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    If it is really an offroad camper skip the stamped fenders. Go ahead and build a tube fender setup for it. That stamped fender is going mess up the aluminum if you rub up on a tree. Not to mention the potential damage with a blowout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RClippa View Post
    If it is really an offroad camper skip the stamped fenders. Go ahead and build a tube fender setup for it. That stamped fender is going mess up the aluminum if you rub up on a tree. Not to mention the potential damage with a blowout.
    Thats a good point. I say offroad, and I guess that could be a problem. I guess i will just build the fenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97TJGUZZY View Post
    I guess i will just build the fenders.
    Width of fender discussion solved!
    '04 LJ Sleeper

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBarr2002 View Post
    Width of fender discussion solved!
    Still undecided if I want to run the 285s or just try to find some stock rubicon sized tires. I think the narrower tire would be nicer on the trailer.
    --Brooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97TJGUZZY View Post
    Still undecided if I want to run the 285s or just try to find some stock rubicon sized tires. I think the narrower tire would be nicer on the trailer.
    Matching spare is the only way to go! I don't want to have to carry another spare tire. I plan to build my fenders to fit my 35 on jk wheel just in case I need it and if I decide to run them later on.
    '04 LJ Sleeper

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    I would agree with that, I'm just worried this thing is going to be 7' wide haha.

    I ordered a brake controller for the jeep yesterday, and I found a smoking deal on a used max coupler that made it worth my time.
    --Brooks

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    so I rolled these 285s up against my 35s and dang, they are almost as big! I have them so its super tempting to use them. But I just bought some matching wheels to the rubicon and I think the camper would do better with the smaller tires.
    --Brooks

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    couple of these should look nice on a battleship gray Teardrop

    wheels.jpg
    --Brooks

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    So, I have been doing a bit more calculating. My original thought was to keep the Height of the whole teardrop at or below 6 feet tall. I’m seriously debating running these 285s since I have them on hand. With a 4’ body height and a 6’ max height, that leaves me with about 20-22” to the bottom of the frame. Which, with 33” tires leaves me with only 3” of clearance between the top of the axle and the bottom of the 2X3” trailer frame.

    How much space is needed between the axle and the frame on a trailer like this? I am debating using a spring other than a standard trailer spring, the builder is looking into a few options. I know it really depends on how soft the pack is I guess.

    33tires.JPG

    this is at 6" to the top of the trailer.
    Last edited by 97TJGUZZY; 08-10-2016 at 09:40 AM.
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    I think you've already ordered your axle, so too late, but:
    http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index....f064af074c3da4
    '04 LJ Sleeper

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