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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Sat Jan 20, 2024 9:27 pm

Would you mind telling us about your mud flaps in the picture below?


I hot-glued them together with my welder.

It's just a piece of 1" x .125 angle welded to a small piece of square (2"?) tubing that fits over the stinger. I've got a 3/8" nut welded to that so I can lock it in place with a bolt. If I were to do it again, I would use 1.5" angle.

I don't recall where I got the mud flaps, but they are bolted to the angle, and there's some aluminum strap that acts more or less as a 2' washer.

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That's about the only photo I have. They work well and are cheap to build.

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Re: #4

Postby friz » Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:05 pm

I need to build some of those mudflaps. The camper is getting pretty beat up behind the Jeep. Thanks for the idea.
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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:23 pm

Thanks for the idea.


I should add a bottle opener to mine. :lol:

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Re: #4

Postby friz » Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:59 am

tony.latham wrote:
Thanks for the idea.


I should add a bottle opener to mine. :lol:

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You havn't?
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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:00 am

You havn't?


No! My trailer frame is 2" deep. I've looked for a bottle opener that will fit without any luck. You set a bar I can't reach. :thumbdown:

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Re: #4

Postby rjgimp » Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:55 pm

tony.latham wrote:
You havn't?


No! My trailer frame is 2" deep. I've looked for a bottle opener that will fit without any luck. You set a bar I can't reach. :thumbdown:

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Can't you print one from the thingiverse? :thinking:
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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:42 pm

Can't you print one from the thingiverse? :thinking:


Probably, but I don't think a 3D-printed bottle opener is going to have the strength to open a bottle. Thoughts?

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:11 pm

tony.latham wrote:
Can't you print one from the thingiverse? :thinking:


Probably, but I don't think a 3D-printed bottle opener is going to have the strength to open a bottle. Thoughts?

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:49 pm

Every well equiped galley needs a church key!


We've got one, but we shy away from bottles while camping.

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:46 pm

tony.latham wrote:
Every well equiped galley needs a church key!


We've got one, but we shy away from bottles while camping.

:thinking:

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Oh, well then a 3-D printed bottle opener should work just fine :thumbsup:

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Re: #4

Postby rjgimp » Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:52 pm

tony.latham wrote:
Can't you print one from the thingiverse? :thinking:


Probably, but I don't think a 3D-printed bottle opener is going to have the strength to open a bottle. Thoughts?

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I'm not familiar enough with the process and don't (yet) own a 3D printer. Isn't strength of the final product dependent on the print medium you use? How does that work in practice, as opposed to in theory?
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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:08 am

I'm not familiar enough with the process and don't (yet) own a 3D printer. Isn't strength of the final product dependent on the print medium you use?

True, but I don't think any of the filaments will produce the strength a bottle opener needs. I find it phenomenal that I can quickly design something in Sketchup, send it to my printer, and have the thing after it's printed. But I don't see a bottle opener working.

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:37 pm

But if you don't take bottles camping anyway... :thinking:


In the event a bottle shows up in our camp, our wine-bottle opener has a church key. I'm just pleased that y'all were concerned for my campability.

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:19 pm

tony.latham wrote:
But if you don't take bottles camping anyway... :thinking:


In the event a bottle shows up in our camp, our wine-bottle opener has a church key. I'm just pleased that y'all were concerned for my campability.

8)

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My Dad had the type of church key (I learned that term from him, at an early age) that had a bottle opener on one side and a pointy end on the other. Beer cans didn't come with pull tabs in those days. Sometimes, he would let me take a sip of his beer. But I always wondered why he kept the beer opener in the station wagon's tool box. Wasn't until I was a bit older that I learned you could use that pointy end to open oil cans too! :shock:

Dad drank more beer than that car did oil, but it was close.

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