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Tiny expedition 4x6 build
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donkeypuncher
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Tiny expedition 4x6 build Reply with quote

I had a truck bed conversion with a rack for my roof top tent. After the last camping trip with a 5 month old and a 5 year old the wife had enough of the tent. I love my roof top tent so it is going no where. Ive always wanted an expedition trailer but couldnt afford it. So I set out to find a dual purpose enclosed trailer. Finally found a 4x6 that I was able to trade for some guns.


Small guy I scored




Tossed all the oil soaked wood and insulating


Insulation


Painting the underneath side of the bottom platform with some old latex paint I had from painting curbs.

Just scored this all aluminum box for the front tongue

Things I have to do.
I still need to insulate the roof, but waiting to see if i need to add more braces to be able to mount my roof top tent.
I have a side rv hatch door coming for alternative egress.
Run wires for future lighting.
Most likely doing a raised sleeping platform for storage underneath.
Find some small cabinets for rear swing out door and possibly inside.
Ect ect ect more to come.

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TOY4WD
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Tiny expedition 4x6 build Reply with quote

You're gonna have so much room for activities!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: Tiny expedition 4x6 build Reply with quote

See Blizzerd for a most excellent exactly what you are doing but more complete example.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Tiny expedition 4x6 build Reply with quote

See pic number 6 with red painted board. That FJ in the background looks classic. Is it Sandstorm or is it black. Amazing picture.

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BellyDoc
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Tiny expedition 4x6 build Reply with quote

Apart from the possible need to reinforce for rooftop tent support, what are your thoughts about the weight distribution/ CoG up high vs. track width? From the pic with the trailer and the FJ, it looks like the flat top of the trailer roof is already higher than the roof rack on the FJ. If so, and the track is narrower, you may be a little tippy?

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az4runner wrote:
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if I where you I would just get some jb weld
Is jb weld really as strong as if I just welded them on with my welder?

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Could be stronger it all depends on how you weld
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donkeypuncher
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Tiny expedition 4x6 build Reply with quote

itsafjthing wrote:
See pic number 6 with red painted board. That FJ in the background looks classic. Is it Sandstorm or is it black. Amazing picture.
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BellyDoc wrote:
Apart from the possible need to reinforce for rooftop tent support, what are your thoughts about the weight distribution/ CoG up high vs. track width? From the pic with the trailer and the FJ, it looks like the flat top of the trailer roof is already higher than the roof rack on the FJ. If so, and the track is narrower, you may be a little tippy?
I have thought of that.
As for trail, I don't plan on doing any crazy trails with it. I will be adding a raised sleeping platform for storage underneath that will have most of the camping junk stored. So with water, cooler, platform, and other junk I should double the weight, if not triple, of the rtt easy.
For sleeping i have already ordered and received 4 2,500lb trailer jacks to level it out in any terrain.
Welcome to hear any suggestions.

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donkeypuncher
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Tiny expedition 4x6 build Reply with quote

door and window ordered

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BellyDoc
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Tiny expedition 4x6 build Reply with quote

I think you're exactly right. Build a ton of creature comforts in down low and that's where your CoG is going to be, not up in the RTT.

I look forward to progress here. I don't get to camp enough, so I live this stuff through you. Wink

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az4runner wrote:
glideraz wrote:
if I where you I would just get some jb weld
Is jb weld really as strong as if I just welded them on with my welder?

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Could be stronger it all depends on how you weld
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