Tim's m416 trailer build

timlaw71

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I picked up a inexpensive trac one ladder rack from Craigslist for a RTT mount. I added an iguanatent RTT from Atlanta, and also added hinges and gas struts to the lid for assistance in opening. It came together nicely.
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timlaw71

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I received a Harbor Freight tongue box for Christmas for my electrical install I want to do but the box wouldn't fit. Shane (Biffs m416 build) helped me figure out what to do here. I bought 2 60" channel and mounted them to the frame. 60" is about the max you can go without major modifications. I will mention I had to learn to weld in all this adventure so if you see my welds up close please be kind :) N?ice part now is I can open my tailgate fully with the trailer on.

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Tim
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timlaw71

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Added the Harbor Freight box and started the electric installation. Went with 2 t105 trojan batteries, sea sense fuse panel, marine switch and some 9.00 leds from amazon. I added lights to the outside and inside of the trailer.

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timlaw71

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Next was new paint, lights inside the RTT, 12 volt plugs in the tent, and the iota 30 converter for shore power and battery charging.

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timlaw71

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Now the project really started to come together. I finished the wiring and cleaned that up to look presentable and I cut a harbor freight cargo carrier in half and welded it together for a lid basket to carry stuff.

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timlaw71

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I officially finished phase 1 of my build. Here is the final product. This was a very rewarding build and this community and the groups on facebook were a huge help. I learned 2 new skills in the process (12 volt electrical and welding). Thanks for the help along the way. Phase 2 will most likely include a new RTT mount that will be adjustable, step sides for the trailer and maybe onboard water.

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canorisa

Mr. Joel Rivera
No the project really started to come together. I finished the wiring and cleaned that up to look presentable and I cut a harbor freight cargo carrier in half and welded it together for a lid basket to carry stuff.

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Tim
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Timlaw71....Would you mind sharing the Harbor Freight Stock Number on the rack. I really like that. How much did it set you back? Nice build and nice trailer. Hope you get a lot of use of it.

Joel
 

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timlaw71

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Timlaw71....Would you mind sharing the Harbor Freight Stock Number on the rack. I really like that. How much did it set you back? Nice build and nice trailer. Hope you get a lot of use of it.

Joel
The harbor freight rack was the one they had on sale this past weekend for 39.99 now it 69.99 here is the link http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-capacity-deluxe-cargo-carrier-66983.html. I have a decent amount of money in the whole build due to the electrical. I estimate I'm at 4500.00 but 2200.00 was the trailer 1600.00 was the tent and about 700.00 in electrical. It just needs to warm up so I can get some us out of it :)
 
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