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This is amazing, well done and keep up the updates.

Do you have a rough all-in cost on your build?
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I am thinking about selling the trailer and moving up to an M109 truck, I'm out of room in the trailer and need to go bigger. I have roughly 8 months of food on board and want to move up to 2 years worth. I'm in it for the long haul. Hmmm guess I could get the truck and tow the trailer!
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M109 is a tank, isn't it?!?!
 
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Well it's actually a M35A2 truck with an M109 field service box on the back. Although they do designate it as a M109 Truck when you google it.

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Ahhh...roger that. Thanks!
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Like your idea of towing the trailer with the M35. Really looking forward to what you do with the truck. Have you found one yet?
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Like your idea of towing the trailer with the M35. Really looking forward to what you do with the truck. Have you found one yet?
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The trailer has electric brakes installed on the axle. You really need them for a trailer this heavy. I have an electronic brake controller in my truck wired thru a 7 way plug. I also just mounted an aluminum truck bed tool box above the front cabinet as I am running out of space. I coated it with bed liner to blend in. I will try and snap a picture tomorrow and get it posted. A guy where I am staying has this bad azz rig which I would love to own!
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Soooo.. had some free time today and started adding supplies to the trailer. Space is going fast, I feel I need to enclose the back to add some more secure storage as I still have a lot of supplies to add to the trailer.




I know I am a little late to this party, but I was wondering if you are going to protect your radio equipment from an EMP. I built a wood box and sheathed it with tin and taped it closed with aluminum tape. To test just put a portable radio inside and close the door. If you hear it, you have an RF leak somewhere. Great build by the way.
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would it not be better to put your cell phone in the emp proof chamber and call it? if it rings you fail?
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would it not be better to put your cell phone in the emp proof chamber and call it? if it rings you fail?
Now that you mention it. I would try both because they work on different frequencies. If one works, so should the other. But what the heck, do both...
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Having the capacity to listen is important just as it is to talk..
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impressive work!
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What I have done is built a EMP proof container from a steel trash can lined with cardboard, then put all electronics in EMP proof bags and then sealed the can with metal tape, I also upgraded all my radio equipment to top of the line stuff. Ham radio is ICOM ic7200 hardened, Galaxy CB/SSB base and 959portable radios, upgraded Shortwave radio and even went with better antennas. Hope it all survives or I spent a lot of money for electronic boat anchors.
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I would say the trailer was was sold. Military surplus auction
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I would say the trailer was was sold. Military surplus auction
First trailer I sold, the second trailer I still have, it was custom made.
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Nice trailer I've seen the style before and there's been a lot showing up in military surplus auctions..

I would say whether you made it yourself or purchased it and had the thing pro made was likely adapted from the military plans


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I know I am a little late to this party, but I was wondering if you are going to protect your radio equipment from an EMP. I built a wood box and sheathed it with tin and taped it closed with aluminum tape. To test just put a portable radio inside and close the door. If you hear it, you have an RF leak somewhere. Great build by the way.
Very nice.

Only comment would be to mount the battery in an enclosed, plastic marine / RV

battery box and vent the cover externally with a flexible hose; less than $30.

The battery off-gassing will likely eat up the contents of the compartment otherwise.

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Very very nice. Good work to be sure.
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Very nice.

Only comment would be to mount the battery in an enclosed, plastic marine / RV

battery box and vent the cover externally with a flexible hose; less than $30.

The battery off-gassing will likely eat up the contents of the compartment otherwise.

My batteries are now enclosed in their own rubberized vented compartment and are two LARGE commercial 6 volt batteries made for a ride on floor polisher that are connected in series to obtain 12 volts, then run thru a 2500 Watt inverter. They are maintained by 2 100 watt solar panels and a charge controller. Probably over kill but I can run a worm drive saw with no problems. I'm thinking about getting an electric chainsaw as they are a lot quieter than a gas one!
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