Hey all, my name is Alex. I haven't introduced myself in the 'introduction' section yet, but I've been lurking the website for about a month. My wife and I had planned to purchase a Biggar
camper and renovate it until the one we had our eyes on sold
, so we've turned our direction to a trillium
camper. I honestly think it's a better idea seeing as it'll be our first camper reno project and the trailer is that much smaller and has that much more background support.
My history as a road warrior has had a lot of rough gravel road and offroad scenario's. I'll be pulling with a lifted 2013 Toyota Tacoma and I'd like my trailer to be able to go with me wherever to reach those prime boondocking
locations. If you're interested in what my wife and I are doing at present be sure to check out our travel blog on my website, The Double 'EH' Adventures â€” Alex Jackson Creative
So, to my point. I have this wild idea to do some offroad modifications to our future trillium
trailer. I plan to lengthen and reinforce the frame allowing for a small storage area for a spare truck tire, propane
bottles and storage box on the hitch I'm also planning on pushing the wheels outside of the fenders for better stability and travel so I'll be requiring new axles. I need some axle
information/ suggestions due to the fact that my modifications will likely be adding some additional weight
to the camper. From what I've read the trillium
1300 weighs in at about 1500lbs dry. My modifications to the hitch may add approx 300lbs in addition to all our stuff in the camper when moving. So my question is this, I have the option at princess auto (Canadian store of awesomeness) to purchase 3500lb or 2000lb torsion axles. I don't know if the axles are rated for per axle
or per combination of two.
Other things I plan to do will be rewiring the whole trailer and swapping out all lights
with LED's, converting the front bench to a small dinette and the current dinette to a full-time double bed, wiring a small stereo system, mounting solar
panels on the roof and somehow adding more storage.
I want to make sure that I get this right the first time so I don't have to make changes later, if I have all my research done beforehand the build will go that much faster. So, anyone that is willing to help me out with suggestions or tips it would be greatly appreciated. Once we purchase a camper I'll be sure to post up a build thread of what I end up with. Thanks!