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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Dudley. On a previous post you showed the electrics in your "new" nose cone. It looks like you have mounted all the electrics to a panel which in turn is mounted to the back of the nose cone. Is that correct? I'm seeking ideas to mount all the electrics to the back of the nosecone but to minimize drilling.

    Simon, sorry so late! Yes indeed. I did that. I sealed all the holes with silicone. My old nose cone had a rubber "gasket" between the trailer body and the nose cone, as the nose cone was not physically attached to the body of the trailer. I did very much the same by riveting angle aluminium to the back of the new nose cone and using the same rubber "gasket" between the nosecone and the body. I have tested the set up with water and it certainly proved to be water proof and I have no reason to believe that dust will get into the nose cone. See the pic of the angle aluminium riveted to the nose cone.


    Phillip's right unfortunately - you cannot really avoid drilling holes altogether.
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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Flagster View Post
    Simon, pm me an email address and I'll send you a picture of the layout of my nosecone if you are interested.

    I'm a bit embarrassed to post it here. I did above but then I took it off again.

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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    Hi all.
    I have a Wilderness that I have done extensive mods to over the years. I have added a photo. Any requests for specific mods I will send details and close ups.
    Cheers
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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    Hi all.
    I have a Wilderness that I have done extensive mods to over the years. I have added a photo. Any requests for specific mods I will send details and close ups.
    Cheers
    Henri

    Please post more pictures
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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    Morning Simon.
    I will get onto it over this weekend. Here is another one so long.
    Cheers
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    OK first the left side which comprises of:
    - fridge
    - water filler spout
    -cutlery against the fridge door
    - the pub, using a Challenger cooker bin
    - 220 v plugs and gas bottle mount
    - water tap
    - water tank 60l Pioneer Plastic mounted close to the fridge
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    On the right side:
    - 220 V cable connection.
    - Spare wheel mount (I used the rear swing bracket to moun the kitchen cabinet onto).
    - Shoe box bought from Challenger as a "Tool Box"
    - Clothes drawer "His" and "Hers"
    - Right Gas Bottle mount
    - Jerry Can moved to rear because of the Spare Wheel
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    The rear end:
    - Kitchen unit mounted to the original Spare Wheel swing Frame, but now mounted on the left side to swing to the living area
    - Unit swung out showing frame for the wash basin and drying rack and the braai grid storage
    - Wash basin in position
    - Two half doors for rear entry
    - Slide out drawer housing 6 ammo boxes
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    # 1 Mitsubishi Colt 2005 with 3.2 DID (160kw WOW!)
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    Electrics:
    - Plug mounted inside panel for fridge
    - Battery mounted next to the water tank, both almost over the axle for good weight distribution.
    - 30A circuit breaker to enable disconnecting trailer battery and connecting
    - (I am not one for solar panels yet, too expensive!)
    - Battery monitor just inside the door an external battery
    - 220 V DB Board mounted in the nose cone (yes I had to go through both the nose cone and the trailer bin, but used grommets and silicone sealer.
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    # 5 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 2015
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    # 1 Mitsubishi Colt 2005 with 3.2 DID (160kw WOW!)
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    Challenger Wilderness "The Penthouse" (sold and will be sorely missed)
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    Last ones:
    - Living area side drawers, left for table cloths, drying cloths etc. and right for groceries.
    - Trailer fitted with braked axle 1600 kg, this the coupler


    Any questions and details please shout.
    Cheers
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    # 5 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 2015
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    # 3 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2011 good trade
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    # 1 Mitsubishi Colt 2005 with 3.2 DID (160kw WOW!)
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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    Very nice!!

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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    Thanks Renier.


    Some pics I did not send:
    - wash rack and braai grid in travel position
    - storage for 1.6 m table


    go build!


    Cheers


    Henri
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    Hi Henri


    Very nice!


    I have asked on various occasions but with no luck. Can you please show how you fitted the spare wheel to the side of the trailer? Did you need to strengthen any side panels? With what did you fix it?


    Thanks!

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    Eish Brent I cant remember


    I will have to take the fridge out to get some pics for you.


    What I did was use a piece of 30 x 30 x 30 x 3 channel I had lying around which I originally used to mount vertically on my house security doors.


    A piece of this was mount this vertically against the right panel in the inside. The top section was fashioned to fit inside the upper channel of the trailer and the bottom was fashioned to bolt onto the round tubing that runs the length of the trailer (not sure if later models have this). The round tubing prevented me from bolting the bottom part of the channel to the box section of the chassis.


    Outside I just used the long bolt from the original mount, drilled a hole through the side panel and the channel to match and welded the bolt to the channel (before final fitting of course).


    You may "skrik" when you see how I have done it as I did not have much structure to work with, but it is sturdy and has seen trips to Richters, Botswana, and Moz and all still 100%.


    What obviously helps is the wheel is mount close to the tow hitch so it does not bounce around like it would at the rear, which requires a much stronger mount.


    Oh yes, and I welded in a support just under the aluminium tread plate to assist with the weight.


    I will get you some photos over the weekend, too late now SWAMBO will moer me is I want to play in the cave anymore today
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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    So Pumbaa brought Timon home this morning

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    Yay now the fun starts!


    Enjoy it!
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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    Indeed Simon - now the fun starts.


    I must say I prefer the colour to my trailer's white. But then my bakkie is also white which has always kept me from repainting my trailer.


    Enjoy the trailer and modifying it to your liking.
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    Default Re: My Wilderness Trailer Modification Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    So Pumbaa brought Timon home this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skymaster View Post
    I forgot to mention in the above post that I also modified the SpareWheel swing arm.
    With the arm on the trailer it is always in the way and in the middle of the tent when the back door is open.
    So I removed the 2 bolts and replaced it with 2 pins fitted with quick-release safety pins

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    When we get to the camping spot I can remove the spare wheel arm in a few seconds and put it under the trailer

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    Brilliant I have now done the same on my trailer. Thanks.
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    Hi Brent. Not sure if I will get to pulling the fridge for the photos of the spare wheel bracket this weekend, had some serious rain damage a few weeks ago and the cupboards were replaced yesterday. So spend the day repacking, still some work to do tomorrow. Will see how it goes. I have not forgotten. Cheers
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