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  1. jays0n

    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 Windynation.com 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!
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    Need help transporting a trailer from Cali to Seattle area

    Looks like you have 3 options. Drive to CA to pick it up, pay a service to transport it to Seattle for you, don't buy the trailer. Google RV transport companies, there are many.
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    Moderators - thoughts on creating a "Commercial Expedition Trailers" forum?

    Ha ha, I do the same and would continue to do so, just might make it easier to find the DIY posts in the sea of complaints about commercial units and manufacturers :)
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    Moderators - thoughts on creating a "Commercial Expedition Trailers" forum?

    At any given moment 9 out of 10 posts are for complaints or issues with commercially available trailers...
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    RTT Rack for my M416

    Nice setup krick3tt, looks very similar to the "No-Weld Rack stuff I linked earlier, you were a visionary :) Interesting idea, like a pickup truck camper sort of thing? If you build the "rim" out of angle iron you'll still need to mount "load bars" of some sort on top to mount the tent as they...
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    RTT Rack for my M416

    I've seen people have good luck with these no weld rack systems from Compact Camping Concepts, might be able to use them or perhaps as an idea? You would have to come up with a way to not drill the tub, personally I would bolt that thing to the tub, RTTs weigh upwards of 150lbs and sitting on...
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    A trailer for the short bus

    Exactly! Totally spaced on the name, thanks!
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    Our little M416

    Looks great behind the 4Runner! Pics of the solar and other goodies?
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    A trailer for the short bus

    Was able to get a few more bits done this weekend and I even grabbed some photos. Prepared for the arrival of the brake controller hopefully this week and fixed a couple small issues I found. I pulled apart the center console and part of the dash and pre-ran the brake and power wiring in the...
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