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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/5

Postby GPW » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:07 am

The “bar” is raised even further on Foamie building .... Just shows what you CAN do with a Foamie ... :applause: 8)
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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 5/29

Postby Aligator944 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:51 am

Ned B wrote:Your build just Might get me in the 'game' as it were, my DW doesn't like the size of a traditional teardrop, thinks it will be too claustrophobic when sleeping, I'll show here your build and hope she'll think again about a tear (or, since I'm a fan of the foamies) a Foamie. Looking Great by the way!


well, so much for That idea... ah well... guess I build myself a one person tear so I can bug out occasionally instead of a larger family one (wife, me and youngest son) instead.


Go for it, but you need to make it big enough for you and your son, camping is great bonding time. You can also hone your skills on a smaller simplified trailer first, then go big on number 2. I sort of did that with the 1967 Aristocrat Lo-Liner. I completely redid the interior and fixed some rot, then took on this trailer.
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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/5

Postby mezmo » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:41 am

Turning out Spectacularly!

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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/5

Postby Aligator944 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:15 am

Only 5 days until the maiden trip. I have been scrambling to get things all wrapped up and am getting close. The exterior is basically done. Roof seal (living hinge) is installed over the piano hinge using aluminum strips cut from old pieces from the donor tent trailer, counter tops are made, poly'd and installed, as is the table. The wheels are now black and the exterior markings are painted, the front window is installed. The upper sides are finished and are held in place by velcro along the entire perimeter. They install nicer than the pictures show, but I was in a hurry when I put them up. Our little 15" flat screen TV is in a removable mount. About the only things left that I need to take care off before we go are installing curtain rods (my wife is sewing them from a curtain panel we picked up on clearance), put a rock guard on the front (will likely be just a piece of 1/2" plywood painted black), and install a seal between the lower fixed wall and the roof. Hopefully the mattress shows up in the mail soon!

There will be some little things that will have to wait like a storage box on the tongue to hold the battery, etc (right now it is in the storage under the bed). The spare tire, currently flat and useless, needs to be mounted, probably also on the tongue. The interior needs some trim to cover the canvas edges and the side walls need some paint. I expect that we will come up with a list of other little things during the first trip. Here are the pics:

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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby GPW » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:50 am

Gator , that’s so Free Ken COOL , I just drooled all over the keyboard ... 8) 8) 8) :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby bonnie » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:11 pm

That is amazing! Love it!
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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:26 pm

Looking Good!
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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby atahoekid » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:49 pm

VERY COOL 8) 8) 8) Nicely done. We look forward to a report on the maiden voyage... That is one nice job!
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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby pete42 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:23 pm

I'll add my cool build to the list
please keep track of the times people ask if it is a military trailer.


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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby wagondude » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:37 pm

PLEASE tell me you have a mil-spec lantern to hang outside that trailer. That would be so cool. Then you need a green easy-up with a military stove. Nice job.

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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby starleen2 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:52 pm

Now I know where i've seen that shape before
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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby Oldragbaggers » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:58 pm

Very very nice. Your interior is to die for. Great job.
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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 5/29

Postby bdosborn » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:06 pm

Aligator944 wrote:Regarding wire gauges I have noticed that solid wire gauge must be able to take more current than braided wire. You can run a 20 amp circuit using 14 gauge wire in a house. That's 2400 watts at 120 volts. The 400 watt inverter will only draw 3.3 amps at 120 volts, peaks up to 800 watts are still only 6.7 amps. One website recommends 4 gauge braided wire for 6-10' length. I am sure there is someone out there who has a better understanding of this.
Would a heavy extension cord wire be adequate?


6.7 amps at 120V is 67 amps at 12V. You need the #4 from the battery to the inverter. 14# romex is fine for the 120V side of the inverter.

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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby PKCSPT » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:22 pm

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Re: Wild Goose .... for now update 6/11

Postby eaglesdare » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:59 am

that is one impressive looking trailer! i nominate this one for the hall of fame. :thumbsup: :wine: please take lots of :pictures: on the mainden voyage.
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