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Old 07-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #99
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That right there is a work of art.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:47 AM   #100
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Thank you for your kind words.
It has been a lot of work but also very rewarding as the plan comes together. There is still lots of work to do, trim and minor details on the inside and the entire outside to do yet.

The priority right now is to go camping and enjoy
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #101
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Way cool. Have you weighed it? I would be concerned about weight distribution side to side (each tire). You obviously gutted the original and built it up to your own desires.

It is an amazing piece of work!
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Way cool. Have you weighed it? I would be concerned about weight distribution side to side (each tire). You obviously gutted the original and built it up to your own desires.

It is an amazing piece of work!
Thanks, Weight on the trailer is 1500 lbs loaded and within 50 lbs side to side (the axle is 2000 lb rating). The fridge weight is offset by battery and electrical on the opposite side. I also use an external water reservoir system which reduces weight considerably.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:49 AM   #103
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Thanks, Weight on the trailer is 1500 lbs loaded and within 50 lbs side to side (the axle is 2000 lb rating). The fridge weight is offset by battery and electrical on the opposite side. I also use an external water reservoir system which reduces weight considerably.
I would like to see this.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #104
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I would like to see this.
The water system uses an external 5 gallon insulated cooler that I installed a quick connect fitting in place of the spigot. The braided steel line leads directly to the electric water pump. We have used this system for the past 2 years and it works great, easy to refill, in really hot weather we add a block of ice.



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Old 07-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #105
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Ian, there is only one word that comes in my mind after looking at your work.

Incredible!

I can imagine the number of hours worked to to such nice results. I am sure you will enjoy each day with your new little home.

Congratulation Ian
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:00 AM   #106
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I like that idea! I could hook it up to a 12V pump and still be solar friendly. I think it's a great idea for me -I can lose the 10 gl. tank inside the trailer and have more storage.

Can't express how much I admire your work on this camper!
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:15 AM   #107
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Omg gorgeous!!!

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Thought I would add a few new pictures of the work in progress as my Boler project is slowly taking shape.

Installed a new cabinet to the left of the door which contains the PETT porta-potty, installed sheet vinyl flooring, base board trim and stainless steel backsplash.






this is the most amazing camper set up I've seen yet! KUDOS!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #108
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I have always been fristrated with the typical plastic roof vents, seems in our area it is an annual task to replace the plastic vent cover. I came across a 14"x14" all metal vent. Very well constructed and should last forever but I also wanted a fan in the roof vent and the metal vent was not available with a fan so I built my own.

The 2 fans are 140mm computer case fans, they have 2 speeds Very low current draw and a literally silent

The specs Antec TrueQuiet 140:
- Current draw - 0.04 amps on low and 0.1 amp on high.
- Decibels - 9.8 db on low and 20 db on high
- Airflow (CFM) - 40.5 on low and 65 on high

Compared to the Fantastic fan (3 speed):
- Current draw - 1.89, 2.29 and 3.0 amps on low, medium and high.
- Decibels - 39.0, 39.0 and 40.0 db on low, med and high
- Airflow (CFM) - 478, 653 and 920 on low med and high (no comparison on airflow but remember our trailers are only 360 cu/ft total volume without cabinets)

We will be testing them on a trip starting tomorrow, I understand the temperatures will be mid 30C.


im interrested in that metal roof vent cover, any pics/link for what you used?
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Omg gorgeous!!!
this is the most amazing camper set up I've seen yet! KUDOS!!
Thank you so much for the kind words
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im interrested in that metal roof vent cover, any pics/link for what you used?
I purchased the Metal Roof Vent through Lil' Bear Tag-Alongs who are a great source of parts for Teardrop Trailers. They carry an interesting selection of parts and are great to deal with.

This is the roof vent I am using: Metal Vent
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Did you strip off the interior walls? If so what did you recover them with?

Im starting to get ideas together for my boler reno over the winter.

thanks!
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #112
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No need to strip the ensolite insulation, I just trimmed the areas where the support posts were installed to I could epoxy them directly to the fiberglass shell. Some of the scrap left over I used to patch some of the holes and missing areas.
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