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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #41
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Lift arms cut



Rack Extension made because we redesigned the lift



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Old August 22nd, 2012, 09:34 PM   #42
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Today's work

A little odd mounting option, but it works very well





Uprights tacked into place, and rack extended for the new design



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Old August 24th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #43
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More... the spare will actually be closer to the body of the trailer. We mounted the lift rams, but without the tent on top they are too strong, and will likely need replaced with smaller ones.

The different design rack, this will let me get into the trailer better when camping, I think it will be better in the long run.










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Old August 24th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #44
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I still plan to use the jack for now, maybe down the road do struts if they can get it high enough. The jack will get it close, after I add some wood/rubber to keep from marring the lid too badly.

Without the struts attached, and the lift FULL up









Struts in place













I am going to drill some holes to let me lower it a couple inches as well



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Old August 25th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #45
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Latch



D-Ring Mounts



Lift in primer



Brake rod extension in the works...



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Old August 26th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #46
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Ran out of primer and paint for the lid... gotta get more when the wife gets home.





It's a 20 footer, but it will work for now, sadly I won't be able to get the lid smoothed the way I want. My filler has gone bad.

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Old August 26th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #47
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The paint made the lift too tight, I think I am going to have to find aluminum arms. Going to strip the paint off and get it sliding for this trip anyway. Lid not re=installed yet.



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Old August 26th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #48
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Looks great. Is the other side of the tent supported? Just wondering how sturdy it is when fully extended.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #49
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looks sweet! how wobbly is it?
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Old August 26th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #50
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Old August 26th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #51
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Looks great. Is the other side of the tent supported? Just wondering how sturdy it is when fully extended.
The ladder is the support, as well as a heavy duty set of hinges. It is very sturdy, we had it mounted on our H3 for a trip over the 4th. These are used extensively in Australia, and out west.

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looks sweet! how wobbly is it?
If you set the parking brake on the trailer is isn't wobbly at all. I expected MUCH more wobble.

There is also a screen room to come off the back, and another awning on the tent that I had not put up.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #53
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Couple more shots as I did some changes tonight to the rack, they should stiffen it a bit.

Added the red bars so the tent will bolt on better, the end ones were just not in the best place after the rack was extended.



Sticker for our local trails organization, been waiting years to put it on something



No jack needed, took the tires in for repair as they had leaky plugs. Had vulcanized patches put in.



Painting the inside of the lid



Essentially ready to go



Pic without the rack



Picture with the rack and no tent



Plan to set it up completely tomorrow, including the awning, and load it with all our gear.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #54
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Looks great!
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Old August 27th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #55
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Thanks, it's definitely a 20 footer on the paint though. I don't have the time or money to mess with stripping the CARC. I can't wait to fully deploy it tomorrow!
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WOO HOO Full deployed it tonight and no shakes rattles or creaks with me, my wife and my 1 year old up top









Trailer is accessible from the tent as well, that is a door.

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WOO HOO Full deployed it tonight and no shakes rattles or creaks with me, my wife and my 1 year old up top









Trailer is accessible from the tent as well, that is a door.

Hahaha you said deployed...
BAD ASS rig!! Nice work!
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Old August 28th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #58
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Very slick, Jacob.
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Thanks, it's definitely a 20 footer on the paint though. I don't have the time or money to mess with stripping the CARC. I can't wait to fully deploy it tomorrow!
It's an old military trailer. It's supposed to look rough around the edges. If it wasn't a 20fter, you'd be gay.

It looks badass all set up. Is the screened vestibule part of that RTT, or is it a seperate unit that you used?
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