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    MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:08 pm

    Trailer Measurements:
    Interior: 44" x 71.25"
    Exterior: 71" wide (outer fender edges) x 119" long (tongue to tailgate, 9' 11")

    Tongue & skeletal: 2 x 2" box tubing
    Upper Rim: 1 x 2" box tubing
    Uprights: 1.5" x 1.5" box tubing
    Tailgate: 1 x 2" box tubing
    Fenders: 3/6" aluminum (wicked rugged)
    Floor: 5/8" plywood

    2000 pound TSC axle, 58" wide (hub surface-to-surface)
    New wheel bearings
    1750# springs
    1.5" wheel spacers
    5 x 4.5" wheel bolt pattern
    33 x 12.50 x 15 Pro Comp All Terrains on 15x7 steel Jeep rims

    NEW LED tail lights & wiring
    Max Coupler
    2K swivel tongue jack with 6" pneumatic tire
    Heavy Duty safety chains

    Some extra's include:
    Front tray with ammo storage can
    Hi-Lift mounting provision
    Yakima load bars for an RTT
    Jerry can mount
    Ample interior eye bolts for tie downs
    Wheel chocks, tire changing provisions, ratchet straps, spare wheel bearings


    NMW Tested & Approved
    VOT1 Successfully Accomplished

    Can't wait to try it this weekend!





    And of course I added some swag  Cool


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by AllanR on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:09 pm

    how did you like using it this weekend ?
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:20 am

    Allan, it worked perdy good. I wasn't able to fill the trailer with all my camping stuff, haha. I plan on adding multiple tie down area's w/in the trailer. The tent sets up super easy, plenty of room inside and it holds the heat fairly well for such cool nights (both around 33-36 degrees). It's nice being able to keep my sleeping bag, fleece blanket, and pillow inside the tent while folded up.

    I picked up 3 stock XJ steelies from a fire buddy and also found three 33x9.5 TrailMark's for the trailer too. Rims got painted black to match the current rims on Jinxy. I also shortened up the wiring harness and changed the tongue jack to a pad bottom vs a cute lil wheel.


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:19 pm

    More swag Cool



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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:22 pm

    Scored this today while cleaning up/out a house that's going on the market. Homeowner acquired this before leaving the military and gave it to me. Spout and all!










    This will most likely get mounted on the driver's side, just forward of the fender. If only he had the mount...


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by mike ZJ on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:54 pm

    I may have a mount Jareb. I'll check the storage unit this weekend and let you know
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:56 pm

    Thanks Mike, that'd be most excellent! Very Happy


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by 99BlackClassic on Wed May 01, 2013 10:02 am

    Trailers looking good, the jerry can is nice new addition!
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    Post by xjman88 on Wed May 01, 2013 11:25 am

    Nice Jareb. Those trailers are awesome for the type of wheelin we do. Can set up camp anywhere. I enjoy our homebuilt trailer. Used it last weekend without any issues. Cant wait to see it.
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by mike ZJ on Sun May 05, 2013 6:00 pm

    I found the gas can carrier but it's pretty rotted. You can have it for repair or copy it to make a new one
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun May 05, 2013 6:08 pm

    Fabulous! Thanks Mike!! Now to figure out the transport, haha


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue May 14, 2013 8:07 am

    Added my 48" Extreme Hi-Lift w/neoprene cover to the passenger side fender last night.





    The 1/2" threaded rod is bolted thru the 1x2" square tube on the inside framework and the hi-Lift doooesn't quite touch the fender.

    Locknut / frame / nut & lockwasher / space / locknut / Hi-Lift / locknut / nut


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by scyr87yj on Tue May 14, 2013 9:33 am

    What size tire are on your trailer? I have a set of 285/75/16 if your interested they may work. 1/2 tread, they where full size spare for the burban and i dont need them any more. Still working to the pic of the truck box for you Razz
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue May 14, 2013 9:36 am

    33x9.5's. I have 3 of them, so I already have a full-size spare for the trailer. And I don't have any 16's..but thanks!!


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Thu May 30, 2013 1:54 pm

    Whatcha think? Very Happy



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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by 99BlackClassic on Thu May 30, 2013 4:00 pm

    Do ittttt!
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    Post by mike ZJ on Thu May 30, 2013 9:23 pm

    Perfect!
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:37 pm

    So the lugnuts on the trailer were 2 different sizes...how annoying. Each tire had four 21mm nuts and one 19mm nut. Jinxy has all 21mm nuts. While pawin' around the garage tonite I found 12 solid nuts, all 21mm, all brandy new. Fabulous.
    Now the entire package deal has solid 21mm nutz.



    Ya that's right, blingin' chrome. Aw yeah Cool

    Now to get some 1.5" wheelie spacers so I can run my factory Jeep center caps to cover up those hideous dust caps.


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:23 pm

    Removed the Cruiser bars and installed some Yakima bars. I was nervous of the blingy shiny bars fetching up on tree's and such and these Yakima bars don't stick out at all.





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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by wntrcmpr on Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:28 pm

    Looks like it will be easier to zip up also...
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:33 pm

    I'm hoping so, I'll find out Saturday!


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:49 pm

    Scored this today for those longer trips:





    Also scored a set (4) of 1.25" wheelie spacers. So the plan is to install the set of 1.25"ers on Jinxy and install the 1.5"ers on the trailer leaving me with a spare pair of 1"ers.


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    Post by xjman88 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:01 am

    Nice score on the j can and mount.
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:16 am

    Long story short, the newly acquired 1.25' spacers are 1.5" Smile
    So the trailer is now nicely spaced evenly (track width) behind Jinxy.
    HOWEVER, amongst installing the spacers I found out that 3 out of 4 wheelie bearings on the trailer are pooped due to lack of grease. The passenger side spindle was completely coated with rust and the inner bearing wouldn't budge. I tried to clean/repair the bearings and spindle as best I can until I can replace everything. You'd think that a complete axle from TSC would come with grease, so if anyone builds a trailer with one of these axles you'll want to tear it apart and grease it properly.

    I also plan on removing one of the 4 leafs to help soften the ride since they don't really move even with a load. They are 1,750 lb capacity springs from TSC.


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:40 pm

    Remember when I said there was little to no grease in the axle hubs? And then I cleaned them up and re-packed the wheelie bearings? Well I guess it was too little too late cuz the DS inner wheel bearing decide to give up & self-destruct on my way home this mernin. I stopped and tightened the bearing jamb nut as far as it would go to limp it home. The spindle is ruined so now I need another axle assembly. Fantastic.........

    I only noticed it due to the grease cap banging around in the Jeep center cap after it came off the hub. Glad I had spacers on there to allow for the Jeep center caps to fit otherwise the whole tire/hub combo coulda flew right off! affraid    And with my luck, probably into oncoming traffic...


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