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Old March 12th, 2016, 02:10 PM
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I need it for the clown roadshow.... Galley lights are In back lite and down lights for the kitchen side.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 01:37 PM
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It looks terrific. How does it tow behind your D90?
Also how does the truck topper fit width wise? Was there any fitting/shimming required?
I have the same trailer full of junk out behind a shed, never thought about making it into a camper.

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Old March 14th, 2016, 01:44 PM
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1) It actually tows great behind the 90.. it is HEAVY though probably 1300lbs as it sits right now, i am going to switch the axle for a electrically braked one at some point which should drop a bunch of weight

2) the topper fits OK - it is actually tapered, so it lines up in the back and hangs off a bit in the front, not ideal. But it is what it is. You can find them that will fit exactly as well.

I'm planning a sleeping platform/cubby boxes thing for the rear which will allow me to sleep in it, and maybe a Roof top tent and a couple of awnings, oh and a full propane, instant on hot water thing with 30 gals of water or so... for the future.
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Old March 15th, 2016, 09:50 PM
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Fridge mounted and inadvertently the battery was load tested for 3 days.. No problems voltage drop was .2 volt, with the fridge pre-cooled and running in the totally closed trailer in my garage. Solar is next up I think...just in case
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Old March 29th, 2016, 01:37 PM
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Tagged and titles and ready for its first outing
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Old March 29th, 2016, 01:43 PM
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Is that going on the TAT?

(Nicely done, by the way.)
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Old March 29th, 2016, 01:46 PM
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No, definitely not, too heavy....

it's more of an event, and take the 2 little girls camping in the defender trailer, it will see some dirt to get to some of the better sites but not the tough stuff..

I really like the trailer idea for base camp style camping, for long distance off road not so much... your better off totally self contained.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 02:38 PM
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How was the tag/title fiasco? I still haven't tagged/titled the conquest.(Slack)
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Old March 29th, 2016, 02:48 PM
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Title and tag were super easy, just had the signed VA title and my license and ins card with me.. Permeant tag and everything was $163 all in..

Took 10 minutes at the dmv
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Old March 29th, 2016, 02:50 PM
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Oh! Mine is a challenge because I bought it from third owner with a bill of sale, since no tag was required in Tenn. It had been tagged in Michigan when the owner lived there, but they didn't bother after the moved to Tenn.

------ Follow up post added March 29th, 2016 02:51 PM ------

How much was the insurance?
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Old March 29th, 2016, 11:41 PM
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haven't checked yet on separate ins.. when towed it's part of my auto policy if i read it correctly, and when parked i'm not sure yet which i'll call on..

put to use today by my wife for delivering a 6x8' shed for the local school.. her plans are now including hauling plants (means digging for me, i guess) and apparently a shit load of mulch (i did win on it being bagged or delivered.. if not)

tow's great behind a stock 200 series landcruiser as well.. FYI!!! (with the adjustable lunette at the lowest setting, where i have it for the D90)


i may have to build that sleeping platform pronto!!
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Old March 30th, 2016, 05:34 AM
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Trailer looks awesome Robert
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Old March 30th, 2016, 08:32 PM
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Thanks man.. been a fun Phase 1 project
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Old April 11th, 2016, 10:56 AM
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I saw this was up for sale over at Expo--I thought you may find the weight to be more challenging than anticipated (I am borderline with my Neon and a 4.6 D90). You mention phase 1--have you contemplated phase 2 yet? Trailers seem to be just as addicting as D90's!
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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:05 AM
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actually i need to not do Phase 2 - which would be the propane/shower/water systems - it's already too heavy when loaded for my 90 - i could maintain speed on the highway but steeper hills are 3rd gear affairs which when i think about it and say getting up to MAR is probably too much.

So i'm going to sell it for what i have in it ~$3,500 and get something lighter to haul around

Will deliver reasonable distances (say 7 hours away from Apex NC) or help with shipping.

it's been fun but i need something with a total weight of under about 1500 lbs (including water)

for this trip i had 3 loaded coolers, 2 5.5 gal kegs, fridge, tents and a whole ton of crap - i was probably pushing 22-2500 lbs i thinking the trailer alone probably weights in 1,400 or so..

Anyway it's for sale now, i'll be posting up ads here,expo, and CL soon for it.

I really like it and it turned out great but can't see how to drop enough weight with it to make it reasonable..

it should tow behind a 300tdi or a tuned 200, 4.6 or other just fine but my 148k 3.9 is winded heading up hills.


$3,500 - i should have a clear NC title soon, but its already tagged and ready to go.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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We tested its capability over the weekend. Flawless operation as a Bar.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 12:05 PM
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I'll second that emotion! Great looking trailer with more potential with the right tow vehicle!
Thanks again for getting my ass out Sat. Night!
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Old April 11th, 2016, 04:14 PM
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Thanks Brian and Mark !!!

i'm bummed to have to do a sale of it so soon but i really like having a trailer and need something that i can get to all the events easily not just some of them.. So i'll probably take the sale proceeds and look for a used AT trailer or something of similar stature... that will come with some trade offs of course.

NC Title in hand as of today.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 09:27 PM
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GLWTS - that is an awesome trailer with a ton of work put into it
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Old April 11th, 2016, 09:49 PM
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Yes awesome trailer for sure! GLWTS
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