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  1. I don't have any great close-ups but you get the...

    I don't have any great close-ups but you get the idea...

    I welded my fenders to the bottom edge of the supports. For the top edge of the supports, I closed the gap with two sections of tube and...
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    Okay, that settles that...I believe I'll avoid...

    Okay, that settles that...I believe I'll avoid the Rose Garden no matter which vehicle I choose to take. So did the rest of the vehicles in the footage traverse the entire trail except for the Rose...
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    Hi Fred, Thanks for the write-up and vids! ...

    Hi Fred,

    Thanks for the write-up and vids! I'll be a support vehicle on the Kokopelli this Spring. Like you, we'll be doing the whole trail from Fruita to Moab. I have yet to study maps in...
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    The receiver on the back of the trailer is just a...

    The receiver on the back of the trailer is just a single receiver. The bike at the very back is actually a Honda 80; the lightest of the bunch. And the carrier holding it is all aluminum to help...
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    Here's a pic of all 3 of your options being...

    Here's a pic of all 3 of your options being implemented at the same time. 300 lbs is a lot of weight hanging off the rear; I vote on the tongue of the trailer for that bike. The easiest option is...
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    Many great ideas and solutions! I went through...

    Many great ideas and solutions! I went through the same decision process and ended up building the below solution. See more pics and explanation here: ...
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    Depends on your budget for a tow vehicle as...

    Depends on your budget for a tow vehicle as well....

    For long trips with many highway miles involved, I've been loving our 2005 diesel Excursion. Only paid $16k with 118k miles. Spent a couple...
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    Moab this Spring. '05 Excursion with 6.0 ...

    Moab this Spring.

    '05 Excursion with 6.0 PSD (not exactly stock). F250 springs in the front. Road Master Active Suspension and airbags in the rear. Stock tire size.

    I didn't get to weigh...
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    Have fun with the build. Looking forward to the...

    Have fun with the build. Looking forward to the progress. You are going to love it!
  10. Hello Xrunner, You are very welcome. I've...

    Hello Xrunner,

    You are very welcome. I've been tossing around the idea of attaching a spare leaf spring to the underside of the trailer. A couple studs welded in the right spot would have made...
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    Poll: Nice base for a Kamparoo build.

    Nice base for a Kamparoo build.
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    Looks like you have room underneath. I used a...

    Looks like you have room underneath. I used a spare tire hoist off of a LandCruiser.
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    Any more information on the coil sprung Dana 60...

    Any more information on the coil sprung Dana 60 swap? Pics.? Writeup?
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    Elephant Hill a few years ago...

    Elephant Hill a few years ago...
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    Beautiful.

    Beautiful.
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    Fuel mileage mostly. Then there's the extra...

    Fuel mileage mostly. Then there's the extra range those additional MPG's allow. Some like the incredible low end torque. There's also the increased longevity due to the low revving heavy duty...
  17. The bike on the back is my 10 year olds Honda 80....

    The bike on the back is my 10 year olds Honda 80. Yeah, the lightest bike is back there for a reason but the 300 lb DRZ on the front is enough to offset it. You'll have to be careful to maintain...
  18. Here's my custom Kamparoo with 2 dirt bikes:

    Here's my custom Kamparoo with 2 dirt bikes:
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    Sorry, missed your question.... With the stock...

    Sorry, missed your question....

    With the stock 4.10 gears and 315's I get a reliable 10 MPG's in town and 12 hwy. Not ideal, but it is what it is. I'm planning on going from my Toyo MT's in the...
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    I have 2 TBI setups. One I installed in my Socut...

    I have 2 TBI setups. One I installed in my Socut on a IH 345. The other is stock on the 350 I swapped into my '91 LC. The only electrical spare parts I carry are the coil (have had this go bad)...
  21. More adventures in the Kamparoo this past...

    More adventures in the Kamparoo this past weekend. Spent 3 nights at Deadwood Res. in the Boise National Forest. We woke up to an inch of slush Friday morning; it quickly melted. It did expose a...
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    You'll be increasing your tongue weight. But if...

    You'll be increasing your tongue weight. But if you're only putting a battery on it, it should be minimal (the added weight of the material to lengthen the tongue + whatever you put on it).
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    You can see below, that I built my tongue to hold...

    You can see below, that I built my tongue to hold a ton of gear. But you'll also notice my axle is centered under ther main 4x8 section of my trailer. At first I was concerned whether my axle was...
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    I'll try to help... When I built my trailer...

    I'll try to help... When I built my trailer frame, my only consideration for tongue length was - how long does it need to be to fit everything on it that I want to carry? But I had one big advantage...
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    I used a similiar suspension setup on my trailer...

    I used a similiar suspension setup on my trailer build. Check out my build thread for pics on how I did the shocks. I basically mimicked the shock setup on a military trailer.

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