Thanks for the pictures! Nice hook-up on the additional supports. Bummer on the mattress topper, we were planning to go with a 3" topper, looks like that is a no go.....Some pics of the trailer with the Smittybuilt XL RTT.
The last pic shows the bottom with the extra rails to support the overhang. Smittybuilt sent them for free.
Had an issue closing the tent with a mattress topper . It ensue being too thick. Trying to decide if I'll just use the topper without the included mattress, just use the mattress or mattress with a thinner topper. Wife and I will try the mattress in the house tonight to see if it works.
This is from XJOverlander a few pages back. He builds many of these I believe and seems to have decent communication with SB.Updates as I heard from talking to one of the smitty guys
Front plate welded under the hitch is beefier, it goes back a few more inches and ties into the first cross bar on the tongue along the bottom. Also has a center spine that runs to the first main cross member on the box and tongue attaches to that with a M16 hardware. Reinforcement gussets along bottom of the tongue where it starts to taper down at a 35° angle.
Side sliders are 75kg and rears are 100kg but they still are giving them the same advertised capacity for a safety factor.
Body and sheet metal are cold rolled, e-coated and then powder coated. The frame and tubular parts including trailing arms and tongue are DOM hot dipped galvanized after welding, e-coated then powder coated.
They will also have a vin and mco for easier registration / titling process.
Thanks. I was hoping they would send some, but they didn't. When I got my XL tent they sent the cover for the regular overland tent. Email with pics and purchase info and I had the correct cover within a week.I just emailed smittybilt and ask. I'll look if I can find the exact individual I emailed. They sent the rails and some iPod the mounting brackets.
Did you have to remove the top eyebolt hooks? It's looking like I will, or maybe I can grind a bit off the front... I'm about 1/4" from being flush to the side...Resized @ 25%.......
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I simply took off the smitty logo side cover and put it on the inside. I sat the new box on the fender, and drilled from the inside of the smitty, utilizing the 3 holes used for the smitty cover, then used the same hardware and sat the box down after laying a bead of silicone on the fender, and on the back of the box. Torqued it back, and the side and fender is now stiffer.
Hey, while you are working on this, I was wondering if you could do me a favor. I need the dimension from the Generator door to the Rear door hinge (inside dimension). Trying to see the maximum size box I can fit between.Did you have to remove the top eyebolt hooks? It's looking like I will, or maybe I can grind a bit off the front... I'm about 1/4" from being flush to the side...