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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:26 PM
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defender 110 matching trailer design

So I wanted to design a trailer that matched a defender 110... so I took a 3 door tub and came up with the following design...

1. This is just a START... so don't be too critical
2. Would love suggestions


so here is a video Jing...

http://screencast.com/t/LBlstnPHjLK
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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:36 PM
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I don't see the benefit of a 110 tub as a trailer. The narrow tailgate is a negative point. The full length in-bed wheel well sides which would normally just be over the wheels in a normal bed is also a negative. Rust prone bed capping. Heavy frame for a lightweight tub trailer. You have a long trailer with lots of weight fairly forward on it with the only support at the rear of the trailer so I'm not sure the load distribution will work out well. The front of the tub isn't like that in reality. It starts out perpendicular to the ground then goes forward at an angle.

Looks neat, but I don't think it is worth the trouble.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Lots of wasted space with a 110 tub.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Ask Charles. He built one.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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I was considering using a Rover tub, but have given that up as there are too many compromises to make it functional for me. One of my criteria is to haul a 4x8 sheet of plywood, and a rover tub does not do that well.

-Jeff

Yea but the cool factor of a Rover tub is very cool!

I built a little offroad trailer to pull camp around behind the D90, It needs to be finished as I havent used it now that I have a 110 and a 109.

Have fun with the build I will be watching.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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That is sweet! I really like that one.

------ Follow up post added September 13th, 2012 11:42 AM ------

Ok so I just noticed the Video, I think the frame is going to be a bit on the heavy side for offroad. I would consider building your own frame, it will be lighter and stronger if done right.

Just my .02
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took your suggestions...

Ok... Here is what I did...

  1. eliminated the 110 frame and put a basic frame under it... most likely would need more reinforcement then is shown here... but it is just a place holder...
  2. left the rear x member ... just because it looks better...
  3. eliminated the square wheel wells down the entire length... and just put bump out wells where necessary.
  4. Distributed the weight more evenly
love some feedback...


I thought about putting a "roll cage" on it and dropping a roof top tent on top of it... thoughts?


Here is the Jing video...


http://screencast.com/t/Um98BUtT47R


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Get a Sankey and save yourself a shitload of time. That said, Charles' trailer is actually very cool and if I had unlimited time (and knew how to weld!) I would have gone that route. Paging Mr. Briggs, Mr. Briggs...you have a telephone call at the front desk.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Removing the boxed wheel wells is a lot of work. It's drilling a lot of spot welds, then finding suitable aluminum inner fenders, and a new floor with reinforcement ribs.




SHHHHH, I'm listening to REASON!

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I understand that this is going to be a bitch to make... but I am not designing it because it is easy I am designing it to be freekin' cool Someone has to understand that ya?!
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Old September 14th, 2012, 03:39 PM
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So I wanted to design a trailer that matched a defender 110... so I took a 3 door tub and came up with the following design...

1. This is just a START... so don't be too critical
2. Would love suggestions


so here is a video Jing...

http://screencast.com/t/LBlstnPHjLK
I like the design...make it, have fun, get an order or two!
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Old September 14th, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Here it is with the roll Cage...

let me know what you think?!

I know this is getting a little ridiculous... but is it really any more ridiculous that I would import a truck from England that is 25 years old ??!?!

http://screencast.com/t/h1cDukq2
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Old September 14th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Pretty funny - the EXACT same thing sold on eBay about a 4 days ago for $200...only needed the box on front

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Land-Rover-S...p2047675.l2557
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Pretty funny - the EXACT same thing sold on eBay about a 4 days ago for $200...only needed the box on front

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Land-Rover-S...p2047675.l2557
Not EXACTLY the same... but still funny
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It's all about doing whatever you want that makes you happy. None of this makes sense financially or otherwise, but neither do our defenders for the most part Just do what you want.

I'm personally not a fan of the cage, but it certainly makes it more useful. Might be a bit top heavy.

When I get the time I'm going to replace my frame with a home built one, and a look-alike rear cross member. And make a custom nose box that looks like it belongs on a rover trailer. Only because I can and want to
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Old September 14th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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It's all about doing whatever you want that makes you happy. None of this makes sense financially or otherwise, but neither do our defenders for the most part Just do what you want.

I'm personally not a fan of the cage, but it certainly makes it more useful. Might be a bit top heavy.

When I get the time I'm going to replace my frame with a home built one, and a look-alike rear cross member. And make a custom nose box that looks like it belongs on a rover trailer. Only because I can and want to
speaking of tube chassis...

http://www.ppcages.com/?page_id=129

love it...
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Old September 14th, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Cool. I wonder what the weight differences are.
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Cool. I wonder what the weight differences are.
I have sent them an email asking that very thing... I will post it here when (if) I get a response...
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Old September 17th, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Very nice. I was at Rausch Creek weekend before last and there was a really nice camper/trailer with on-board water, propane, side grill. Very cool.
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