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Thread: Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

  1. #591
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    If the distance I assumed from your's is about right, it'll actually have the same amount of flex. I assumed 8" from the pivot point to the tube that connects to the trailer, this is also assuming the tube is fully rigged at the point where the two tubes connect. However, your shear stress from the same loading conditions is less than half of what mine is. Considering 200 pounds at the mid point of the swing arm gives a 3.5 to 1 safety factor on mine and it'll be almost 9 to 1 on yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkhawk View Post
    If the distance I assumed from your's is about right, it'll actually have the same amount of flex. I assumed 8" from the pivot point to the tube that connects to the trailer, this is also assuming the tube is fully rigged at the point where the two tubes connect. However, your shear stress from the same loading conditions is less than half of what mine is. Considering 200 pounds at the mid point of the swing arm gives a 3.5 to 1 safety factor on mine and it'll be almost 9 to 1 on yours.
    Your properly right. I just remember thinking that I am very happy I made it a through piece, as it is flexing more than I thought it would.

  3. #593
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    Hey guys, found this thread very helpful when deciding on a trailer, thanks. So I'll add my stuff to it for anyone looking for info as I did. I previously built a '16 Tacoma TRDOR into an overland rig, but after it left me stranded a couple times (long story) I decided to go another route - '16 JKUR - which has yet to disappoint. Anyways, seeing as I have both of the vehicles to use - Tacoma for easy camping stuff and the Rubi for more remote/hardcore adventures, I decided to get a trailer.

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    The delivery was a pain as the trailer crate is large and heavy. Make sure you have enough room and it helps to "grease the wheels" of delivery driver as they can just say f-it and tell you to come pick it up from their distro center. Also there are 2 pallets now and the wheels don't come assembled - discount tire for mount and balance the next day - $60

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    I want to give huge thank you to Smittybilt for great instructions (watch assembly video online!) and amazing tagging of hardware (I wish ARB this well. Missing hardware and badly fitting components are their MO with me.)

    To Continue.... permissions issue on the forum....

  4. #594
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    Hello All:

    FWIW -

    Just got our annex for the smittybilt XL tent. The door was moved from the outside to one of the sides. The new pictures on the smittybilt website show the correct location...https://www.smittybilt.com/overlander_tent_and_awning

    Summit racing is selling them for $220 - $80 less than I had seen it elsewhere, and it arrived in less tha a week from the order.

    Regards
    James

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    Anyways, assembly to me (1 guy) a single day. Hardest part was getting the steel crate off.

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    The suspension setup looks really nice and I am looking forward to really testing it out on the Rubicon trail.

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    Here is my minor setup as I still have to take the RTT and other gear off my tacoma bedrack.
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    I also have a waterport to install, ARQ awning inbound, sand ladders, and the new ARB elements fridge.

    I am using the Goal Zero 1250 and a couple 100W solar panels (the boulder 30 GZ panels suck BTW, get some Amazon ones - amazing) to power it. Still have to figure out a good way to store the solar panels while traveling, the ratchet strap is only temp.

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    This is my JKUR with 3.5 metal cloak lift, running 37's. attached is the trailer with the stock tires it comes with from Smittybilt.
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    more to come soon as I have to get all the stuff mounted, figure out a good stove solution and get a articulating hitch.

  6. #596
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmrocek View Post
    Hey guys, found this thread very helpful when deciding on a trailer, thanks. So I'll add my stuff to it for anyone looking for info as I did. I previously built a '16 Tacoma TRDOR into an overland rig, but after it left me stranded a couple times (long story) I decided to go another route - '16 JKUR - which has yet to disappoint. Anyways, seeing as I have both of the vehicles to use - Tacoma for easy camping stuff and the Rubi for more remote/hardcore adventures, I decided to get a trailer.

    The delivery was a pain as the trailer crate is large and heavy. Make sure you have enough room and it helps to "grease the wheels" of delivery driver as they can just say f-it and tell you to come pick it up from their distro center. Also there are 2 pallets now and the wheels don't come assembled - discount tire for mount and balance the next day - $60


    I want to give huge thank you to Smittybilt for great instructions (watch assembly video online!) and amazing tagging of hardware (I wish ARB this well. Missing hardware and badly fitting components are their MO with me.)

    To Continue.... permissions issue on the forum....

    Nice post mmrocek
    2017 HR build

    http://forum.expeditionportal.com/th...25#post2243425

    Instagram @auoverland

  7. #597
    Quote Originally Posted by jmlarson View Post
    Hello All:

    FWIW -

    Just got our annex for the smittybilt XL tent. The door was moved from the outside to one of the sides. The new pictures on the smittybilt website show the correct location...https://www.smittybilt.com/overlander_tent_and_awning

    Summit racing is selling them for $220 - $80 less than I had seen it elsewhere, and it arrived in less tha a week from the order.

    Regards
    James
    Thanks, just picked one up for $214.99 from summit!
    Last edited by bkone; Yesterday at 09:35 PM.

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