That's tough on the back. If they had double doors it would sure be easier.
Mini-mod. I must be getting old. Getting in and out under the camper just isn't working for my knees anymore.
I decided to add a thick rubber mat to the bed floor to help with that.
It should help a lot with the Flippac camper up too for walking around on cool mornings.
Sometimes it's the small details that make the most difference.
P.S. the shovel mounts held on by the 3m VHB pads are still going strong.
I'm actually kinda surprised honestly.....
Dang close to flawless. My only small issue so far was I got some feathering on the fronts. It might have been from running a bit too far at lower pressure. Might have been a bit slow on rotations. Might have been a 150K mile front suspension. I upped the pressure a bit and will try more often rotations.Been a year with the milestars, still like them?
Perfect! Thanks! Where’d you find them for sale in Colorado? I’m having a heck of a time finding any for saleDang close to flawless.
Milestar helped me out with that.Perfect! Thanks! Where’d you find them for sale in Colorado? I’m having a heck of a time finding any for sale
so am I understanding this right? Your trailer has no suspension just a rigid axle. I have a custom trailer built by a friend who was a talented fabricator many years ago. I have always been tempted to redo it with a suspension system but maybe he was on to something. He always recommended using tire pressure to provide damping.
My most un-project vehicle. It just works for what I need it to do. This thing is basically my daily driver that does double duty as a tow rig and home base for my other off-road toys.
My new 'Dolly' trailer has been working very well. This is a custom built vehicle hauler I built a little over a year ago. As far as vehicle trailers go, it's pretty unconventional by today's standards. It uses an open ladder frame system that was laser cut from 2x6x3/16 tubing and is about 12' long plus tongue. The crossmembers are 2x4/1/8" steel that go all the way through the rails. The rungs are 1 1/4 x 1/8 square tubing. The axle uses 7k-lb spindles that are mounted to a piece of 3.5x1/4" DOM tubing that is rigid mounted into the chassis. The tires are Milestar Steelpro AST commercial grade steel belted trailer tires rated at 4400lbs each on Sendel Aluminum trailer wheels which are also rated at 4400lbs each. The rear deck it low enough to drive on-off without ramps. The tires are strapped directly to the rungs. The vehicle suspension acts like a huge damper, and frankly that works amazing, especially with the vehicle so low and tight behind the truck. The empty weight on the trailer is 1030lbs.
Correct, no suspension. The axle tube runs right though the middle of the frame.so am I understanding this right? Your trailer has no suspension just a rigid axle. I have a custom trailer built by a friend who was a talented fabricator many years ago. I have always been tempted to redo it with a suspension system but maybe he was on to something. He always recommended using tire pressure to provide damping.
Surprisingly it does pretty well in the rain/snow. The water runs off between the seal and the tent ( to a point) on the front half. The rear half doesn't seem to have many issues. It does seem to be sensitive to which way the wind is blowing and that has led to some water getting in under the bed at least once that I can remember. I haven't noticed that enough water getting inside the tent that there are issues when closing the things up. It is always best to keep the tent material dry as you can before closing it up. If it is wet, best to dry it out before long term storage.@Metcalf nice setup for your truck!
Question on the Flippac, if it ever rains out there with your tent set up, it looks like water runoff from the tent goes down to the fiberglass top, on the inside and under the bed area. How does it drain? When you close it up will you have water dumping inside the camper?
I have thought about building something similar with a fiberglass Tanoue cover.
Do you have a canvas strip around the tent that falls over and covers the fiberglass top?