Here are some pictures of us at a friends 500 acre farm. The trooper was almost stock in these photos. The trailer weighed in at a truck stop @ 3,200lbs... Show more The trooper alone weighs 3,860lbs. Total weight as seen in the photos 7,064lbs and yes with only a little tug thru one mud field from a friends jeep comanchee, the Trooper pulled the hell out of this trailer through some unimaginable muddy trail-roads.Ok so heres the story of why we drove miles into the woods the day after a heavy rain to get a piece of this old tree we cut down the weekend before. The land was about to be clear cut, so I came up with the idea to imortalize a piece of this very old tree. Ok, keep in mind that the trailer in the picture is 14ft long and 6 or 7ft wide. It looks like two logs rolled onto the back of the trailer, Actually its only one log horizontal, With a table top slice in front of it. There is also a 7ft long log sitting on the trailer with one end facing the truck and the other end butted up to the log at the end of the trailer. OK with that being said, The one on the back was cut in half equally to serve as legs for the 7ft piece that now sits on top of them. The seven footer is currently being hacked away at to become a sitting bench in the backyard. the table top pieces are self explanitary. In short, The seat and the backrest are one piece... Sort of carved into the 7ft long log like a bench bucket seat. Its only possible because the log is very thick (About three feet thick). The real challenge was the incredible weight of this hard wood. It punished the trooper pretty bad. The damage came from three sections of the trail. One of which, was when the trailer (that doesn't have any brakes) pushed the trooper (that didn't have enough traction) down a slick muddy hill that gently curved to the right. The trailer was pushing the truck into a jackknife. Hard throttle and WAY too much speed down this little hill was my only option to save my ass and the truck. I seriously thought that was the end for the trooper. But only minor damage! Somehow I managed to miss all of the bigger trees. The rear bumper end got ripped off and the lower body (driver side)was dented up from a dozen saplings that I mowed down powersliding down and around that turn. Two bent rancho shocks and a bent trailer hitch later I had two great big logs in my backyard!!!! "Ohhhh Its the little things in life" Here are the only pictures that were taken on this 12 hour expedition. I will never forget the efforts of my friends for helping me with yet another one of my "dare to be different" projects! Show Less
Creek crossing with scrap logs in the creek for a make shift bridge.
Meaningless shot of Auto trans