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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-16-2016, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Ironhinge
thatís a good tip thanks... The texture is a pain

thatís a good tip thanks... The texture is a pain
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
oh I also wanted to share an idea from Ianto...

oh I also wanted to share an idea from Ianto Evans The Hand Sculpted House, A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage (https://www.cobcottage.com/node/82)
It is a book on natural...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
The Idea for a desk with the chair in front of...

The Idea for a desk with the chair in front of the fridge is interesting... I might make a mock-up of that arrangement

to share something I have tried...

In one of my mock ups I made the fold...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-22-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
Vanilla as in simple, unaltered, true to form (I...

Vanilla as in simple, unaltered, true to form (I think a linux term I have borrowed)
OE as in original equipment (car talk)

I have learned far more lately by not doing than I have by doing. I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-20-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
Dave, I know your pretty vanilla OE, but I...

Dave, I know your pretty vanilla OE, but I appreciate your experience and knowledge greatly
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-20-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
one of the main things holding me back besides...

one of the main things holding me back besides the weather is deciding what the front door side corner should do...

I am unsure of a toilet adding to the space because I plan on using the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-20-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
my thought is that the front furniture is...

my thought is that the front furniture is designed to make a stiff wall fiberglassed to the side wall and to the floor, however because of the opening where the toilet is stored that stiffness...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-20-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
I am currently slowly shaping that wall and...

I am currently slowly shaping that wall and corner back to how it would like to be or possibly a little past that point. It is very interesting how mailable the fiberglass is as long as you move...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-20-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
I have had the trillium without the front bunk...

I have had the trillium without the front bunk for a while now, I wanted to say that I have noticed a sag in the hinge side of the door while it sits unsupported. I remember reading that the front...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-22-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ironhinge
The floor is plywood encased in fiberglass......

The floor is plywood encased in fiberglass... check inside the bunks and benches, peak behind and below the shelves that may be in there. In the water tank area you can look at the edge of the...
Forum: Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 03-13-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By Ironhinge
I’ve found some of that in older hardware stores,...

I’ve found some of that in older hardware stores, good luck
Forum: Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 03-09-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By Ironhinge
Square Ceiling Light...

Square Ceiling Light (http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Rectangular-Ceiling-Light-p/vts-729.htm)

thought they had the single ones as well, out of stock
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-09-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
Glad to hear you guys are moving along, sounds...

Glad to hear you guys are moving along, sounds like a positive conquering of fear. Do you have a tread on the fiberglass eyebrow?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
sounds just as smart if not more so than the...

sounds just as smart if not more so than the others
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
oh and upon closer inspection as you say... ...

oh and upon closer inspection as you say...

cHARGinGAnD BAcKUPoPeRA (how it copy and pasted)

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Charging current will be proportional to the discharged state of the battery and is limited to...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
I think you have a good point on the "smart...

I think you have a good point on the "smart chargers". The more I have looked into them the more there seems to be a lot of branding and hype... I liked the idea of the solar direction because it is,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
Orlen, If you have a chance could you describe in...

Orlen, If you have a chance could you describe in more detail "The external battery connections go to a 100AH flooded lead-acid battery, paralleled with the output of a solar panel...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
Larry, I like the Idea of your solution... I...

Larry, I like the Idea of your solution...

I think I have headed down this charge controller direction because I really want to invest in solar. I have been trying to figure out a way that it can...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
Orlen, that sounds almost exactly what I was...

Orlen, that sounds almost exactly what I was hoping to do! I liked the idea of a well regulated output because it would theoretically drive leds better and switching would make use simpler.

I’ve...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-09-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
cool, good luck... let me know how it progresses....

cool, good luck... let me know how it progresses. Sounds like we have similar projects It will be interesting to hear about the epoxy and how it may compare
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By Ironhinge
I have wondered down this path and eventually...

I have wondered down this path and eventually looked at 12v powered chargers... HYPERION ADVANCED CHARGER - EOS0720I NET3 (http://www.wheelchairdriver.com/hyperion.htm) this is actually a pretty...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
If I use a regular camper converter it would not...

If I use a regular camper converter it would not be integrated into the solar set up. Wouldn't they have to be separate?

If I have multiple chargers / charging inputs that are independent I...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
What is the simpler way? Thats kinda the issue I...

What is the simpler way? Thats kinda the issue I am having...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
It seems like there are quite a few cheap and...

It seems like there are quite a few cheap and highly efficient voltage and or current regulators out there, I think often 95%... they are really cheap actually. For some reason I have a suspicion...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-09-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
oh and this bondo resin is "waxed" meaning that...

oh and this bondo resin is "waxed" meaning that there is wax in it that works to the surface and creates the air seal necessary for it to cure... I do look back and think I should have been using...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-09-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
as far as wood penetration, I am not sure... it...

as far as wood penetration, I am not sure... it seems like there is better availability of epoxy products specificity designed to soak into wood... It is the reason I struggled with the choice...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-09-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
This is the product I have mostly used, largely...

This is the product I have mostly used, largely due to availability. The resin seems good although I have noticed that ever-coat fiberglass mat is easier to "wet out" than the bondo product usually...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-09-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
Kai, out of curiosity would you post a picture of...

Kai, out of curiosity would you post a picture of the resin you have been using? I have mostly used a bondo product also from the auto-parts store
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,706
Posted By Ironhinge
How did this system work out for you? Did you get...

How did this system work out for you? Did you get the GFI to work? Has The NoCo held up?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-09-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ironhinge
using a solar charger to regulate battery?

Another hypothetical question. If one wanted all power sources to run though the same charger, what is the best way to accomplish this?

I was wondering if it is electrically sound to use a 12v...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-06-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
The idea basically is that the trailer, with the...

The idea basically is that the trailer, with the exception of the wood, has lasted a very long time with the materials they chose. Epoxy resins stick to anything but polyester only sticks to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-06-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
I think I might have had too much coffee this...

I think I might have had too much coffee this morning but I hope some of this information is helpful... oh yea, I would also advocate for polyester resins over the epoxy, I don’t know what west...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-06-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
oh yea... The shape of you trailer is probably...

oh yea... The shape of you trailer is probably like mine, very plastic... with the floor rotten and or removed the walls and rest of the trailer responds dynamically... It is a bit of trial and error...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-06-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,279
Posted By Ironhinge
When I redid my floor I went with the grind down...

When I redid my floor I went with the grind down to flat rather than use filler to raise up... I think it was the right way to go, however i wanted to share a little.

First off I used a 24 grit...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-06-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ironhinge
excellent video!

excellent video!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-01-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,903
Posted By Ironhinge
Any feedback on these tiles as time goes on?

Any feedback on these tiles as time goes on?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-01-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,180
Posted By Ironhinge
If I remember right the ability to heat & cool a...

If I remember right the ability to heat & cool a space has an exponential relationship to its size... So a space half the size with the same R-value is vastly easier to keep warm. Also there are 3...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-28-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ironhinge
Had a little pile of different shaped brushes,...

Had a little pile of different shaped brushes, bent wires and scrapers but eventually managed to get it cleaned out
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-28-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ironhinge
Mine worked again after I pulled it and cleaned...

Mine worked again after I pulled it and cleaned it out... Mud daubers had filled all the important spaces with nest. I ended up using an air compressor and safety goggles to blow the dirt and dust...
Forum: Classified Archives 02-28-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,337
Posted By Ironhinge
out of curiosity what 4 cyl truck are you towing...

out of curiosity what 4 cyl truck are you towing with? I have a 1986 4runner and have moved my trailer around a bit but not totally sure about long trips.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By Ironhinge
oh but for the record I agree with those who have...

oh but for the record I agree with those who have suggested at least starting with insulating the floor from the interior. The fiberglass is truly an elegant exterior covering
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By Ironhinge
Just throwing it out there but I have used those...

Just throwing it out there but I have used those canned foam products as a spray. The nuances of it easily escape me but basically I put a tiny hole in the can and aimed it at the project (in this...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-20-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,913
Posted By Ironhinge
Id say if the wood is in decent shape leave it so...

Id say if the wood is in decent shape leave it so the weight on the plate gets dispersed though the glassed in ply. I would worry that a corner of a square plate might try to push though the curved...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-10-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Ironhinge
btw I think what caused my lapse of sanity was...

btw I think what caused my lapse of sanity was finding seeds and other leavings of some sort of living creature behind the ensolite... living in the belly band space?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-10-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Ironhinge
oh yea, thats gross

oh yea, thats gross
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-10-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Ironhinge
I did go a bit crazy over here, I wet sanded the...

I did go a bit crazy over here, I wet sanded the whole wall and sealed the crack between the body and bench before I returned to my senses. also you can see the window frames I am experimenting...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-10-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Ironhinge
quite a bit of the nastiest stuff cleaned up ok...

quite a bit of the nastiest stuff cleaned up ok with bleach, other parts I sanded down because they needed patching anyway
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-10-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Ironhinge
I hated the idea of not knowing what other...

I hated the idea of not knowing what other problems all this water caused and as I cleaned out the space between the ensolite and the walls I ended up really wanting to pull the ensolite...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-10-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Ironhinge
oh no, not worried about a hijack. Just happy to...

oh no, not worried about a hijack. Just happy to have more info up on the web... anyway the secret point of this thread was to ask about mold behind the ensolite under the windows.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-09-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Ironhinge
More Trillium Water Damage (window)

Is this normal? or at least not abnormal?
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