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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I like how low profile they are. I am planning on adding lighting at the awning for the cooking area. I do raise my rack to accommodate the tent annex and lower for travel so I am researching coil cord for power to the lights. Would add a cool look to the trailer as long as it doesn't stretch...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Depending on the area I use self tapping screws with cable clamps. NOT through the trailer walls tho! If you are specifically talking about the trailer walls (and I think you are) I purchased Command Hooks Cord Organizers. I have not installed them yet but intend to try them. I bought the...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Has anyone ordered/received the Habitat Offroad Water System? Wondering if anyone has any thoughts or reviews of the product. I am considering one but hoped there may be someone out there with first hand experience. Thanks.
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Ok. So after a shake down week long trip in Modoc, Shasta, and Siskiyou counties here in Northern California we were ready for the big one. We started from our home in Northern California and explored Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, and Oregon logging just over 4,800 miles. Lots...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Sorry for the late reply. Just got back from a 10 day road trip. First time on the road for the scout. To answer your question, I built the bumper and used a SB tire carrier. It's a different style tire carrier than Ebrabaek's so there was a little more modification involved. But it...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    The water system is basically a dumbed down copy of Ebrabaek's set up. This is a temporary set up meant to get us on the road Monday. It is a tongue mounted tank(15 gallon) and pump. The shower is in a pelican box for travel but it hangs by means of two magnets when deployed. I removed the...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Yup. My issue is at the top. Pressing down helps...a little. But you gave me an idea. I'll try loosing the tension bolts on the pivot. I have them set pretty tight anyway. I had visions of my kid getting smashed the carrier and the rear compartment.:oops:
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Swing out/bumper build went well. Thanks for asking and thanks for your help. Minor adjustment to be made at latch end still. Just a touch off and the latch doesn't go cleanly into the keeper. A bit of adjustment and it will work smoothly. Also got the electrical and water systems in...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I'd agree that the CA DMV needs an overhaul but this is a Smittybilt issue. If the trailer didn't have the VIN plate then they would have issued me one. I'v built two trailers and have had no issues getting a VIN issued by the DMV. I realize that most of my frustration stems from my...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    So here is some pertinent information for those who have made a recent Scout purchase from Smittybilt or Smittybilt dealer. I'm going to make a short story long because I need to vent. :rolleyes: I purchased a new Scout a couple months back and have been getting it kitted out while I waited...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    For the group. Has anyone gone through the DMV registration process in California? Not that I can do it right now as most offices are closed and appointments have been stopped. But, I am curious as to what the DMV is requiring? Statement of Construction? Simple Application for Title or...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Thank you! Yes thought about having a fabricator cutting a hole for the receiver. That would look great and add straight. I could get a hole close but was concerned about getting the two holes lined up correctly. I ended up cutting a notch in the tubing to accommodate the receiver. I left...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    One more request if I'm not too late. Can you provide the measurement on the bumper from the hinge side of the trailer to the center point of the pivot hole? In other words, it looks like the pivot is past the side of the trailer about 3-4 inches for door opening allowance? Clear as mud? I...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Thank you. No rush at all. Just curious, I read your posts over again and didn't see anything specific except for the minimum 55" center measurement for the pivot to latch. but I have been known to miss things. I could fab this up no problem, I'm most likely overthinking it. But I also...
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    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Three questions for you ebrabaek. 1. How long did the bumper end up being? I have a 66" piece of 3"x3" square tubing and am thinking I have more that enough stock to work with. 2. I plan to "notch" the 3" tube to accommodate the receiver extension. This will remove three sides of the tubing...
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