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    Quote Originally Posted by h2onet View Post
    Absolutely LOVE the trailer. Would love to see detailed info about the build of that.
    Thanks for the love,
    I started a thread on the trailer build almost five years ago on Expedition Portal. I could cut and paste much of it but it's quite long with a number of responses. I will be posting up more detail on our Jeep on this forum in the short term and might start a separate thread for the trailer on this forum as it develops and opens a section for expedition trailer builds.

    Here's a link to it: http://forum.expeditionportal.com/th...k-N-Roll-hitch

    Another with more detail: http://forum.expeditionportal.com/th...highlight=m416
    Last edited by Bonofied Suiter; 12-14-2017 at 09:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott B. View Post
    That is quite possibly the most impressive TJ/Trailer combo I have ever seen! Your hard work paid off. That thing is gorgeous!
    I showed the pics to my wife and she told me "you can do that with yours". Thanks for getting my next phase of the build a thumbs up from my wife. lol


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    Thanks Scott,
    I have to say that I've owned some nice vehicles but have never seen more thumbs up and turned heads than when I'm driving the Jeep, Especially when I'm pulling the trailer.

    I find the trailer comes in most handy around town without the lid and basket installed I'm glad I didn't modify the tub or try to add a tail gate, I've found it to be the perfect size for my needs and my vehicle. With my simple top installed the cargo inside is dry and secure. The top with the car rack and basket is great for camping trips. The tub has plenty of room for the things I need to bring such as a tent,cooler, sleeping bags extra water and firewood. The basket on top is great for a 10'X10' canopy, a small table and camp chairs.

    I've found that most of the time the trailer is most useful with the top off and is great for running errands, shopping for groceries, cookouts and trail cleanups. The texture lining seems to be quite durable and easy to touch up with spray canned texture that Harbor Freight sells. The thick rubber stall mat is great and cargo seldom shifts. I recently hauled 6 or 7 drunken adults a couple of blocks to the Logandale fire station during the Hump N Bump and was surprised that the trailer handled that much weight without an issue.

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    Whoo-Hoobicon build list

    Here's more information on the components installed on the Whoo-Hoobicon

    2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport
    Whoo-Hoobicon
    Almost all of the work done on this vehicle including installations and wiring were done by me except for technical gear work done at Adams Driveshaft. It has also been rolled over and totaled once about three years ago.


    ENGINE
    4.0 Inline 6-Cylinder Engine with SuperChip Programming, AEM Intake System
    Airlutions Viper Dual Blower Electric Supercharger (adds about 20%)

    FRONT AXLE
    Dana 30 front axle with 30-spline Chromoly axle shafts, ARB Air Locker 4.56 Axle Ratio
    Currie Correct-Trac Steering System
    Currie Anti-rock Sway Bar
    Rancho Steering Dampener

    REAR AXLE
    Custom High Pinion Dana 44 Rear Axle with Ballistic Fab Brackets 4.56 Axle Ratio
    Chromoly Axle Shafts, ARB Air Locker, Disc Brakes

    TRANSMISSION
    42RLE Automatic Transmission
    Advance Adapter Rubicrawler 2.72:1 Doubler with Cable Shifter

    TRANSFER CASE
    NP241OR Rock Trac 4-1 Transfer Case with Advance Adapters Cable Shifter from 2005 Jeep Rubicon
    Front and Rear CV Drive shafts from Adams Driveshaft (4 Low Ranges 1.0/1 2.72/1 4.0/1 10.2 to 1)

    Total crawl ratio with the Automatic Transmission, Rubicrawler, Rock Trac Transfer Case and 4.56 rear axle ratio is 140.90

    SUSPENSION
    Custom Rubicon Express Superflex 3-1/2” Suspension
    4” Rear Coil Springs, Adjustable Control Arms, Teraflex Adjustable Lower Rear Arms
    1-1/4” Body Lift

    TIRES AND WHEELS
    BF Goodrich 35X12.5R15 KM2 Tires
    Interco Bird Dog Wheels (internal bead retention system)
    RAD rapid tire deflators in addition to standard valve stems
    1-1/2” Aluminum Spidertrax Wheel Spacers

    ARMOR
    Savvy Under-Armor (Full Aluminum under body protection tummy tuck) Protects Engine, Transmission and Transfer Case
    Savvy Aluminum Fuel Tank Skid
    Metal Cloak Overline front and rear fenders with aluminum rear corner body protection
    Nemesis Billy Rockers with Titan Tub Armor aluminum side protection
    Poison Spyder Cast Iron Differential Covers front and rear
    Rampage Front Bumper (significantly modified)
    Custom Rear Bumper with Tow Hitch, Recover points, Spare Tire Carrier, Hi-Lift Jack, Nato 5-Gallon fuel Can Gas and 5-Gallons Water W/Spigot, GPS Antenna, Lighted Whip/Flag
    Rockhard 4X4 Sport Cage with Optional Upgrades and optional bars

    INTERIOR and EXTERIOR
    Upgraded carpet with sound deadening material
    Corbeau Baja XRS Seats 4-point harnesses, Inflatable lumbar supports, rear storage and Electric seat Heaters. Corbeau matching rear bench seat cover.
    4-point retractable seat belts for front seats
    Seat Savers – Protective weather covers for both front and rear bench seats
    Padded Steering wheel cover
    Assorted Grab Handles
    Smittybilt CRS Cargo Restraint System
    Poison Spyder Hood Vent, Genright Vents behind front Fenders
    Bestop Bimini Top
    Bestop Safari Doors with Storage Pockets
    Nemesis Hood Prop Kit
    New Paint inside and out - Seminole Red Effect (By Sams Auto body - Las Vegas
    Powder Coating by Ram Proline - Las Vegas

    RECOVERY, TOOLS AND REPAIR EQUIPMENT
    Premier Power Welder on-board (under hood) ARC Welding System with 195-Amp Alternator with setup with Ready Welder MIG spool Gun.
    Warn 9.5ti 9,500# Winch with Amsteel Blue Synthetic Winch Rope, Wireless and Header Mounted and dash mounted winch controls, Factor 55 Flat Link Shackle Mount
    Custom Winch Mount
    Pull Pal 12,500# rated Land Anchor for winching when no anchor point is available.
    Hi-lift jack with Sand Pad and other Hi-lift jack accessories
    Assorted tow straps Kinetic Ropes, Tree Straps and Snatch Blocks
    Power Tank 10# CO2 Tank with carry bag, Air tools and Accessories
    Assortment of Hand Tools and Spare Parts

    ELECTRICAL

    Isolated & Separate electrical wiring for non-OEM lights & accessories. Everything is wired to a separate battery (top battery) and wired through under-hood mounted fuse boxes and electrical relays.
    Dual Battery System with Optima Blue Top Deep Cycle Batteries. Cole Hersee smart relay (Isolator) and In-Dash controls to connect both batteries for extra winching power or to jump start this vehicle if (lower) starting battery is discharged. Dual voltage readouts in header display the current state of charge for each battery.
    Custom made electrical control panel in roll cage header with controls for ARB air Lockers, Winch, Lights and much more. Includes panel fuses, Readouts Ham Radio and Clock.
    Dual battery shutoff switches under hood.

    LIGHTING
    Rigid E-Series 10” Light Bar
    Rigid D2HD Diffused light pods on corners of bumper facing forward and to the side
    Rigid D2 Dually flood lamps on windshield posts
    Grote LED Headlamps
    Grote LED Front Turn Signals mounted forward in Metalcloak Fenders,
    LED Turn/marker lamps mounted under front fenders.
    Jeep JK style Turn Signals / Marker Lamps installed in front clip.
    Various LED dome lamps to illuminate interior
    Flush mounted LED lights in Face of Bumper
    Savvy Billet LED Tail Lamps
    LED Backup Lamps wired to backup circuit and also switch in header for campsite illumination.
    LED Rock Lamps in front bumper, under front and rear fenders and off of skid plate illuminating rear suspension
    KC HiLights Cyclone under hood Lamp to illuminate the engine compartment.

    COMMUNICATIONS and NAVIGATION
    Yaesu FT2800 VHF Ham Radio
    Cobra 75WXST CB Ratio
    Lowrance Baja GPS System
    Serius Satellite Radio
    Sony AM/FM CD Stereo

    OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS (Not Shown)
    Factory Hard Top with Tinted Windows
    Factory Full Doors, Safari Doors with Storage Pockets or Soft Doors that came with Soft Top
    Bestop Soft Top with Soft Doors
    Assorted Bimini Tops including Mesh and Bikini Tops

    WAY COOL STUFF
    2Way Air Central Tire Inflation System. Fills all four tires at the same time from connection ports on the front bumper. Pressure gauge in bumper shows me when the tires are up to pressure. Also pop-off valve will start releasing air if pressure exceeds the set amount. All four tires are filled to exactly the same pressure.

    Using my Powertank (CO2 tank) I can connect to a air tool connection on the bumper and fill all four tires from 10# to 35# in 3-Minutes total including time to quick-connect and remove short air lines to Schrader valves installed under fenders and on wheels.

    UPCOMING ADDITIONS
    Soon to install dual Viair 400C air compressors and a small air tank under the Jeep behind and to the right of the Transfer case. Compressors will be mounted using rubber vibration isolation pads on a plate so the system can be removed and serviced easily. A splash shield will also be fabricated to keep mud and water exposure to a minimum. Compressors will be controlled from a dash switch and tee'd into the 2Way Air piping. The pop-off valve on the front bumper will let me know when the tires are at the set pressure and I can check the status of the inflation process from the gauge mounted into the top of the bumper.

    I've mounted a small triangular Echo LED hazard strobe lamp above the rear hitch. Final wiring needs to be completed to dash switch.

    I won a great raffle prize a few months ago at the Winter 4X4 Jamboree in Hurricane, Utah. A full set of Metalcloak Duroflex control arms. My current arms have served me well and definitely show some wear and tear so I'm looking forward to replacing my Rubicon Express and Teraflex arms with the latest technology. A big Thank You to Metalcloak for donating this awesome prize and supporting fundraising events like the Winter 4X4 Jamboree and the Hump N Bump which I continue to direct.
    Last edited by Bonofied Suiter; 05-04-2018 at 11:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonofied Suiter View Post
    Thanks Scott,
    I have to say that I've owned some nice vehicles but have never seen more thumbs up and turned heads than when I'm driving the Jeep, Especially when I'm pulling the trailer.

    I find the trailer comes in most handy around town without the lid and basket installed I'm glad I didn't modify the tub or try to add a tail gate, I've found it to be the perfect size for my needs and my vehicle. With my simple top installed the cargo inside is dry and secure. The top with the car rack and basket is great for camping trips. The tub has plenty of room for the things I need to bring such as a tent,cooler, sleeping bags extra water and firewood. The basket on top is great for a 10'X10' canopy, a small table and camp chairs.

    I've found that most of the time the trailer is most useful with the top off and is great for running errands, shopping for groceries, cookouts and trail cleanups. The texture lining seems to be quite durable and easy to touch up with spray canned texture that Harbor Freight sells. The thick rubber stall mat is great and cargo seldom shifts. I recently hauled 6 or 7 drunken adults a couple of blocks to the Logandale fire station during the Hump N Bump and was surprised that the trailer handled that much weight without an issue.
    I hope to add a trailer to the mix for mine some day. The interior space in a TJ is slightly lacking... lol
    Scott
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    Wow......I want a trailer like that...!! Are there any other pics of trailers out there..??

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    I was reviewing this old thread, when I spotted this photo. This almost brought a tear to my eye.
    I hope that's a before photo.
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    More importantly.....is there a video of it happening!?


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    2015 JKU Hard Rock, No Lift, 37" Goodyear MTR-K, Metal Cloak Full Stinger Bumper, GenRight Fusion Rear Stubby Bumper, Poison Spyder Tire Carrier, Metal Cloak Rock Sliders, Warn Power Plant HD, Viair Constant Duty with Tank, 17" ATX Slabs, Evo Skid Plates, Cheap Chinese Lights, Factor 55 Flat Link, ApolloIntec Switch Pod, 48" Hi-Lift, Dynomax Exhaust, Custom Pin Stripping by Mother Nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pthorpe84 View Post
    More importantly.....is there a video of it happening!?


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    This happened a few years ago and most of the photos were taken after the repairs were made. I was told that someone caught it on video but I was never able to find it. Here are some more photos. My 8 year old grandson was my co-pilot and his first time in the front seat. I remember telling him before we started that he should never put his arm out if we are tipping. Fortunately he listened to me. With a little more bad luck it could have been much worse as it happened at the top of the obstacle. With a little momentum it could have easily rolled all the way down. It's hard to show the slope in photos but I was able to coast it to the bottom over the obstacles with the engine off so no power steering, effective braking, tires aired down to 10# and a smashed windshield.

    At the bottom of the hill I pulled all of the spark plugs, cleared the cylinders, put it back together and fired it up. You never want to start a Jeep that;s been upside down without making sure the cylinders are not full of engine oil. Unfortunately the transmission had lost too much fluid and the couple of quarts we could scare up was not enough. I needed some assistance with a tow strap and a car trailer to get it back to camp.











    Now that the Jeep is back together and has some more nice upgrades I've added decals to the sides of the Jeep.... ROLLED 1X

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    I like the rolled once decal. Pretty awesome. You are dang lucky y’all are ok.


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