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Old 02-28-2014, 08:49 PM   #2071
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not sure if this counts but I made this out of a old job site tool box.it has a deep cycle battery for all the 12v outlets for the air pump for lake toys and air bed, lights and a water pump .the back of it can be cranked up about 18" so it doesn't get wet while lunching the jet ski.it hold everything we need for a long weekend at the lake all we have to do is pack food. we leave a 5 gallon water bottle out in the sun all day it make for a nice hot shower after being in the lake.i put a rv pump on the front of the box I hook up a hose and drop the pick tube in the water bottle and it has enough psi to spray about 30 feet





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Old 02-28-2014, 09:03 PM   #2072
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That's cool, are those bike racks on top?
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:10 PM   #2073
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That's cool, are those bike racks on top?
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:29 PM   #2074
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Took this picture a long time ago, as a joke, on the way to the dump. Not too far from the truth though...

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Old 03-03-2014, 03:07 PM   #2075
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Years ago we had the larger RAMADA model, and absolutely loved it. I regretted selling it as soon as I did.

There's lots of internet help on the maintenance and repair of these trailers.

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Awesome! Ours is the mesa model (which is the smallest), the most we have ever fit in it has been 5, could probably do 6 (2+2+2) if the weather was cold enough! You are correct there are plenty of resources on the web, our damage has been related to trailer harnesses, taillights and smashing the steps on logs in the deep woods of WY.

Just did the tally we have done 21 nights in it since getting it a couple years ago. I debate getting a more expensive rig with easier setup and nicer features, but i struggle to envision it being 'that' much better.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:09 PM   #2076
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I made some more progress on my teardrop this week.

























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Old 03-10-2014, 10:19 AM   #2077
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I made some more progress on my teardrop this week.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:54 PM   #2078
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Got all the edges flush cut today, started to fill some screw holes, and rolled it outside for the first time.



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Old 03-10-2014, 03:59 PM   #2079
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Looking good! Are you going to forgo a rear hatch, or do you cut it out later?
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:10 PM   #2080
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Looking good! Are you going to forgo a rear hatch, or do you cut it out later?
Thanks, its been a lot of fun to build so far.

I was going for a basic sleeper, kind of a hard sided tent, so I did not include a rear hatch/galley in my plans, I wanted an easy and quick build also. I have never really used the kitchens in any of my other RV's so I figured I wouldn't miss having a built in galley, I was more interested in internal storage space for gear and stuff.

I will also get rid of the tiny stock wheels and install some larger light truck all terrain tires and 15" wheels to give it a more burley look.

A Thule roof rack will also be installed for a storage box or roof basket.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:32 PM   #2081
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Just let's you have more internal storage or make it lighter.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:38 PM   #2082
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Just let's you have more internal storage or make it lighter.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:55 PM   #2083
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How are the curved sheets joined to the side walls?
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:15 PM   #2084
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How are the curved sheets joined to the side walls?
The curved sheets are glued (Tightbond II) and screwed to the cross braces (1x2's) that run the width of the trailer, those 1x2's are screwed and glued into the 3/4 plywood sidewalls with 1 1/2 screws from the inside using a Kreg pocket hole jig, I doubled up on a few of the cross braces with a couple of 1x3's to stiffen it up some, I also ran a bead of 3m 5200 along the edges of the vertical sidewall perimeter to secure and seal the 5mm curved plywood to the vertical sidewalls I didn't want to use screws on the end grain of the plywood not much holding strength in plywood end grain, plus I will end up installing some aluminum trim.

Simple, light construction, this won't be some extravagant rig, just something to sleep in and keep the rain off my head.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:06 AM   #2085
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It's lookin' really good!!!
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