HBDA-T2: 2010 Off-Road Trailer

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Back in mid 2010 I was contacted by a customer to build him a custom hard sided popup camper to be mounted as a replacement for the bed of his truck. After designing the camper the customer realized he wanted more room, so I redid the design to a 14 foot tow-able trailer. I started the project at the end of September and finished it with the customer helping right up to the end of October. This is an old project, though I thought some of you guys on here would like the build.

The Concept

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The Result

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Trailer plans are now available. Click here


Begin building! Material arrived. 2x4x0.125 tubing

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Cutting out all the chassis tubes.

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Beginning the layout

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Starting the tongue

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Marking receiver tube on front of tongue.

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Cutting hole to pass receiver tube through.

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Drilling hitch pin hole.

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Double checking placement of tire and jack.

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Max coupler fit check. Had to trim 1/2 inch off to keep grease fitting clear.

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I setup a crude way of assembling the chassis on a table using thick c-channel.

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While assembling I pulled some sacrificial wire to use a pull string for final wires.

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I clamp everything down after laying all the tubing in the correct places.

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After tacking the tubing in place I start on the outside sections

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When the outside sections are tacked in place I start working on the stairwell.

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