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Old 07-25-2011, 09:35 PM   #99
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Hey Cindy ;

If you ever get started on your V.C.T. Trailer be sure to post it I would love to see it, that would be awesome. It would be pushing 28' long. Thanks for following the progress. Learning a lot, so I can say with confidence this is my last time never again . But I will keep a lookout for your project


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Old 07-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #100
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How are you attaching the vertical wood walls to the trailer? Just a couple strips of fiber glass?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #101
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Hi Alex ; Yes you are right, I cut the wall frame to run along the outside shell as close as possible. then put fibreglass patches on both sides and along the roof , but they are screwed to the floor. All my upper cabinets are glassed in top and bottom and then supported on sides to the walls . I didn't want to use any rivits

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Thanks for the info Ken. It really looks great. You look like you really know what you're doing with all the framing. I love working with wood. It's fun to be able to build something.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #103
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The weather has been great so got around to installing my solar panel trying to get the roof all done, also R&R the 14" vent . Made a bracket for my radio antenna to mount to the panel frame and put all wires down the fridge vent

P.S the hammer will be removed when the puddle of Dicor sets
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:18 PM   #104
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Ken, you are going to be able to open your on shop after this. I always thought that there is a job market for people who fix/ remodel these trailers. There is/ was a guy who drove all over the country fixing Volkswagens for people, housecalls so to speak.

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #105
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I always thought that there is a job market for people who fix/ remodel these trailers.CindyL
Our very own member here Robert Johans: The Egg Plant

and Larry Gamble has opened a shop where he mods Casitas: Little White House Creations
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:38 PM   #106
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Hi, Cindy

Thank you, but this is for fun and entertainment . And I had a 1970 VW Van and I could have used a mobile mechanic on that thing


And thank you Donna for the links to Robert and Larry's web sites, I have been watching Robert's latest project, he does very nice work I can see why people go to him.

That is what I like about this site you can check out what others are doing , there are some great ideas. There are some that have permanently mounted their dinette tables. I think that is a great idea and I will try to do that. Danny H. did a great job on his (and his whole trailer for that matter).

By the way, I have my original manuals for my 1989 Bigfoot trailer if anyone is interested. They are in good shape , I can mail them out at no charge. Thanks
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:58 AM   #107
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Ken, this is such a cool project!
This thread is going to be a complete how-to if anybody's ever brave enough to do what you're doing.
If you have the time, it'd be really cool if you uploaded those Bigfoot papers to the Document center here...
Or if you don't have the time, mail 'em to me and I'll do it!

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By the way, Larry Gamble works on more than Casitas. He recently installed a gray water tank in my Bigfoot. The results look like the factory installed everything.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:29 PM   #109
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Ken, this is such a cool project!
This thread is going to be a complete how-to if anybody's ever brave enough to do what you're doing.
If you have the time, it'd be really cool if you uploaded those Bigfoot papers to the Document center here...
Or if you don't have the time, mail 'em to me and I'll do it!

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Hey Francesca that sounds great , shoot me your address and I will throw it in mail.

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Hey Francesca that sounds great , shoot me your address and I will throw it in mail.

Thanks alot for your help.

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I sent you my address just now, Ken- I'll upload the papers as soon as I can.

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Made a bracket for my radio antenna to mount to the panel frame and put all wires down the fridge vent
Say you don't think the antenna will shade the panel do you? It doesn't take much shade to really limit your output.

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:10 PM   #112
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Hey Bruce

I don't think the antenna will put a big enough of a shadow on the panel it is only about 12" high and as thick as my pinky finger. I have be in the bush with my surfside and it had a 80watt panel { this is 120 watt ] with no direct sunlight and still was getting 2 amps . Solar power is a beautiful thing

No worries

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