6 X 10 (V-nose) build

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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Sun Dec 17, 2023 9:09 pm

While getting ready for another winter season. I cleaned out the wood stove exhaust pipe. About 10 fires from last season. Not much inside.
Just some powder.
I dont get that liquid tar stuff at all. Image

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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Mon Dec 25, 2023 7:59 pm

Had this rope light hanging around and finally found a good home for it.
Just long enough to go around the bed. Turns on when we have shore power.

It's low enough to keep on and still sleep but lights up the floor to see what yur doing at night.
Also in the front there's a bit extra to light up things under the bed storage. ImageImage

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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Sat Dec 30, 2023 4:22 pm

A few little things I fixed while im in the shop.
The roll down shade on the big window I didn't make wide enough.
The morning sun would blind ya on the side's.
So I had another cut 4" wider at Lowe's.
Also mounted the electric plug. Seems a good center area.

While at it. I made some hooks and bungee's to hold the vent insulator up better . This cuts down heat loss alot.

Just waiting for a good snowstorm to go camping.
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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:46 am

While at harbor freight I decided to grab a pry bar for the stabilizer jacks.
I've been using a 9" flatblade screwdriver with success but.... was always worried I'd break the handle off.
I needed something 1/2" in diameter and I cut it down to 18" length.
Using a soft disc grinder , I rounded off the square edges and flatbladed the end.
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What a huge difference and much more safer. Leveling side to side is much better.
Shoulda done this a long time ago.

Spent a weekend doing some urban winter camping and enjoying the wood stove.
https://youtu.be/Xso2ouC0nh8?si=UHYyb7XUCvsQOTHS

Also having the trailer in the shop has made bugging out much faster. With just a little bit of snow outside made moving the trailer by hand a huge task.

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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:56 pm

Could always use a bit more counter space. So I came up with this, using a fold up table for a toolbox.
Works well.
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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:40 pm

Made a strap to keep it from swinging during travel and some soft velcro where metal to metal contact is.
Snaps on/off.
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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Sat May 11, 2024 6:39 pm

I had that other plastic 4" boat port lying around and decided the man door could use it and help the airflow inside.
Ordered a screen for it also. They come in packs of 4 now, same price.
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While I was at it, I've been wanting to make some sort of fold up shelf that I could put my camera on for those long timelapse's and keep it out of the weather.
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Also did the rear (exhaust port)/ vent for the wood stove. Just had to bend up some diamond plate. It slids in between the heat shield and door.
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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby flboy » Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:16 pm

I like the portal. Great idea to capture the time lapse. I installed one in my rear door last year. The one I have is for a Van, so I had to make some stand off rings to match the thickness. In any case, I like the extra light and view when I am at the desk on the laptop or Radio.

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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Sat Jul 06, 2024 6:50 pm

Nice view.
These ports are a great way to get a breeze in from the rear/side when I can't move the trailer.
Today I was supposed to chase the "BigBoy" locomotive but I missed it .
So I decided to get that shower room going for Bonneville.
I survived 3 day's volunteering for a team on the salt. Wished I had a shower.
Pics.
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Having my own industrial sewing machine helps.
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Made a bar using coat hanger and 1/2" conduit.
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Right now it's clamped under the gutter. Soon snaps will be installed.
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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:00 pm

Outside view.
There's a bar sewn into the end for weight.
I flipped it for the silver out, a bit cooler.
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The bar sewn in was just enough conduit leftover.
Slid one into the other and smashed it a bit to prevent coming apart, duct taped. Nobody gonna see it.
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Inside view.
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Shower hanger.
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Grommets installed on other side.
Bungee's help pull it down.
Maybe $20 into it. Already had the tarp.
Harbor freight grommet kit works well.
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Re: 6 X 10 (V-nose) build

Postby Modstock » Mon Jul 08, 2024 6:14 pm

Today I installed the snaps on the gutter and tarp. Also sewed the upper bar in, so I can roll up the wall and use it as a awning. Plus makes it easier to tear down if the wind kicked up. Last thing ya want is a tarp to go flying across the desert .
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