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Old 07-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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A New Guy with the start of a Travel Trailer

Hi All, I have a 14ft Heavy-Duty utility trailer that I am planning to convert into a travel trailer and am looking for a website/community/club where I can get lots of answers to my many questions. I am fore-seeing the time frame of completion as about 1 year. (working on days off, and not in a hurry)

I would like to be able to travel the country, when my wife and I retire, and until then, use it of course for family camping trips. So I need to make sure that it is built for real, continual use.. I am looking forward to hearing from all during the process. I will be keeping a complete photographic journal and I have posted photos of the trailer on my facebook page.

http://https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=382420641812832&set=a.3824206351461 66.97362.100001346972969&type=1&theater

Thanks in advance to all. this looks like a fantastic site and hope to meet many here.
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Clayton,

Tried to look at the photos you posted on facebook but was denied access.

Sounds like a fun project.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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Trying to figure out why

Maybe this link (and I set posting to: Public)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3&l=b155a4d98a


Trying to figure out why. Thanks for your interest.
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You may need a Facebook account...
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Wow, this is not a conversion, you're building from scratch!
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Yes, you're right. forgive my mis-wording. I will be building this from scratch.Click image for larger version

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Clayton,

I think I would try to find a double axle trailer to start with. With all the weight you will be adding the single axle might not be enough. Also I have been told a double axle trailer rides a lot smoother than a single axle. Just a thought.

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Hi Clayton, welcome to the forum. That's some project you have in mind. You're over my head with it. Good Luck!!!
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Hi Clayton, welcome to the forum. That's some project you have in mind. You're over my head with it. Good Luck!!!
Thanks... Right now its over my head too, but it gives me something to do in between visiting the kids/grandkids.
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Clayton,

I think I would try to find a double axle trailer to start with. With all the weight you will be adding the single axle might not be enough. Also I have been told a double axle trailer rides a lot smoother than a single axle. Just a thought.

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Thanks. Really appreciate the tip. I will probably have another axle added with the brakes.
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Just my opinion but I would think looking for a good "fixer uper" would be a far better investment that starting from scratch with a frame that was not designed for a camper.
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