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Old 06-14-2018, 04:47 AM   #41
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After a few years I finally got a new axle for the trailer. Custom 2600 lb dexter torflex 10deg up. I went with the different angle to gain some ground clearance. I have a tendency to wander off the beaten paths.
Cutting the old axle off was not easy. Had to take a zip cut to the cast swing arms on the axle (or whatever theyíre called). Then use a recip saw to cut through the flanges that are welded. After that I cleaned up the frame and lined up the new axle.
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Now to weld it on, and figure out how to fit two children on one bed. Hmmm....
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:06 PM   #42
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1978 Beachcomber B15 in Nova Scotia

So hereís the new axle. In total about 2Ē more ground clearance. Top image is after, bottom image is before.
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Also finished the bunk beds for the kids.

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Also figured out how to replace the pesky Bargman L400

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Old 08-06-2018, 05:06 AM   #43
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So, I always wanted to go off grid, but was afraid to take the plunge.

About a month ago, I bought a 300w solar kit to run our mini fridge.

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I wasnít really sure how much battery or inverter I would need, but did as much googling as possible and settled on an 800w inverter ( to handle the startup of the fridge) and 2 group 31 deep cycle batteries.

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Got it all hooked up and got out with it twice now. It appears to work great, about enough battery to go a full day and a half with no sun, and when itís sunny it fully charged in a few hrs. Overall, Iím quite pleased and now weíre not tied to our extension cord anymore.

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Old 08-29-2018, 10:30 AM   #44
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In PEI again.
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Another PEI shot
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:52 PM   #46
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This year was good too. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-13-2019, 08:56 PM   #47
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Put decals on the trailer this year. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-10-2019, 07:59 PM   #48
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The season is over. Click image for larger version

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