Single-handed in Utah

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Single-handed in Utah

Postby Volkshook » Sat May 16, 2020 11:20 pm

Hi, guys and gals. As I said in introducing myself to the admin, I'm mechanically useless and looking for ways to change that. To that end, there's a project I want to attempt (and knowing me it won't actually start for some time, but still), and I wanted to put the plan in front of people who know what they're doing in the hopes of avoiding some of the stupid mistakes I am bound to make. I don't mean to say that I am utterly brain-dead, but it has been about three decades since junior high wood shop.

After I bought my '93 Ford Ranger with its 3L V6 and discovered that it is not actually an ideal tow vehicle for camping rigs, and I started finding variations on a theme of "maybe Ricky could still pull this" (Ricky is the know; "Ranger Rick..." Waka waka), I ran across an ebay ad for a 1949 Kamp Master, and thought, "Hmm...I wonder of a version of that could be made without using canvas?"
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A teardrop with the galley inside
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Note the side access
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The idea I have attempted to sketch out is mounted to an Ironton 5x8 utility trailer, with a 1 foot extension of floor in each direction for 7x10 space. Someone was telling me that instead of this I ought to simply have the entire top raise up, which has its pros and cons (the biggest con so far is working out the mechanism for lifting it; there's also the issue of the side access which I like for the idea of crawling in for a nap without having to set up the whole rig, which would be blocked by a full area hardside pop up), and I haven't gotten a drawing of that, yet, that I like well enough to share. This is the idea I had for the home skillet version of the Kamp Master:
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