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Summer 1996

A jeep is nice and compact and can go about anywhere because of this. The drawback is you can't carry much in them and you can't haul much. Getting a sheet of plywood home is a pain in the butt.

So, all jeep owners, well, those with a small red Honda CRX and stuff to haul, need a jeep trailer. I had sort of been keeping an eye out for one but I never really found anything. After I got my welder I started thinking "hey, why don't I build one". Well, I certainly had enough spare parts. I had a 31" mud tire, a pair of 10 pack springs, spindles, bearings, etc. Sure no problem.

I sketched out some ideas, made some measurements, and then went to the industrial supply store and got some raw steel. Back in the garage I cut it all up with my handy dandy reciprocating saw (but man did I go through a lot of blades) and welded it togther. I used plywood for the floor and walls but did a metal frame and sides. I also made it so that I could take the walls off and just use it as a small flatbed if needed.

It turned out real cool and it was a lot of fun to build. I used it a couple of times right off the bat to take a load of stuff to the dump and also to get a yard of bark for some landscaping.

I can't wait to take it camping...

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My Jeep Adventures
The Beginning
The First Day
The Maiden Voyage
Trail Jamboree
The Worst Day
Slick Hill
Christmas Tree Run
Winter Repairs
Elbe Hills
Swap Meet
Transfer Case
High Rider Trail
Canadian Jamboree
Deep Mud
Rear End
Lake Cavinagh
Getting Away
A Home for the Jeep
Crossed Up
The Island
Jeep Thoughts
Trail Jamboree II
Knock Knock
The Second Rebuild
Legalizing Trailers
Tick Tick Tick
Island Rock Crawlers
The Third Rebuild
The Current State of the Jeep
For Sale
The End