Here is where I'll document the build of a trailer based camping HQ.
Purpose: we love tent camping in remote areas. We thought about getting a slide in, but they are tiny inside and I don't like the idea of having a house on the back of the truck for performance and style reasons, not to mention they are fairly expensive and the ones that fit the Raptor don't offer a shower. What I hope to create is a camping Base Camp that I can easily tow to remote areas that will support us while we're off the grid.
Base: M101 (1991) military trailer 3500 lb off-road capacity. Needs electric brakes, raptor wheels, spares, rack for tent,
Propane - support cooking and hot water, possibly generator.
Electric - power lights, plugins, fridge, water pump, possibly rechargeable via solar, shore power, deep cell batteries
Water - ample potable water for cooking, showers, drinking, hand washing
Tent - rack mounted fold out tent for 3+ campers
Air - ability to run power tools and potentially a train horn.
Galley - sink, stove, fridge, grille
Storage - chairs, camping misc
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Bought raptor wheels, $1600
Bought the M101 trailer full of tube steel $500
Drug it from Seattle to Portland
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Got the rack on a killer deal Thule X sporter multi height retail $740 on sale $591
Sold the steel in the trailer for a total of $128.40
Power washed the trailer and removed the top rack.