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Discussion in 'Taking Your Camper Off Road' started by Ramsport59, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Ramsport59

    Ramsport59 New Member

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    Got my Cedar titled and tagged last week so I decided to begin working on her.

    I want to be able to run the dirt roads and mild fire roads with it so I lifted it. Flipped the axle and built new taller perches. Also dropped the frame mounts. Total of 9" of lift. Plently of room to clear some 205/60/15's I had laying around from another project. The rims are hideous but until I get the funds to pick up some wheelspacers for the nice jeep rims I have, I'm stuck with these.
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    Also built me a step. Still need to tighten down the mounting bolts and square it up, but its sturdy and holds my 220lbs no problem.
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    Whatca think? Thinking a new paint job is next!
    Rick
     
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    You'll be able to drag that anywhere!! [8D]
     
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    That what we are going to do on our cedar we do a lot of off road camping so we need to lift our baby thanks for the pics
     
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    Very nice indeed!
     
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    Is the step removable? Or does it fold up?
     
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    That looks good, there shouldn't be much stopping you now. I kinda like the black rims, they give it a no nonsense sort of look.
     
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    awesome. I dont have anytime now but after hunting season ill be doing this to mine.
     
  8. Yellowkayak

    Yellowkayak Popups.....when sleeping on the ground gets to you

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    I sure hope those steps are removable, because you just took away any good clearance. They'll get ripped off for sure.

    JJ
     
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    Yup the step is removable. The lowest section of frame is 22" off the ground.

    Thanks Guys!
    Rick
     
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    22"? Wow... More clearance than my Jeep Grand Cherokee, though my Ranger project matches that frame height. My own trailer isn't going to sit that high.

    So, um, what did you do to the stabilizers?
     
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    Havent done it it yet but I have some steel tubing that would slide over the stock stabilizers. Drill a few holes for pins and I should be good.

    Rick
     
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    Thats what I considered if I ever get my lift done. Enjoy!
     
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    That sounds like a genius idea for the stabilizer jacks! [:D]

    Either you've seen my thread or great minds truly think alike.

    FYI, it works great with the stabilizer extensions.
     
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    Well then, pics a re a MUST!!!
     
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    check out post #91 here:
    http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=32659.80

    I ended up making four for the stabilizer jacks and one for the leveling jack. It stands pretty solid despite it's height.
     
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    Very nice build man!!!

    Rick
     
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    Did you do any mods to the frame ? I have the axle flip on my cedar and 20.5 X 8.0-10 tires and was planning on adding shackles to gain room for possibly 14"s .I go over most trails that I want to now.I like your AC set up ,what btu is it ? I have also done refectix,shelving,12 volt plug ins,door alarm,water drain and other mods to mine. [​IMG]
     
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    I used 4" C Channel under the frame. I welded it and also made braces that bolted in so its nice and strudy. Also built new spring hangers to drop it a little more. Its about 9" of lift and those tires come out to 25" tall.

    The AC is 5k BTU made by Haiser. Its does pretty decent. I have a thread in the mod forum. Reflectix is my next step.

    Thanks
    Rick
     
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    You will notice a difference with the reflectix ,we already have.
     
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    Has anyone found a kill switch on your coleman cedar ? I have not been able to find one on mine.
     

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