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Another special project

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by VZR69, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    Inspired by vanders' recently rebooted thread on his now sold camper trailer , I thought some of you might be interested in my kombi trailer i built about 16 years ago.
    I started with a donated rusty bus that was just itching to be cut up with a reciprocating saw and worked out how far to cut to end up with a compact trailer. I was painting trays and truck bodies for an engineering firm at the time and they sorted a heavy duty draw bar for me after I gave them the brief that this trailer must be strong enough to handle cape york and simpson desert type enviroments. Now I dont know if they only had this stuff lying around but they ended up using gigantic 6x2inch rhs that you would normally find on a 30ft caravan so it seemed a little overkill for my little trailer but strong is good I suppose. Next up I welded a rhs frame on the front with 2 opening doors and a box underneath where the motor would normally sit. I had all the rhs covered in sheetmetal and thats how it stayed for ages and because I had a young family and a single income it never got finished. Some years ago we were going over to straddie with a vw klub and thought a trailer was just what we needed to put our tents and camping gear in so I had a friend of mine build an aluminium checkerplate lid that was on gas stuts which was very handy. I also fitted a slide out bbq where the engine bay was. Of course life gets in the way of finishing these projects but I am determined to make it a proper camper trailer before the end of the year where we will be taking it to falls festival at byron bay.
    I have now fitted a folding plywood floor to the aluminium lid and will fasten my single pole touring tent that I had already to this. I will post some more pics as I progress
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  2. stusbus

    stusbus Well-Known Member

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    Loving the idea of these Kombi trailers ! I was wondering what to do with the old wreck behind the shed !! :rolleyes:
     
  3. paul77

    paul77 Well-Known Member

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    Ideal solution to carry a spare engine too:)
     
  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    So that's why single and dual cabs are so sought after? :rolleyes:

    Hadn't occurred to me, until your post......:D
     
  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wouldn't make a bad esky either :rolleyes:
     
  6. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    I have been towing all sorts of trailers for a long time and I have never had a trailer that is as smooth as my kombi trailer even when empty. The suspension soaks up all bumps and potholes with ease.
    Perfect for a 1000lt esky Bert !
     

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