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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2002, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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OT-Jeep sized tent trailer!

A friend just sent me this URL. It's a write up here on ORC. I haven't checked out the company's website, but this write up looks good. Built to handle up to 2200lbs of cargo and up to 24" of ground clearance! I've been looking at tent trailers (granted, ones a bit bigger) with the idea of lifting them for extra clearance. However, this might not be a bad way to go! Check it out at:

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Re: OT-Jeep sized tent trailer!

I've seen them before. For me to spend 5 grand on one, it would have to come with a cute live in maid.

I've worked some with fiberglass so I've considered doing my own to actually match a Jeep. You can buy the Jeep rear corner repair panels to make a mold for the corners. The rest of it is just flat panels except for the edge along the top. I'd use a standard Jeep tailgate and taillights so it matched the Jeep.

I've been thinking about doing one for a jobsite trailer more than for camping. I designed mine to be just over 6' long inside the trailer so you could sleep without the fold out ledge, but it could be done with a shorter tub too. I'd be spending the remainder of the 5 grand on a two burner stove, refrigerator, propane heater and other creature comforts. Like I said, it would be for the jobsite and they frown on campfires in their parking lots.

I really wish you hadn't posted this, I'd had the idea pushed away in a back corner as a some day thing. Now you've brought it back up to the front and got me thinking seriously about it again. Oh well, owning my own business and using it for a job trailer makes it a tax deduction. I can depreciate it out over the next several years and have a camping trailer for when I retire. Having only worked 36 hours since the end of January, maybe I'm retired already. Anybody need some conveyor?
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Re: OT-Jeep sized tent trailer!

I thought about making something like this out of my M-416 trailer (without cutting anything of course). Something like an insert that would fold out to mount a tent and still carry gear anderneath it. Cool idea.
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Re: OT-Jeep sized tent trailer!

I had built a frame around the inside of my M416 that let a piece of plywood sit flush with the top of the trailer,...I used a wal-mart jr tent 4x6 and slept in that on top of the trailer,...it was perfect for me,....but if you were to have a couple,...it would be a very tight fit.
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Re: OT-Jeep sized tent trailer!

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I had built a frame around the inside of my M416 that let a piece of plywood sit flush with the top of the trailer,...

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I done the same thing to my Jeep, That's what keeps my junk out of sight. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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