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    There were several factors involved that...

    There were several factors involved that contributed to the lay over. First, the center of gravity was to high, second, we were on a section of the trail that was quite steep and off cambered on the...
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    It will do the job just as well, and you can't...

    It will do the job just as well, and you can't beat that price!
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    We set up the visit directly with Robert. And...

    We set up the visit directly with Robert. And while we were there, a camper came up the main road to visit the town and Robert was fine with it. He still lives on site, so he is most always there...
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    I agree! It was a pleasure to meet him. I hope...

    I agree! It was a pleasure to meet him. I hope that they can fix the water pump and actually open the town up for people to stay. I think the B & B would be a cool idea.
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    Ya thank God for that! We are in a steep, and...

    Ya thank God for that! We are in a steep, and very off-camber section in that shot. If I were using a stock hitch, it very possibly could have taken me with it when it went over on its side. I'm...
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    We finally made it up the the Bristle Cone Forest...

    We finally made it up the the Bristle Cone Forest at elevation 11,200 feet (that according to our GPS)
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    According to the plaque, this is one of the oldest trees in the...
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    Our dinner Saturday night, consisted of baked...

    Our dinner Saturday night, consisted of baked Cornish game hens and baked potatoes (Dutch over cooking at it's best), we also had salad, rolls, and for desert a whipped fruit concoction.

    We...
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    This is the bunk house, and it is ready for...

    This is the bunk house, and it is ready for guests
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    Well there is allot more to see, however, we are burning daylight, so we are off to our camping...
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    Still more Cerro Gordo

    You have to call ahead and make a reservation to go up to the town, but if your in the area, it is a very cool place, with lots of history.

    These next pictures are of the town museum

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    More Cerro Gordo Trip Pictures

    That night for dinner, we had Cowboy Beef Stew with baked corn bread and a Cherry cobbler for desert

    Saturday morning we get an early start for the town of Cerro Gordo
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    Cerro Gordo Continued

    We got up to the tram station about 15:30 hours, so we didn't have allot of time before we had to think about finding a place to camp for the night. Luckily, there was a suitable place near by.
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    Cerro Gordo Jeep Trip

    A few weeks back, our jeep club went to the salt Trams in Southern California near Lone Pine. There is also the town of Cerro Gordo (and old ghost town) up there as well. We hit the trial on a Friday...
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    Hello Highlandercj-7, We were checking out the...

    Hello Highlandercj-7,

    We were checking out the salt trams east of Lone Pine up around 9,500 feet. On that day we had already been out one night, and were en-route to the town of Cerro Gordo for...
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    Well the trip went very well with one one minor...

    Well the trip went very well with one one minor challenge...

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    It looks like the trailer's center of gravity is to high, so I have some changes to make. So back to the drawing board it is....
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    Here are some pictures of the tent mounted on the...

    Here are some pictures of the tent mounted on the trailer. The last picture gives an idea of the height under the tent in it's lifted position.

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    Got the first coat of primer on the trailer box...

    Got the first coat of primer on the trailer box today. But with temps of 106 here in Riverside, I didn't last long in the garage.

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    Mounting the tent on the trailer tomorrow morning, I...
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    Thank you! it's been a great deal of fun. Going...

    Thank you! it's been a great deal of fun. Going out on the first run with the new RTT this next weekend to the Salt tram near Lone Pine.
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    Spent the last two days working on the trailer...

    Spent the last two days working on the trailer box. I am at the point with it where I need to decide how I want to finish it.One side will be for the kitchen and food (dry goods), and the other side...
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    Finished the tail gate and the latches today (...

    Finished the tail gate and the latches today ( except for paint). The "anti-luce" latches are going to work out fine;

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    I also modified the handle for the tent lift winch....
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    Hey Box Rocket, glad you were able to effect...

    Hey Box Rocket, glad you were able to effect repairs and continue on your trip. How is your tent lifting platform working out? I have come up with a lifting design myself, and was considering gas...
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    Got the tent lift platform done, and I have...

    Got the tent lift platform done, and I have received my tent. The next thing I need to do is just clean up some welds and sand and primer the frame parts. then I can mount the tent. Here are some...
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    Got the winch frame and docking struts tack...

    Got the winch frame and docking struts tack welded together, and fabricated the winch mounting plate and got it tack welded in place. I ran out of time to actually test it out, but I will be getting...
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    Today I worked on the pulley's that will be part...

    Today I worked on the pulley's that will be part of the lifting mechanism for the tent. I still have to build the winch frame and dock platform, but I pretty much know what I want to do, I just have...
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    Today I got the upper frame pieces cut out, the...

    Today I got the upper frame pieces cut out, the bushing holes cut in the side frames, and the bushings welded in place. I trial fit everything, and with a few minor adjustments it all seems to work...
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    Today I worked on the support legs. Got all of...

    Today I worked on the support legs. Got all of the pieces cut out and sized, then I cut the holes for the bushings and welded them in. for the next step, I only had time to cut the front and rear...
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