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Message posted by seantomtom on 27/1/2011 at 7:59pm
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Hi all,last year we bought a wooden trailer looked ok but a bit boring so i decided to pimp it,has anyone else done the same ? I will add photos at the weekend if anyones interested,any photos of yours ?

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Hi not pimped my trailer but i have extended it !!!!!!!

Still not got enough room and have to take the roofbox!!!!


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Only got my trailer last week end. So no time to pimp her up yet.......... but I have plans

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My friend works at a scrap yard, and he has been keeping an eye out for a set of Alloys for my Trailer, he dropped of a set of Fiesta "Pepper Pots" remember those, they were mint, and the full set was mine for 50, but the BCD and stud diameter were way out, so they went back to the yard. But we have now narrowed the search down to a Fiat Strada or similiar, which has the correct 4 stud BCD and 14mm stud diameter.

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Hi,

Yep and been at it since late last summer !!! almost done and it needs to be as we are off early March.

Started life out as a shallow metal open trailer, stripped it and sand blasted it then set about building with welder in one hand and spray gun in the other.

Ok so I have:

Built new box trailer section with internal divisions to take tent and poles on the bottom, 4 x storage boxes on the top and space for windbreak and canopy etc down the centre. On the top of the trailer are 2 x 60W solar panels wired through a charge regulator to the new battery box up front that houses the 110ah battery. The battery is wired to an EHU socket on the front lower edge of the trailer and I have made a 12V hook up and box with inbuilt voltmeter to keep an eye on the battery when in the tent at nights. the trailer was then painted in Outwell Classic colours and Outwell decals made for the sides and also the rear doors, once they finally get hung !!

Not in the pictures but I have now fitted a telescopic aerial mast and at the moment I am in the process of adding a new box section to the rear underside of the trailer to house a gas warm air heater unit that when finished will give me 3.5kw's of heat for the tent.

So not so much pimped just enjoyed playing around and creating something a bit different.

Oh meant to say cant get new pics on at the minute so posted the link to the thread late last year below.

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Message posted by seantomtom on 28/1/2011 at 7:44pm
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Thats a top trailer 2gocamping,more work than i have been doing,and the colour looks good too.

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Message posted by dylan1975 on 28/1/2011 at 8:07pm
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get the pics up of your pimped trailers i am looking at buying one then pimping it

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The colour was a bit of a problem seantomtom as I wanted to get it right seeing that it will be standing next too the tent. I couldn't find anything off the shelf so took the windbreak along to our Local Dulux Trade paint centre who matched the colours and mixed them for me, so if anyone wants to do the same let me know and I can give you the paint codes.

If you look in the background of one of the picks you can see the roof box which I have also painted ..... stopped at painting the car though !! 

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heres my effort,liking the outwell theme and graphics 2gocamping 480

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heres mine ready to be pimped shame the previous owner painted it in ronseal and its dribbled and cracking all over the place

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Hi jimmytaff,

If you plan to strip it back, as I did with mine, word of advice, I spent hours and hours and litre after litre of paint stripper scrappers and sanding, plus I spent a small fortune trying to get it back to a good base then gave up found a local company and got it sandblasted for 30 which is half of what I had already spent out on paint stripper and wet and dry paper.

Great clean finish and ready for painting but be ready to undercoat it as soon as you get it back as surface rust sets in very fast.



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Hi here's my effort


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The effort above is just like my effort, infact it looks identical, my only worry is are the small wheels ok in taking all the extra weight, get a bit worried sometimes

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never had any worries and all the gear i carry in the trailer is under the maximum gross weight,the erde 122 weighs 65kg empty which gives you a 335kg payload to bring the trailer upto its maximum gross weight of 400kg,keep the tyre pressures spot on (2.5bar/36psi) and the weight distributed properly and all should be ok,my only concern are the wheel bearings what with running such small wheels 8" hence why i carry a spare set in my camping tool kit lol...

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Hi Garry

Thanks for that, yeah if i had a flat id have a problem as my tools are usually burried under all the camping gear in the back of the car, yeah the erde seems a sterdy little trailer, mines done a few miles, might change the wheels and barings this year before we start the new exodus

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PS, looks good, mines the same as tinnys in the little photo, did you extend the angle irons in each corner to get your sides, or did you do as i did and screw some wood posts throu the trailer into the wood making the sides, cheers


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Hi Pete

the wooden posts just sit in the corners and the whole thing just lifts off of the trailer when required,i keep it secured to the trailer by a ratchet strap that goes over the top and under the trailer but even without the strap it sits firmly in place but a strap just to be safe lol...



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