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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:17 pm

Hi Guys, Apart from Gold detecting I've been building a camper trailer just for camping out when I go gold detecting, I'm doing a WA trip in May so I purpose built this camper for our big trip cheers Its made from a Toyota Hilux tub from my car, Hope you like it cheers
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:47 pm

O WHAT A FEELING...
Great job there cheers cheers
Hope the trip is successful and plenty yellow follow. Very Happy

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Post  mariner3800 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Hey Jonny,

What a **** hot looking unit mate, i've seen a few over the years but that rig of you rs takes the cake mate.

All you are missing is the AC for WA as us Vic travelers hate that WA heat.

Good luck with it mate as I'm sure it will serv you well

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Post  spinna on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:03 pm

That's an awesome project Johnny. Well thought out with a top quality build.
Will stand out over there so will say hello if we cross paths in WA.
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Post  CostasDee on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:17 pm

Excellent job there Johnny, you should be proud of not only making it yourself, but also having it look so good at completion. Take me with you to WA???
Cheers paaaaal
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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:25 pm

Thanks Guys, I went and did a TIG welding course for 4 nights and watched lots of youtube's on aluminum welding, and made a bending tool/sheet metal brake, Its taking me over a year to build (gold detecting got in the way lol! ) and l just about finished it, just needs curtains and a few tweaks. it weighs 740kgs empty and can handle 1200kgs loaded.
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:00 pm

very nice mate Very Happy

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Post  Jigalong on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:04 pm

Johnny,
What a well thought out design and beautiful workmanship.
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Post  Wombat on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:04 pm

Great job Hobo very professional looking. You were saying that you are planning to go over to WA this year. Are you planning to go off road? If so is your unit dust proof, as the dust will get into every thing. One way to stop the dust from getting inside the sleeping area is to pressurise the cabbin, and the way to do it is to have an air intake flap at the front top section of your canopy. If you are not quite sure what I mean, go and have a look at the latest caravans most of them have this set up. It stops the dust from getting in when driving by letting air in through the vent and pressurising the cabbin and stops the dust from entering. It a great idea and you will be glad that you put one in.
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Post  Alan WA on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:15 pm

I'll keep an eye out for you too.
Nice simple set-up.
A word on the solar panel, especially if you want to run a fridge.
Have them so you can take them off the roof on a lead.
You will be able to aim them at the sun easier without having to move camp. Also might let you park in the shade.

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Post  Harb on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:16 pm

Nice job mate !
I agree with keeping the inside of the trailer positive pressure with the aid of a roof duct for sure..... keeps everything dust free and is a good tip.
The only other thing I would do is make sure you have a couple of 2" holes , one at each end , of your front box to let any gas leakage out... you would be amazed at how little gas it takes to make a serious explosion, and having the electrics in there as well will add to the chances of things going amiss....... Remembering that gas is heavier than air and will "pool" in the bottom of the box.
Have a great time mate ! , at least you will eat and sleep well Smile

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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:30 pm

Thanks Wombat, I'll look in to that Very Happy I am going to go and get one. I think these are the vents?
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:41 pm

Looks awesome coupled up together Johnny ...
Brilliant idea , great concept & sharp as workmanship skills Bro !!!
Determination & perserverence shall reap the rewards - Look out WA .... " Heres Johnny "
Very impressed mate Very Happy

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Post  flyspecks on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:03 pm

HOBO , HOBO, HOBO. what a bloody fantastic job..... its good when a thought turns to dream , and then a realality , once again sport , a nice job.... i hope i get to see it out in the bush one day..... cheers Smile Smile Smile
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Post  bedrock on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:08 pm

awesome rig, Hobo,
looks like a good design too,
btw, reminds me a bit of an F250
cut in half Smile
have a successful trip!!
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Post  Harb on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:11 pm

Just dont get a rotary vent as they such the air out of the trailer which will suck all the dust in via any leak in the door seals...
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:13 pm

Looks neat as mate. loved your folder too.
Congrats in every direction for 2 jobs well done.

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Post  deutran on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:17 pm

You've been watching monster garage,nice job and good luck in May.
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:22 pm

Maybe Wombat can elaborate on the forced air intake. a "rubber" boat scupper could do the job also!
The only problem with this idea is "Who's doing the farting"? Embarassed Embarassed

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:34 pm

hey HB, that is bloody awesome i love it well done. you vould live in that easy. i would get the windows tinted black as black so no one can see in.
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Post  goldslugger on Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:05 am



Very Happy hi HOBO, wot,s not to like? and the colour, terrific. wotta project,well done. many of us would wish we could be that clever and skillful. Smile congrats. cheers Cool
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Post  Flakmagnet on Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:10 am

This is beautiful to look at and seems very well thought out.
A work of art.

I like the suggestions about the vent, the AC and the solar panels on a lead.
Great additions to an already first rate rig.

Great stuff.
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Post  davsgold on Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:57 am

Well done Johnny, thats a neat looking unit, great job mate.

cheers dave
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Post  mullockgrubber on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:08 am

Very smart looking unit there Johnny, congratulations on your work.
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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:50 am

Looks really great Johnny,you have quite a talent to complete this project to such a high standard...a real labour of love....and it`s pretty too Smile

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Post  mulgadansa on Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:43 am

Gday Johnny
Great job there!! As a couple of the guys have said, a vent is critical to keep the dust out. I've got the same sort of canopy on my ute and cut a vent into the glass top and it works beautifully. Don't use the vent you pictured. Go to a cvan parts shop or the net and get a snap down type of vent that you simply pop open by hand when travelling on gravel. Set it to one side on top so it's easy to open and have it facing forward when open to catch the inflow. They run to about $30.
Might see you out there this year.
cheers
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Post  rc62burke on Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:41 pm

Hi Johnny
Good job, about the only thing I would suggest is a full length slide out tray under the bed as this will make it much easier to access the stuff you store under there, have you got some way of sealing the bed area from bug's & mozzie's when the tailgate is open? the only other thing is consider a fire extinguisher mounted inside so you can reach it from the bed & from the window.
good luck on your travels
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Post  Kon61gold on Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:04 pm

See you over there Johnny, going in May as well.

Nice looking unit, was thinking of getting a camper trailer to go over then sell it when we come back. Still in the thought process.

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Post  UNCLE BOB on Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:10 pm

Hey mate,
a job well done and it looks great too.
Hope the trip all goes well for you.
Your blue colour on the camper might even turn out to be a golden yellow lol!
Good luck out there.

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Post  Wombat on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:53 pm

Hobo mate the vent I was talking about is the one that Mulgadansa suggested they are the same as what is used in most caravans to pressurise the van when traveling. If you get a chance to go to a caravan dealer you will see the type that I've recommended.

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