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Old 06-29-2017, 05:27 AM
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Don't have a build thread because, frankly, I'm no fabricator and folks would have had a good laugh at the wrong turns the build took along the way.

Dinoot trailer kit. https://www.dinoot.com/

Scott at Dinoot gave excellent advice before/during/after the build. Emphasize during.

It's on the small side, but holds an incredible amount (more than 2x our 2 door hauling capacity), pulls nearly effortlessly and is easy to maneuver. Weighs in at 1,100 lbs. fully loaded including cast iron skillets/dutch ovens/freestanding awning/stove/LP tanks/Thule rack system/Tepui roof top tent and 12 gallons of water.

It's not an overland all terrain trailer, although it's seen some rough double track/unmaintained BLM/FS trails. Standard 2" trailer hitch. No battery power/inverter/solar/refrigerator/etc. No dedicated water tanks/heater/pressurized water. Works great as a base camp, especially with the RTT.

It's been to Moab. The Tetons. Ouray and Silverton. The Badlands. Served us well with zero issues.





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This isn't really a build thread, but it was the only name I could come up with at the time. Though I'm sure other overlanders might use this area to actually build a trailer.
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I've only been interested in the whole overlanding thing for a few months now, but that Dinoot trailer is an awesome little trailer. Tread magazine is what has got me so interested in overlanding.
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@DarkSide_JKU welcome to the world of overlanding. A trailer is not that important to the whole idea or overland concept, However Once you've reached a set location and disconnected the trailer, it then becomes your base camp from which you can explore area around you while wheeling.

Note: Once at the site, make sure you secure your trailer by detaching the tongue/hitch or with other immobilization technique (Wheel locking cable/chains) as to denture any possibility of the trailer being stolen while your away.

Some like myself, may or may not use a trailer and retain all those items needed within the confines of the jeep's interior. Also, no roof rack of sort, would be used for the support of a tent, But a roof rail system would offer us a chance to extend 1, 2 or 3 awnings around the jeep.
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I'm a big muddin' guy. so if anything i'd probably build some sort of hybrid between the two types of jeeping. so for me dragging a trailer is a bit excessive. but who knows where i'll be at when i actually take that plunge and makke my first overland aventure. i definitely preffer the idea of having a roof rack system with the tent up top. throw some tools on there. compressor, fridge, grille, tools and maybe sapre parts and whatever other stuff in thhe back. considering i have a JKU it shouldnt be too bad to hstore stuff inside the cabin itself. maybe even through a 6th rim and tire up on the rack.
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@DarkSide_JKU that's defiantly a start.

I spoke with another member this morning because he wanted to know what trailer I was going to build based on the thread title.. I told him the title was an error in naming and I wasn't going to actually build a trailer. However, We do have plans for a very different kind of trailer which I can't divulge at this time.
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I am baffled as to why anyone would want to put a tent up like that. The trailers are kind of cool though. I like the idea of building a kitchen out of one side, maybe with a side awning. Overhead storage for canoe and bike.
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Ideally @rroosevelt the concept of having as tent on a trailer give the overlander more freedom to explore with his/her vehicle if the tent is on top of the vehicle they would have to break down every time they wanting to go wheeling. So the tent trailer offered a bit more flexibility.

Also having the tent on the trailer or on top of the vehicle was started by the true overlanders and expeditionest. Having the tent on top, offered a more secure sleeping arrangement away from ground crawling critters.

Thanks for the question.
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My comment wasn't a question. Having a tent mounted that high on a trailer is in my view only slightly better than on top of the jeep in that your odds of getting it level are at least better. Either way you are still going to have a lot of movement even with stabilizer jacks. There is just to much leverage with that kind of height. Plus it would be a PITA to get in and out of.
A normal tent would serve much better or maybe a teardrop design. Having camped coast to coast and border to border its hard for me to imagine what critter I would be safer from sleeping on top my jeep.
Each to his own, I just think it is a goofy thing to do.
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My comment wasn't a question. Having a tent mounted that high on a trailer is in my view only slightly better than on top of the jeep in that your odds of getting it level are at least better. Either way you are still going to have a lot of movement even with stabilizer jacks. There is just to much leverage with that kind of height. Plus it would be a PITA to get in and out of.
A normal tent would serve much better or maybe a teardrop design. Having camped coast to coast and border to border its hard for me to imagine what critter I would be safer from sleeping on top my jeep.
Each to his own, I just think it is a goofy thing to do.
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Your points are all valid.

I have bubble levels on both axis and can get the trailer leveled within the lines both ways.

Gave a fair amount of thought to suspension movement while in the build stage. Went with two 5,000 lb. RV scissors jacks that lock into frame pockets and a 4,000 lb tongue jack that allows the trailer suspension to be completely unloaded. Carry 2"x10" scraps to slip under the jack feet to enlarge their footprint if soft/wet ground. Went with three Thule cross bars that are mounted to .125" steel angle brackets that transfer the loads directly to the frame. With the majority of our weight above the trailer (just our legs are supported by the cantilevered portion of the tent that's supported by the ladder), we don't have any more movement than your home bed.

No way around the entry and exit. Even with the newer ladders, they're murder on bare feet. It's a definite compromise.

Come from 25+ years backpacking using ultralight tents. The RTT upsides to me are: * A real mattress (3" thick beats anything I tried backpacking, and I tried a bunch); * Off the ground in weather (the photo below was taken just before the sky opened up in Moab - good luck getting that red mud off your ground tent..........or anything that touches that muck...............I'm still trying to wash it off the underside of the Jeep and trailer........13 months later) no wet clothes or soaked sleeping bag because I misjudged runoff from a mountain downpour; * as was mentioned, we set up the trailer/tent/awning/kitchen as a basecamp once and leave it up until we move; * and we can set the entire tent up and ready to sleep in under 10 minutes. Our bedding stays inside the tent, we simple level the trailer, open the tent and extend the ladder.

Staying above bugs/critters wasn't a selling point to me, but would be #1 or 2 on my wife's list.

We considered a teardrop, but for us hauling capacity was a bigger priority than the sleeping arrangement (we have kayak/bike carriers that replace the RTT at times). Still, a dedicated kitchen/food prep space available by just opening a rear hatch would be a welcomed plus.

Still may be goofy to you, works well for us. Different strokes........... Ground tents. RTT. Teardrops. Small campers/pop ups. Whatever gets you out there is what's important.

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@jadmt Just bought a new expedition trailer this weekend.



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I looked closely at the FSR trailers, especially when they came out with the off-road version.

I was definitely going for the trailer RTT setup. After 20 years of ground camping we liked the comfort of the RTT. Plus we like to set up camp and be able to go explore.

Then I had the opportunity to rent a teardrop a few times. The mattress comfort isn't much different, but the hard sides keep the wind out and the interior tends to stay a few degrees warmer.

My wife made the call and the bread box trailer it was.
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Nice looking trailer, what is that grey box on top?
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@rroosevelt Image is a stock reference image direct form the manufacturers site. @jadmt posted an image in the JK threads. As for "what is that grey box on top?" I believe this to be a "hard shell" roof top tent mounted on the trailer for display.
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yea mine is not nearly that nice. I got the first generation Freespirit Journey XL off-road. I am sure they have done a few improvements since 2015. Mine was manufactured 12/2014. Still it was only $3500 with Zamp 1000W invertor and a heck of a nice tent. I truly could not tell it was back there and drove 200 miles over two passes and rarely was under 75mph and still averaged 15.2mpg hand calculated. The computer said 15.7 mpg.
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@jadmt your blue version is more of the minivan/small SUV trailer.. So I'm not sure if the wheels can be replaced with the matching factory Rubicon MOAB wheels currently on your jeep. This maybe something you'll have to deal with as the bolt patter on the trail may not match that of the jeeps. But it's a start. GL
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@jadmt your blue version is more of the minivan/small SUV trailer.. So I'm not sure if the wheels can be replaced with the matching factory Rubicon MOAB wheels currently on your jeep. This maybe something you'll have to deal with as the bolt patter on the trail may not match that of the jeeps. But it's a start. GL
actually it is the 2015 off-road version. Like I said they have improved them since 2015. The regular and the off-road version in 2015 both came with 14X5.5" rims the difference being the off-road has LT195/75 at's vs the 185/60's that are on the standard journey. And no the wheels can not be replaced with out changing the spindle as the bolt is different and there is not enough room. The updated versions have a better fender design that open things up a bit. At some point I may take the fenders off and see about putting something that gives me more tire space. I also need to lift the body of the trailer about 2" but for no I will be satisfied.
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My "overlanding" trailer is a 1946 Bantam T3-C that was purchased by my father from the original owner in 1965 and given to me in 1999. It has been towed primarily by a '65 CJ-5 with factory V6, '83 CJ-7 with 4.2 liter straight 6, and most recently by a Nissan Xterra.

This rugged little trailer has been to Cabo San Lucas several times before there was a paved road and all over the Southwest. Its equipped with a custom made Can-Back "covered wagon" top, vintage chuck box, 15 gal. water tank, Engel 12v fridge, ASME horizontal propane tank on the tongue, etc. The original Fulton ball coupler was removed and replaced with a 2" receiver tube which not only extended the tongue length but allows me to use a ball coupler, Lock N Roll hitch or pintle hitch as the situation dictates. I recently acquired a vintage ConFerr rack that is the same dimensions as the tub which will be modified to carry a spare tire in the front half and mounted to the existing Yakima bars. Future plans include repainting the trailer Light Khaki Metallic to match my current jeep - a 2006 LJ Rubicon.







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At the risk of further offending the tents on trailer and jeep crowd, a final word. IF you have one of these setups, do not take shelter in them during high winds or in the presence of lightning. Either would be quite dicey.
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I saw pictures of a nice rig that had a kitchen built on one side with storage around the wheel wells and a fold down table on the side. One of those would be great for dispersed camping.
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I saw pictures of a nice rig that had a kitchen built on one side with storage around the wheel wells and a fold down table on the side. One of those would be great for dispersed camping.
there are lots of cool trailer set ups out there. I was hot and heavy for a Morris Mule trailer until I stumbled on the one I found. A buddy and I looked into building one and by the time we were done the cost rises pretty fast.

I will take mine camping next weekend to give it a shake down test but I have to say set up in the drive way it is rock solid, like does not move around. Not sure it is because it has two ladders or not. Sleeping area is 96"x76" and each person has their own door and ladder so you don't have to crawl over each other when answering natures call in the middle of the night. of course the first time my wife takes a header out the door will probably be the last time we go camping lol.
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My "overlanding" trailer is a 1946 Bantam T3-C that was purchased by my father from the original owner in 1965 and given to me in 1999. It has been towed primarily by a '65 CJ-5 with factory V6, '83 CJ-7 with 4.2 liter straight 6, and most recently by a Nissan Xterra.

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My comment wasn't a question. Having a tent mounted that high on a trailer is in my view only slightly better than on top of the jeep in that your odds of getting it level are at least better. Either way you are still going to have a lot of movement even with stabilizer jacks. There is just to much leverage with that kind of height. Plus it would be a PITA to get in and out of.
A normal tent would serve much better or maybe a teardrop design. Having camped coast to coast and border to border its hard for me to imagine what critter I would be safer from sleeping on top my jeep.
Each to his own, I just think it is a goofy thing to do.
I spent my first 2 nights in my new trailer with tent on top and surprisingly enough there is 0 movement. This with me over 200lbs, my wife 140-150lb and our dog. I change positions about 100X a night so I thought this might be the a problem but absolutely rock solid and that was parked on dirt. We did find one negative tho and that is the ladder is killer on bare feet. I need to find some pads for the rungs.
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Don't have a build thread because, frankly, I'm no fabricator and folks would have had a good laugh at the wrong turns the build took along the way.

Dinoot trailer kit. https://www.dinoot.com/

Scott at Dinoot gave excellent advice before/during/after the build. Emphasize during.

It's on the small side, but holds an incredible amount (more than 2x our 2 door hauling capacity), pulls nearly effortlessly and is easy to maneuver. Weighs in at 1,100 lbs. fully loaded including cast iron skillets/dutch ovens/freestanding awning/stove/LP tanks/Thule rack system/Tepui roof top tent and 12 gallons of water.

It's not an overland all terrain trailer, although it's seen some rough double track/unmaintained BLM/FS trails. Standard 2" trailer hitch. No battery power/inverter/solar/refrigerator/etc. No dedicated water tanks/heater/pressurized water. Works great as a base camp, especially with the RTT.

It's been to Moab. The Tetons. Ouray and Silverton. The Badlands. Served us well with zero issues.
I really like that trailer! I also discovered I am about an hour away from Dinoot and am just getting into vehicle camping from dual sport motorcycle camping. Did you build the frame yourself or is that a HF one? Curious to get more details on your setup.
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I really like that trailer! I also discovered I am about an hour away from Dinoot and am just getting into vehicle camping from dual sport motorcycle camping. Did you build the frame yourself or is that a HF one? Curious to get more details on your setup.
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Welded frame (Dinoot provides simple plans with all dimensions). Won't clog up thread with specifics, this link may answer a bunch of questions.
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We went with the TaxaOutdoors Woolly Bear Camp with a Tepui RTT. Nice and light, toes easy and fits tons of gear. Good kitchen set up and fridge/cooler slide.
mods planned are:
- shelves in the large storage compartment (done July 15)
- power to the fridge slide out compartment.
- build some kind of an awning mount for a foxwing awning
- tongue box - searching for one that is steel and the correct size.
- USB outlets wired into the rooftop tent.
- solar set up
- on board water tank at some point.

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Making some headway on mine. Lift, wheels & tires checked off. I also swapped the safety chains for cables.
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Off-Road Teardrop; making my bed?

Hello...long time tent camper soon-to-be off-road teardrop camper...delivery expected early October-2017.

The 5'x9' So-Cal Teardrop will be equipped with a 4"x59"x78" mattress which is close to a standard queen-size mattress.

I'm asking for experience regarding the best sleeping gear for bedding...

Do you purchase regular bedding; mattress pad, sheets, quilt, etc.?

Do you have any suggestions for where to find bedding for a camper mattress that is queen-size and only 4" thick?

I am planning on using my sleeping bag when I am solo...but when I have company, thinking of purchasing a double sleeping bag.

Anyone else use a double sleeping bag? do you recommend any particular brand/model?

Regardless, should I purchase a mattress protector/pad? any recommendations on brand/model?

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