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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadaz View Post
    looks great

    whats the material cost breakdown on that?
    I really want something similar - love the moby trailer but its almost 20k lol

    Tires / wheels - $800
    Axle - $200
    Springs - $200ish - These were free for me
    Spring perches / shackles / misc tabs - $300
    Metal - $800 (this is a very rough ball park because I had a lot of the metal laying around already)
    Max Coupler hitch - $240
    Fenders - $60
    Lights / wiring - $150 ( can be done cheaper but I wanted lights with reverse lights built in)
    Paint / bed liner - $200
    3 Trailer Jacks - $100
    Bolts / Hardware misc - $150
    Shocks - $260 (can be done cheaper)
    Tool box - $300 (ball park.. this one was given to me)



    Then you get into the accessories....

    Foxwing awning - $800+ (Cheaper / smaller awnings are available however I got this one through a friend for 40% off)
    Solar / dual battery / inverter set up - $1000ish (can be done cheaper )
    Slide out kitchen - not sure yet... I'll start that project this winter
    Water tank / pump - $250ish (will happen this winter)
    Roof top tent - $1500 - $3000 - I however am getting a prototype at cost ($600-700ish) from my friend who owns Stout Tent in exchange for advertisement and letting him display my trailer at the overland expo every year.

    And then the labor... I haven't kept real good track of my hours because I don't plan on building one of these for anyone lol but If I was going to ball park my hours to the point in the last picture I'd guess 40-50 working hours. So you take that with most shops labor rates and you're probably sitting about 3-4k in labor.
    Last edited by Avis; 04-25-2017 at 08:39 AM.

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    Got most of the wiring done this afternoon, just waiting on a couple pieces and hopefully I can button it up Saturday morning.

    [IMG]Untitled by Daniel Avis, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Calling it good for now... Come winter I'll do the kitchen and whatever else comes up.

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    So, I took my trailer to Mexico over Memorial day weekend and had a blast! So much so that my trailer decided to show me it's weak point.... kinda had a feeling it would happen eventually as I knew better than to buy an axle instead of building one. SO, I bought a piece of 3 inch .250 wall DOM tube that'll be my axle housing and will build an axle that'll never break.




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    Haven't updated this in a long while....

    New axle is built and under the trailer


    Next project on it was figuring out how to get the awning out of my way when zipping up the tent... bit of a design flaw when I was making it and made zipping up the tent on that side a horrible hoirrble job. So, I hinged it!

    [IMG]Untitled by Daniel Avis, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Untitled by Daniel Avis, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Then I need to do some touch up painting and couldn't find the original paint color anywhere... so I changed it.
    [IMG]Untitled by Daniel Avis, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Untitled by Daniel Avis, on Flickr[/IMG]

    I need to get a propane mount for the front, and would like to build a slide out for one of my larger coolers in the back. Other than those two things, trailer is ready for Co and Rubicon! I'm going to take it with me this weekend up to bagdad and smiley rock for a "shake down" run.

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