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Old 11-18-2017
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Started on my teardrop last summer, took me about 6 months to build. We love it and had it out at least 20 times this year... Hoping to take it out west next summer.













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Wow! That is a very cool camp trailer. Also really dig your XJ Gypsy.
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holy wow, now that's a project!

did you start with a pre-made trailer frame/axle/suspension or completely from scratch?

is that a heater or a/c box with the ducts coming out?
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I built the trailer, and yes that's heat and a/c on the front...
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Nice Job! Looks really good!

I love the AC unit.

Did you use a published plan or work from your own design?
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I bought a couple plans but didn't like them or they were just incomplete, so I spent a year researching the old interwebs. Joined a couple forums and asked alot of questions then started making sawdust fly..
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Very cool trailer! I wish had skill to make something like that
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Love it man!! Love everything, trailer and xj!

I have a couple questions since I am going to modify my Littleguy 5....


What size leaf springs did you opt to go with, how many leafs?

How much do you think it weighs?
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I went with a 3000 lbs axle because of the bigger wheel bearings and the weight of the 35 in tires, I used 2000lbs 3 leaf off the shelf leaf springs and I haven't weighed it but I'm guessing around 1200 lbs. Hope that helps you out
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