conversion for another $350. Haven't decided what to do with the tub/storage yet though.
    Same here. The HB trailer seems like a nice starting point.
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    Sub'd! Off road trailers are so cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey View Post
    Subscribed. I'm looking at doing something as well. Not sure I see the point in the fiberglass tub kits though. One smack against the rocks and you will have to become a fiberglass repair expert.

    I'm looking at the Harbor Freight trailer for $200, then going with axle-less Timbren suspension conversion for another $350. Haven't decided what to do with the tub/storage yet though.
    If you do, start a build thread on it. I'll be interested to see it.

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    Not to hijack but why not,
    So Sharkey I am with you on the Timbren suspension. They have a great reputation. My problem is I have no idea where to start with the weight rating.
    (Great Fabricator/ poor Engineer)

    I guess I will get it all figured out and weigh everything, Then try to guess how much stuff I will put in the trailer.

    Who are you going to use for a source for the Timbren's? My buddies at that speed shop on Glendale have them listed on their website.

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    I'm building one right now for a landscaping trailer for my business. It is 7'6" x 14'. I spent $520 in steel with it getting cut to spec. Have the means to weld it myself. I did up the plans myself in cad. The axle, hangers, springs, etc for 3500 lbs ran me about $400. I could have bought one but looking at $2k. This is just to give you an idea if you decide to make one yourself. There are free plans online and then just modify off those for your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree Frog View Post
    Not to hijack but why not,
    So Sharkey I am with you on the Timbren suspension. They have a great reputation. My problem is I have no idea where to start with the weight rating.
    (Great Fabricator/ poor Engineer)

    I guess I will get it all figured out and weigh everything, Then try to guess how much stuff I will put in the trailer.

    Who are you going to use for a source for the Timbren's? My buddies at that speed shop on Glendale have them listed on their website.
    Honestly, I was just going to match the suspension to the weight rating on the trailer. So, I was looking at the 1,200 lb Timbren suspension with the long spindles for wider tires. I have no clue if that is the correct setup and I will likely call them directly if and when I get to that point. In terms of sourcing, we have a Summit Racing in Reno and I know they are an authorized dealer.

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    ^ that's what I would do. If you have a trailer rated for 1200 no sense in putting a 3500 on it when it will ripe the trailer itself apart



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