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    DIY water system / shower build for expo trailer

    My trailer has a 12 gallon tank mounted under the floor with a Flojet 12v water pump from an RV and is plumbed to a standard hose bib on the back. I have a propane, on-demand heater that I got on Amazon, I forget the brand. After we set up I hang it on the telescoping RTT rack, run the input...
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    Telescoping rack question

    Unless I can't do math that sounds like 2' of overlap on an overall 5' leg? If so that's almost 50%. I have an RTT and an awning on my telescoping rack and I don't have even near that much overlap, I've never had any stability issues. I'd say you're fine.
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    A trailer for the short bus

    I built the slide out for the fridge myself but the drawer unit was a purchased item from BetterBuilt I believe. I filled and organized the inside :)
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    A trailer for the short bus

    Thanks!!! I have a drawer system that is mounted in the back of the FJ Cruiser with tools and recovery gear and it has a slide out for the ARB fridge mounted on top. This "chuck box" is portable and sits in the trailer for transport and is pulled out when we set up camp. It's worked out very...
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    Welcome to the new DIY section

    Christian, Thanks for finally getting to this change, I think it's for the best and it seems like the rest of the folks here appreciate it too!
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    Brake controller wiring question - help needed

    I have the same controller on my FJ cruiser and had no trouble getting it to work first try, it's an amazing controller and I highly recommend it! Breathing blue on that controller means it's not seeing the brakes on the trailer, it's what mine does when pressed and the trailer isn't...
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    Building my expedition trailer with raised RTT

    You could bolt them but with telescoping tubing any bolts would get in the way of the inside tubing as it slides by. The UHMW tape came from TapeCase and was kinda pricey, like $60 a roll pricey! I have tons of it left so I could make you a deal on some if you want. On mine some of it has...
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    Building my expedition trailer with raised RTT

    I can’t say for sure how many but I’ve ran it up and down a dozen or more times without a charge and didn’t notice any issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Building my expedition trailer with raised RTT

    I believe I've seen the one you were looking at :) I have 12 gallons of water under the floor, 2 marine batteries in the tongue box and really heavy 33" tires and figured it would be heavy enough but it wasn't, still super unstable on off camber terrain. I'm using actuators from Windy Nation...
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    Building my expedition trailer with raised RTT

    Looks great! I originally had my tent mounted that high but on a rack that was quite a bit less stout than yours and I had terrible issues with it offroad. It was too top heavy and spent a bit too much time on 1 wheel. I ended up rebuilding the rack with linear actuators so it could be lowered...
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    Bruder Exp-4 thoughts?

    I saw an EXP-6 being towed by a Ford Raptor the other day in Cle Elem, WA. The thing looked like it was dipped in money, near $70k is what it seems they will cost when available here. It's cool but that's a lot of scratch. Looks like they are selling them in the US now, from what the Googler...
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    Moderators - thoughts on creating a "Commercial Expedition Trailers" forum?

    Awesome news! Thanks for following through with this, anxious to see how it works :)
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    Experience - Opinions on Linear Actuators

    I used 4 of the 16" stroke actuators from and have been happy with them so far. They are rated for up to 225 lbs and I have them mounted exterior to my trailer. I've had it in wet cold environments and haven't had any issues with the actuators. For the price I just grabbed a...
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    A trailer for the short bus

    The addition of electric brakes is done and done! The wiring is finished and it's up and running. Finding a spot that the cigarette pack sized box could be mounted solidly was a lot more difficult than anything else was. I've done a little testing and am happy with it so far. I know it...
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    RTT Rack for my M416

    The plan is for someone to pick that up and remove it from the trailer, then set it on the ground? Does your tow rig have a boom hoist on it? :) Looks heavy!