Thank you for the reply! I like the Wilco but cant bring myself to spend the money. They are worth it if you are going to hang as much off there as they can handle but I just want to put my spare up there. This is a more cost effective alternative. Wilcos come up very rarely on Craig's List, these ought to come up more frequently.
I'm happy with Kuat swing out carrier, the spare tire post I bought from E Trailer & modified & welded it to the carrier. It hasn't came loose or given me any issues. It mounts solid & doesn't move. I bought it from Rack Attack for $295.99 w\ free shipping.
Very nice build Don. I hope to get mine at least half of where yours is on my own! The fab work I’ll have to get a friend to help me with. Welding & working with metal in general is a skill I need to work on but would be a bit nervous practicing on my camper.
finished up changing out Scepter Water Can holders from our offroad camping trailer.
Install the new AT Overland ones for the easy of loading 5ga. fresh water by sliding them in instead of the Smittybuilt one's were you have to lift them up & in, plus the AT Overland are built better.
I sand blasted them 1st then coated them (sprayed) with a 2 stage catalyzed truckbed liner. Last photo is Smittybilt Jerry Can Mounts which I had to modify the top strap by adding more metal so they would work.
a little more work on the offroad camping trailer. I install a new Roto Pax mount & 2 1\2 gallon Roto Water Pax (right side) which will give us 12 1\2 gallons of water to carry on the trailer & moved the 2 1\2 gallon Roto Fuel Pax from the right side to the left side. I placed I the new patch to the ceiling "Closure Isn't Management."
Mocking up the 12v. outdoor light switches & outside 12v. socket receptacles. Cutting out for the switches & receptacles. The electrical & solar will be done the same way I done my last offroad trailer tongue box. (last Photo) I'll be installing one more light switch smaller in size in between the 2 rocker switch which will operate a LED light off the back of the trailer.
I'll be painting the tongue box white to match the existing white of the trailer then I'll spray a 2 stage catalyzed bed liner 10" up from the bottom on 3 sides as a rock guard. Paintwork I'll be priming with PPG DP Epoxy Primer, PPG Single Stage Base Paint (white) & PPG Concept Clear Gloss. The colors will be white & black only on this project. I'll be using buglehead machine screws which I'll moly coat satin black (heads) View attachment 44464View attachment 44465View attachment 44466
yes, several times & love it. I like the fact that it is thermostat controlled, it's safe, draws very little amps, the propane use is very respectable & it's portable.
My buddy wanted to buy one the same kit I bought @ AT Overland, but I guess they don't sell them any more. He couldn't find them on there site. He came over took lots of pictures of mine as I took the tool box apart for him to get an idea how they went together. He built his from scratch using a Craftsman handheld tool box, Proplex H2000 furance & ordered the thermostat kit.