Re-doing my Bed Camper and making a toyhauler

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by BRUISER, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    Well my package showed up this morning :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. UncleWillie

    UncleWillie Lost and confused.

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Location:
    Crouse

    Cool. Cant wait to see it all assembled.



    Doesn't having a kid running around terrify you with those rebar sticking up out of that wall? I have 3 kids and I know I would have to put something over them or cut them off. Not criticizing your parenting just asking. It is always possible you boys isn't as wild as mine was. He almost made a profession out of injuring himself as a little thing.
     
  3. buckhornbob

    buckhornbob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Location:
    Buckhorn NC
    Is it gonna fit in the shop when done???
    Watching to see....


    robert
     
  4. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    ya cutting the rebar is on my to do list.. but my son is never in backyard with out me
     
  5. UncleWillie

    UncleWillie Lost and confused.

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Location:
    Crouse
    I finally figured out why your shop looked so familiar. You had a thread over on GarageJournal about building it. I can quit scratching my head now.
     
  6. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location:
    Morganton NC
    Ken
    What's the total weight of this set up gonna be? Trailer, Rig Camper and utility bed?
    I am thinking heavy, but, then again, most likely not as heavy as two rigs that I have seen on many trailers.
    Also, how tall?
     
  7. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    Yup that was me. Still a lot more to do o shop but it can wait :)
     
  8. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    Not sure on total weight but i will still be less then my trailer tires and axles can handle. I am guessing 12,000 for entire trailer setup. When this is done i will get is weighted so i have real numbers. Height it less then 10 feet at highest point. :)
     
  9. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    few more pics of utility bed

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    took a bunch of measurements and it looks like I can drop service bed down 8.5" without any issues of strength with the bed..which will raise my bed camper 4" higher then it used to be.

    I really wanted it the same height as before, so I think I will cut what I need and set it down and see if there is room to drop it another 4" if possible.

    if I can not lower it more then 8.5" the overall height of camper will still be under 9'6'
     
  11. UncleWillie

    UncleWillie Lost and confused.

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Location:
    Crouse
    Build a storage box to fill in that 4 inch gap on the tongue. Would be a good place for pry bars and other long hard to store stuff.
     
  12. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    well after taking a ton of measurements and searching the web for weights on these beds.. I decided I need to cut some weight..

    so I am going to cut up the bed and just use the two sides and mount the boxes to the trailer

    I cut off the front and also got the tailgate off, but I had to stop since I kept setting the grease in bed on fire :) just could not breath in shop anymore.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. hadfield4wd

    hadfield4wd Active Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    Why not just put toolboxes on the sides instead of buying an entire bed then cutting it off?
     
  14. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    cause doing it this way is CHEAPER :)

    and I have not seen many tool boxes that are 8' long
     
  15. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Only if your time is free. ;)

    But keep on with it. And get photos of the fire next time.
     
  16. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    ya no fire photos.. I was more worried about putting it out then taking a pic :)
     
  17. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    Got some more cutting done

    and WOW that floor is probably 400 lbs or more

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. fordwheelinman

    fordwheelinman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Location:
    Randolph County
    updates????
     
  19. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    been working on dodge and trying to get the tranny out and a new one in.. so camper went into hold for a little.. but hope to be back at it by end of week
     
  20. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh
    Sorry to say No more updates on this build.. I sold it today and it is on its way to Ohio in about one month..

    new project soon to be started :)
     
  21. Bigben75ford

    Bigben75ford Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Location:
    Asheboro,NC
    Are you serious man!?? Dang just showing it to the wife this weekend and we had settled on a price haha well thats how it goes! Maybe next time!
     

Share This Page