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

You Meet Some Interesting Characters Compact Camping!

Compact Camping Trailers are unique and tend to attract a lot of attention.  You never know who might wander into your camp to ask questions or looking to bum a side of beef. Here is who one of our customers, Douglas, ran into when out with the Dinoot Jeep Trailer he built.

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

LED Ambient Lights

These low draw, compact surface mount LED lights add a just enough light without being overpowering.  Simple to attach with a couple of screws.  Illuminate your campsite without harsh beams, with the ambient light you’ll find it easier to enter your trailer or roof top tent.  Many uses, applications and simple to attach where you

Last minute Christmas Ideas

Unique last minute ideas for that special roof top tent adventurer on your Christmas list!  We have exclusive items and other accessories anyone with a roof top tent would be happy to see on Christmas Day! Check out our RTT Accessories, many around $20 or less, some not available anywhere else.

Dinoot Trailer Article in OutdoorX4 Magazine Issue #18

A lot of people are talking about the trend toward compact, lightweight, budget-friendly adventure trailers. Guess who is leading the way? Dinoot Trailers! Andy Lilienthal wrote a great article for OutdoorX4 Magazine’s Trailer-Supported Adventures section titled “Dinoot Trailers for the budget-conscious adventurer”. The article begins on page 60.  If you have a hardcopy; it is in Issue #18. The

Trailer Supported Christmas

How many people decorate (trailers) for Christmas?  We thought we were the only ones that made Lego Dinoot Jeep Style trailer Christmas scenes.  But our customer, Kyle, out did us on a grand scale. Kyle went all out this year decorating his Jeep and matching Dinoot Jeep Trailer.  It brings a smile to our faces and we

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Portable Camp Kitchen

I’ve thought about making some sort of Camp Kitchen / Chuck Box / Grub Box for a while so after a visit from Hans of Trail Kitchens and some testing, we will be adding the Compact Model Camping Kitchen to our line up.  With many great features it was an easy choice.  Here are a few

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

McKenzie River Compact Camping

The rushing of the water condenses the world into peace.  Sunlight reflects off the pure white of the tumultuous churning enough to blind those lucky enough to notice.  The heavens so blue it aches to gaze into the limitless depths, in just a few hours, the dance of the cosmos so spectacular as to be

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

Dinoot M-Series M416 Style Trailer

We are ready to build an M-Series Dinoot for testing and documentation.  Once I’m done, it will be available for sale. The Dinoot M-Series M416 Style Trailer will be a basic roller with a unique baggage door style tailgate. Tub will be in the standard black paint prep ready gelcoat, with a Harbor Freight frame,

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

Modular Bolt Together Trailer Racks, Part 1

I’ve begun prototyping a new trailer rack concept. The idea is taking a modular, bolt together approach to create a versatile system adaptable to many trailer applications.  The focus is designing it for DIYers so they can use a small collection of components to create rack setups tailored to their needs.  I envision working out the

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

Do you remember your first time?

It is summertime and the new builds by our customer’s are coming in as they take them out for their first or one of many adventures.  We are enjoying seeing the awesome rigs and their experience with the Dinoot Jeep style trailer. We received a message from our customer, Bryan, who recently got his custom

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