New Project Trailer

a little more work on Sally & I's offroad adventure camper. Fabricated some 3" x 1 1\2" x 48" aluminum tubing cross rails to attach to the existing roof rack to hold our 45" Condition 1 trunk. I installed (4) bimini top strap eye tie down loops (welded them on), primed with automotive etching primer then 2 coats of a satin matte black finish to match the existing roof rack finish. Install (4) plastic 1 1\2" x 3" tubing end caps in black & installed (4) cam buckle straps cut them down to size & installed Rhino Rack Awning Cleat. The trunk is held down by (4) 4"x 1\4-20 bolts with 1 1\2" x 1\4 fender washers, (4) lock washers & (4) flush mount 1\4-20 fasteners.
The trunk holds our (4) Batwing Awning Tapered Walls, (4) 2ft. -4ft. Green Elephant Mini Poles, our 8" cast iron dutch oven, & MR. Buddy Heater with 15ft. hose for the awning tapered wall enclosure room, with room to spare.
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More upgrades to the adventure trailer, removed the old exterior lighting & installed some new ones, solder the joints. I also upgraded the solar port to SAE port where I was using the Renogy hard plastic male to female connectors which can be a pain in the ass to disconnect.
Planning couple trips soon after this heat subsides. We plan to spend Thanksgiving out on the trail camping.
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well I got all finished installing the new interior light fixture & all new wiring for it. Nice clean job, had to remove the support roof\ceiling tube from the inside of the cabin were I ran the wiring inside of it from the light fixture to the chase. I fished 30 ft. of 16 ga. electrical wire positive & negative. Let me tell you this new cabin light fixture for our offroad adventure camper has multiple functions that you can set.

Used a old hospital bed sheet to cover up the bedding, I know how my wife is about bedding ..........it's a girl thing.
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spent the morning into the afternoon yesterday fabricating bracket for the Darche Privacy Room for our offroad adventure camper. I ordered a swing out mounting system from Kimberley2Cape 4wd & Adventure Accessories out of Queensland, Australia. watch the video to see how it works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilK6lRuQsRI&t=3s I got every thing mocked up the way I wanted it. I used 1\4" plate that I cut to the same shape as Runaway's roof rack brackets, & sized up the aluminum spacers to the same as Runaway's. I'll need to go to the hardware store to pick up longer bolts to hang the shower ensuite mount to the bracket I fab.
Tomorrow I'll disassemble it all, media blasted it, prime & paint it black the bracket I fabricated. Then re-install it all using butyl tape for water tite seal. No more setting up a pop up shower \ privy \ dressing tent. This Darche Shower Ensuite will be much faster for set up & make room in the rear storage area in the back of the camper
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That bracket looks very cool. I see you weld the same way I do...wearing OSHA approved crocs. :D
yeah I do Gallowbraid, my wife gets after me about wearing leathers & long pants, funny thing about she right, I should. I guess it goes back to my old rodeo days getting buck off horses all them years must of jar'd something loose in my head. :D
 
I got the shower ensuite swing out mount installed & Darche shower tent attach to it. I'm happy & impressed.
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I decided to fabricate a reinforce diagonal brace on the bracket I fabricated I made few days ago for the swing out arm. I had to remove the arm from the swing out bracket. I used the Darche mounting brackets, cut welded media blasted, primed & painted. Even though it was solid it notice a very slight flex to the bracket, it did stiffen the bracket to the camper up 101% with no flex, I started thinking the trails my wife Sally I decided to fabricate a reinforce diagonal brace on the bracket I fabricated I made few days ago for the swing out arm. I had to remove the arm from the swing out bracket. I used the Darche mounting brackets, cut welded media blasted, primed & painted. Even though it was solid it notice a very slight flex to the bracket, it did stiffen the bracket to the camper up 101% with no flex, I started thinking the trails my wife Sally & I go down in the National Forest are pretty rough & remote to camp.
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