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jays0n

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Still waiting on parts to arrive but decided to also add some small LED, clear marker lights to the back of the trailer to be wired up as reverse lights.  I have already added reverse lights to the aftermarket bumper on the tow rig using a relay to power them so tapping in and sending that signal over the 7-pin to the trailer will be easy enough.  They won't put out a ton of light, more for visibility to others than for me.  

I looked through my wiring supplies yesterday and realized I haven't replenished my stocks since finishing the main build a few years ago, had to order wire and some wire loom, should all be here next week.  I'll do my best to document the install as I modify the existing wiring to work with the new stuff.

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2014 Dinoot Compact | Welded Frame w/telescoping rack | 3500lb axle | Nitto Trail Grappler 285/75-R16 | Fuel Wheels | Lock'N'Roll coupler | LED Lighting | Water tanks w/pump/hot water | Dual Marine Batteries | Battery Charger | 100W Solar Panel | ARB Refrigerator | 750w inverter | Extensive Electrical System | Tepui Autana RTT | Awning | Rotopax

Vendish

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I've been following this for years, and bookmarking pages from it like crazy for my own slowly progressing build...

I'm trying to piece together a solar option, and would like to blatantly copy your slide system... Do you happen to have the part numbers for the linear slide mounts and brakes? I'm great at looking at pictures, not great at figuring out what stuff actually is :(

jays0n

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(04-12-2019, 04:27 PM) Vendish Wrote: I've been following this for years, and bookmarking pages from it like crazy for my own slowly progressing build...

I'm trying to piece together a solar option, and would like to blatantly copy your slide system... Do you happen to have the part numbers for the linear slide mounts and brakes? I'm great at looking at pictures, not great at figuring out what stuff actually is Sad


That's awesome, I did the same to tons of build threads before starting my own. I don't have a parts list but can tell you that the 80/20 is is the 15 series heavy wall, there are 4 linear bearings, 2 brakes for the bearings and numerous fasteners, etc. All were purchased through the 80/20 ebay store. I wish I had more info, I can provide close up photos if that would help. Let me know if you have any other questions along the way and good luck with your build!
2014 Dinoot Compact | Welded Frame w/telescoping rack | 3500lb axle | Nitto Trail Grappler 285/75-R16 | Fuel Wheels | Lock'N'Roll coupler | LED Lighting | Water tanks w/pump/hot water | Dual Marine Batteries | Battery Charger | 100W Solar Panel | ARB Refrigerator | 750w inverter | Extensive Electrical System | Tepui Autana RTT | Awning | Rotopax

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Gotcha. No worries, I'll continue to stalk the pictures and try to compare them to the interwebs.

To simplify the slide, do you think it would be possible to accomplish the same capacities with some HD telescoping drawer slides? In my non-engineering mind, they'd need to be capable of locking open and closed, not vibrating the bajesus out of the panel while driving, and be somewhat resistant to the weather. Seems to me that if the brackets connecting the panel to the slides were stout enough, that shouldn't be too difficult? I guess I'm just trying to figure out if the 80/20 investment is worth it, over some less cool, but cheaper options. 

I'm still in the "make sure the axle I built from pieces" is straight phase, but I like to have parts stockpiled far in advance so I don't have to worry about them come construction day.

Anything you would do differently about your whole electrical system? Obviously its well thought out, and you've got some crazy organizational skills, just curious for some hindsight wisdom. I'd like to have similar capacities (solar, fridge when I'm rich, water, etc) but I'll be spacing them out over some time.

Thanks!

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I actually thought about using drawer slides but the issue i couldn't seem to figure out how to avoid was getting water, dust, etc inside the slide. The 80/20 was expensive fore sure but it's been out in some serious rain and it still just works and works. I built a slide out shelf for my fridge that is mounted in the back of my FJ Cruiser (tow rig) that sits on top of a tool drawer. This freed up room in the trailer for the "chuck box" i built last summer and with 2 batteries in the FJ and a 50w solar panel on the roof the fridge is fine for days in there and is more secure if I leave the campsite. I got the slides from Australia, they are the locking ones and they weren't cheap... they still rattle a lot more than I'd like. You could probably figure out a way to do it with slides, just have to keep them clean somehow.

As for the electrical system, not much else I would do that I can think of, it does everything I need it to and more, i've never even used that inverter other than to test it Smile

I hate the way the water system had to be done with 2 tanks to fit, it's a pain to clean and deal with, if I could easily change it I would but I have a lot of stuff crammed into a very small trailer so now that I'm committed with all the other systems installed I can't really change it much.

The main things i have changed since "completion" of the trailer are the adjustable height of the rack, replaced the spring/shackle bolts with the grease-able kind and I'm about to add electric brakes. After a long trip offroad last summer I felt that it would handle quite a bit better if it could help out with the stopping. All of those things would have been a lot easier if I did them in the first place and not as a retrofit. We'll see how adding brakes ends up being, still trying to gather all the necessary parts so I can knock it out and not have to start then wait for parts, etc.


(04-15-2019, 03:43 PM) Vendish Wrote: Gotcha. No worries, I'll continue to stalk the pictures and try to compare them to the interwebs.

To simplify the slide, do you think it would be possible to accomplish the same capacities with some HD telescoping drawer slides? In my non-engineering mind, they'd need to be capable of locking open and closed, not vibrating the bajesus out of the panel while driving, and be somewhat resistant to the weather. Seems to me that if the brackets connecting the panel to the slides were stout enough, that shouldn't be too difficult? I guess I'm just trying to figure out if the 80/20 investment is worth it, over some less cool, but cheaper options. 

I'm still in the "make sure the axle I built from pieces" is straight phase, but I like to have parts stockpiled far in advance so I don't have to worry about them come construction day.

Anything you would do differently about your whole electrical system? Obviously its well thought out, and you've got some crazy organizational skills, just curious for some hindsight wisdom. I'd like to have similar capacities (solar, fridge when I'm rich, water, etc) but I'll be spacing them out over some time.

Thanks!

2014 Dinoot Compact | Welded Frame w/telescoping rack | 3500lb axle | Nitto Trail Grappler 285/75-R16 | Fuel Wheels | Lock'N'Roll coupler | LED Lighting | Water tanks w/pump/hot water | Dual Marine Batteries | Battery Charger | 100W Solar Panel | ARB Refrigerator | 750w inverter | Extensive Electrical System | Tepui Autana RTT | Awning | Rotopax
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