Old tent trailer showed up in my drive way, what next.

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Old tent trailer showed up in my drive way, what next.

Postby del » Mon May 18, 2009 6:43 pm

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It has a torsion axle with brakes.
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The canvas is dry rotted, and the neighbor wants the top back, for a sand box. The sink and stove are gone, as are the cushions.

NOW WHAT!!

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Postby Spotman » Mon May 18, 2009 6:52 pm

:twisted: I smell teardrop coming!
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Postby rmclarke » Mon May 18, 2009 7:44 pm

:twisted: I smell a teardrop coming!


I would have to agree.....it's like that old saying, "When the world gives you lemons, make lemonade"....well, here, it's "When the world gives you old popup tent trailers, make teardrops!" :lol:
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Postby mikeschn » Mon May 18, 2009 7:54 pm

Teardrop. Teardrop. Teardrop. Rah rah rah!!!!!

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Postby caseydog » Mon May 18, 2009 8:36 pm

You know, I was just thinking to myself, "del needs a new project."

You just don't have anything to work on, right now, so I'd say this pop-up came along at just the right time. If you were building a canned ham, or trying to restore a few trucks, I would be concerned that you are taking on too many projects. But, since you have nothing else to work on, this new trailer is the perfect addition to your garage/patio/yard.

BTW, nice tree.

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Postby Alan Wood » Tue May 19, 2009 1:49 am

caseydog wrote:You know, I was just thinking to myself, "del needs a new project."

You just don't have anything to work on, right now, so I'd say this pop-up came along at just the right time. If you were building a canned ham, or trying to restore a few trucks, I would be concerned that you are taking on too many projects. But, since you have nothing else to work on, this new trailer is the perfect addition to your garage/patio/yard.

BTW, nice tree.

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CD's got it right here. Del is nowhere busy enough with projects...

If he get's cold feet I might be persuaded to drive up pop the top off throw a tarp on and take her back to Sacramento for proper disposal.. :twisted:
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Postby kennyrayandersen » Tue May 19, 2009 3:33 am

without the top, innards or tent...you got a frame, wheels, and suspension -- all you need now is a tear to go on top of it! 8)
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Postby High Desert » Tue May 19, 2009 5:12 am

Alan Wood wrote:
caseydog wrote:You know, I was just thinking to myself, "del needs a new project."

You just don't have anything to work on, right now, so I'd say this pop-up came along at just the right time. If you were building a canned ham, or trying to restore a few trucks, I would be concerned that you are taking on too many projects. But, since you have nothing else to work on, this new trailer is the perfect addition to your garage/patio/yard.

BTW, nice tree.

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CD's got it right here. Del is nowhere busy enough with projects...

If he get's cold feet I might be persuaded to drive up pop the top off throw a tarp on and take her back to Sacramento for proper disposal.. :twisted:


I've got room too if everyone else is full up :lol: :lol:

del, you have to share your trailer lure secrets with us, I can never get them to come in on their own like that :thinking:
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue May 19, 2009 8:15 am

:thinking: Big enough to live in!

How big is it?


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Postby del » Tue May 19, 2009 11:52 am

I went out and measured. The body is like 6' 4" wide and 11' long. To build a teardrop with fenders and no wheel wells the frame rails are 4' 5" wide. As it stands I can use the axle, but it will be several years before I could use the frame. And with no room to store it...

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Postby kennyrayandersen » Wed May 20, 2009 12:18 am

del wrote:I went out and measured. The body is like 6' 4" wide and 11' long. To build a teardrop with fenders and no wheel wells the frame rails are 4' 5" wide. As it stands I can use the axle, but it will be several years before I could use the frame. And with no room to store it...

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Postby Barefoot » Wed May 20, 2009 8:15 am

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Postby Ivar the Red » Wed May 20, 2009 9:27 am

A new flavor of Jelly Belly? :thinking:
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Postby del » Wed May 20, 2009 11:02 pm

I have found every twenty years is enough to erect one of these, to reassure me why I do not want one of these.

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Postby del » Thu May 28, 2009 7:49 pm

To keep aunties bubble oil level.

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