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Old 06-27-2012, 11:21 PM
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Aw dang..... outed
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I posted it on Craigslist to see if there is any interest in such a rig, I was thinking of building and selling them as bug out trailers, I sold the other military truck for enough money to buy a complete low mileage truck and camper package, better brakes, motor, trans, performance and little stuff like power steering and air conditioning came into play, with the M715 I would have had to change axles, add power steering and brakes and even then the stock motor is under powered, parts are obsolete and the transfer case is obsolete so a whole new drivetrain would have to be installed, all that work and then I would have to buy a camper to put on it, the newer 4x4 truck gets better fuel economy, more power, has a beautiful camper on it and needs no work! After adding it all up it was the right choice and didn't cost me any extra money beyond what I got for the military truck and if I had to bug out tomorrow I am ready. (Plus the wife is happy)
Was the military truck cooler? Hell yes it was, but i can live in this!
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Nice setup. So you haul the trailer okay, but what about the quad?
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Can't blame you for wanting to take an idea and turn it into buck or two, or take a truck and turn into a truck, camper, and trailer. Spreading the good word on prepping and getting people to see what is possible with some hard work and a idea in your head and some second or third hand steel is what its all about.

For most of us life is just one little upgrade at a time.

Making the wife happy in the process it what gives you super hero status
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Nice setup. So you haul the trailer okay, but what about the quad?
Believe it or not the trailer hardly feels like it's back there, the balance is perfect and it tows like a dream, no sway or drag, just smooth sailing, even the tire wear is straight.

Unfortunetly the Polaris wont fit in the bed but I found some quads and the185 and 200 atc Honda 3 wheelers will, but my next project was going to be a bug out motorcycle and that would look totally cool siting in the bed of the trailer!


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Hey thanks a lot! I really appreciate it! ... I love posts like yours, positive and great feedback instead of people looking for why it won't work. I look forward to posts that help to make the trailer and the idea better instead of tearing it down! After all... the reason we are all here is to gather useful information and to help each other!


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Can't blame you for wanting to take an idea and turn it into buck or two, or take a truck and turn into a truck, camper, and trailer. Spreading the good word on prepping and getting people to see what is possible with some hard work and a idea in your head and some second or third hand steel is what its all about.

For most of us life is just one little upgrade at a time.

Making the wife happy in the process it what gives you super hero status
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Is that yours or is that the concept you want to build?
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That motorcycle is just what I want to build, I got the picture off of photobucket, he did a nice job on it, I love the gas can up front and the rifle storage out back!
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awesome trailer, thats just like what i would love to get to pull behind my suburban on our Expo trips and also for a great addition for a bov
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Axe and shovel pack mounted to the bare frame right behind the hitch maybe?
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Nice execution on the trailer. All i can add is maybe store your books in something waterproof. I destroyed a few in my worktrucks outer compartment. Great job!
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Now that is seriously dedicated professionalism!

If you have the time I bet you could free up some space by consolidating and mounting the radio equipment on a home brew sheet metal faceplate and attaching it in one of the compartments. Hold it to the frame with a couple of thumb screws so its easy to pull if you have to work on anything in a hurry.

Very nice!
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For anyone interested I just listed the trailer on ebay. Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=370627204886
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Hope you get what you want for it because it is a very unique and impressive build
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Nice!!!!!!
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Ok... very productive day here, I added a 2x2 reciever hitch to the trailer for a bike rack out back! also added a Machete, a large survival knife in a custom leather sheath and a small camp axe to one of the compartment doors. I then installed a huge Motorola PA Horn and hooked it to the CB radio, it sounds LOUD and clear, I then added a large 3 tier camp table, an easy up canopy, 3 large crates full of food, 5 water jugs, a multi fuel coleman stove and a tool box in the bed, I didn't get to mount the chainsaw today but I did make some home made 3 tier camper levelers from treated 2x8's and added some carry handles to them that I made from a broken tow strap.
Oh and I also added a set of heavy duty jumper cables and a pair of bolt cutters to the trailer! It's coming along nice and I almost hope no one buys it!






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a suggestion, redid a 1 ton bed on an IH. my wife had to release her seat belt to shift it into 5th gear. after building the bed, i put a cap that was on the truck onto the finished bed. it was high, above the drivers cab. the inside of the truck bed stayed dry, and we could see out the windows of the cap. a story to relate. where we lived was a small town, a blizzard was coming. she worked on the state line road. which when it snowed, had to call the state police to see if the road was open to get home. i put the chains on the truck, took her out to a corn field, and showed how to drive in the bad stuff before the storm. at 1st. it was tuff to explain she could go almost anywhere as long as she stayed on the road, and kept control. storm came, 4 days later i told her that i was going to take the chains off the truck. " you can`t take the chains off my truck, i can go anywhere!" same as i lost my 10-22 to her, it was her rifle.
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I have been looking for a camper shell for the trailer but haven't found anything as of yet but I am going to keep looking. I would like to find one that has double doors on it for easy access. Then I might put a bed inside!
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I think it's just plain damn awesome.
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Very utilitarian I'm certain. But so... obvious.
Sorry man, just being honest.
Me, I'd be towing a loaded Gremlin while sporting a Pizza Hut deliver sign on the lead vehicle.
I once saw I guy using a 1 ton ford van towing another 1 ton ford van, he travelled to flea markets and hauled all his stuff in them, the towed van had no motor or trans., but he had the lights wired and "car in tow" on the back so no plicense plates needed! Great trailer idea!!
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