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Old December 4th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #81
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Gotta have steps to get ontop of the deck, it's 37" off the ground


Lots of lights & ramp storage, bumper matches the Jeep. all about the little things.













Already had the spare tire mount just moved it back a hair


Need to throw the insulation back on the bottom





Ran out of time to get interior pics, had to change the oil in the truck & replace block heater since it's getting cold here. Then I had to adjust the overhead door to fit the crawler hauler back in the shop without hassle.

Few things left to finish it up:
finish plumbing the 2nd water tank (and probably put a 3rd in)
replace landing gear
re-install insulation on bottom
install generator (getting Dar's old Honda EU3000) & small fuel cell to feed it more
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Old December 4th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #82
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This thing is bad ass! Outstanding job!
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Old December 4th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #83
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Bringing it down tonight?
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You wre in freeland and dindt stop by? Thats messed up!
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I thought that looked like Freeland Bean and Grain!
The rig turned out awesome Andy
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Old December 4th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #86
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Wow that turned out Great!
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Old December 4th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #88
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Great job, very well done!
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Old December 5th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #89
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Thanks man, lots of time still recovering from the lack of sleep.

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I guess you figred that one out, good seeing you .

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you're the one that didn't want to ride down to the party with us tonight

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The rig turned out awesome Andy
Thanks man, they were cool over at bean & grain, normally they charge $5 a weigh but they said they would've felt bad taking $30 from me so they only charged 1/2. I was on that scale like a striper on brass.

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Thanks....been a while how's it been going still in Flushing area and have the TJ?
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Old December 5th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #90
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where did you get the steps and do they feel solid fully opened?
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where did you get the steps and do they feel solid fully opened?
Tri state surplus on ebay, they're actually located in Hudson, MI so you can call them too. They're as solid as any RV step, so yes they flex some.

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Old December 5th, 2010, 08:34 AM   #92
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looking good, I was talking to Roger in China this morning...He really liked the hydro ram in the front....if you can find one cheap, that would be a slick way to go...the best part is , it is completely independent of the other system....Belt and suspenders approach I always say. Heres a pic of the old setup, this is the pic they used in the Diesel Power writeup....you way surpassed my old rig...I was always wincing, wondering when / if my gooseneck was going to fail...that complete additional frame is the way to go.
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BTW not to make you feel bad...but I bought two peices of alum siding for 10 bucks, that did not match the camper, and hand beaded (rolled) the lines to match the style of the camper, then bought a pint of paint color matched to a scrap I had cut out for the fram for 6 bucks....they told me the same thing...40-50 bucks for the aluminium, and 200 plus to ship it...what a ripoff.
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But Andy's loaded so it's no big deal.
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your jeep has a 12" C channel bumper ?? wow talk about overkill!
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Very nice build! I have had something like this rolling around in my head for the past few years, but on a lighter and smaller scale. So what engine does that tow rig have, 6.0 or 7.3? How does it handle the load? MPG's all loaded up (if you have had it on the road long enough to get any numbers)?
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Ya, Makes me and my pick-up camper and an open trailer look like a hobo.
Sweet trailer. I like the design.
makes me and my rusty XJ with the rear seat folded down and the sleeping bag in the back look like a guy who lives in an XJ down by the river.
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BTW not to make you feel bad...but I bought two peices of alum siding for 10 bucks, that did not match the camper, and hand beaded (rolled) the lines to match the style of the camper, then bought a pint of paint color matched to a scrap I had cut out for the fram for 6 bucks....they told me the same thing...40-50 bucks for the aluminium, and 200 plus to ship it...what a ripoff.
ya, you suck! That's why you should cut me a better deal on that generator

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problem is, that's no longer true after this build. My wallet hurts right now!

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it's 10", lmao.

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Very nice build! I have had something like this rolling around in my head for the past few years, but on a lighter and smaller scale. So what engine does that tow rig have, 6.0 or 7.3? How does it handle the load? MPG's all loaded up (if you have had it on the road long enough to get any numbers)?
Thanks! It's got a 7.3, picked it up Easter weekend knowing I was going to do this build. I've only put about 50 miles on it so no mileage numbers but it handles AWESOME, it really is amazing. After 1 or 2 trips I'll know if I need airbags but right now I'm saying no...we'll see how that is.

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makes me and my rusty XJ with the rear seat folded down and the sleeping bag in the back look like a guy who lives in an XJ down by the river.
Been there, we took a major leap on this one went straight from a tent to the 5th wheel. I learned my lesson on buying what you want the first time since I've been through 3 trucks in 3 years, if I would've just spent $5k extra 3 years ago on a dually I would've had it paid off already. Live & learn (or hopefully learn).
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65' is legal in all states for non-commercial, commericial is where it gets tricky depending on the state it ranges from something like 65-73ish

Hate to bust your bubble, but that is completely wrong. Length laws are for both commercial and non-commercial. Some states are way less than 65'. Will you get hassled? Maybe, maybe not. But, most states are getting WAY more picky about people with pick-ups pulling huge trailers. Many states also have length laws just for the trailer. For example, you are way over the 40' trailer length law in Indiana, plus their combined length limit is only 60'. You are going to want to read up on the rules of the road before you get some significant fines somewhere. I bet you didn't know that you are required to follow the truck speed limit in Michigan too, even as a non-commercial rig.

http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm

That is a decent link for laws for different states. Some of their information is incorrect as it is out of date. It still says the towing speed limit in MI is 55. It is 65 now, the same as the truck limit.

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Hate to bust your bubble, but that is completely wrong. Length laws are for both commercial and non-commercial. Some states are way less than 65'. Will you get hassled? Maybe, maybe not. But, most states are getting WAY more picky about people with pick-ups pulling huge trailers. Many states also have length laws just for the trailer. For example, you are way over the 40' trailer length law in Indiana, plus their combined length limit is only 60'. You are going to want to read up on the rules of the road before you get some significant fines somewhere. I bet you didn't know that you are required to follow the truck speed limit in Michigan too, even as a non-commercial rig.

http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm

That is a decent link for laws for different states. Some of their information is incorrect as it is out of date. It still says the towing speed limit in MI is 55. It is 65 now, the same as the truck limit.

Good luck.
Humm, that's different info than what I looked up. I'll do some more digging but honestly not to worried about it. They sell 48' goosenecks everyday enclosed and open and I see them on roads all over the place....not that it makes it legal but I've never seen one pulled over.

As for the speed limit in Michigan I learned that the hard way about 3 years ago from a State trooper when I was going 80 on my way to the UP with a 24' enclosed tandem axle.....I knew it wasn't good when he started with "do you know the speed limit for a tandem axle trailer in Michigan", I just laughed at him. He let me get away with a 5 over. The BS, it's not just tandem axle, it's any trailer over 500lbs, that's when I got lippy with him and asked if he was pulling over every snowmobile trailer that weekend.

Thanks for the link & info, I want to at least know what laws I'm braking as I go through other states.
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