I decided to do a test build.
I bought some cheap materials 4x1, 1/2 plywood and some steel angle.
I was hoping to mock something up that would hold my weight, just to get a feel for how it's going to work out.
Well the test fit went good. I'm going to add a few more braces and take it out for a overnighter thanksgiving weekend.
I might have 50bucks in the platform.
I also bought to padding and carpet(no photos yet).
Just over 7ft long, 41 inches wide in the back 23inches up front.
1st solo trip: Platform worked great. More then enough room. The only thing it needs more padding.
Spent the night alone in Anza Borrego's Little Blair valley. Camp right next to a huge split rock. I parked in tight because i was expecting some strong winds. It was a little breezy all day until around 11:30 pm the winds picked up the funny thing was that the temp did to. The out side temp went up 10 degrees.
Packing needs improvement. I need shorter Boxes so i can pull them out without unzipping the rear window on my soft top.
255/85/16's is an interesting tire size.....narrower than my 285/75/16 but a slight bit taller...I do have the slightest touch lock to lock on my swaybar.
I like the idea your still getting a 33............
Section Width: 10.03 in 255 mm
Section Width: 11.22 in 285 mm
Section Width: 10.03 in 255 mm yours
Section Width: 11.22 in 285 mm mine
Overall Diameter: - -
Overall Diameter: 33.06 in 839.72 mm yours
Overall Diameter: 32.83 in 833.88 mm mine
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