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Old 07-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #85
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I am in Sherbrooke. Yes, I will check with a local trailer shop here. Thank you for the information. I might try a long run first to see the car's brake performance.
Thanks a lot for the info.
Dan
Since the shop will probably have to order the axle I don't think you can go wrong ordering it with brakes or at least the mounting plates for brakes that would allow them to be added later.

Might not "need" trailer brakes in "normal" driving but it only takes once needing to brake hard on a down hill before you will be glad you have them. And to my mind having the brakes make the trailer feel a bit more controlled and less pushy in day to day use. But that is a personal opinion.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:18 PM   #86
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I am in Sherbrooke. Yes, I will check with a local trailer shop here. Thank you for the information. I might try a long run first to see the car's brake performance.
Thanks a lot for the info.
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You sould find s few good spots in sherbrook,
A friend of mine has good aerbice dor his work trailers in granby.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #87
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So I got brakes now!
The guy doing the work was really cool and did an exellent job.
Wow! brakes are cool. Its almost like driving without the trailer, lots of control, i love it

We worked on the uhaul totay...
We are changing a few things before our 2 weeks vacation ...in two weeks!

I decided to remove the big lump that was holding the bunk at the front, after looking at pics here on the forum, i like what (cant remember her name) did.
it took me me the whole afternoon!
-Grinded off all the bumps in the fiberglass.
-Plugged the holes and did some bondowork to smooth out the surface.
-I got some paint color matched to the fiberglass, the pic is only the first coat.
-I changed the table setup and reused the original table foot system , i like this better, feels more solid than the previous setup and look cleaner.
-I also installed the new to me 2 burner stove, i had to build a "contour" around it as the hole of the previous stove was abit to big for it.(no pics)



Also have new porch light since the last camping weekend, it's one of those solar light meant to be on deck stairs. It recharge and turn on by itself when its dark.



My wife worked on the drapes, should get a pic later tonite.

we started calling it "le piment"(pepper) since it will be red...well see if that name sticks..
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #88
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Pulled the "bunk lump" out of mine as well. Works great for me because I don't need the bunk beds. Don't have a front table but i have considered it for a later mod. I like the idea of the solar outside light as well.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #89
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Our bunk lump was already gone when we got our trailer, but some previous owner had built a small shelf on the three wood supports. It stuck out too far, so removed it, cut down the supports, and made a narrower shelf. Now we can sit on the front couch without that shelf poking us in the back. With the Casita chair in the right front, the couch is for only one person now.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #90
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Worked a lot on the uhaul this weekend.

Had the gaz inspected and fixed this week..the fridge is nit the original one and it sticks out way more than i expected..i will need to do some finishing to make it look nice...
Installed the new stove.

Removed the neon light over the sink and installed a led light above the stove instead.
Installed 2 led light in the top compartments also



Fixed the exhaust vent for the sove with two computer fans and re-sealed the exterior vent properly with butyl .
Fixed the lower fridge vent, the thing was cracked and was moving a lot while driving, added a piece of metal behind.



Added 3/4" plywood over the area with inges and pistons to lift the plywood and bed for a better access of the compartements under.




Added a 3" memory foam over the regular cushions, makes the bed reeeaaaly comfy....



Few small things are left to do before we leave for a weeek vacation friday!
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #91
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Very, very nice! Have a great time on your vacation. Make lots of memories and take pictures
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #92
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Looks like a clean machine and your amendments are rational and well-executed, Bernard. Camping is proof of the pudding, as you know. Have fun!

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Old 08-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #93
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Last but not least i installed a quick connect for the water input...
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #94
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I found that a wind driven rain would blow in the original stove vent louvre. I put a plastic hood over the outside to eliminate that problem.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #95
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I found that a wind driven rain would blow in the original stove vent louvre. I put a plastic hood over the outside to eliminate that problem.
Any pics?

I would like ultimately to replace the completely with somekind of triangular shaped metal part like one big louver pointing down instead of multiple louvers.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #96
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So I got brakes now!
The guy doing the work was really cool and did an excellent job.
Wow! brakes are cool. Its almost like driving without the trailer, lots of control, i love it...........
Glad to hear that the brakes worked out for you. I love the added security of trailer brakes.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #97
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Bernard, we're away from home for a few days, so pics of the vent hood will be delayed. Thomas G found it for me on eBay, it's white plastic, was a complete through the wall piece that had a flapper to close it. I just used the outside cover part, may have had to modify it by cutting, can't quite remember as I tried a couple ways to use it, but final solution was to attach it with the top center screw of the original louvered vent and some butyl tape. That Tom can find anything!
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #98
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Tartosuc,
I too recently bought a CT13. Some mods I have recently done are:

- Installed new battery and power converter/charger
- Complete rewire of camper
- Installed 6000 btu A/C under front seat (we live in Florida)
- Replaced fridge with Mini Dorm Style Fridge
- Hot/Cold plumbing with exterior shower
- LED Tail Lights & Running Lights, new wiring

Remaining projects:
- Restore front bunk
- Patch holes and repaint outside of camper white
- Replace Vent Fan
- Install flip down car TV with dome lights over sink

I like what you did with the Gas Struts and 3/4" Board for the bed. I might add that one to my list. I'm curious as to what you did for where the heater exhaust used to be. What kind of light did you install and how effective is it? I no longer have a heater and would consider an accessory at the exhaust location rather than fiberglassing hole. Can you elaborate?

Also, was your front hump both screwed and fiberglassed? The hump on mine is screwed and fiberglassed. I would have to unscrew and cut off hump, then grind to smooth where fiberglass is. Is that what you did?

Keep updating us on your camper. You seem to have an addiction to working on it just like me. I had to slow down. We've camped twice since we got her in the heat of summer in the florida keys and it was nice except for the mosquitos. I bought a screened shade shelter so that ought to do the trick for next time.
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