View Full Version : 4x6 utility trailer to a "Jeep Camping trailer"

03-05-2014, 12:52 PM
Here is a project I have been working on. Stripped the expanded metal sides and wood floor out. Moved the axle back a foot, added 35s, Tube style fenders, 16ga side panels, 10ga floor panel, tail gate will get a 10ga panel as well.








03-05-2014, 02:43 PM
great work...very impressed :)

03-05-2014, 02:53 PM
That is looking great. Please keep posting pics. Thanks

03-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Great picts.

03-05-2014, 07:11 PM
Great looking trailer! Been looking for something similar for my annual trip to CO and firewood collecting in N. AZ in the summer. Interested in making one to sell? Pm me if you are. Like the size and light weight.

03-06-2014, 05:48 AM
I can't make them cheap enough to sell and make any money. I all ready have more money in this one than I will ever get out of it if I tried to sell it. I guess that is why the ones on the market are so expensive.

03-06-2014, 06:06 AM
I'm sure this thing probably originally had those tiny little donut wheels and tires? I have a 4'x4' trailer I pull behind my rig for camping, and was wondering if you had to do anything to the axle to make it capable of running the bigger / heavier tires, or did you just slap new wheels and tires on and call it good?

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03-06-2014, 06:38 AM
You'll burn up them bearings in the smaller trailers with 12" tires from HF IF YA GO TOO BIG.
That trailer looks like a fun project. I like the fenders too!

03-06-2014, 01:26 PM
This trailer had standard 15 in car tires on it. So just stuck on the big tires and wheels. The axle is supposed to be a 3500#
I don't think I will ever have 3500# on the axle with just camping gear. The tires weigh all most as much as the trailer did before I put in the 10ga floor. I have other utility trailers so this will only see camping use. Looking at adding a car top type tent on top, we will see how the budget goes they are spendy. It might be plywood and the tent I have.

03-06-2014, 01:30 PM
Looks good.

04-03-2015, 06:09 PM
Had the trailer wet ground glass blasted. Then coated the outside with Gator Guard White Bed liner and the inside with Defender-Pro bed liner. Still have a lot to do to it.




04-03-2015, 07:31 PM
That is looking good. Have you thought of making the tongue longer so you can open the back door? What are some of the other things are you planning on doing to it?

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04-03-2015, 07:41 PM
That is very nice.

04-04-2015, 08:15 AM
The plan is to get a roof top tent and put on. Build gas and water can carriers maybe install some tie downs so I can lock things in place while moving. I think the tongue will get some changes, the Jack will move or become swivel. Have to figure out the spare tire, one Jeep is the same bolt pattern the others are not so I probably will need to have the spare with me. Add some jacks to the back so it will be stable while sleeping. Lights, most likely change the axle to a brake axle Building this is showing me why the ones on the market are so expensive. So this is a "as the budget allows" project.

04-04-2015, 09:33 AM
Looking good! !!