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Old 08-09-2014, 10:04 AM   #645
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Wendy, I'm sure I missed something. If you run into problems don't hesitate to call or email.
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:56 PM   #646
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I thought I'd pass on that I've seen the plastic foot lockers at Academy Sports in a few colours besides black.
I've borrowed a few of your mods. too
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:08 PM   #647
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Darrell, You need to be careful with different boxes. It can become a tight fit for getting the tire on. That is the main thing to watch for.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:45 AM   #648
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Speaking of different boxes, the one I used for pictures is an upgraded version of the one I purchased 7 years ago.

This one has the addition of wheels. They would need to be removed to mount the box. As well, the corner with had a wheel that is over the bumper would require a longer screw and possible a spacer. If you use a piece of wood as a spacer paint it before using it.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:52 AM   #649
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Norm,

I have really enjoyed seeing all the ingenious ways you have found to make your home on wheels meet your needs.

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 08-10-2014, 12:00 PM   #650
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Thanks Leslie. I have a question. It looks like you purchased the flip-up Alto. I was wondering why you choose this rather than the fixed version.

I met two brothers in Newfoundland each towing Alto's with VW TDIs, one fixed one flip-up.
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Thanks Leslie. I have a question. It looks like you purchased the flip-up Alto. I was wondering why you choose this rather than the fixed version.
The short answer is that it was available now. We couldn't find a used one available and wanted something we could use this summer. (The idea is to squeeze in as many summer road trips as possible before our 8 year old loses her excitement about travelling with us.) Ours is a 2013 demo that was being sold by Can Am RV. I'm not sure what we would have chosen if we'd ordered from scratch, but one advantage to this model (I believe) over the fixed is that you sleep along the length of the RV so you don't have to crawl over your bedmate if you need to get up during the night.

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Old 08-10-2014, 12:33 PM   #652
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Travel Excitement

I understand your situation with changing children and RVing. The only travel we did with children was with our grandchildren, a boy 11 and a girl 15, we took them around Alaska.

We encouraged them to select what they wanted to see. This got them into considering Alaska and its possibilities. It also let us prepare in a similar fashion.

Even when traveling with Ginny I take responsibility to be tour guide before we start and feeding her possibilities, building interest.

You may know this, I think when you're traveling with children you have to view it that you're traveling with them and not the children traveling with you. In the process making it interesting and exciting for everyone.

Of course wishing you great travels.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:31 PM   #653
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Thank you Honda for your detailed information. I certainly have enough to get started, buy my parts , etc.

Was outside today pressure washing house and also did a second treatment of Concrobium mold stain eraser above the belly band on the mold/mildew spots that were in the white caulk. Looks fantastic now. Trailer came to me that way and I thought I was stuck with it till I read about that product here.


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Old 08-12-2014, 02:49 PM   #654
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Hi Honda,

I was thinking...do you smell wood burning? . Just wondering, if I were to buy one of those Contico storage boxes and set it down on top of the battery box on the tongue of the trailer, might that work too? If it fit well, thought I could use a ratcheting tie down and bungees to secure it.

What I was concerned about was the vent holes in the top of the battery box. Would it be bad to occlude them during travel? I could always take the box off when I arrive at site.

Just thinking about it and thought I'd ask you.

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The vents are there to allow Hydrogen to escape. It is lighter than air and will get out unless you seal the vents and that's not likely.

Generally I would consider that it will increase the weight of the tongue and generally not be convenient tied down. With our former tow vehicle I attempted to keep the tongue light.

Many people do have front bumper boxes. I was at Harbour Freight yesterday and they had a trapezoidal shaped box on sale. As well there are a number of these of different colors and materials available on the web. I believe Walmarts sells one as well, though it may be available only on line. CPAHarley, a frequent poster, installed one on one of his trailers as well,
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Yep, here is a picture of my set up on the EggCamper, it has 2 batteries and a propane tank inside.
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You people here never cease to amaze me. The networking is incredible! I am simply amazed.

CPAHarley, does your tongue box have ro for other items, aside from the battery and propane tank? I've been chatting with Honda, and I've purchased the Contico truck box already. If I decide to go your route, I can always use the box for my camping stuff anyway.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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I put a wooden base and used "U" bolts to the frame, installed the batteries and then covered them with a pieces of thin panelling to allow storage that was large but not deep, maybe 6". I also installed vents in the rear for battery ventilation. If you go with one battery and keep the propane outside you will have lots of room.
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