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Project Ehu – Ready for Adventure!

Project Ehu – Ready for Adventure!

That’s right! Our overland trailer project is coming to a close…. at least the first phase of it. We know it’s been a long time since our last update, but frankly we struggled with stopping progress for the sake of posting what progress had been made and instead decided to keep moving forward. With that being said, a video of where we are now was the best way to make an update. As mentioned in the video, we did initially…

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Ehu is ready to be weighed!

Ehu is ready to be weighed!

We knew the reassembly would go much faster than the process to get to that point, but even we were amazed at just how fast. In fact, so much has changed that we thought it was time for an update in spite of the fact that it hasn’t even been a full week since our last. If you remember from our last post, we last left off with the floor being set in and sealed. If you missed that post…

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Project Ehu Update (3/29/17)

Project Ehu Update (3/29/17)

After a series of weekly updates on our overland trailer project “Ehu”, we skipped one last Friday. This was largely because most of the week we were going backwards, if anything, in preparation for paint and there really wasn’t much to share. In fact, the only additions that were made were the safety chain, front jack mount, and some tabs for lights. Having said this, we have received several messages and emails inquiring about where we stood and if an…

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Klondike is one step closer to hitting harder trails!

Klondike is one step closer to hitting harder trails!

A full review is on the way, but Klondike finally got her winch mounted and is one step closer to harder trails. This winch was originally on Lil-Punkin’ but was removed as part of the negotiations in the sale. It worked out since the Warn M8000 is one of the only winches that will work in the very limited space the KL offers. The job isn’t quite done as there are still a few changes I will be making to…

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Project EHU Update (3/17/17)

Project EHU Update (3/17/17)

I made a bunch of progress this week, the largest part being over the weekend while Mrs. SSS was away being wilderness first-aid trained and certified. Apparently, she wants to keep us around and alive in the backcountry. 😛 Saturday morning I started to figure out how I was going to mount the Maxtrax to the trailer. I had already put a bit of thought into this and put the spread of the horizontal cross bars inline with the hole spread of…

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Project Ehu update (3/10/17)

Project Ehu update (3/10/17)

Just like that another week has passed and it’s time for another update on the overlanding trailer. I’ll begin with the upper load bars; we had been back and forth on whether we were going to put them on or not. The aluminum bars that the tent will mount with would’ve spanned the primary (outer) rails but I didn’t like the clamps being this far to the outside of the trailer and going this direction. The final push to us…

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This week’s Project Ehu update (3/3/17)

This week’s Project Ehu update (3/3/17)

A fair amount of this week’s progress on the overland trailer wasn’t in things you can actually see. Instead, I put some effort into ordering several parts that would soon be holding us up and figured out some things that I wasn’t sure on. For example, I knew we needed tail lights and a way to hold the spare tire in place but hadn’t actually put much thought into how that would actually work. As you will soon see, I…

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Lots of progress on Ehu this week!

Lots of progress on Ehu this week!

I did my very best to capitalize on the warm weather we had this week and even took a vacation day Friday. The result is a fair amount of progress on our overland trailer. In fact, I almost worked myself out of work until a few more parts arrive. What did I accomplish you ask? Well, for starters I modified the center-cap hole on the wheels to clear the EZ-Grease hub cap. I knew the clearance would be tight, but the…

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The overland trailer starts to take shape

The overland trailer starts to take shape

We were very productive this weekend on our overland trailer “Ehu”. There is still a ton of work to be done in order to have it ready by late spring, but I think we will make it! This week’s warm weather sure is helping progress but part of me worries the cold will return about the time we are ready to paint. 🙄 I’m sure it will all work out… There is plenty of work to be done before that anyway,…

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More Ehu parts arrive!

More Ehu parts arrive!

Well, we rolled into last weekend rather optimistically… Unfortunately, we had a run of funk roll through the whole family that left us under the weather and not fit to work out in the shop. It may have worked out for the best as this weekend’s weather is shaping up to be even better! In spite of the lack of frame progress, we are making headway in other areas. The largest being that we finally pulled the trigger on our axle…

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