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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by FJ Boozah on Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:23 am

    This has happened a lot with previous generation LED and their equivalency of lumens to a standard halogen bulb. Now, if Im using the LED for anything that requires over a "marker light" appearance ie. then I search for Generation 3 or higher LEDs or Cree.

    Oh well, worth a try. I know I ran into this with my previous plow lights on the Jeep. The LEDS were so bad in the knock off version I had it wasnt worth putting them on. When I went to the gen 3 set thats on their now, it was worth the extra. They are crazy bright, even in the daytime


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:19 pm

    So "winter" plans are as follows:

    16ga floor, Line-x'ed
    Steel skirting/steps and steel fenders. Primarily for tree defense and steps/area's to mount schtuff
    LED tail lights
    More tie downs inside of trailer
    Have cover made. I already have the material (thanks Scott!). Cover will be secured with snaps.
    Rear 2" receiver (towpoint, bumpah dumpah, trail d-vise)
    Max coupler
    Handle for the tongue, weld on
    4" or 6" pneumatic tire for the jack
    Mount spare under trailer, forward of axle
    Mount ammo box that's currently in the MJ onto the front of trailer where the wooden tray is.


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:50 pm

    Well now that the new tow rig has a 6 shooter lug pattern, I'll be removing the wheelie spacers and replacing them with some fancy anodized adapters to go from 5x4.5 to 6x5.5

    The tires will also get widened to some 10.5's (on 6 lugs of course) but stay the same height of 33".

    So with that, the three 33x9.5's are up for grabs. All are mounted/liquid balanced on 15x7 Jeep steelies.


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:52 pm

    I also purchased an overhead storage rack thingy from Lowe's so I can store the RTT inside the garage for the winter too. It's not assembled yet, but I'll be sure to post pix when it's hanging off the ceiling...


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:26 pm

    Bought a ceiling rack awhile back from Lowe's and finally got around to hanging it. After I winterized the RTT I stowed it for the winter inside. And there's still plenty of room under it to walk about.



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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:27 am

    Finally had a few moments to spare so I cleaned out/off the trailer and brought it into the sunshine to help shed some ice... Jill just shook her head when I showed her where I "parked"  lol! 









    This fine articulation is still with the original 3-axis hitch (which is for sale, btw Wink)


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by AllanR on Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:12 pm

    Why did you decide to go to the other brand hitch?
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:20 pm

    I'm very picky when it comes to rattles, clunks, shimmies, etc. This homemade hitch is bombproof and has been put thru the extreme tests. However it does have a few "loose" spots that can be improved upon, and I'm just too lazy to continue with fixing it to be honest. I'm sure it's a simple fix too, but the new owner can figure that out.


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:12 pm

    Max Coupler arrived a few days ago. Had to buy a new vehicle hitch end to achieved the proper height behind the Taco (all my other ones either already were in use or the wrong height). This nice little powder coated unit is smaller and lighter by 4 lbs (17 vs. 13).
    It has a greasable pivot on the trailer end and rebuildable bushings if ever need be.









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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by AllanR on Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:33 pm

    Well you can tell the "side to side rotation" on the hitch end is different. But How is that different? Like how did they build it compared to how we can see the other one is done.

    Also looks like it might of shortened up the over all length by about 3"s?

    And I see they used a pin instead of a bolt for the "up down" part of the hitch.
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:56 pm

    The "bolt" doesn't have a nut, only a hole drilled in the other end for the hair pin to go into. Tomato, tomatoe


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:30 am

    This'll make it easier to move around. And now the jack reaches the ground too, that was always an issue. Previously, I had to use the Hi-Lift base to get the trailer off the tow vehicle and get the trailer level.

    That's a nice pneumatic wheel that swivels 360*. Can be aired down for those offroad needs.....


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by wntrcmpr on Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:16 pm

    Those chains look a little small.....You think they will hold...lol
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:12 pm

    wntrcmpr wrote:Those chains look a little small.....You think they will hold...lol
     lol! 
    Those'll be getting swapped out for some safety cables soon too. I can use those chains on my car trailer since they're bigger than what's already on there...


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:55 pm

    Not much to report on this. I haven't really used it much in the past few months 'cept for last Memorial Day weekend



    I'm slooowly saving up for a 6-lugger axle, new floor and a different tongue box. I currently have the same box on my car trailer and really enjoy it. I also already have the new/used leaf springs from my Tacoma that I'll be using with the new axle.


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by Shoeman on Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:31 am

    Great thread. Any more work done on the trailer? I've drawn up plans for a similar rig, based on a Harbor Freight trailer too. The info on the springs was very interesting.
    Summer's coming....

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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:15 pm

    Thanks Geoff! Forward progress has been idle as the Tacoma has been serving my needs just dandy w the bed/tent rack I built. Almost all of my adventures are point-to-point and the trailer really only serves me well when I'm base camping. I've contemplated selling it but it doesn't owe me anything and I'm still interested in fabricating the Tacoma leafs under it.


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by Shoeman on Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:07 pm

    I missed that tent/rack build. I'll look for it. I also forgot to ask about that big tent in your picture. Looks like LL Bean? Got details and opinions on it? I'm contemplating adding a big mother like that to the inventory. SOmething I can put a queen size bed or a table in.
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:42 pm

    The rack build is in my Taco thread. Should be somewhere around here if you don't want to read thru the whole thread.. http://northeastoverland.forumotion.com/t502p210-01-tacoma-dc

    This big tent? It's a screen room w/ rainfly from Beaner's.


    I was able to erect it by myself and then flew it over the pic-a-nic table, then tossed on the fly. Very roomy, was able to have my fridge/freezer on one side and my campchair on the other side w the pic-a-nic table between 'em. The rainfly door doubles as an awning. I'd recommend one fer sure. It does take up alot of room packed up, but that's where the trailer came in handy Wink


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:08 pm

    I plan on getting this ASAP:
    62" hub face and 48" spring perch center mounts for a 50" wide trailer frame.
    Axle sold with five or six Lug hubs with bearings, grease caps, seals, lug nuts and u-bolt kit (Free Shipping) $174.95
    www.abc-trailer-parts.com

    I have some greasable Tacoma lift shackles enroute right now. Almost everything is here to begin the transformation!


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    Post by wntrcmpr on Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:01 pm

    That will make it easier
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:11 am

    Well I sold the Tepui tent to NMW 4X4, a friend from Winthrop. So now the trailer is super ready to flip over and remove/replace all the suspension components. While under there I'll run some conduit for the lights, add a rear 2" receiver (for a pull point or my bumpah dumpah), and replace the rotten wooden floor with none rotten wood.

    I know I've been threatening to perform the suspension upgrade for a while but I don't have any excuse ta not too...

    New will be:
    6-lug axle
    Stock 01 Tacoma springs w/a leaf or 2 removed (research pending)
    Longer spring shackles (designed to lift a Taco), if those are too tall then I'll just use my original Taco shackles.

    Tire size will range between 33x12.5x15 to 285/75R16 (I have both)

    I'll acquire a new Tepui tent over the colder months to retain the name of the trailer...But for now it'll be ground sleeping...


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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by ME OFF Rd on Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:07 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Well I sold the Tepui tent to NMW 4X4, a friend from Winthrop. So now the trailer is super ready to flip over and remove/replace all the suspension components. While under there I'll run some conduit for the lights, add a rear 2" receiver (for a pull point or my bumpah dumpah), and replace the rotten wooden floor with none rotten wood.

    I know I've been threatening to perform the suspension upgrade for a while but I don't have any excuse ta not too...

    New will be:
    6-lug axle
    Stock 01 Tacoma springs w/a leaf or 2 removed (research pending)
    Longer spring shackles (designed to lift a Taco), if those are too tall then I'll just use my original Taco shackles.

    Tire size will range between 33x12.5x15 to 285/75R16 (I have both)

    I'll acquire a new Tepui tent over the colder months to retain the name of the trailer...But for now it'll be ground sleeping...


    What time frame are you looking to buy your next RTT?  I have been researching RTTs and I'm a little bummed out that I'm not able to make the CVT group buy on TW right now.  I like both CVTs and Tepui  RTTs and I'll go with either if the price is right maybe we can team up and save on some shipping.
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    Re: MtnClimber's Adventure Trailer

    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:36 am

    ME OFF Rd wrote:What time frame are you looking to buy your next RTT?  I have been researching RTTs and I'm a little bummed out that I'm not able to make the CVT group buy on TW right now.  I like both CVTs and Tepui  RTTs and I'll go with either if the price is right maybe we can team up and save on some shipping.

    Heh, well, a new Tepui tent is already on it's way and should arrive here sometime this Wednesday. I made a call last week and got a deal Wink Sorry on just noticing this, as I would've gladly went in on shipping with you.


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