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Old November 22nd, 2010, 06:48 PM   #21
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Awesome! The rollers on the rear bumper are a great idea. I may need to do that to mine now.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 07:02 PM   #22
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM   #23
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very nice.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:30 PM   #24
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Gotta put a shout out to my crew of helpers.....

1st like always my brother from Koz Off Road, I wouldn't have half the shit I do if it wasn't for his help all the time!

Jake for welding about 25 hours straight on this thing, he cut out a few days worth of work for us.

Matt for cutting tons of steel, literally.

Thom, my electrician for getting me welding plugs and the 2nd mig welder to keep this going.

Chuck for getting me a rediculous hook up on sand blast, primer & paint, and for laying it all down for me....to think I was going to try some stupid shit myself.

You guys helped rock this thing, I was thinking tonight that we only had 7 days of fab time, 2 people solid, before it went to paint.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:44 PM   #25
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here's some pics of the camper, and our mascott that was hanging in the shop when we got there.








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Old November 24th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #26
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I dont think that Impala is rated for that camper.. just a thought
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Old November 26th, 2010, 09:08 AM   #27
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Wow. Nice shop. And the trailer is way cool also.
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Glad you all are diggin it, I know we'll be loving it when it's 90 out in the summer camping

Storage is sealed from the bottom but I can't imagine I'll be able to make the top 100% water tight with spending some loads of cash, we'll see how it does I may need some drain holes in the bottom.


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Might want some drains in them? You know water is going to get in.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 09:25 AM   #28
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Great job on the trailer, very well thought out!
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Old November 26th, 2010, 10:12 AM   #29
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what will be the overall length when hooked up to the truck?
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Old November 26th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #30
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read the title......


BTW Andrew, James, and the rest of your crew, awesome job...
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #31
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well, I had a bunch of help to get things finished up this weekend, it's about 99% done just some little things that dont' really matter at this point.

First we had to raise the camper up 40" to clear the deck of the trailer so we could back it under. I borrowed a couple 15' Ibeams to lift the camper with. Then we cut off the axles, sewers, cleaned up the frame and got ready to make them into one.














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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #32
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What a tease! Looks badass!
Sweet work.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #33
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Camper is in it's new home!


Welding the 2 together


Putting all the little things on like, steps for the deck, extra water 42gallon water tank, wiring, latches for storage, etc


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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #34
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Finally, lets pull this beast out of the shop! Without the Jeep it squats the truck 4" at the center of axle just barely tickeling the overload springs. I'll get weights on everythign this Friday.


And the Jeep wanted to test out it's new throne, it got so excited while up there it marked it's territory already . The jeep raised the tongue up of course, so like this the truck was squated 3" at the center of axle.


Ramps look tiny in this picture but they're 2x2x3/16 angle, 5' long.


Took it on a round about way home to show my wife & kids the finished project, hauls great down the highway very stable, all 65' of truck and trailer! Campsites are going to be a treat with this thing, I'll be making reservations well ahead of time to get pull thru sites when I can.













After playing at home for a bit I took it up to my bro's to store it, go figure at his road out in the country there was a car in the ditch and the rescue services had the whole road blocked, so 7pm pitch dark I got to turn it around in somone's driveway to go another route. It's not so bad, just have to be aware that the center of axle is 13' back from what it was just as a camper.

Now I have to get some aluminum to cover up those stupid wheel wells, it's killing me.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #35
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wow, that is as bad ass as they get! damn nice job!!
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #36
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By far, the coolest.....hauler......ever. PERIOD!

Have you ever thought of taking the fender trim off the camper and filling in the bottom where the wheel openings used to be? And do you have any idea on the total height. I was going to ask about weight, but you said you were going to go get it weighed this week.

Also, I honestly don't know how much luck you're going to have with even getting into campgrounds. By all means, try....but Wal-Mart parking lots might be your best bet. I remember growing up with my folks, watching guys with the 40 and 42' 5'ers not being able to get into a lot of parks and just move around the aisles, let alone park. By all means though man, if you can swing it, post up which parks you find.

NICE WORK!
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Old November 30th, 2010, 06:17 AM   #37
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Very cool, it looks great, but I agree, that it going to take some major planning to be able to even get that thing in a campground, let alone parked in a site. I know that you are not going to be camping too much locally, but I can not think of any state, or private, campground that this would fit in around here. Don't get me wrong, that thing is awesome and hopefully you find the right parks and enjoy it. GREAT JOB!
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Old November 30th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #38
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Have you ever thought of taking the fender trim off the camper and filling in the bottom where the wheel openings used to be?
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Now I have to get some aluminum to cover up those stupid wheel wells, it's killing me.
He probably hasn't.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 06:38 AM   #39
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Now Dar will be jeleous of you sir. nice work!!
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Old November 30th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #40
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That thing is super sweet..
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