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  1. wvtradbow

    Homebuilt trailer w/ roof top SOLD

    Homebuilt overland trailer complete with Camping Concepts roof top tent with vestibule(no longer made) $1700.Tent is like new with the exception of 2 little holes I patched that got pinched when closing ,tent is heavy canvas..Overall length is 10' long x 6'6" wide on 16" Toyota 6x5.5 rims. Body...
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    Roll top 101a1

    This is my last build ,I believe I have everything I need in the trailer world for now,this would have been on my 416 from earlier in the yr but a buddy came up with this 68 101a1 in great shape an although I just did one a yr ago that was a rusted mess I went with this:
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    Scammed on Ebay for a Tepui Autana tent

    Just a little message"if the price is too good to be true" then it probably is. I recently made a purchase on Ebay for a Tepui Autana Sky 3 -- Like new here's the kicker "buy it now" $949. shipped free...Now I know what you're thinking BUT I was thinking the guy was new to Ebay an Ebay generally...
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    Parking brakes on a M101a1 -how to keep with axle swap?

    I'm trying to figure out how to keep the parking brakes when I swap out the axle on a m101a1,I know it has been done but can't seem to find any info on the cables used.I'm not sure whether to try to save the original cables or get something new.don't know what others are doing about this...
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    Key removal Harbor Freight tongue Box

    Thought I'd post this little thing about key removal from these tongue boxes,saw one post about this an the guy says take the lock apart an you'll see what has to be removed,so I thought I'd post pics..The little piece that holds the key in, is the first little piece you see the screw...
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    Help with angles

    I couldn't think of any where else to ask, an since there's some EXTREMELY talented builders here,I was hoping someone could enlighten me (although several yrs of schooling couldn't lol).. I'm trying to build a fixed rack with 1 1/4" square on my 101 an was wanting something different. I...
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    Thoughts on POR 15 for trailer build?

    I built a couple trailers in the past an have used numerous finishes,rustoleum,base/coat clear coat, a couple different kind of bed liners.this little M416 I'm doing now,I bought three components,the degreaser,metal prep an rust preventive paint an because I guess they're not UV resistant I got...
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    One more M416 build

    Just pick up a 1967 M416 an considering it came from the Pittsburgh area,it's pretty rust free...My goal with this, is a little sportsman type haul all . Didn't really know where to start with this since it's in such good shape,but I knew I wanted a tailgate and bumper so that's where I'm at now.
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    Are there any Tonneu Covers that fit the M416 ?

    Thinking about my next project an it's going to be a Bantom or M416 an I was thinking that with the numerous truck bed sizes made now,that there may be a bed that is similar size to the 416 ? I did a M101a1 an found the bed is almost exactly the size of a 73-96 F150 w/8' bed so for $250 I was...
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    Bed liner on the old Military trailer

    I just finished lining my 63 m101-A1 ,turned out Okay. I used Liner Xtreeme on the inside,I used this before on a truck bed and iy holds up really good,However it is "xtreemely" messy to use,i'll explain later.
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    Another M101A1 axle question

    I'm redoing an old 63 M101A1 trailer an I'm not sure this is the original axle but I do know sometime in the last 50yrs someone has done some work on this.My question is are there replacement hubs available for an axle like this??
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    FS 80s Four wheel pop up Grandby

    FS early to mid 80s FWC grandby model camper $900 located 60 miles south of Pittsburgh Pa in West Virginia,here's the build thread.. http://www.wanderthewest.com/forum/topic/10761-this-old-granby-build/ can email photos,Truck with camper is also for sale $3900 for both..email at...
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    Ideal Ground??

    I have the lights finally installed on my build an I'm ready for the wiring ...I'm looking for the "perfect" ground if there is such a thing..Every trailer I've ever wired,in about a year I've lost the ground either due to rust or loose connection...Where is the best place for the ground..I can...
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    Awning brackets and weight of awning ??

    I just got a 2000 ARB awning and couldn't believe how heavy that thing is,my concern is the brackets,I was going to make brackets and just put it on 4' bar on my trailer.I'm used to those 8' bag awnings I have on another camper and they are very light compared to these...
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    Another Trailer Build

    I always wanted a expedition trailer. I needed another project,so here goes..I found this trailer on Craigslist for $150 about 2 hrs from home and thought it might make a nice base,it is 6 1/2' long and 5' wide and made from 3" angle…In hindsight I should've probably started from scratch but I...
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    Thoughts on the M.O.A.B Tent

    I'm new to this whole RTT thing and am building a trailer now.. I ran across this site and saw the MOAB and seemed exactly what I was looking for..Knowing nothing about these tents or any RTT for that matter,I thought I'd ask the experts...My trailer height is going to be around 40"-48" and I...
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    Axle question - mobile home axles??

    I'm starting a new project,an Expedition trailer and I found this set up on CL.It's a cut down mobile home trailer axle on a way too heavy frame (imo) but I bought it anyways for $150. My question is has any of you trailer guys made a trailer out of such a setup? I kinda like it,the size of the...
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    Should've put this here..

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/148165-I-want-this-van!!
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    I want this van!!

    In the latest FourWheeler mag. There's one small pic of this Toyota off-road Minivan so I had to go to toyotaeverbetter.com to get a better look not a lot of info other than it was built by Toyota engineers,not for sale and it's a Toyota Sienna minivan on a Tacoma frame.No pictures of the...
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    Any one try this lift system??

    I just found this on my search for a "better" lift system for my old Grandby http://mobilerik.com/927/camper-pop-up-lift-mechanism/ Thought it looked promising
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