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

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

Postby OverTheTopCargoTrailer » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:09 am

Hey Hey MtnDon

I can't wait - good to hear its on the way finally ......
I bet they are SLOW because its cold as hell at the factory & they don't got no heaters in GA
Due to the artic air drift

The guys in PA are spending $16k a month to heat the factory - but it's always cold there.
That's one reason it costs more up north :lol: :lol:
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby MtnDon » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:16 am

its cold as hell at the factory & they don't got no heaters in GA


Or in TX... they have a factory in McGregor, TX too, which is where this one is coming from.


When we moved to NM from Canada decades ago I was surprised at the number of open air shops. I went to a welder one day soon after arriving. Walked into the fabrication section and found there was no roof. :shock: Concrete block walls, concrete floor. Roof over other parts but where they welded, nada. No expensive OHSA blowers either.

Anyhow hopefully it comes Friday so I can pick it up before taking off for the weekend.
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 MtnDon » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:51 pm

Tuesday is drag it home day!! Gotta remember to take the ballmount with the 2" ball. :)
and the checkbook.
Our 6x12 deep vee nose cargo trailer camper conversion... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=58336

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

Postby lrrowe » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:17 pm

MtnDon,
Great for you and your wife. I look forward to seeing your work, especially after seeing your cabin in the woods work. I am sure you will be inspiring. :thumbsup:

But now I need help. My wife and her brother are on the hunt of "why not just buy a used Travel Trailer".
:cry: :cry: :cry:

It means I am doing the CT sales pitch more often right now. But I am going the CT route. :x :x
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby MtnDon » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:35 pm

We've been asked that by several people too. If they have to ask they likely won't "get it". I suppose there are lots of reasons why people do a CT conversion. Some of ours are, narrower width than the typical TT. No carpets; of course we do not have carpets anywhere, not at home, not at the cabin.... The car & truck do but they have WeatherTech mats too... I miss my factory rubber matted floors in the old Scout and Land Cruiser BJ60. I'd do ceramic tile if it wasn't for the weight and likely cracking. ;)
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby OverTheTopCargoTrailer » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:22 pm

MtnDon

When I come back - this thing better be HERE & done by this friday

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

Postby MtnDon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:34 pm

It's here! Photos later today/tonight.

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

Postby Gonefishin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:56 pm

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

Postby MtnDon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:40 pm

Head on view of the deep vee. Six feet across the width, 4 feet from there to point. Front jack is a swivel mount type.

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front quarter view

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Interior view, looking back from door in vee. Wheel wells are welded sheet steel. They followed the directive to not install te 'trim' strips. The fasteners that secure the 3/8 plywood to the wall framing are real screws. Easy to remove with a drill driver.

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View looking forward from the open rear doors.

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Exterior rear view

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15" radials showing the slim fenders.

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

Postby lrrowe » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:41 pm

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

Postby dustboy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:45 pm

She's a beaut. Lookin forward to see what happens.
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby lrrowe » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:52 pm

Don, I am curious, why did you keep the overall width at 6 feet and bring the wheels to the inside?
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Re: Don & Karen's 6 x 12 Deep Vee Front CT

Postby MtnDon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:42 pm

lrrowe wrote:Don, I am curious, why did you keep the overall width at 6 feet and bring the wheels to the inside?
Bob


Basically we just did not want the wheels and fenders hanging out in the breeze; did not want the extra track width. The interior space loss is minor; to us at least. And it does slip into the allocated space beside the garage better. ;)
Our 6x12 deep vee nose cargo trailer camper conversion... viewtopic.php?f=42&t=58336

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

Postby hankaye » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:04 am

MtnDon, Howdy;

Glad to see you got it home. That's a fairly radical V you've got on the front of that CT.
lookin' forward to seeing what you do with it...

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

Postby lrrowe » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:06 am

Looks sleek with the wheels inboard.

One of your pictures shows a hand cart for moving trailers. Does it work well for you? I trust you used it to be able to get safely close to the side fence.
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