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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:28 pm 
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Nice work! Your trailer looks better than those aftermarket ones. As trailer tires, how's the performance of MTRs? I'm thinking of getting the nitto tires for my trailer though can't decide yet on what size.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:00 am 
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The choice in size was dictated by the size of the tires I have on my jeep, I wanted them to match.
With one trip to the rhino lining shop on them it is too early to tell how they will work out, but with the 1 trip 15 miles on the freeway they tracked well no issue.
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Even though the Batwing comes with 2 brackets they will not work on the rack with the way I am setting it up. I pulled out the plasma cutter and made 3 brackets. Rhino rack sent me another set of T bolts for my 3rd bracket.
I made my own brake to set up inside of my Harbor Freight cheap'o press and it worked well for the first set of bends. I need to weld these on, paint the rack, complete the wiring for the rack then drop it back into the M416....
I hope to have some time this weekend to knock some of this out...
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Welded on the brackets for the Batwing today. Also picked up a pigtail wiring set up for the rack...
Next is wiring up pigtail and paint the rack.
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The rack is now painted, 3 coats of base 2 coats of clear.
I finished wiring the lights and connected them to the pigtail that will connect to the tongue box.
I purchased some pulley wheels with bearings and made some brackets for them. I will use these to assist in brining the rack down after it is extended.
I also picked up the hand winch to be able to use with the pulleys to retract the rack.
Now I need to figure out if I am going to bolt or weld the pulleys to the rack. I also need to figure out where and how I am going to mount the hand winch.
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Dropped the rack into place today and mounted levels on 3 sides under the rack.
Used these levels: https://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Accurate- ... B00X2BRZYS
Next step is picking up gas struts to raise the rack and installing them...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:30 pm 
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I figured out the weight of the rack, bat wing, and tent. I also took into account the drag affect of the friction of the rack sliding in and out.
I ordered part # 018318W from:
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They have 120# lift each with a 19 ¾ stroke which were the two most important characteristics I needed.
The stroke will get the bottom of the rack to 81 inches so that I have room to walk under it with a couple of inches to spare. I also purchased the extension for the annex under the tent to make up for the height.
I wanted 115# of lift but the only options were the 120# and a 100# in the stroke that I needed.
Keeping fingers crossed but I may have to play the UPS shipping game a few times to get it dialed in.
Struts should be here by next Friday...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:42 pm 
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To get the trailer licensed I needed to get it weighed so I ran down to the nearest scale and had it weighed.
Empty, meaning no tent, awning, etc it came up to 1,460. I booked an appointment to get the trailer inspected for licensing mid January, I was surprised how far booked out they are.
In the meantime I started on the tongue box with wiring, switches, solar and battery setup...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:37 pm 
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Since my last update I was able to get an appointment at the state patrol office for an inspection and it passed.
They stamped the Vin # into the frame and then used pop rivets to attach a vin tag right below where they stamped the Vin into the frame.
I took their paperwork back to the licensing office and now have a plate, tags and another 'so to speak' vehicle to buy tags for each year...

As for headway I made mounts for the struts out of C Channel cold rolled and welded them to each base tube on all 4 corners. Then I bolted the ball stud mounts to each of the mounts I welded on.
I also was able to weld/mount each pop pin on all four corners which lock the rack in either the down or up position.
A new coat of fresh black on the rack with a couple coats of clear and the rack is done...

Next step is putting the rack in the down position and then putting the struts back on, the only trick is compressing each of the struts. I think I can use a ratchet strap for that.
Once all 4 struts are on then I will mount the Batwing and Tent. I will then know if I chose the right poundage for the struts. If that works out then from that point I will work on the tongue box, electrical, ie lights, solar panel, inverter, switch panel, etc...
I thought I would have had this done by Xmas, bummer..... Still keeping fingers crossed that I can get the maiden voyage in before the snow melts....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:42 pm 
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Cool trailer!
Quick thought, do you anticipate any issues with the rack binding in it's channels as you work your way around unlocking each corner, due to uneven force?

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Quick thought, do you anticipate any issues with the rack binding in it's channels as you work your way around unlocking each corner, due to uneven force?

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Thank you...
Not anticipating it because I have seen this same method used on a few other m416 builds. I also have added a generous about of lithium grease to each post.
What I am concerned about is that my struts may have too much force and I might have to exchange them for the 100# struts.
I am hoping to get a chance to put them on, install the tent and batwing this weekend.
Once that is done we'll see what happens, should be interesting...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:28 pm 
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Started out the weekend using a floor jack and ratchet strap to install each of the 120# gas struts, not fun but done, all 4 installed.
This got me over the hump so I mounted the Batwing and rooftop tent.
I ran out of daylight so I did not get the chance to set up the Batwing or tent.
Next up is to release the struts (outside) to ensure there is enough upward force as well ensure I can still bring it back down.
Then install the tongue box and wire up the battery, lights, inverter, outlets, and switch panel.
Sooo close......
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:57 pm 
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I Had the chance to cycle the struts today and I lucked out, the tent went up with a couple of light pushes. When it was time to put the tent down I was able to use 1 ratchet strap and rocked it back down into locked/travel position.
I like the Cascadia Design Denali Summit Series tent, lots of room plus sky lights. It also came with a rain fly. The vestibule is really nice and will provide a great place for the dogs to sleep. The batwing awning is perfect, it covers a lot of area. I purchased two walls for the Batwing that zip in and stake down, thinking that if it gets windy or rains the walls will be nice. I may end up purchasing more walls at some point but I want to get a trip in first to shake everything down and go from there. I still need to mount the tongue box and wire up all the lights, solar panel and inverter... Feeling like I am getting a lot closer to being ready for a trip.
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Went to work on the tongue box and lights and have run into a slight snag.
I need to run 5 wires through the side of the tongue box and two wires through the side of the trailer wall to the tongue box.
I was going to drill a hole and use rubber grommets like on the firewall of cars but the ones I have are not water tight.
I started looking at the 5-7 pin aviation/marine female & male connectors but haven't seen anything that has struck me as clean looking and watertight.
Any ideas on male/female watertight connector ideas would be great. Or any water tight ways to get wires through the sides of the trailer tub and tongue box.
I was thinking of something like in the pic..
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Will the connection be permanent or need to be able to readily disconnected? If you can hard wire, I would us some 5 wire SO cable and plastic compression connectors.

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Will the connection be permanent or need to be able to readily disconnected? If you can hard wire, I would us some 5 wire SO cable and plastic compression connectors.



Thought about that but then I found these guys up in Tukwila: https://jkconnectors.com
I am corresponding via email with a sales rep and might end up with some of these aircraft connectors (male & female)...
still looking for more ideas though.
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I saw that on Ebay too, thought it looked good. With the few days off I had this week I got antsy and started calling and emailing all kinds of places.
Finally I found these: https://platt.com/platt-electric-supply ... ?zpid=2492
I went down to Pratt and picked them up.
This will make it simple, they are super tight so no leaking, they won't let the wire slip through and they are aluminum, so no rust issues. I'll install them and then give them a coat of black rattle can....
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I was able to get the tongue box mounted, switch panel made and put in place, and wires ran into the tongue box.
I then fired up the lights, they all work, Yes!
I also had the chance to mess around with the solar panel, seems to charge very well. I hung it in front of the lid to test it out, but it can easily be put anywhere.
I will keep it stored inside the tongue box...

Next steps are to purchase a large propane tank and then make a mount for it.
I am on the fence as to whether or not mount water and gas cans or rotopaks or not all... Still thinking about that one..


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Haven't had time to knock out much lately.
Started on a propane tank holder this weekend. It will hold a standard bbq propane tank.
Using 16 gauge steel, broke out the dimple die set again.
Also picked up a Harbor Freight brake 36 inch with their 20% coupon. Pretty good brake for the price. Going to use it to bend up the propane tank holder for starters...
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I bought that HF brake to bend 16 gauge. Had to mod it using info from Pirate and youtube. It'll bend 20 gauge no problem. 18 gauge, maybe. 16 gauge, not without the mods. If it's a piece 12" long or shorter, it might bend it. I tried a 20" piece 16 gauge, and the only thing that bent was the brake itself haha. This post was not meant to dissuade you, just informational heads up and to say there is info out there on how to make it work effectively.

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Thank you for the heads-up.
I found the you tube info with the extra supports needed, flipping the handles and adding a long pull handle versus using the two small ones that came with ii..
Good call and good upgrades to knock out this next weekend, thank you for that.

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Finished bending and welding up the propane tank holder then hit it with Herculiner to match the tongue box on the front.
Now to wait for it to dry then bolt it up in front of the tongue box. The dimple-die'd holes will allow me to run a chain through the hole to the propane tank to secure it.
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Ended up scratching the propane tank holder idea.
Found a 7 gallon horizontal tank on offerup. Sanded it, painted and set it up front.
This will give me 2 more gallons than I expected and looks better...
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:57 am 
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Is black the best color to paint a propane tank? I thought there was a reason they were white?? Looks good though


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 4:35 pm 
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Is black the best color to paint a propane tank? I thought there was a reason they were white?? Looks good though



You are exactly right.
I took it in to the local propane dealer and they pointed out that black is a gamble for that size of tank from a KABOOM standpoint. They followed that up with you defiantly do not want to paint a tank any larger than that the color black.
Based off of that I am repainting it white and the propane dealer is testing the tank and replacing the valve and gauge..
Good call out.....

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:23 pm 
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Electrical question.
So I used the Jeep TJ brake lights for my trailer.
I have the wiring diagram for my trailer and 7 pin below.
I followed the directions and have hooked up the wires correctly.
When I plug my trailer in and use my turn signal, left as an example, it is a real weak blink and the right taillight on the trailer dims slightly with each blink.
When I take a wire and ground one end to the frame and the other to the base of the light build socket like the pic below then the blinker turns real bright and the right light no longer dims with each blink, essentially works perfectly.
So I know its a ground issue but the TJ pigtail coming out of the brake light assembly only has the wires listed below and none of them are a ground wire. Do I need to secure a ground wire to the lightbulb base then run it to the ground listed on the 7 pin connector?
are the bolts that hold the tailight on supposed to be the ground?
How does does a TJ get the ground to the taillights in there is no ground wire?
Any help would be great, thank you.


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