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Off road trailer in the future?

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Thanks Nathan.

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First day of the year and I'm at it again.

I wanted to get the pintle for the car side ready and get it out of the way. I'm that close for towing around. Found some 3/4" plate laying around and found a use for it. That's some serious metal. I had a 3-4 foot bar and tried to bend it with my weight and I didn't even see it flex. That tells me that this is over kill. Perfect for my application.

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Then it was time to instal the safety chains.

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After installing those I wanted to take another look and the shock mounts to see what they look like in the day time.

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After that it's time for a walk around and double check my work.

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After all this welding and mounting metal brackets I'm ready for some lights. I called my buddy who works for Petterson and asked him to order me some lights. I have the perfect picture in my head for these.

Lucky me he has those exact lights in stock.... Yes they are LED.

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After drilling some holes in the frame and snaking wires through it (such a great way to hind and protect wires) I grab my new favorite connectors from 3M. They save so much time and wiring labor. Easy disconnects and simple to use.

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That was just a few of 6 I did so far. I might have more since they are so compact and simple. All these lights come from the factory with grommets and butt connectors called "pigtails". White wires on trailer lighting is always ground and the black in this case is the hot wire. So since my wires are black and red I wired it with red being hot and black is ground. As long as all your wires are the same it doesn't matter.

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Now I have to remember that I do need another wire for the brake lights. So I ran another color coded wire for each side. Yellow and green. I went to Ebay for a few electrical things and bought what I would typically need in advance. Not that I wanted to buy just for my trailer but for many other electrical things like LED light bars and etc.

So I have a good supply of wires and connectors.

Also I finished my wires and lights for today and need to protect them from shorts on the frame where I drilled. Easy solution. Tubing.

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Here is what it looks like done today.

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And love the height to my truck with the pintle I made. It can't get any better than this.

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Imagine this.... a 1966 Ford Mustang front bumper signal light is identical to the LR tail lights. So I got my amber light in LED covered. And it was shipped here in two days for half the cost from anywhere. The red light was harder to find but I found the closest I could. A 1955 Chevy taillight. LED too.

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Started wiring the lights and then I was ready for testing my angles. Oh wow. I'm happy.

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Looking great Pedram. And when you sell the Disco, the trailer will look great behind my truck! :)

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Looking great Pedram. And when you sell the Disco, the trailer will look great behind my truck! :)



Are you starting a line for buyers for my trailer?

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Well, I don't know....

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If I had a REAL need for a trailer, I'd be all over this one. But, like a RTT, it's hard to justify it for the few times/year it would get used (plus storage, etc.)

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But, like a RTT, it's hard to justify it for the few times/year it would get used (plus storage, etc.)



Yeah, I wish I could tell myself that...I can justify anything, hence the retention of the SWB. I just need a good excuse...and I have not thought of one yet. NOW, putting my Westy on to the frame of a Unimog? I am really starting to make a case for that!

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NOW, putting my Westy on to the frame of a Unimog? I am really starting to make a case for that!


Sounds logical to me. I mean, why wouldn't you?

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Sounds logical to me. I mean, why wouldn't you?


Exactly. Well, the only reasons I can find are:

Same issues with parts as just buying a Syncro Westy.
Same COST as buying a Syncro Westy.
Will not fit in the garage anymore...but I may not get the annoying notes "hey if you want to sell this" on it all the time.

But then again, I can just put a whole stupid 20' trailer on the back of the Mog and it will still go....at 50mph everywhere.

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Exactly. Well, the only reasons I can find are:

Same issues with parts as just buying a Syncro Westy.
Same COST as buying a Syncro Westy.
Will not fit in the garage anymore...but I may not get the annoying notes "hey if you want to sell this" on it all the time.

But then again, I can just put a whole stupid 20' trailer on the back of the Mog and it will still go....at 50mph everywhere.



Yeah, not fast but it's a mog. The key word there is 'everywhere'.

And while Syncro Westies are cool, Mogs are COOL.

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Mike, you should just buy Carlos' Uni. He said on saturday he was getting ready to sell it and work on the FC101. I know that's exactly what you want to hear after just getting rid of the LWB, right?

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Well... There is always someone willing to build you your ultimate ride with every part you can find anywhere locally. Just have to pay some fabricator to build it. Get a diesel motor that pulls and load it up.

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An update is due.... Got my registration and plates Friday. So it's going to shaver lake this year. What to add..... Ideas?

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So it's going to shaver lake this year. What to add..... Ideas?


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