If this is seriously a project the first thing that you have to do is a drawing…an accurate one at that. Decide on construction materials, fittings, tents and other ‘nice-to-have’s and from this you will get a very good idea of the weight of the box. The Chassis follows what you want to achieve with the box and the Axle is matched to carry everything that I have just mentioned then add the weight of spare wheel, water tank, food, beer and so forth. If you don’t do it this way you could end up with something that is either over- or underdesigned. Underdesigned implies that there are design flaws and weaknesses in the structure and overdesigned would mean that you have a thing that works but could be dragging many kilograms of unnecessary weight behind your vehicle.
Clarence on 13th March 2019 at 3:43 pm