Trailer Rack Steel Tubing Compact Camping

Trailer Rack No Weld Steel Tubing

Here is a quick hack on buying tubing for your Trailer No Weld Racks. Depending on how your supplier sells the steel, you can save money.

Trailer Racks

All types of Trailer Racks are being built by customers using our DIY No Weld Trailer Cross Bar and Rack system that are made here in the USA.

Trailer Racks build at home DIY Utility Trailer

Trailer Racks

There is a better way to build a rack system!  Building your own with No Weld Trailer Rack Brackets. I say better way because the rack you build will be exactly the size and height needed for your application

Trailer Rack Comparison

What if there was a better way to build a Trailer Rack? Here is a Trailer Rack Comparison! With Trailer Rack Comparison, I have noticed people install all sorts on utility camping trailers. Both Thule and Yakima make a popular clamp-on pickup bed rack. Both work nicely for setting up two-tier storage for hauling roof

Multi Purpose Camping Trailer

Here is an overview of a Utilitarian style multi purpose camping trailer I recently setup for a customer.  For Compact setups, I would normally use a 3.5’x5′ or 4’x6′ trailer, both under $500.  They went a little bigger with the 5’x8′ Lowe’s Utility Trailer as a starting point. The key feature for converting this one

The No Weld Trailer Rack System

Our No Weld Trailer Rack System makes it easy for DIYers to build sturdy trailer racks tailored to their needs. At the core of the system are the Corner Connectors used for 90 degree joints and Base Plates for connecting the rack to the trailer. The other component is 1.5” square tubing with .120” wall. A

Modular Bolt Together Trailer Racks, Part 3

We are very happy with how the Modular Bolt Together Trailer Racks prototype (no (customer) welding required) DIY trailer rack has gone together. Once the two hoops and connector bars are bolted together, you get a nice solid structure. I initially used button head bolts for assembling the trailer rack. Will most likely switch to hex

The Extra Space Button

Drive the rig you enjoy! When you need more space for away from home adventures, just hit the Extra Space Button! No need to size your vehicle based on the 20% of the time you need extra space.  Add the extra space only when needed for those away from home adventures in the form of

Modular Bolt Together Trailer Racks, Part 2

Beginning to  work on my new trailer rack concept prototype for my demo Dinoot Trailer. Yesterday I cut all the tubing pieces to size and started test fitting. As is the nature of prototyping; found a hiccup with the first batch of Corner Connectors. Luckily it was quick and easy to resolve. Got the trailer rack

Smooth Riding Camping Trailer Springs

When building a DIY Compact Camping Trailer many folks begin with a Harbor Freight bolt-together style frame kit. The Heavy Duty Harbor Freight frame kit we prefer using has a 2000 lb load capacity.  For lightweight home-built camping trailers, this can make for a stiff ride which is why you may need  Smooth Riding Camping

Custom Sized Dinoot DIY Trailer

Our new demo fiberglass J-Series Dinoot for towing around with my Chevy Tracker is just finishing up and we took it on the road. I tweaked the size to be better portioned for my Tracker.  Made the tub 5′ long x 51″ wide.  Then pushed the tires almost to the edge of the tub and covered

Dinoot Pride

Our customers outfit and customize their DIY Dinoot Jeep Trailers in many ways as we have seen on these posts and on our Tventuring Forum. One of our customer’s, Wes, is working on an Extended J-Series Jeep Trailer.  He already ordered his license plate to get a jump on the Dinoot being road ready.  To

Got Welded Frames?

When building one of our DIY Dinoot fiberglass Camping Trailers, there are a couple of frame options. Depending on your needs and planned usage, you can use a Harbor Freight bolt-together frame or a Welded frame. Many welded frame options are available for your home-built Dinoot off-road trailer project. We offer Welded frame kits that

Another Dinoot Jeep Trailer First Adventure

Customer Photos We really enjoy receiving First Adventure pictures of customers taking their Dinoot home-built trailers out. This is Robert’s, first trip with his Extended J-Series Jeep Trailer took them from Texas, high into the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Colorado. He shared this trip with three generations; his son, grandson and son-in-law. The Dinoot

Got Support?

At Compact Camping Concepts, we pride ourselves in providing DIY Camping Trailer builders the best Full Support possible. As part of this Full Support we sponsor a forum named Tventuring. The Trailer Forum is a great resource for folks constructing home-built camping trailers. When thinking about making your own camping trailer, it is a good

Got Plywood?

Get a copy of our Explorer Box Camping Trailer Construction Manual, and with a few sheets of plywood, some glue and a hand full of screws, these pictures could be you out with your cool new DIY Compact Camping Trailer. We offer the DIY Home-Builder a detailed construction manual, building supplies, a selection of folding

Dinoot DIY Camping Trailer Build Story

Ever wonder what it takes to build your own Dinoot DIY camping trailer?  Have you been to our Trailer Supported Adventure forum? Of the many Dinoot Trailer customer build stories done to date; Jason’s is one of the most detailed and largest at 23 pages. It’s a good read to understand a DIY Dinoot build.

Got Replacement M416 Tubs?

Sure! In searching for a M416 trailer to use as a camping platform, the only find, at a reasonable price, are beat up M416 trailers.  If you find a M416 that has a beat up, rusted out tub, there is an easy fix. We designed our M-Series Dinoot tubs with the same 40.5″x72″ base footprint