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Old 01-23-2015, 11:29 AM   #15
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Please explain how you know the year.


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Old 01-23-2015, 11:32 AM   #16
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:49 AM   #17
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Walter, luv the look of those new Subies. Reminds me a lot of the BMW X6.

Your trailer looks a little high at the front or is it just the photo?
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:11 PM   #18
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It's the photos, its actually 2" low at the hitch. But until I have a working fridge I'll leave it alone for now.


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Old 01-23-2015, 01:25 PM   #19
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That's a the Crosstrek model, Lifted Impreza with 9" of ground clearance. Up until now we have been sleeping on a double wide air mattress in the car. Pretty good for something that easily maintains 6.8l/100km on all season tires and regular gas non winter gas.


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Old 01-23-2015, 01:33 PM   #20
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That's a the Crosstrek model, Lifted Impreza with 9" of ground clearance.
OK thnxs, that is a model I was not aware of. No wonder it has the appearance of the X6....

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Old 01-25-2015, 07:35 PM   #21
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I believe that was the only year with the front mounted lamps.


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looks like your hitch maybe set a little high, did you level it?
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:16 PM   #23
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I believe that was the only year with the front mounted lamps.


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According to the paperwork your correct on the year. I have noticed the forward light pods arn't on many others.

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looks like your hitch maybe set a little high, did you level it?
As stated above, it looks high in the picture. It's actually 1.5-2" low, but I don't have a working fridge so not worried about it yet.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:33 PM   #24
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Holy double hockey sticks batman, the fridge works on 120volt.

I was about the rip it out and get a new one based on previous owners statement that it never worked.

Now some much needed testing on the 12v and gas systems... But if one system works then this is going to be easy.


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Old 02-12-2015, 10:36 PM   #25
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The Story of a Poor Mans Airstream

Back at work for a month so trailer is hibernating.

Found a replacement axle, door hinges and new latch. As well replacement windows for the sides and door.

The Wife ordered some flooring, and has been looking into a new sink and facet.

Next step is 120v and 12v systems. And installing the axle.

For the 12v system I'll be installing porch and reverse light switches outside the door. And a switch panel inside the door on the closet wall. Every item will be on a switch so we can control amperage draw while boondocking. I'm also planing on installing a few PC fans in the compartments to circulate air when needed for moisture and heat.

For the 120v system I have a few outlets to place. One exterior, kitchen, gadget, and the two hidden for the fridge and charger. And a 30amp shore power inlet.

The axle will have brakes and a higher weight capacity. The frame was completely rebuilt by a previous owner and the original axle is still installed.

The flooring is a new floating engineered product from Home Depot. Looks like wood, and sticks together. Used in basements and bathrooms.

The Wife picked out a nice stainless drinking water type tap to save space. And we are searching for a sink to fit in the space we have while covering the hole of the previous sink. The counter also needs to be stiffened, which I plan to do with strips of plywood in a box shaped frame.

Propane and water will be tackled afterwards.



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Old 03-19-2015, 12:44 AM   #26
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The Story of a Poor Mans Airstream

Back working on the project 😃

Will do some updates shortly with photos.

Im looking for information from others, my boler is missing the kitchen supports between the counter and upper cabinet. Can I get some suggestions on what others have used that was visually appealing?

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