Truck Canopy Trailer - Updates... Solar Panel, Jack, etc.

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Postby ohbugger » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:44 pm

canned o minimum wrote:Ya gotta have the trailer weighed...looks a bit heavy. Will be interesting to know the weight...


Indeed, now that the trailer is towable and the exterior finished I am VERY interested to find out the weight. Will do that soon.
The trailer does pull very easily with my 4 cylinder car, but I haven't taken it on the freeway yet to feel the effect of drag since it does have a larger frontal area.
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Postby canned o minimum » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:08 pm

I jus remodeled/modified my teardrop and am itchin to find out how much it weighs NOW..was 785..Hmmmm...
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Postby ohbugger » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:35 am

A few pics as things are getting wrapped up.

The license plate mounted properly.
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The knob is a dimmer on the LEDs that gives more options than off and super bright.
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View towards the front (2 more cushions to assemble)
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With a back cushion, this is a really nice lounge chair. This is a spare cushion I had sitting around, don't know if I would want to haul it around just for sitting.
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View towards the back.
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Postby WhitneyK » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:20 am

Hey bugger, it's turned out great! :applause:
At least with using the camper shell you don't have to worry about roof leaks.

I don't think it's going to be as heavy as some suggest, and I've never been wrong, badly mistaken perhaps, but not wrong.?. ;) Mine ended up being heavier than I would have liked, but 1000 lbs is still not as bad as a full size standy. I can't believe I'm typing this, but if / when there is a next one, I've got plenty of ideas for "trimmin' the fat".

Oh, and by the way, ..... your caulking's not dry yet :lol:
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Postby canned o minimum » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:28 am

Love the cusions and fabric choice ! ( Ya got me lookin in alleys abd back yards fer a camper shell like yers !)
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Postby Oldragbaggers » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:51 pm

I really like this build. It came together so nicely and everything coordinates and works with everything else. Great job!!
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Postby StPatron » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:43 am

I just discovered your build thread and read every page, Erik. Job well done! :thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing your ideas and tips, I especially enjoyed the cotton duck application. I congratulate you on your resourcefulness, vision, ingenuity, variety of skills, craftsmanship and upbeat attitude! :applause:
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Postby ohbugger » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:18 am

StPatrón wrote:I just discovered your build thread and read every page, Erik. Job well done! :thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing your ideas and tips, I especially enjoyed the cotton duck application. I congratulate you on your resourcefulness, vision, ingenuity, variety of skills, craftsmanship and upbeat attitude! :applause:


Why thank you! I've certainly been quite entertained and educated reading many other journals beginning to end! it's always fun to see the problem solving and techniques used by fellow builders!
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Postby canned o minimum » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:54 am

THAT is one a the best parts bout them build journals...fixin mistakes ....and stealin ideas !
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Postby WhitneyK » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:28 am

....and stealin ideas !



Now, Now, we don't steal around here, we BORROW! :lol:

But then again, they say Plagiarism is the best form of flattery. ;)
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Postby canned o minimum » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:23 am

My BAD fer poor choice of words...plagiarism, now THAT sure describes it !
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Postby ohbugger » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:36 pm

3 cheers for Mike who created this forum! What a wonderful resource for STEALING IDEAS!!! Ha ha, seriously, this forum is an incredibly helpful tool, and the encouragement and ideas sure help a lot of us keep going or get started!

Got the cushions done!
Storage or sitting.
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Nice big bed, 69" x 76", nearly King sized!
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Makeshift table for drinks or cards. I may put formica or something on the bottom of one cushion just for that purpose.
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Ahhhh yes, so comfy! Plenty of room for the wife, dog and myself!
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Postby Woodstramp » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:22 pm

Purty clever how you put the backer boards in the cushions so you could span the gap betwixt the edge seats. Was wondering about that.
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Postby ohbugger » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:00 pm

Woodstramp wrote:Purty clever how you put the backer boards in the cushions so you could span the gap betwixt the edge seats. Was wondering about that.


Also, it's MUCH easier to wrap the wood / cushions with fabric and just staple the back than to sew covers for cushions.
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Postby canned o minimum » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:02 pm

"I" knew you would come up with sumthin clever fer the center cusions ! Definitely put sumthin on the bottom fer a table top...Yer GOOD !

Edit... as one lazy guy to another... ain't NUTHIN bad with bein lazy.. makes ya MORE creative !
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