Build of the Month: Apache Raven Tent Trailer

We feature a lot of high quality and sometimes pricey trailers on our site. Why? Because we believe that quality should be key on anything you rely on in the back-country. If you lack the fabrication skills or the time to invest into a big trailer project, purchasing one of the ready to roll models is probably your best option. If you like to get your hands dirty however, and you’re good with a welder, then a home build could be right up your alley. This month we’re taking a look at one of the coolest examples we’ve seen so far. It’s a 1966 Apache Raven Tent Trailer, and it started as this $400 box.

 

We’ve watched as this trailer quickly transformed from an ugly blue caboose to a tuned, and very cool, trail machine. Features include an A-arm suspension, spare tire and fuel can holders, overhead rack, and more. Check out the photos below and then head to the following link to read through the whole process. Check out the thread here.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.

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