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Maxi Build Thread

grantw May 4, 2018

  1. grantw

    grantw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    As i'm finally starting to get time to do this build (after having the trailer for over 12 months) I thought it was long over due to start a build thread. It's still very much how it came out of the factory so there is alot to do!

    A few of you saw the giant awning that we have just acquired for when the weather isn't so nice - so perfect for last weekend at the Overland show.

    This is without the mega awning:

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    and with - the pile of canvas on the ground allows for enclosing the entire kitchen section off, well if it had have come with the correct zip.

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    all packed up

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    and a rare site - two 80s both towing Metalian trailers. Well one very well sorted 80 and trailer and one that needs a lot of work still.

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  2. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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  3. grantw

    grantw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    As the first mod to make it easier getting it up the drive and into the garage I've bought a small 3000lb winch from Goodwinch. Now i'm just trying to work out the best way to mount this. I've bought a piece of 6mm plate to trim to size and I will mount it with two u bolts either side. I'm not sure this will be high enough how ever and I may need to do it on a 6mm piece of box section but i'm concerned with the leverage this will generate.

    It will sit something like this:

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    When required I will just have a lead with andersen plugs that goes straight into the onboard battery. As long as I keep the brake adjusted nicely I shouldn't get any interference from the brake to the plate.
     
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  4. grantw

    grantw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    yes yes .. slightly over due :icon-redface:
     
  5. Dervis Garip

    Dervis Garip Well-Known Member Supporter I am in cyprus

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    Great setup there Grant was great to meet you both at the show. Weather certainly tested your tent and awning. Wishing you an adverturious happy travels this September.
     
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  6. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    I was wondering who the “other 80 and trailer” belonged to in the photo?.... :whistle:.......:lol:

    Very nice too Grant, a lot of work ahead but having been privileged to se Chris’ set-up in the flesh as it were, I’m sure it will be worth it. (I don’t get much opportunity for these treats!).

    Good luck with the build.... :thumbup:
     
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  7. Rosy

    Rosy Member I am in uk

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    having seen it i think "mobile cathedral" is a more appropriate description mate!
     
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  8. froggy Steve

    froggy Steve Well-Known Member Supporter I am in europe

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    Very nice indeed :) I love the huge awning!
     
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  9. karl webster

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    Yep. It was a nice set up grant. Bigger than my house.
     
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