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    Expedition Trailer

    Hello all. New to this forum. I am not sure where to put this post but I wanted to show off my new project and get some feedback. Started as the back half of a D1 frame. Wife and I have been shopping and researching for an trailer that would suit our needs and haul our 2 motorcycles. Could not find one, so I made one. First test run was in the Fourmile area near Buena Vista, CO. It was a huge success. This picture was on the Aspen Ridge trail heading down to Salida. I can explain how the 2 m-cycle setup works (and balanced) if anyone is interested. My RRC was not up to the task this weekend so the P38 had to be the tow vehicle.



    I am undecided if I will make some more to sell, or sell this one. (likely without the room for motorcycles.) If I do I will start a new thread in the for sale section.


    adjustable length wheelbase
    Spare tire,
    Future:
    taller springs to match RRC height.
    improved fenders/steps
    25 gallons of extra fuel (will be hooked up soon)
    Spare pig,
    water supply
    Plumbed for 11lb propane
    spare axles,
    use body mounts for parked stabilization.


    Last edited by cvestal; 07-15-2009 at 06:44 PM.
    00 D2 sold
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    98 D1 sold
    95 RRC "yetti" sold
    98 RR "nuggs" For Sale
    Custom Expedition Trailer

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    That thing is cool. Got any pics of it opened up?
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    Cool! did you just keep the disco suspension and axle housing.

    Plans to take it off road at all?If so, I would consider loosing the ball and going with a pintle hitch set up or JSbriggs turned me to the lock n' roll hitch.


    I like it...when nobody make it... build it yourself!
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    thanks for the comments,

    stevenmd,
    No pics of the inside of the box. I hope to have the shelves in this weekend.
    Her is a pic when the wind was blowing and the tent up.



    ARMEDforBATTLE,
    Yes, just housing and suspension. I am slowly looking for spares to put in there.
    I have drawn up plans to hook up a simple belt and alternator to charge extra batteries off the pig.

    The hitch is slightly better than the standard stamped steel. It is a "bull nose" nice and forged and much quieter than the clunky pintle. You are on the right track. Next one will have a "lock and roll" or a swivel clevis type.
    Last edited by cvestal; 07-15-2009 at 08:28 PM.
    00 D2 sold
    03 D2 sold
    98 D1 sold
    95 RRC "yetti" sold
    98 RR "nuggs" For Sale
    Custom Expedition Trailer

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    slightly different angle.
    00 D2 sold
    03 D2 sold
    98 D1 sold
    95 RRC "yetti" sold
    98 RR "nuggs" For Sale
    Custom Expedition Trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMEDforBATTLE View Post
    Plans to take it off road at all?
    Oh, it was definitely off road that day. I regret not taking a picture in the rocks.
    P38 was my concern that day. Nowhere near the limits of the trailer. I take some pictures after the next round of improvements.
    00 D2 sold
    03 D2 sold
    98 D1 sold
    95 RRC "yetti" sold
    98 RR "nuggs" For Sale
    Custom Expedition Trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvestal View Post
    Oh, it was definitely off road that day. I regret not taking a picture in the rocks.
    P38 was my concern that day. Nowhere near the limits of the trailer. I take some pictures after the next round of improvements.
    good deal I look forward to seeing those... Maxyedor( another forum member) and I have a little trailer project we have been working on.

    http://www.lrrforums.com/showthread.php?t=11892

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    "Battle Wagon" that is cool. I thought about keeping some body work to cover the bottom 1/4. I read your thread and see you agree with the pintle hook... noisy. Functional... but really distracting. My test ride was about 300 miles. It was nearly silent.

    Did you keep the fuel tank under there?
    00 D2 sold
    03 D2 sold
    98 D1 sold
    95 RRC "yetti" sold
    98 RR "nuggs" For Sale
    Custom Expedition Trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvestal View Post
    "Battle Wagon" that is cool. I thought about keeping some body work to cover the bottom 1/4. I read your thread and see you agree with the pintle hook... noisy. Functional... but really distracting. My test ride was about 300 miles. It was nearly silent.

    Did you keep the fuel tank under there?
    No we put in a storage box and hinged the floor which still needs sheet metal but for now it just holds blocks for the trailer to rest on.




    A full tank would kill the little tongue weight that I have. So if we are going out, I just carry Jerry cans, which I plan on building some kind of rack for up front .

    I bet tongue weight is not an issue for you with a few dirt bikes on the front.

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    That is a sweet set up, When were you in the Fourmile area? I was just there. You still in CO? I ask only because I want to see it in person.

    BTW - Great shot with Mt. Princeton in the background!
    Aaron

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