Hello from Seattle

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Hello from Seattle

Postby SunTrekker » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:22 pm

Hello everyone,

Thanks for having me. I've been creeping in the shadow for a bit trying to find my way around. I am still in the information gathering/planning phase.

This will be my first build. Basics I think I know now. It will be a 4x8, with solar power, slide out gas stove to save counter space, sink, clean and grey water tanks, slide out refrigerator cooler, back up goal zero generator for nights/no sun.

I definitely think I am going to have a challenge fitting everything into this small space.

I am hoping to start the rolling purchases for components in two months. I will be leaning on you all for advice.

Blue skies,
Scott


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Re: Hello from Seattle

Postby Nodrog » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:33 am

Welcome fellow new person!! I am building a foamy trailer, some posts and pics under "A Foam Project" in Foamies This forum has been a source of much inspiration and information....you are in good company here!! I just wanted to interject, as far as getting more in a small space, some have built water tanks out of large pvc pipe, I spose a quick search will turn up examples. These are low cost and can be slung under a trailer without being too low, choose your pipe size...you can figure the gallons, right? Anyway, have a good time, enjoy building!! Always more fun to build something rather than buying, I believe!
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Re: Hello from Seattle

Postby Roly Nelson » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:40 am

Hi Scott, welcome aboard. Some new builders regret installing all of the items you mentioned right in the very area where much of your camping gear must be stowed. I guess I am of the old school, and think teardropping is a bit different from what we enjoy in the comforts of eveyday life. Hauling fresh water and waste water around may add unwanted weight to your trailer. Just my 2 cents, but give it some thought, you can't go back once it is built and overloaded. By the way, be sure to take pics and post em. Try to make it to a TD gathering, with or without a camping unit. Chat with previous builders and pick their brains. They really are a helpful, friendly bunch. Good luck on your build.
:) 8) :thumbsup: Roly, the li'l ol' woody td builder in Sunny So Calif.
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Re: Hello from Seattle

Postby KennethW » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:21 pm

You may want to read this. It is very insightful. http://www.mikenchell.com/perfect_td.html
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Re: Hello from Seattle

Postby Roly Nelson » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:55 am

Wow, a great read. All new builders should read this information. We should share it with all newbies.
8) :) :thumbsup: Roly
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Re: Hello from Seattle

Postby BobMarieLitt » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:46 pm

Roly Nelson wrote:Wow, a great read. All new builders should read this information. We should share it with all newbies.
8) :) :thumbsup: Roly

An excellent read and very informative! Bob & Marie L.


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