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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby brx017 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:44 pm

Congrats on the retirement! My Dad retired at New Year's, and he's been enjoying every minute of it. Take your time and enjoy your projects.

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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:13 pm

Well I made it! Today was my last day of work & it's official now, I'm retired.


:applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:

I don't know if you can relate, but when I hung it up, it was if I'd just packed the last elk quarter out of a hell hole of a timbered jungle and unloaded it onto my tailgate. (Elk quarters are heavy and so's a career.)

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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:16 pm

Congratulations on your retirement! You're gonna love it and eventually wonder how you ever worked a 40 hour week. HaHa!
Have a great trip to the North; but, be aware that some of the northern areas are also having triple digit weather these days. :icedtea:
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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby KCStudly » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:17 pm

Woot Woot! :P Congratulations!

Now there is plenty of time to play with the camper (that 5 or 1% that is never done) and do even more camping. :thumbsup:
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New video posted

Postby noseoil » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:26 pm

Just a short clip showing the trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbjeLnp ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby ELM » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:12 pm

Thank's for the video you did a great job building your Teardrop. I like your door catches I'll have to see if I can find these here in the states. Also like the bag hanger. We went on our first camping trip with our Teardrop last week and one thing we needed was a place to hang a trash bag.
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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby noseoil » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:40 pm

Thanks to Tony Latham for the trash bag hanger idea & gift. It's so easy to use & simple to make, everyone with struts in the galley can use it.

P.S. Try one of his books as well, available on Amazon from "Tony H. Latham" good stuff!
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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby brx017 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:06 pm

Tony is an author?! Cool. Just curious what his contribution was to The "Classic Film" IRISH JAM?

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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby tony.latham » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:25 pm

brx017 wrote:Tony is an author?! Cool. Just curious what his contribution was to The "Classic Film" IRISH JAM?

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Sheeeeesh... I'm guessing it has something to do with your previous purchases on Amazon? :shock: :frightened:

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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby brx017 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:44 pm

Haha, don't go putting that evil on me!

Looks like there's a Tony Maudsley in the cast and Alan Latham in the crew...

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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:45 am

Your build is a work of art! The air conditioning project came out really nice! Great work.
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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby dales133 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:10 pm

Nice video mate she looks fantastic
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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby Atomic77 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:33 pm

I just showed Carrie your video... we are both impressed with the professionalism of your build. Also, where did you find your stove and how do we get a latch like yours that holds the door open? Thanks!
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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby noseoil » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:42 am

Hi Michael, just saw your build again, amazing detail, very nice!

The stove is a Chinese "Camp Chef" type which we really like. They go for about $170 now, it needs full pressure to run, but I adapted to use a larger bottle with a 30# regulator. Normal use is with 1# bottles, but I chose to do it differently. Also, instead of a sliding drawer type of compartment, I just used aluminum angles to mount the drawer guides & attach to the bottom of the stove. Removed the side handles to save space. The oven can get pretty warm, so I chose to install it with drawer guides, to get away from the wood panels when cooking.

The door latches are from "Sheddie" in New Zealand. I asked him to send a pair for me if I paid shipping & the cost. He was kind enough to do so for me. I really like them & don't know of a distributor in the states. Someone else may chime in about availability here.
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Re: Tucson tortoise

Postby tony.latham » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:27 am

I just showed Carrie your video... we are both impressed with the professionalism of your build.


Sorry Michael... you can get a good sense of the quality and attention to detail of Tim's build by watching his video, but until you've gotten the tour from him, I don't think you can catch the caliber of his build. It's truly exceptional. I got the 1:1 tour at 9,000' and sometime later while napping in my 'drop, I found myself wondering if what I had seen was a product of oxygen deprivation. The following day we dropped down to 6,000' and I took another peek and nothing had changed.

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