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Safari Pacific XT1 - Expedition Trailer

I've decided to build myself an expedition trailer. Mostly to move all of my gear from both of my vehicles to one tow-able package. This way I don't need to swap things back and forth. And partly to build something cool again.



I'll be cross posting here, though I have a good chunk started at http://www.adventurerslife.com/forum....php?f=42&t=29






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Sweet! Nice start! You still living in Temecula?
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haha nice
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That's pretty neat, lol.
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That looks great! How much do you think it'll weigh empty when it's done?
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nice looking trailer! i cant believe you have those tires on a trailer.. im saving my pennies just to buy a set for my truck
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Wow, very cool!
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very nice!
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looks nice, i would have bead rolled the sheet to give it a little more strength and some styl, but thats just me
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That trailer is sweet. What kind of Exploring are you gonna do with it?
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Sweet! Nice start! You still living in Temecula?
Yeah, though back in AZ for a bit to work on the trailer at my shop.

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That looks great! How much do you think it'll weigh empty when it's done?
Thanks. So far its at 360 lbs and I'm guessing 500-600 finished.

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That trailer is sweet. What kind of Exploring are you gonna do with it?
Thanks. I have a couple trips in mind. Mostly I'm building it to carry lots of food and fuel for long trips. And to unload some weight from my rigs.
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Body exterior painted and lid installed along with rear door.



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looks nice, i would have bead rolled the sheet to give it a little more strength and some styl, but thats just me
I originally wanted to add a couple bends like your talking about. Though finding someone that can bend thin sheet steel thats 6 feet long and have it done cheaply was a pain. So I just left it strait.
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Heavy Duty...

Looks good.
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Welded on some shock mounts then finished painting underneath and inside the box.






The latch arrived today for the rear door. So now I can finish that up.

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Are you into the business of body fabrication?? looks like you have serious skills on this...

Great trailer !
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Looking good Travis!
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Looking good Travis!
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Latch installed and assembly beginning
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Very nice sir. You must have quite the deal on metal to being able to just fab this stuff up. Either that or money isn't an issue. Either case, I like it!
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Very nice sir. You must have quite the deal on metal to being able to just fab this stuff up. Either that or money isn't an issue. Either case, I like it!
Thanks!

Not really. I buy from Industrial Metal Supply. Its cheaper than Home Depot and other places like that, but by no means cheap. Money is always an issue, but I don't take short cuts anymore. I learned a long time ago that short cuts end up costing a crap load more than just spending the money and doing it right the first time. Its that getting older thing kicking in...haha
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Not real sure about the colour but the rest looks awesome!
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