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Old 04-30-2011, 06:59 PM   #71
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Francesca do you have any pics from the side, looks very interesting. Does the boat trailer just roll up on ramps or is it loaded on

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She rolls up the ramps as meek as a lamb!
Of course, the electric winch helps a little

Francesca

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That's the only picture I have, but I'll get one from the side when I get a chance.

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:22 PM   #72
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Great job and way to go for it! Immaculate work, can't wait to see the finishing!
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #73
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Francesca do you have any pics from the side, looks very interesting. Does the boat trailer just roll up on ramps or is it loaded on

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"the Accomplice" (who shall remain nameless) sent another picture of the piggyback!
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Thar she blows!

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Old 05-01-2011, 07:47 AM   #74
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Talk about wind drag-WOW
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:24 AM   #75
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So I'm trying to figure out the reason for this 'thing.' Oh...I get it...it is suppose to be a multipurpose land/amphibious vehicle. A truck or a boat or a boat/truck/submarine. When the whole 'thing' is in the water you have a boat and the truck becomes the submarine! Brilliant!
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[QUOTE=Kevin K;Talk about wind drag-WOW[/QUOTE]

Maybe not...looks like a tow bar on the front of the truck....maybe itza a toad?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:25 AM   #77
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Francesca

I can see why weight is a important concern for you , I take it you pull your trailer behind . Very cool idea but looks like it could be a little top heavy. Must be a real head turner going down the road with your trailer in tow.

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Old 05-02-2011, 09:35 AM   #78
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Wonder how that affects gas mileage??
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:01 AM   #79
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So I'm trying to figure out the reason for this 'thing.' Oh...I get it...it is suppose to be a multipurpose land/amphibious vehicle. A truck or a boat or a boat/truck/submarine. When the whole 'thing' is in the water you have a boat and the truck becomes the submarine! Brilliant!
You're quite correct. I should say that one has to take care to open the cab windows before launch, as otherwise the air trapped in the cab creates the dreaded "accidental pontoon" effect and the whole thing rolls over.
I pointed that out to the Perpetrators during the "interfering wife" phase of planning, and I feel sure they heed my advice before pointedly ignoring it....

All seriousness aside, this isn't mine. I only mentioned it by way of explaining my interest in metal strength.
It belongs to The Accomplice, and the pictured truck is the "spare" that he tows behind his- dare I say it here?- motorhome .
That way he doesn't have to buy gas for a TV for the boat, or use the M/H for launching once at camp.
It works pretty well for that purpose. You should see it with the motorcycle rack on the back!

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Old 05-10-2011, 08:44 PM   #80
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Some new pics

Here are some more pictures of the work being done. I have my awning installed [ 14 ft ] One of the bedroom windows is cut out, waiting for the wooden frame I made to dry in place so I can insulate and panel .

Picture of the shower, Looks a lot bigger in the trailer than in the book but it will fit ok

Cabinet where the stereo is for the fridge

Picture also of frame of the closet in the bedroom

When things are paneled should look alot better

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Old 05-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #82
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Hi, Ken

We're talking about aerodynamics at Round vs Squarish Eggs
and Donna reminded us of your front V- shaped mod.
We wondered if reducing wind drag was your purpose???

Thanks!

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:47 PM   #83
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Cutting the wind

Hi Francesca

Interesting topic , I looked at the thread about aerodynamices and came across #33 Alfred's Escape, it looks like it would cut through the wind great. He has a nice combo there.

The main reason I closed in the front was to help keep the bedroom warmer and gain some storage . Now that it is not a flat front it should help in the gas mileage I hope . Any little bit will help at nearly $6.00 a gallon

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Old 06-03-2011, 06:55 PM   #84
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Just a few more pictures of the progress . finshed off the inside of the window at the end of the bed, cut hole for window at head of bed and in the middle of glueing in frame .
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