"The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby bknowles86 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:36 am

Awesome build! I'm looking at doing a similar pop-up roof on mine and am curious how you detailed the
edges of the opening roof to be waterproof? Thanks, Ben
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:44 pm

WOW its been a while!

2015 was ridiculously busy with new job, and some family stuff. And I just didnt really have much free time. I did manage to go on quite a few short trips, but just haven't been on here at all. Hope everyone is hanging in there!



Since my last post...

I finished the Galley counter with Formica, with granite trivets...

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Installed a rear receiver hitch...

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Finished the headboard/electrical compartment cover....

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Installed a front moped rack....

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Built fenders....

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And replaced the hatch. I made the same frame rails as before, but laminated 3/16" luaun on each face of the frame rails. MUCH MUCH stronger! I also replaced the hurricane hinge with a SS piano hinge and some aluminum trim. The hurricane hinge was destroyed while trying to remove it from the old hatch.

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Oh... and a pull-down movie screen 8)

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby KCStudly » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:29 pm

Thanks for stopping by with those nice updates and welcome back! I have always enjoyed your unique style and design sense, so it's good to see you back. :thumbsup:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby aggie79 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:04 am

KCStudly wrote:Thanks for stopping by with those nice updates and welcome back! I have always enjoyed your unique style and design sense, so it's good to see you back. :thumbsup:


+1!
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby S. Heisley » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:43 pm

aggie79 wrote:
KCStudly wrote:Thanks for stopping by with those nice updates and welcome back! I have always enjoyed your unique style and design sense, so it's good to see you back. :thumbsup:


+1!


+2! PS. That movie screen is a terrific idea for treardrop gathering entertainment!
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby lfhoward » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:53 pm

Make that three of us! Your X-2 and now the X-Cubed are some of the builds that inspired me to take the plunge and begin a build of my own. Both are great trailers and I learned a lot from your build threads. Thanks for that! :beer:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby capnTelescope » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:34 am

I'll join the crowd with a +4!

Good to see you back!
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Ned B » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:46 pm

One of my all time favorite builds , I'm hoping my 2nd or third build has some of the same fit & finish if not styling that your trailers have shown. Welcome back!!
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:28 am

Thanks for the warm welcome back everyone! I've updated most of the posts throughout the thread since the images had disappeared. I tink 99% of the pictures are back.


S. Heisley wrote:PS. That movie screen is a terrific idea for treardrop gathering entertainment!


That picture was taken at a TearJerkers gathering at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Central PA. I got there the night before everyone, so I had nearly the entire campground to myself! The following night we were watching some old b&w "horror" classics! Great time!
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby tawright915 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:00 pm

Love the build. I have a question, all you did was paint the outside, no other skin?
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:49 pm

Thanks! Yes, it was primed with a couple coats of Kilz Premium, and top-coated with a couple coats of Valspar Anti-Rust Armor (same thing as Rustoleum High Performance Enamels, but can be tinted to any color.) I made sure all corners were sanded smooth so the paint would resist peeling from sharp edges.

Yes, it will need re-painted every few years, depending on how its stored. This one is garage kept, but used quite often. Paint is still as good as the day it went on. I don't expect I'll have to repaint it anytime in the next few years. :thumbsup:

A nice thing is that if it incurs any damage, its easy to fix! I had an incident when I went to a friends cabin for the weekend. Backed into my spot and because of the terrain, I dragged the front right corner on a large flat rock. Trimmed out the damaged 3/16" skin, replaced it, puttied it, and primed it so far. No finished pictures yet... havent quite had time to finish it. Just bought a house, so I've been a little preoccupied. As soon as I get a day to finish it, I'll post up a couple more pics.

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby bdosborn » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:07 pm

Boy your trailer keeps getting better. I'll be right over to drink a beer and watch a movie. :thumbsup: :beer:

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:48 am

bdosborn wrote:Boy your trailer keeps getting better. I'll be right over to drink a beer and watch a movie. :thumbsup: :beer:

Bruce


Thanks Bruce! Sounds like a plan! :beer: :twisted:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Alan_H » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:33 am

What is your tongue weight with the moped on there?

My wife drives a XV CrossTrek and if I recall correctly, it's maxed at 200#.

Conversely, my Forester XT is maxed at 175#, but same tow capacity of 1500# ... figure that out... lol.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:09 pm

I think the smaller moped is around 95lbs, so tongue weight is probably up around 150lbs with the moped on there. Yeah I was surprised to read the tongue weight for the crosstrek was 200.
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