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    NEW XO Trailer Jack from Ark -

    I just got one of the 350Rs for my turtleback. I currently don't have a jocky wheel, just a front jack. I wish it was a heavier duty model incase I ever needed to use it during a recovery, but my main purpose is allowing me to move my trailer in a controlled manor in an out of my storage shed...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    It’s mounted using a 500lb locking slide and a 1x3 piece of aluminum. The aluminum let me bolt everything up under the tent. I’ll be changing this soon when I get working on the new tent set up. It really works perfectly. My only change would be using a different tent. We are going to go with...
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    New spare tire bag final testing!

    I'd love a ladder bag that held maxtrax against the ladder with the smaller bag outboard for recovery gear. Simply unclip it and you've got all (most) your recovery gear in one bag. Not sure how well the bag would hold up with constant vibration against the maxtrax though. May create too many...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    Traveling we kept the water tank 50%+, one 4 gallon rotopax full and the trailer as you saw, it traveled fantastic. There were times we were going 90mph and you could easily forget it was back there until you gave it gas and really didn’t go anywhere :) I weighed the tongue weight when i was...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    I got the following,I used the rectangular tube to offset it from the nose box. 0.063" (0.1875" holes-0.25" STAGGER) ALUMINUM PERFORATED SHEET 3003-H14 0.75" x 1.5" x 0.125" 6063-T52 ALUMINUM RECTANGLE TUBE You could certainly get thicker aluminum, but once its bolted up to the rectangular...
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    Alternative Solar Panel Installation on Hardshell RTTs?

    I don’t understand your adversion to VHB. It’s not hard to remove, a piano wire slipped between the panel and the RTT will cut right through the vhb and not harm either piece. Also, WD-40 does a great job breaking down the adhesives to easy clean up/removal. I’d use VHB on the boarder with it...
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    5th Gen 4Runner Electrical Management System/Dual Battery

    I am on my second shunt. The first broke a tine that connects to the data cable. Don’t think it was weather related, maybe vibration. I can see your concern, but I haven’t had any issues. That being said I only plug it in over long weekends in the garage (done it maybe 2-3 times). The solar...
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    Love my trailer, hate my tent. Anyone have a Bundutop?

    I reached out to them to see if any corrections have been made. They are about 7 hours from me so I’ll likely drive out to have a look at them. They can make a custom size tent which appeals to me to maximize the size that my trailer will support.
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    Love my trailer, hate my tent. Anyone have a Bundutop?

    Wow, that is really sad to hear. I assumed the quality was high due to the price tag, but dang guess not. I’d love to see one first hand. How are you running across them??
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    I will say that so far we are loving the trailer, but really not liking the tent. We've already had one rip develop and a broken ladder. I've reached out to CVT concerning the ladder and I'm waiting to hear back from them. We don't like how long it's taking us to set up and break down camp with...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    Stopped a beautiful BC rest area for lunch Pulled back into Montana Glacier National Park First day, we didn't have a ton of time so we did a 8mi round hike back to Avalance Lake. Absolutely gorgeous, very easy hike. Next day we did Highline trail 10.8 one way, returned by shuttle My...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    Tuff ride to Lake Agnis for the little guy Lake Agnis, above Lake Louise. We hiked the plain of glaciers on the way back. Took a day off the trail and headed into Calgary to see the Dinosaur exhibit at the Zoo. My son LOVED IT! Little man loved throwing rocks into the river! Sometimes...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    Left the Black Hills and hit up Devil's Tower and did the loop around it. Made lunch on our way out Finally crossed into Alberta Canada. Pulled into Banff and got camp set. We did add a Clam style bug tent to our set up. I wish it was CLAM brand, but we had no choice but to get a Canadian...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    UPDATE: We've been on the road now for a little more than 2 weeks or so and have had a wonderful time. Leaving home, my wife was following with her 4R for a little while and snapped a photo before we all got in a rolled away. First camp site was at Table Rock Lake, visiting family for the...
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    Love my trailer, hate my tent. Anyone have a Bundutop?

    Hey guys, my wife, son and I are on a month long adventure with our Turtleback trailer with CVT Denali summit extended RTT (SEE SIG FOR BUILD THRED). We love the trailer, but hate the clamshell tent design. This is our second one (first was mounted on a Jeep) and we like the room, but dread tear...
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    Pop up screen tent

    My family is just starting the first week of a 3 week camping adventure across Canada and the US. At Banff mosquitoes were so bad we had to find a screen shelter. We went to canadia tire and purchased a 10x12 knock off of the clam shelter. I paid more than I wanted but I’m in love! The thing...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    Correct. It’s a frost king AC unit (~$100), AC adapter from pconnolly01@yahoo.com ($110) and 2 flexible 4” downspout hoses from HD (~$10) I added a hard start capacitor to keep my generator in eco mode and throttled down upon start up. I also added a stainless steel grilling basket to the back...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    I got the wood stained and reinstalled for the bowls and plates. I'm really digging this set up. Plates, bowls and mugs for 4.
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    I may, but I'd rather have it inside the trailer. There is plenty of room under my fridge/sink slide due to having to raise it up to clear the door frame. I have the vents ran into the drivers side boxes, so in the cold I'll leave the boxes open. Top box has the heat output, bottom box has the...
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    Toby the Turtleback Trailer Build Thread

    Propex Heater HS 2211, that being said I need to relocate it so it's laying horizontal not vertical.
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