Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

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Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby MtnDon » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:44 pm

Well here goes the first post in what will be our CT conversion story.

The base is a Lark 6 x 12 foot SA, 6.5 ft high with a deep vee front. It will be coming with barn doors at the rear and an RV door in the nose. It is not yet in our hands but the first component for the conversion is.

I'm going to see if I am forum literate and post an image I uploaded to the gallery here. ;)

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That is a 48 x 27 (RO measurements) RV egress window; horizontal slider with screen.

Whoo-hoo, it worked!!
Our 6x12 deep vee nose cargo trailer camper conversion... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=58336

We have a small off grid cabin we built ourselves in the NM mountains; small PV solar system; 624 watts PV, Outback CC & inverter/charger ... http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=2335.0
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby OverTheTopCargoTrailer » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:26 pm

MtnDon


I just knew it...all the stuff will be here by Dec 31 and this thing will be knocked out in 30 day or less
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby MtnDon » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:05 pm

30 days is an optimistic view in that (1) it is cold outside and the garage door is not tall enough to get inside, and (2) I do have to work Tues - Fri until Noon. ;)

However, that said I have nothing else I need to work on, or at least nothing else that has any priority.

We ordered it with framing for the window included. Hope their tape measure is the same as mine.
Our 6x12 deep vee nose cargo trailer camper conversion... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=58336

We have a small off grid cabin we built ourselves in the NM mountains; small PV solar system; 624 watts PV, Outback CC & inverter/charger ... http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=2335.0
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby roadinspector » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:21 pm

I love it when parts come in!! :delivery: :twisted: I just get antsy having to wait to install them.

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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby Prem » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:02 pm

MtnDon wrote:
6 x 12 foot SA, 6.5 ft high with a deep vee front. It will be coming with barn doors at the rear and an RV door in the nose.


Good choice MtnDon! You'll love it.

Nice, big window! Looks like it opens as an escape hatch too. (Easy to just open and vent the whole trailer on a hot day---not just the slider, but the whole thing.)

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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby MtnDon » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:01 pm

I made a dolly to make shifting out trailers around a little easier. For use on the level areas only.. Steel is from the odds 'n' ends pile. New wheels/tires.

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Works good on the utility trailers.
Our 6x12 deep vee nose cargo trailer camper conversion... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=58336

We have a small off grid cabin we built ourselves in the NM mountains; small PV solar system; 624 watts PV, Outback CC & inverter/charger ... http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=2335.0
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby roadinspector » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:25 pm

MtnDon wrote:I made a dolly to make shifting out trailers around a little easier. For use on the level areas only.. Steel is from the odds 'n' ends pile. New wheels/tires.

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Works good on the utility trailers.


Nice! :beer:
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby OverTheTopCargoTrailer » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:44 pm

MtnDon

This begs the question is the trailer gonna be candy apple red to match the TOW Vehicle ?
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby MtnDon » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:28 pm

is the trailer gonna be candy apple red


No. But we do like red. :D :D It will come in some shade of white like most CT's.

Sooner or later there will be some graphic design. Probably not a canned stick on graphic but something painted on.

Not sure what for certain, but I have some thoughts clanking around my head. When we get it I plan on photographing and then play around in Photoshop or some other edit / paint program.
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby Gonefishin » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:42 pm

I'm sure it'll be another TT&T winner. :thumbsup:
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby Gadget Man » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:52 pm

MtnDon

Welcome, we'll all be watching be sure to post a lot of pictures.
I'm very interested in your 6x12.
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby Dirtclod » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:15 pm

Cant wait to see the pics :pictures: of the progress :thumbsup:
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby OverTheTopCargoTrailer » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:50 am

Only 26 days or less till Christmas :delivery:

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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby MtnDon » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Yeah, we have funny calendars don't we? :shock:
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We have a small off grid cabin we built ourselves in the NM mountains; small PV solar system; 624 watts PV, Outback CC & inverter/charger ... http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=2335.0
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby OverTheTopCargoTrailer » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:55 pm

That's the day your Lark arrives

In 10-20 years your gonna get another Lark with smaller wheels & elec motor


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