The scenic II.. (Last update --April 9, 2010) Hatch Struts

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The scenic II.. (Last update --April 9, 2010) Hatch Struts

Postby john » Sat May 02, 2009 11:55 am

I welded up the frame last month and was able to start the working the wood last week.

It will have a couch/bed and two roll away canvas cots in the front (cots similar to my first build) above the couch. I need room for the three kids. I also will give them each a window.

There is also a larger bed for my wife and myself toward the rear.

I simply could not give up an exterior galley in the rear.

so....

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Upside down
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Driver's side (inside)
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Driver's side (outside)
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Passenger Side (No door.....yet)
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Spars in and fantastic vent and sunroof fitted
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As of yesterday...Bulkhead and bed frame
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Last edited by john on Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:42 pm, edited 12 times in total.
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Postby Miriam C. » Sat May 02, 2009 12:10 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause: Great progress. I like the windows. The kids should love that! Are they arguing about who gets the top yet. :D
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Postby john » Sat May 02, 2009 12:20 pm

Two pushing for the bottom! :shock:
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Postby teardrop_focus » Sat May 02, 2009 12:33 pm

I viewed with intense interest, my good man, the pics of your tear build. The tear turned out nicely; it's a beautiful little trailer.

This, though... this is OFF THE HOOK. :applause:

Love the grooved paneling, too. Very nice! :thumbsup:
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Postby northern_munkie » Sat May 02, 2009 3:35 pm

Ohhhh :o

Me like...... :applause:
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Postby caseydog » Sat May 02, 2009 3:40 pm

Very Nice. I'd like to do a standie, but I need to keep it low enough to go in my garage.

It looks like yours will be good looking. :thumbsup:
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Postby john » Sat May 02, 2009 5:08 pm

Thanks guys.

How high is a standard garage? 7'?

I'm a shade over 7' now with the bow in the roof and the stabilizers nearly lifting the camper off the ground. If I try I can rotate the tires. I had intended lowering the swing arms but after the weight is on the suspension I may not need to. Also I had initially intended to build a slouchie (spelling?) but it became clear while laying out the sides that I needed the 6" for the triple bunk in the front. I'm trying to avoid submarine "bunks".

There was no flow in the building process today, but by picking up a little frustration in exchange I pushed through it . I got a little done but all in all it was not a productive day. Picks later.
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Postby mikeschn » Sat May 02, 2009 5:10 pm

Looking good. I like the interior wood...

What is the exterior going to be?

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Postby Senior Ninja » Sat May 02, 2009 5:36 pm

:applause: :twisted: :applause: :twisted: :applause: :twisted: :applause: :twisted: :applause: :twisted: :applause: :twisted:

Nicely done! The memories your family are making are priceless.
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Postby john » Sat May 02, 2009 5:36 pm

Looking good. I like the interior wood...

What is the exterior going to be?

Mike...



Fiberglass on the edges and resin elsewhere.... painted.

Still working on the color with the wifey.
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Postby b.bodemer » Sat May 02, 2009 5:53 pm

What a start!

Profile and everything looks great................... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Postby john » Sat May 02, 2009 7:40 pm

I was more in the mood for working wood. No dice...wiring had to be done first. ... that made for a frustrating day. Where is that tool? What was the plan? Not knowing what I would ultimately do with outlets, switches, and lights I just kind of wound the wires around inside the wall. Hopefully I will find the wires again once I stumble into that plan.


Today's pics.

Wiring???
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Galley side of bulkhead skinned
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Starting the counter
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Build I -- Scenic ---
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Postby john » Sun May 03, 2009 8:40 pm

After church and after a supply run there was .....rain. After that I continued with the galley. I realized that when I ran the wires through the wall yesterday that I had neglected to run one for the tag light which I intend to mount to the hatch. Oh well. I little something to figure out later. Instead I focused on the area where the hatch meets the fixed skin. (you'll have to imagine the skin for now)

Initially I had planned to use strips of ply to get the cross section I wanted, but it occurred to me (while in church :oops: ) that my hatch was flat and would have no curve in either direction. A router with a grove bit would work just fine on a 2x4. So it was done so.

Once they were mounted I moved on to the water shedding strips at the bottom of the hatch.

pics...

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Build I -- Scenic ---
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Build III -- Scenic Solo---
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Postby MidTNJasonF » Sun May 03, 2009 9:28 pm

I very much like that profile. It looks to fit what my needs are perfectly.

What are your trailer dimensions and your planned interior finished length, width, and height?
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Postby terrybaldridge » Mon May 04, 2009 11:22 am

john wrote:Initially I had planned to use strips of ply to get the cross section I wanted, but it occurred to me (while in church :oops: ) that my hatch was flat and would have no curve in either direction. A router with a grove bit would work just fine on a 2x4. So it was done so.



Was that devine intervention?

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