Overland Trailer Build – Part 5

It been a while since I have been able to work on the trailer.   For the last five months it has sat neglected in storage while we lived in a rental home here in Arizona.   Now that we have purchased a house with a garage and workshop, its time to get too it!

If you need to catch up on the previous build post, follow these links:

Part 1     Part 2    Part 3   Part 4

First up was to frame out the slide.  Using 16 roller bearings per side would surely give me the support I wanted for a full length slide/tray.

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The framing would also support the top decking for storage and work surfaces.  In the end I re-worked some of the lower supports to ensure the decking was sturdy and allow for compartmental storage underneath.

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Here you can see the access doors cut into the decking for storage access.

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Sealed and stained.

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If you recall from an earlier post, there is a 20 gallon tank installed below the trailer where the fuel tank used to reside.   Here is the pump compartment all plumbed and ready to be wired in.

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Side storage/shelves  were built next.   Here is the passenger side. Note the USB and voltage indicator in the right corner of the shelf.

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On the driver side, is the master switch panel that controls 12v for the 1) Fridge, 2) Water pump, 3) Dimmable White LEDs, 4) Dimmable Red LEDs, 5) Accessory power for passenger side.

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Up top I added a 62 x 24 cargo rack and a Roam Adventures 6.5ft awning and kayak brackets.

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The next four photos are the a progression of the slide fully extended.

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In the tongue box is a 12v deep cycle battery which is connected with 2 gauge wire up to the Jeep.  The Jeep has a National Luna Dual Battery setup and when engaged, will charge both the 2nd Jeep battery as well as the third battery in the trailer.  Here the wiring still needs a little dressing but everything checks out and operates as it should.

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Stay tuned, as we head out on the maiden camping trip and put the trailer through its paces!!

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One thought on “Overland Trailer Build – Part 5

  1. This build is coming along nice, even though it’s taking awhile. Understandable, given the cross-country move, trying to find housing and let’s toss in some COVID-19 for good measure. I like what you had before the move and what you’ve done so far.

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