Mobile Mancaves

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by PA Slammer, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Well, not as much stickers as custom vinyl decals. We can do 2 layered stuff with no problem, multiple colors get very difficult. I'll send you a PM.
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  2. nunzo

    nunzo nunzo

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    We have a 32 foot Class C Funmover. It can fit 5 dirtbikes (sideways) or two full size bikes parked straight in. Other than 8-9 mpg, we love the convenience and comfort of a motorhome for races and events. We raced at Barber in October, hauled 7 bikes (pulled a trailer) , and 3 dudes for 4 days. No problems and quite comfy for a toy hauler. The Damon Outlaw is next on the list given more money and time. Did I say when I get more money, one of these days?:D



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  3. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    So my truck is showing its age, 03f150 250k. My trailer is 7700lbs loaded. Do I update the truck, tires brakes ujoints , wheel brgs etc. The truck runs fine. or a 08-10 f150 or a similair f250. Buying brand new is out of the question. I won't be the one who drives it over the first curb. :huh
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  4. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Just got back from the Pittsburgh RV show. They had about 90% trailers and a fair amount of toy haulers. Just not impressed though. I would think a "toy hauler" would be bullet proof and... well a bit more MANLY! :scratch

    I know you have to keep them light and materials can get pretty crappy when you go light, so why not ALL aluminum frames? You would save a ton of weight. Then you would be able to be a bit more beefy with the cabinetry. Or all aluminum cabinets as well! Seriously, my boys would demolish some of those products.

    Instead it seems that all the companies are concentrating on are TVs and speakers and curtains, and shiny crap. I want something I will be happy with 10 years from now. Not something I have to sell five years later for a tenth of the purchase price because everything broke and is rusted out.

    I think when it comes down to it, I have to build my own...
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  5. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    Aluminum can be just as stron as steel, but will cost more I believe, but worse than cost, al is prone to cracking when it is flexed repeatedly, more so than steel.
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  6. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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    Buy what is closest to what you want and improve/modify it to what you want. The_Filly & I have already started modding ours. Already beefed up the bed frame & sealed the places where bugs could possibly enter under the bed and added insulation too. Took apart one sofa and have a template made to construct a closet/shelving unit at the end of our bed. Then we'll be adding storage/bench seating all along the one side with taller cabinets too. I can share pics if anyone is interested
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  7. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Let's see 'em!
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  8. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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    Here are some pics of the interior and what we have done so far

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    Kitchen (minor mods planned)

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    TV mount now (removed panel, installed 2 shelves & new TV mount and 27" TV

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    Removed a sofa & reusing parts from that

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    Sofa base cut down to be used for new table (legs will be removed from original table) as original was way too big & too heavy :deal

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    Skin from the sofa was trimmed as a template for the new shelves we'll be installing at the foot of the bed

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    More to come
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  9. kendall_smith

    kendall_smith Motion-Activated

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    Mobile Mancaves bump!

    It's about time to start getting those mobile mancaves out for the year! My wife and I have decided to sell our Jayco Baja that I posted in this thread a few posts ago and thought I'd let anyone that might be interested in here know.

    We LOVE this camper and will be sad to see it go, but we have future plans that it unfortunately doesn't fit into, so we have to send it on.

    Here's a link to the for sale ad on ADV- http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871283&highlight=baja.
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  10. OhBoy

    OhBoy Got Out

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    Back in the 90s F150 4wd longbed
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  11. trailer Rails

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    :clap I had a similar setup in the same truck, I am short enough I was able to wedge a twin bed mattress across the bed in front of the wheel wells and sleep slightly crooked across that.
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  12. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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    Some updates :deal

    Redid the bed frame, caulking, vapour barrier, insulation & new framing

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    Here are 5 cabinets/benches we built to line the wall with the large windo where we removed the one sofa. We are in the process of getting them stained & clearcoated & then we'll be adding shelves, doors, bench tops & cushions

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  13. River

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    holds four bikes just right
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    If only I could get the boat in there
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    typical setup once we are there
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    Anything with handle bars will do
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  14. chainslapAZ

    chainslapAZ Adventurer

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    My dad is taking a job back east for a year or so and wants me to have his 2001 7.3 F250 while he is gone. He doesn't want to sell it since it is low miles and rather rare these days. He also wanted to get one of the Outback 230rs Toyhaulers at some point:


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    http://www.lakeshore-rv.com/rvs/Out...iler-2013-Rear-Slide-Bunkhouse-Toy-Hauler.cfm

    I've now been thinking about buying the trailer myself, then traveling around to different races with my YZ250 and Pivot mountain bike in tow for a year. When my dad comes back to AZ I would hand it over. Only issue for me is I need to still have an income to pay for everything (minor issue, right?). My curent job can pretty much be done anywhere (GIS work) so long as I have a $25k key fob for the software with me. That's really the only problem I need to work past is convincing my boss that I will be responsible with the key and get work done....no kids, no gf, no pets, lease is up end of July. So close at this point...Or if I can find another job with remote work potential, or seasonal...
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  15. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    No new mobile mancaves???

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  16. tominboise

    tominboise Been here awhile

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    Here is my current lash up:

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    It has worked well and I've driven it over some pretty narrow roads. That said, the fifth wheel is for sale and when it's gone, I'm investing is a tandem axle v nose of some type, that I can haul dirt bikes, rhino or miata in. I want a short bit of counter, two bunks, lights and a furnace. Also a man door, vents and a few windows....It will be my hunting rig and racing hauler....I am thinking a mirage balboa as the base unit.

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  17. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    Latest shot of my mobile man cave.
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  18. tundra61

    tundra61 I wish I had a title

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    Nice trailer - who makes it?
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  19. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    Made by Fleetwood/Coleman. This is the E1 and the last ones came off the production lines in 2011, no longer available and hard to find.
    This one has 100W solar with 315Amp/Hrs worth of battery and is self sufficient needing no hookups.
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  20. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    Here's my PoBoy toy hauler I built.

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    Inside.

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    Where I drag it to...

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