Trailer project for camping

With the bad weather lately Decided to pick up a cheap 6x4 trailer as a small project to make things easier for when we go camping. So far I had the draw bar extended to 1600mm from 800mm (paid south west trailers to do the job, by the time I purchased the materials it was worth paying the extra $100 to have it done) I moved the axel back 100mm, have purchased new rims/tyres and a toolbox. canopy will be going back on & once everything is painted will be decked out with lights & a slide out kitchen. Should make those camping trips a little more enjoyable 



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 looks like its going to be a

Sat, 2017-07-29 16:10

 looks like its going to be a fair amount of work. well worth it in the end axactly how you want it 


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Sat, 2017-07-29 17:11

 looking forward for updates

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 Looking forward to watching

Sat, 2017-07-29 19:22

 Looking forward to watching the progress, anything to do with the outdoors is great to see on this site.

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 Yeah awsome mate,ill be

Sun, 2017-07-30 17:30

 Yeah awsome mate,

ill be watching also I have been looking at doing something similar with my old work trailer.

looks good so far

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All primed ready for painting

Mon, 2017-07-31 21:15

All primed ready for painting next week....

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Mon, 2017-07-31 22:04

That's looking very tidy.


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 Toolbox all bolted down,

Tue, 2017-08-01 17:58

 Toolbox all bolted down, steps & mudguards all finished... used the original guards, took a bit to Bend into shape but got there in the end.

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 Is the top coming off to

Tue, 2017-08-01 19:50

 Is the top coming off to make way for the tent? 

Whats plans for kitchen , are you getting some sheet metal folded up?

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 Keeping the top on as

Wed, 2017-08-02 07:05

 Keeping the top on as trailer isn't deep enough for storage, we will be slumming it on the ground with normal tents. Idea of the trailer is so we can bring more things to make it more comfortable and have a functional cooking area. As for the construction of the kitchen I'm not sure how I'm going to do that yet.

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Another overloaded camping trailer

Sat, 2017-08-05 08:49

 By the time you fill it up it will be a tad heavy the idea...did the same a number of years ago...made glamping easy...went budget used a stainless sink bench that fitted inside the trailer for the sink, kitchen bench, set it up so it just sat inside in transit then one end attached to the side of the trailer and the other end had a drop down leg...all the food and stuff was inside the trailer (same side) cheap to build and worked a treat. Awning off the same side for the area roof. 

Got back from the gibb a few weeks ago...saw lots of trailers with spring hangers ripped out of chasis...what appears to happen is the continual pounding along the corrugations the lighter chasis rail the 5mm spring hanger is attached to flexs and this rips a section of the chasis with the spring hanger attached out (like bending light steel backwards and forwards it will eventually breaks) Simple case of only as strong as the weakest point. 

Anyway love ya concept and good onya...camping is good medicine for the family...dry tents and great bush tv times...enjoy


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 Won't be over loaded

Sat, 2017-08-05 09:50


 Won't be over loaded (hopefully), still have a payload of 400kg with everything bolted on. I know 400kg isn't much but trailer will only be used for trips of upto 3-4 days, and only carrying what we normally would in the car (plus a tad more haha) I wouldn't even consider taking this on a road such as the gibb, we go to Lancelin a lot as well as Hamilton bay so 99% of the use would be on the black top. Hopefully having the trailer will make things comfortable enough to convince the missus it would be worth getting something decent in the future. But cheers Tank we can't wait 

I know for a trailer/any trailer spending 99% on the bitumen is pointless putting muddies on, but they look cool! They are kumho MT KL71 27/8.5r14 mounted on a 14x6 rim if anyone was wondering... and yes I currently have them mounted back to front as they are a directional tyre.

I'm still deciding on colour but have narrowed it down, hopefully post some pics in the next few days once it's done...

definitely agree Tank, we love our camping