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Re: My STANDEE build (still under $1,000)

Postby cajundood » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:04 pm

Woodbutcher wrote:Nice project, it should work out well for you. Hope you can "Git er dun" in time for your trip. :applause:


well.....the trip will happen....but without the teardrop... :cry:
Working on the roof of the teardrop, I lifted something heavier than i should've and pulled a muscle in my back. Was on my back for 4 days ..... also I realized that i can't really jump right into a 350 mile trip in a newly constructed camper. (it needs to be tested first in a closer area)
So the TD will have to wait till next years renaissance festival.
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Re: My STANDEE build (still under $1,000)

Postby cajundood » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:48 pm

few pics of the little progress on the standee. Some of my unique additions are proving to be harder to
construct that I had imagined.......but we're getting there slowly but surely.. :twisted:

A few of the unique features of my build are 1. the stargazer window. You can see it right over
the galley door. still a bit rough at the moment but I'll polish it up as I get nearer to completion.

2. the rotating lcd screen. This replaces the otherwise blank wall on the back of the galley. I will mount a 40
' tv that can be viewed outside and when i want to come in or the weather is unfavorable
i can simply rotate it around so that it can be used/ viewed from the inside of the camper.

3. the mini slide-out.... haven't begun work on that just yet. still in the design stage :thinking:

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Re: My STANDEE build (still under $1,000)

Postby Woodbutcher » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:04 pm

Well , sorry you got hurt and could not finish. But I think it's wise to have a short trip under your belt to be sure everything's right before taking a long trip.
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Re: My STANDEE build (still under $1,000)

Postby cajundood » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:45 pm

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Re: My STANDEE build (still under $1,000)

Postby cajundood » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:12 pm

well festival trip is this saturday but won't be taking the standee as it's not completed nor tested. I'm at about 75%.
Heres a photo from today. The 4 12" piano hinges are stainless, but to prevent leakage of water into the galley I'm gonna take some aluminum strips and also go purchase a bicycle inner tube, cut it length ways to create a long rubber seal that will cover the hinges and door gap.
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Re: My STANDEE build (still under $1,000)

Postby GPW » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:50 am

Gotta’ admit , the rotating TV screen is pretty darn cool … 8)
There’s no place like Foam !
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