Yesterday, the ball began rolling on a very intimidating project, the kit trailer frame for a do-it-myself camping trailer was delivered. Here are the project goals:
Weigh less than 1000lbs (so the Malibu can tow it)
Sleep 2 comfortably
I've been working in AutoCAD to design the structure of the camper. I'll post those models when they're completed.
Here's the assembly of the trailer kit. It was fairly straightforward. None of the frame components were labeled though, as the manual said they were, so that took a bit of guessing. All bolted connections. The entire assembly took just three hours as stated in the manual. The kit was missing cotter pins for the wheel hubs, which I easily obtained from Home Depot for a few pennies.
Expenses this post:
Haul-Master 990 lb. capacity 48" x 96" foldable utility trailer
Pair 2-Ton jack stands
Total Project Expenses: $386.00
Total Project Weight: 240lbs.