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    DIY Cooler slide

    @ ShoxX- my first attempt with the least expensive slides i could find on amazon failed miserably on the first trip i took with the cooler loaded down. the slide bearings fell apart. so, when i got back home, i ordered replacement heavy duty slides from ovis...
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    Smitty GEN2 XL liner?

    Which insulation liners fit the Smittybilt XL tents? Thanks in advance.
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    DIY Cooler slide

    That’s a great idea! I’ll be sure to stow a can on board just to be in the safe side !
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    DIY Cooler slide

    I plan to strap it down to the board when loaded down and on the road. I think I need to move the tent forward a little bit and fine tune positioning on the board.
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    DIY Cooler slide

    I picked up 2 90qt rotomolded coolers for less than one yeti tundra 75 to use on long road trips. problem is the distance between my tent rails and the floor of the trailer is too short to open the cooler. and a fully loaded cooler is too heavy to take out of the trailer every time we need...
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    Need ideas for rebuild

    so, just got back from our road trip- 3,819 miles from vicksburg, ms to ouray/telluride, moab, denver, colorado springs, and back home. spent nights in palo duro canyon (tx), mesa verde np (co), and dead horse point sp (ut). the trailer was a bit overloaded, but pulled great. the downside was...
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    Dutch Oven Cobbler

    thanks for the heads up.
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    Dutch Oven Cobbler

    Im getting geared up to go on a 9-day/8-night road trip to Colorado and Utah to explore several national parks. 4 of the 8 nights will include camping out of my DIY adventure trailer i been working on since last september. im considering carrying my cast iron dutch oven to use on camp nights...
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    Need ideas for rebuild

    update.... i figured it was a good idea to replace the bearings and if I always have a set for each hub on hand, i need some kind of container to carry the bearings and grease and tools needed to do a bearing swap in case of a breakdown in the field. As it were, I have a couple of John Deere...
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    RTT on trailer...Side or rear opening????

    what is the prevailing reasoning for opening RTT to the passenger side instead of driver's side? thanks in advance.
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    Need ideas for rebuild

    turns out you are right about the rims being ag rims. i figured since i was going to be 1500 miles from home on a family road trip this summer, i needed to know how to service and replace wheel bearings in case we had an emergency failure on the road. i've never serviced or replaced wheel...
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    Need ideas for rebuild

    finally got the project in the final stages of completion... waiting on my paperwork from the MS Dept of Rev. for assignment of a VIN so I can get a tag, and then it should be road ready. before....... after....
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    Need ideas for rebuild

    So, I built a shorter tailgate and repositioned the fenders. Next step is to touch up the paint before I have a friend cut aluminum panels for the side and front walls to help keep gear in, and road grime out of the bed. After that, I will bolt on the no-weld rack towers that will hold...
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    Need ideas for rebuild

    finally got around to mounting fenders and finishing the tailgate. this is basically lawn mower/4 wheeler mode. I'm not completely satisfied with the current fender location, but it was the best i could do with the materials I had and the orientation of the angle iron used as the side...
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    hitch mounted cargo storage idea - thoughts

    Here's a hitch basket i've had since the mid 90's....60"x 24". made of square steel tubing and expanded metal empty it weighs about 40-45 pounds, but frees up a lot of space to allow folks to sit in the third row seats.
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