Hi Guy I'm fairly new on these forum and I have been watching everyones Expedition trailer. While I'm new at the forum, I'm not new at the long term camping thing. Because I'm a disabled vet and getting a little older. I want to travel with some more comfort. I'm also very limited on my income so, I could never afford a Expedition trailer (such as the Chaser and the Horizon), so I decided to built my own.
I already began my project and is going slow but making progress. At first i was not going to share, my project. But I see all you, sharing so I say what the heck.
Well let's see Last September I won an auction , got this trailer for dirt cheap. The trailer is fairly new "refurbishement" that never left the Depot, so the tire were brand new and everything else was ok.
Here are some pictures of the trailer that were taken at the Red River Depot:
Here are my goals:
PROJECT: Expeditionary Self Contained Trailer (ESCT)
Goal: To create a ESCT that will be able to be tow by Jeep Wrangler TJ over trails rated up to 3.5, The ESCT must able to transport supplies and equipment to sustain 2 person on a for at least 7 days without further replenishment through a deserted or forested environment.
ESCT Design Criterias:
Strength to match the Jeep Wrangler TJ or equivalent vehicle.
Must be simple in both operation and design.
Must be legal to use on US and Canadian Highways to speed of least 60 MPH
Rims must remain the same 16X6.5 (235 85 R 16) with a spare inside the trailer
Actual food preparation and storage area must be bear or other wild Animal proof.
Must be able to accommodate at least a 2 person Roof Top Tent.
Must be able to provide a 12V connection with solar charging system.
Must have a food refrigeration unit.
Must be able to transport at 5 lbs of LPG on board.
Must be able to transport at least 20 gallons of water.
Must have on board provision for showering
Must have on board food preparation capabilities
Must have braking system.
Must have a Pintle Hitch or equivalent.
Must be military desert flat color.
Must be under 2,000 lbs