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    Under Observation AVJeepFreek's Avatar
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    Lifetime Sahara Tent Trailer

    LIFETIME Sahara Tent Trailer

    So, Lesa and I have wanted an offroad tent trailer for some time now and we finally ordered one! It's the Lifetime Tent Trailer and is sold through Costco. Here is a link to the Costco web site if your interested:http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...sc1&lang=en-US

    We should receive it in a week or so and will have to put it together (as it comes in a kit).

    I'll try and get some pics of the build and post them once I start.

    Well, It was delivered and My Son-in-Law gave me a hand putting the trailer together a few weeks ago. I was very impressed with the ease of assembly and the workmanship of this trailer. It took us about 6 hours to put it together from start to finish. The instructions were fairly easy to follow and all of the parts were there which is always a plus!















    I plan on trying to figure out how to replace the little 12.5" trailer tires with at least a 31" tire as soon as possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated!




    After having the trailer set up for a week or 2 and getting some much needed use out of the "Utility Portion" of it, we finally pulled into the driveway and put the tent up in it the other day.

    Here are a few pic's.

    It's nice and roomy inside and well constructed!


    For our "First Set Up" it took about 20 minutes to figure it all out and get it set up but, with practice we should be able to get it set up in the "8 minutes" they say it takes in the video!





    It's nice and big inside, with lots of room!



    So far, it pulls real nice behind the JK, we hardly know its back there! it's been to the dump once and hauled some larger items around the High Desert. We are very excited to try it out and do some camping here very soon!
    Last edited by AVJeepFreek; 07-20-2012 at 03:40 PM.
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    Under Observation AVJeepFreek's Avatar
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    Next order of business is getting it registered!
    Last edited by AVJeepFreek; 07-20-2012 at 04:00 PM.

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    I get around gold knight's Avatar
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    Very cool... seems like Viking Ginger got one of these too and was really happy with it.
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    Under Observation AVJeepFreek's Avatar
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    Well, I looked into buying the LIFETIME spare tire mount system through the LIFETIME web site which fits nicely under the rear of the trailer and slides out for convenient access to the spare. ....and then, after I picked myself off the floor after seeing the $399 price they wanted for it! WTF?? .......Is it made of Gold!?!

    I figured there had to be a better way! So, I went and purchased a spare tire and a mount from Harbor Freight (I love that Place!) and I mounted it (as per the instructions) to the tongue frame of the trailer.

    Well I soon realized this was not going to work because now I couldn't lower the front gate and use the front door of the tent!

    After a bit thinking and tinkering and some advise from my son Chris, I made a trip to the local steel yard. I devised a plan to mount it to the tailgate it's self and solve my problem.

    The $2.58 piece of steel I got was to small for the what I had in mind so I took it next door to my neighbor Chris, (a different Chris) who dabbles in fabrication and welding. After looking at my plan and putting our heads together, he produced a piece of scrap plate steel that almost fit perfectly onto the upper and lower tailgate rails. With a few quick cuts from the plasma cutter we had a plate that fit perfectly. I prepped it and he welded it in place then with a quick shot of black rust-ol-eum paint I was in business!

    Here is how it turned out!










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    Under Observation AVJeepFreek's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gold knight View Post
    Very cool... seems like Viking Ginger got one of these too and was really happy with it.
    Seeing his post on here is actually how I found out about this trailer. I do like the older style of his trailer and how it all folds up on it's self. this one seems a bit harder to take off road. It's to bad they don't offer that older style anymore!

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    Asshole At Large Bat Shit Crazy Karnuvore's Avatar
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    Yeah those are pretty badass. Perfect for Jeepers.
    These pipes.....are CLEAAAN!!!

 

 

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