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Re: The Big Pink, getting cooler all the time....

Postby GPW » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:56 am

... hey Tac... Looking Great dude !!!! 8) Did you weigh it yet (or did I miss that? ) ... :thinking:
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Re: The Big Pink, getting cooler all the time....

Postby angib » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:48 pm

Am I the only person here old enough to expect to see this when The Big Pink is being discussed?

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Re: The Big Pink, getting cooler all the time....

Postby GPW » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:42 pm

Not the only one ... That’s two of us ... ;)
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Re: The Big Pink, getting cooler all the time....

Postby tac422 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:53 pm

Well... That's interesting...
I had to Google that ! :shock:

I did know that there is a British band called The Big Pink

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Still haven't weighed it yet, I'm still adding stuff !
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Re: The Big Pink, getting cooler all the time....

Postby tac422 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:49 pm

Finally finished the door and slide install. Cooled it right down :)
I'll cut some foam to fill in the holes on the sides when the AC is in use.
The door is easily removed, so I'll just remove it when using the AC.

Next up is adding some DC lighting.

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Re: The Big Pink, It's cool !

Postby GPW » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:09 pm

For an air conditioner that will cool a normal size room , we’re trying to cool a well Insulated space a quarter of that ... Should cool right down very quickly ... Could get even COLD !!! 8) Much appreciated on these HOT summer days ... 8)

Tac, the real question is ... what color IS your trailer ... In the daylight ? ... Don’t look Pink to me ... :roll:
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Re: The Big Pink, It's cool !

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:52 pm

Great looking rig.

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Re: The Big Pink, It's cool !

Postby bonnie » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:13 pm

GPW wrote:For an air conditioner that will cool a normal size room , we’re trying to cool a well Insulated space a quarter of that ... Should cool right down very quickly ... Could get even COLD !!! 8) Much appreciated on these HOT summer days ... 8)

Tac, the real question is ... what color IS your trailer ... In the daylight ? ... Don’t look Pink to me ... :roll:


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Re: The Big Pink, getting cooler all the time....

Postby len19070 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:41 pm

angib wrote:Am I the only person here old enough to expect to see this when The Big Pink is being discussed?

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I get it Andrew. What was the name of that Band again? :lol:

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Re: The Big Pink, It's cool !

Postby tac422 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:55 am

Doc,
As far as the color .... here's what I used.
It's "super cool" ! :lol:

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Re: The Big Pink, It's super cool !

Postby tac422 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:09 am

It's been about a month since I updated...
But some work has been done to the TD. :)

The Big Pink is now sporting a rear bumper complete with shock mounts, (pix to come)
and the pinstripes are finally done.( I was waiting to finish up some touchup painting.)
The AC install is complete, and the trailer lights have been rewired.

I replaced all the previously installed 115 wiring, and added 12V DC wiring.
The 12v powers a LED light and the fan as well as two 12V "accessory " plugs (for cell phones and such )
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The DC has 3 possible power sources, the toggle switch is for 1 and 2 below.
1. When the TD is plugged in 115, a robust 12v laptop power supply is hard wired in.
2. When hooked to a tow vehicle, it's tapped into the trailer wiring.
3. When boondocking, a battery can be connected.
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Re: The Big Pink ...

Postby tac422 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:18 pm

I went camping at Top Sail Island, NC last week.
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On the way home, I was able to weigh The Big Pink
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It weighed 1000 lbs exactly on the scale ( The scale is certified to be within 20 lbs.)
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That's fully loaded with the refrigerator, AC unit, spare tire, hydraulic jack, jack stands,loaded cooler, 4 folding chairs, a popup tent ,luggage etc...

I took out the cooler, and the spare and quickly shed 60 lbs. So I'm figuring 900 lbs basic configuration.
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Re: The Big Pink ... weighted

Postby GPW » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:55 am

That’s LIGHT !!! :thumbsup: 8) :D How did it tow ... ??? How was it to camp in ? ... Pray tell us all the details ... !!!
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Re: The Big Pink ... weighted

Postby eaglesdare » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:10 pm

Way cool! :thumbsup: :wine:
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Re: The Big Pink ... weighted

Postby tac422 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:16 pm

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I was concerned about how much air to put in the tires, so I aired the tires to 40 PSi as a best guess to see how they would do. It worked great, I'd check the hubs and tire surface when we stopped, and they were just barely warm after running at highway speeds for a couple hours. Much cooler then when I pull my motorcycle trailer.
The TD pulled fine. Every once in awhile, there was just an almost imperceptible tugging. The TD was loaded the most it had ever been.
We had a spare tire, spare hub,loaded cooler, rug, suitcases, 4 chairs, popup tent, etc, as well as the refrigerator, Air conditioner, coffee pot, toaster oven, etc
This is the third camping trip, and the first with the AC installed. The AC was great, we were right on the water, and it was humid and hot.
It cooled down quick, and the fan running acted as "white noise" to drown out the traffic going over the bridge nearby.
The campsite was right next to the bulkhead, we went fishing off the campsite picnic table. Some of the locals had shrimp traps next to the bulkhead, and were happy to share as they emptied them in the morning.. Friends had rented a house nearby on the beach to celebrate their 39th anniversary, so we used their stove/oven and feasted on fresh flounder, mackerel, trout and shrimp.
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We had a great time, and while there are a couple future "upgrades" I wanna do, I'm calling The Big Pink done !
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