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Old 06-08-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Family Truckster

I'm new here so thought I would post the truck I just bought a few weeks back to get started. I have been looking at other builds on here and figured I need a project.
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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The back end wasn't very well put together so I started there some pics from two weekends ago.
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:01 PM   #3
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Still some demo to go however after I started cutting got the deal of the year on a trailer in TX so I had to step things up.
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:04 PM   #4
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I got it back together enough to go pick up the trailer
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Looks good! Thanks for joining and posting. I have almost no fabrication skills so I love seeing other people's work.
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love the steps! Welcome!
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I've also got no engineering skills. Just wondering about that receiver hitch? Would some lateral members running from the frame rails down to that lower cross bar (where the receiver is mounted) make sense? Provide more support to that lower section? Just seems like that might strengthen that hitch a bit?
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Thanks for the welcome guys. Still lots to do, the inside is just a box with carpet and walls. I am going gut it and built it all back up.

Next project I'm relocating the generation to the back between the frame rails with a custom fuel cell and storage on the left side and battery trays, invert, shore power set up on the right side. Next few weekends our booked so it will be few weeks.

Here are a few pics of the trailer I picked up and my co-pilot for the TX run.
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I've also got no engineering skills. Just wondering about that receiver hitch? Would some lateral members running from the frame rails down to that lower cross bar (where the receiver is mounted) make sense? Provide more support to that lower section? Just seems like that might strengthen that hitch a bit?
They are in the plan.

I am closing the back all the way across with a center door and slider set up for the generator and side doors on the right and left where I will put the fuel cell, batteries, and such. When I finish the framing I will add some struts to tie the frame into the lower bumper section. I place to have them split seam of the original frame and extensions and tie them together. I also have some plates we cut to double up the sides of that connection. The deck comes off as a separate piece from the back boxes and extensions. I did temperately weld them for the run to Texas and only used the goose neck set up.

Here is pic of the deck attachments and the well for the ball
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Glad your with us and your rig is looking good, love your pictures too. Post some of your truck house, What size gen are you going to use? And what are you going to do with your rv when your finished? I use mine as a camper and pull a toad. Trying to figure out how to get more stuff on board, enclosed or open 20 to who knows what.
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