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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    I have my trailer in storage for the winter - but I am planning to go a slightly different route. I have a Partner Steel 2 burner stove that will easily fit within the stove opening. I am going to see about removing the existing stove, and mounting in the Partner stove with the lid /...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    @AZCASAK - The stove mod helped a little - and I know it was hotter because I could get a slight smell of burning rubber from the rubber grommets that hold the burner grates. The big issue is that this stove is designed to be used inside of a trailer - hence designed for a lower BTU output...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    Lin Still love it. TuffStuff was excellent with a couple of items I had to deal with - so no issues there. A few things you might want to do: 1. Check the alignment. I had to take mine to a special shop in Salt Lake to get it aligned - but they were able to get it dialed in perfectly. It...
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    Ark 5000LBS class 3 XO Coupler - for your off road over-landing adventures.

    Where did you source the DO35 and was is a direct fit for the Crux?
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    Here is the rack. I think this is standard on the Tuff Stuff if you don't get the tent. The tent is high enough that it does not block the view through my rear view mirror. I don't have any first-hand experience, but I have heard the tent style that the Crux comes with take a bit of time...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    My Tuff Stuff fits in the garage no problem. I have a Tepui XL mounted to the rack which makes the highest point 7' from the ground. I raised the rack about 4" from the lowest position so that the bottom of the tent is 6' high - which allows room for the annex room underneath. 7' would be the...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    I tried adding 4 mountain bikes to the rear hitch. The combined weight of the bike rack plus the bikes reduced my overall tongue weight to about 100 pounds. Since I like to have my tongue weight about 10-15% of the overall trailer weight, I was concerned having this much weight on the back...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    Here are a couple of pictures of the pump I use to get water from my two 5 gallon jerry cans to the main tank. You can find them on Ebay or Amazon - they are designed to pump water from the typical 5 gallon round water bottles. They run on 2 D cells. Mine came with a longer spout that I cut...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    Update: The 1/2 NPT Female to 1/4 NPT Male is available on Amazon. Search for: TEKTON 4734 1/2-Inch NPT Female by 1/4-Inch Male Reducer.
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    I found adapters at Eriks House of Hose in Utah. https://eriksna.com/en/ I did some tests on the heat - and it does not get that hot - I think because it only runs for short periods of time and there is enough space at the top to dissipate the heat with the door open. But i will keep and...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    I believe it came from www.continuousresources.com. I have not had a chance to really test it - since we have had rain / snow every single weekend since I got it. Hopefully this weekend will be the weekend. I had a similar one for my pop up trailer and it worked great.
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    I had 2 jerry cans for the front that also fits a hose for fill up. I am using velcro straps to keep everything in place. I added and RV filler spout to the hose to make it easer to fill the tank. To make it easy to get the water from the jerry cans to the tank, I have an inexpensive battery...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    I found a 5 panel 120 W solar panel that fits nicely in the compartment above the battery. I looked at the Harbor Freight version, but for $30 more I got a higher capacity panel that is much smaller and lighter. I added a smaller Anderson connector and made a pigtail to allow me to connect it...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    A few pictures of my water heater set up. The 1550 Pelican case fits perfectly behind my cooler on the slide out so I can leave it in the trailer when I don't need it. I added a couple of hooks so it simply sits over the front edge of the box. My goal was to design it so that it can be deployed...
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    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    I purchased the Base Camp trailer a few weeks ago in Southern CA, and towed it home to Salt Lake City. Over the last few weeks I have been getting it ready for the camping season: built a water heater in a pelican case that I can quickly connect / disconnect as needed, Tepui RTT, awning, solar...
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