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Old 03-24-2015, 12:39 AM   #57
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Frederick - really curious about the rear door. Was that something you fabricated or is it from another TT? Nothing like I have (but would love to!)
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Frederick - really curious about the rear door. Was that something you fabricated ...?
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ID:	81753 The original door...

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ID:	81754 ... totally disassembled.
Discarded the aluminum skin and the broken window. Kept the inner and outer perimeter frames. Bought a new window...

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ID:	81755 ...found salvaged door parts...
... from a wrecked motorhome: Styrofoam core and thin fiberglass door-skins. Cut them down to fit the inner perimeter frame and reassembled the parts.

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ID:	81756 ... Painted separately...
... at the same time as the body shell.

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Just got weighed. 10 gallon fresh Water Tank and Porta-potty supply (upper tank) full.
Propane and Porta-potty holding (lower tank) empty.

Total = 1,700 lbs
Axle = 1560 lbs
Tongue = 140 lbs
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Just got weighed. 10 gallon fresh Water Tank and Porta-potty supply (upper tank) full.
Propane and Porta-potty holding (lower tank) empty.

Total = 1,700 lbs
Axle = 1560 lbs
Tongue = 140 lbs

Might be good to add this to our running list of Trailer Weights in the Real World. Interesting that what is considered the 'lightweight' among FG trailers, is actually on par with the rest of the small campers. It doesn't appear that you've added anything to it of a 'weighty' nature?
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What a great job you have done! So nice to see it lives again!
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It doesn't appear that you've added anything to it of a 'weighty' nature?
In this remodel the Compact Jr. gained 300 pounds overall.
  • I replaced the 3/4" plywood topped with sheet vinyl floor with 1/2" plywood topped with FRP.
  • I replaced a simple 2-door base cabinet with a cabinet that has 1 door and 3 drawers. Solid Drawer weight can add up.
  • I added a propane bottle, 3-way fridge, tankless water heater, 2 burner stove, 12 volt water pump, sink, shower pan, and all the associated plumbing. (both water and propane)
  • I added the hanging clothes cabinet / fridge cabinet. That whole area across from the base cabinet with sink used to be for the porta-potty alone.

At 1700 pounds it is too heavy for the Pontiac Vibe to tow. But it is half the weight of the Fiber Stream, and will be easier for the Honda Odyssey to tow.
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What is it that holds up the center of the bed?
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What is it that holds up the center of the bed?
I'll have to take better pictures this weekend when I take it on a trip from San Diego to Phoenix. (Out of the frying pan and into the fire...)

The dinette table.
The leg folds up and the table swings down and unfolds to bridge the center between the bunk seats. (note the hinges on the front edge of the table in the first picture)
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Ahh! I saw those big legs and thought they were attached to something that slid out from each side. With your help, I looked more closely and realize that you provided yourself with some handy, easily accessed storage area. How very clever!
I will be stealing some of your ideas while rebuilding my C-II. Thank you.
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I looked more closely and realize that you provided yourself with some handy, easily accessed storage area.
Making the fronts of the benches solid visually confines the space. I have trouble lifting long cushions to access that underneath space from the top.
Making the benches fixed shelves with open fronts solved both problems for me.
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