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M416 Build at Home Trailer, M416 Trailer, M416 Trailer Fiberglass Tub Kit by Dinoot Trailers -

We designed our Dinoot M-Series M416 camping trailer tub kits to have the same 40.5″ width that a M416 trailer has to be used as replacement tubs.  This also makes them the same width as a Harbor Freight 40.5″ x 48″ frame kit.  The Harbor Freight frames are perfectly sized for building a stubby 4′ M-Series M416. Here is what a 4’ M416 camping trailer might look like:   Here are a few ideas on how you could build one. Using a Harbor Freight Haul-Master #62645 40.5" x 48" frame kit, I would first stretch the tongue with a piece...

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camping, compact camping trailer, DIY camping trailer, kayaks, lightweight camping trailer, roof top tent -

Explorer Box Compact Camping Trailer It has now been over 10 years since I built the first lightweight Explorer Box camping trailer and began showing people how-to build their own. For me, it’s been like a rebirth from long ago home-built camping trailers people could build using information found in places like Popular Mechanics.  We are now the leading how-to experts in building compact camping trailers providing DIYers with construction guides, parts and many sources of information. The Explorer Box design is inspired by the simplicity of vintage Tent Trailers with some Teardrop Trailer influences.  Our “Explorer Box Construction Manual” makes...

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Harbor Freight bolt-together trailer frames are a great base for many home-built trailer projects. We specialize in and show people how to use them under DIY Compact Camping Trailers projects. A drawback I found with using them was their stiff riding, noisy stock springs. So a few years ago, we started making a Harbor Freight Smooth Riding Spring Retrofit Kit. These kits have smooth riding springs matched to the loaded weight capacity of DIY Compact Camping Trailers. They have the added benefit of no annoying banging from the factory loose fit slipper style rear spring mounts. Recently we’ve improved our...

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compact camping trailer, DIY camping trailer, lightweight camping trailer, roof top tent Trailer -

With gas prices remaining near historic lows, the economy on the rebound for many households, and interest rates near rock bottom, millions of Americans will be hitting the road this year in new RVs. The newest trend is toward lightweight trailers that can be towed behind many cars or small SUVs, opening up RV travel to a new generation, experts say. This year, the RV industry expects to ship 383,000 trailers and 55,000 motor-homes, the eighth consecutive year of growth. “This is so cute!” Is the familiar exclamation when potential buyers see the smaller, more compact RV's. Our Explorer Box...

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