Can I really build a kit in my garage?
Yes you can. With the exception of the first few steps in the build process, you'll be building your kit on your newly completed trailer frame....which means that if you have the space to park a trailer, you have the room needed to build the kit. For what it's worth, we built the first Rally Point in our backyard under a big pecan tree. As redneck as it sounds, it works!
I've never built anything...can I really do this?
Again, yes you can. Your trailer kit was designed by engineers using the latest CAD software, and was produced using a computer guided router that follows that CAD program precisely. Your trailer frame, fenders, spare tire carrier and roof rack were all cut and welded by professional welders, ensuring that everything fits together exactly as designed. We also have a complete library of build videos detailing how to complete each step of the build process.........but if for some reason you get stuck we're just an email or phone call away.
You've got this, but we've got your back if you need us.
With that said though, if you're still not comfortable giving it a go solo, you might think about attending a build workshop, building with a buddy or even hiring a third party to build your kit for you. Where there's a will, there's always a way!
How long does it take to build a kit?
11 days, 6 hours and 32 minutes.
OK, we're messing around a bit. Build times are determined by a multitude of outside factors including the builders work schedule, kids activities, your honey-do list, etc. To give you a reference point though, in our workshops kits are completed without interior finish out (paint, flooring, etc) in one and a half weekends and and 2-3 hours a night during the week.
What kind of tools do i need?
The most commonly used tool in a build is a good cordless drill with a #2 Phillips screw tip. Following that, you'll need a small trim saw for final fitting/trimming the rafters, a trim router with a flush cutting bit (can be rented at most Home Depot or Lowes stores), a caulk gun, a hammer and some 100 or 120 grit sandpaper.
A small finish nail gun (either battery or compressor driven) makes things a LOT easier, but a regular hammer and finish nails will give almost the same results.
what other materials will I need?
Exterior paint, caulk, screws and construction adhesive. You'll also want to finish the interior of your trailer with either paint or stain, exterior grade carpet or vinyl flooring
why don't you supply tires and wheels in a kit?
For multiple reasons. First is their weight....a kit shipped with three tires/wheels (2 mains and 1 spare) weighs in at around 75 lbs each or an additional 225 pounds, plus the weight of any packaging material. That extra weight and bulk equate to higher shipping costs. To us, it seems smarter to buy your tires and wheels locally .
Secondly, the overwhelming majority of folks want to match the tires and wheels that are on their tow vehicle. Why? Because when you're on the trail pulling your trailer you now have an extra spare (for the tow vehicle or the trailer) if needed.
The third reason has already been mentioned, but it bears saying again...it's generally cheaper to purchase your tires and wheels locally and avoid the cost of shipping, especially when you consider that they will still need to be mounted and balanced at your local tire shop.
what if I screw up?
That's actually pretty hard to do, but as with everything else in life sometimes things happen. If something does go wrong in your build, don't sweat it......remember that everything in your kit can be repaired, rebuilt or replaced, and we're just an email away to help get you headed back in the right direction.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR THE FRAME BUILD?
Just like with the kits, you have several options. We will provide you with engineered drawings for the trailer frame. You can construct the traile yourself, you can enlist the aid of a buddy with a welder and the necessary skills, or you can go through your local welding shop, which can save you hundreds of dollars in shipping costs. If those options are unavailable to you, we can build the frame. The frame will come fully welded and either Raptor lined or powder coated (is this correct?). The last option will increase the shipping costs.
HOW DO I APPLY THE EPOXY?
HOW DO I APPLY THE FILLETS?
HOW IS IT SHIPPED?
***still figuring that ish out***
WHAT SIZE MATTRESS FITS?
The Rally Point comfortably fits a standard Queen size mattress. The mattress does not come included with the kits, but we have spent many comfortable nights on the CertiPUR-US mattress. It is a tri fold memory foam mattress with a washable cover, but there are other options available. We are not affiliated with Certi-PUR-US or any subsidiaries of that company. ***not sure if we should name a company?***
WHAT LIGHTING IS INCLUDED?
The Rally Point has two interior recessed ceiling lights (12V DC 2W) located in the rear of the camper. These lights produce ample soft lighting for the entire interior of the camper. You can choose to wire them to separate switches or to the same switch, whatever you prefer. The exterior lighting is located over the doors of the camper. ????under lighting for RP????do we include running lights,tail/brake lights?????
The Grunt has the option for pre-drilled holes for lighting in the side boxes and storage area. Is this correct????
IS THERE A USB CHARGING PORT?
There is a port with two outlets on the exterior, and the same capability on the interior port. ???correct????
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR STORAGE SPACE?
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WHAT TYPE HITCH IS REQUIRED?
We use a Lock N Roll hitch because of the 360 degree rotation, along with the left to right and up and down articulation which allows fantastic maneuverability, especially when backing a trailer around a corner and while on the trail. It could also be a theft deterrent because you can remove the ????????? and with out this you wouldn't be able to hitch the trailer.
WHAT ARE MY COLOR OPTIONS?
If you choose to go the route of Raptor liner or paint, your options are limitless. Any paint number can be matched and applied to the exterior. When matching a color to your vehicle, keep in mind that when colors are applied to varying surfaces they can appear slightly different. For example, a metallic paint on the smooth surface of a vehicle will look slightly different when applied to the bumpy surface of Raptor liner.
HOW ARE THE DOORS SECURED?
All the doors come with compression locks and keys. On the Rally Point the entry doors come with a factory installed lock in the door.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE INTERIOR?
The Rally Point has two compartment style cubbies and two side cabinets at the front end of the interior. The back wall of the interior has a cabinet with three doors. This provides suitable storage for clothes, blankets, pillows, etc. WE MAY NOT WANT TO INCLUDE,SINCE IT COULD CHANGE
HOW DO I INSTALL THE WIRING?
The kits come with pre-drilled holes ready for you to run the wiring.
HOW IS PAYMENT HANDLED?
At the time that you place your kit order a deposit of $$$$$$$ is required to begin your build. At this time we begin ordering all the components necessary for your chosen kit. When the kit is completed and ready to ship, the balance owed will be due prior to the kit being shipped. If for some unforeseen reason you decide to cancel the order, the monies paid will be forfeited. This is due to the materials having been ordered /shipped and the labor already having been begun.