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    RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

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    RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Wed May 14, 2014 3:57 pm

    So the man in brown brought me some parts today. 3500lb axle, springs, hanger kit and ubolts. Ended up costing $221 with free shipping ( not sure how they do that it was 80lb's ) Need to get another set of spring perches so I can adjust the width. Will probably end up with a 43" x 70"trailer when finished. I will keep a running total of cost. Hoping to keep it under $500  


    Axle Kit                                $221.     abc-trailer-parts.com
    2 Spring perches                        4.
    12" receiver tube                       23.   Perches, receiver tube and square tubing from Bath Industrial Sales
    6"   receiver tube                       15.
    30' 2x2x1/8 square tubing            125.
    Main frame and cross braces        10.   Purchased from L.L. Bean
    Tires and wheels 75.
    Steel for fenders and corner guards 50.
    Misc wood paint lights bolts chain welding wire etc. 145.





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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by mike ZJ on Wed May 14, 2014 6:43 pm

    Nice scott! I will be watching this thread for updates. Would you mind posting your sources also?
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by Barrows on Wed May 14, 2014 9:34 pm

    I think he used this one....http://abc-trailer-parts.com
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by AllanR on Thu May 15, 2014 8:23 am

    Very cool. Just checked out the website too. I'll have to follow your build. And learn how to weld.
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Thu May 15, 2014 5:14 pm

    So I bought some more pieces today. Reciever tubes for both ends, new spring perches, and 10' of 2"x2" for the tongue. I have purchased some scrap steel from work to do the main frame and cross bars. 
    The orange pieces in the pics are load bars from upright racking and the blue pieces were also from racking the they tore down and work

    Price updates are in 1st post








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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Thu May 22, 2014 5:06 pm

    Ok so I scrapped the orange load bar for the frame. It wasn't what I really wanted I was just trying to be cheap. I ended up buying 20' of 2x2 to build the frame. I finished up the bottom frame and I am starting to mock up where I want to place the axle. .....If anybody want that orange frame for anything you can have its 46x71







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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Thu May 22, 2014 8:05 pm

    So its finally a roller





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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by MtnClimber on Thu May 22, 2014 8:12 pm

    I know you said the orange frame isn't what you really wanted, so why? jw


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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Thu May 22, 2014 8:22 pm

    Not sure if you can tell from the pic of the orange frame standing up but on the outside edge is not even. Since I am welding on the outside it was hard to fill that gap of about 3/16. While this is not usually a problem filling in the gap I had a hard time because the metal was pretty thin and kept blowing out.... If that makes sense
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Sun May 25, 2014 3:59 pm

    Getting there

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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 am

    Angled corners and flat uprights eh? S'pose that'll be strong enough? (idk, that's why I ask.)
    Are you going to skin the inside or outside?


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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Tue May 27, 2014 12:25 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Angled corners and flat uprights eh? S'pose that'll be strong enough? (idk, that's why I ask.)
    Are you going to skin the inside or outside?
    I do believe it will be strong enough. I am going to skin the inside...With what I haven't decided yet. Hope to take it for a road test tomorrow. Just need to flip it upside down to finish the welding. Hope to have the fenders started and maybe finished this weekend. Then some load bars and mount my tent.
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue May 27, 2014 9:19 pm

    Whatcha making the fenders out of?


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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by 99BlackClassic on Wed May 28, 2014 11:14 am

    Trailer looks good thus far. Cannot wait to see pictures of the finished product.
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Wed May 28, 2014 5:28 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Whatcha making the fenders out of?

    Something similar to this

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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Wed May 28, 2014 5:39 pm

    Went and picked up the new tent today. CVT Mt. Bachelor with annex

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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Sat May 31, 2014 6:14 pm

    Started on the fender flairs today.Used up the the last of my scrap 1x2 ans 2x2 stock. I think I still have a stash of either 1x1 or 1.5x1.5 at my mothers house so I can finish them...will check tomorrow



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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by MtnClimber on Sat May 31, 2014 9:32 pm

    Moving right along!! Think you'll have this ready in 3 weeks?  Wink 


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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:32 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Moving right along!! Think you'll have this ready in 3 weeks?  Wink 

    Hope to get the tent on and lights hooked up this week
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:33 pm

    Getting a couple coats of paint today... 

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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by ZiMM on Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:04 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Angled corners and flat uprights eh? S'pose that'll be strong enough? (idk, that's why I ask.)
    Are you going to skin the inside or outside?

    keep in mind an m416 has some simple stamped ribs in sheet that are only a 1/4" or so deep, and ive never seen anyone load a home made lid enough to buckle those gussets. with sheet tacked to the inside providing triangulation front to back, side to side, hes actually overkill.
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:02 pm

    Been undecided on what to put on the sides.. Want metal but funds are a bit low. I ended up with the bead board plywood for free so that's what I am going with for now. Going to stain it black and seam seal the top and bottom gaps. Going to use 5/16th T-Nuts to attach the ply to the uprights



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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by booth9c1ss on Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:49 pm

    Scott, I like it the way it is... with the natural wood color. It looks classy.
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    Re: RTT Tent Trailer 2.0

    Post by wntrcmpr on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:30 am

    booth9c1ss wrote:Scott, I like it the way it is... with the natural wood color.  It looks classy.

    I thought about it. But I decided to go black


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