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!
2013 JKU Commando
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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Sub'd! Off road trailers are so cool.
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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.
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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.
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.
^ 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