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Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:10 pm
by hikrynut
The Jewel Box II now has a new owner. She brought Julie and I together, let's just hope this new project won't tear us apart! Introducing the Toy Box.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 5:40 pm
by oklahomajewel
It was a little sad to think of not having my silver & gold Jewel Box but me and Kenny love jumping on the motorcycle and we've had so many times when we're camping and wished we had the bike with us. Or a few times I would tow the teardrop and he would follow on his motorcycle but that means we're both driving. So this new cargo conversion, which we think will be named the Toy Box, was a very good trailer at a very good price and will be able to carry the motorcycle then pull it out and pull down the Murphy bed , have inside storage and bathroom. It seems absolutely huge to me after having a teardrop camper for the last six or seven years!

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:37 pm
by rockinrobin
Awesome !! :thumbsup:

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:55 am
by HMK
It looks great!!! Congrats !!!!

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 12:55 pm
by The Teardrop Nanny
Very nice, especially cuz I know Mrs. Green, the former Jewel Box Julie, has been fortunate to find her camping partner and soul mate!!, Keep up the TD lifestyle. :thumbsup: Happy trails to you both! Joanie TDN

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:52 pm
by 2bits
I am looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!!

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 5:56 am
by aggie79
2bits wrote:I am looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!!


I'm with Thomas and everyone else - we're eagerly awaiting y'all's new build.

We've been kicking around the idea of "moving up" to something bigger with a bathroom inside too. A CTC is on our wish list.

Please remember to document your conversion and post lots of pictures.

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:19 pm
by TheHighlander
Well Thomas helped me I got a 69 Shasta a very good Project its got a little water damage . But it is easy to fix


Scott & Gerri

Happy Camping everybody
:vroom: :vroom: :vroom: :vroom: :vroom: :vroom: :vroom:

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:28 pm
by hikrynut
Right now we are drawing and redrawing and reredrawing out plans. Even did a little mock up this morning (see pic) that has already prompted a few changes. I will be creating a build thread and I will link to it in this thread.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:25 am
by davel
It's going to be Great!!! Can't wait to see it. :thumbsup:

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:40 pm
by hikrynut
Wanted to post an update on our progress. Haven't had a lot of extra time lately to get a build thread started, but I'll add a couple of pics here. I have LOTS of pictures and will someday get them all organized and posted in a thread. But for now.....We have gotten the insulation all done except for the side door, I want to take the door apart and strengthen it some. Windows have been installed, rooftop AC installed, and ceiling is in. Electric is in progress. I have 120v panels installed (main and a subpanel for inverter circuits) and the 12v converter installed. So far, 2-120v outlets and 2-12v lights and the AC are the only things working. Murphy bed is made, but I don't want to install it yet until I get the epoxy flooring put down. We have repositioned all the rings in the floor where we need them for strapping down the motorcycle. We have collected just about everything we need to finish (toilet, tub, water tanks, sinks, etc.) Its a rather large pile of stuff in the shop, but slowly diminishing.

Inside of trailer as we bought it:
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Insulation going in with my awesome helper:
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Rooftop AC installed:
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windows in and murphy bed set in place: (We almost went camping this last weekend as it is in this pic, but had to prepare for our new house instead)

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Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:42 pm
by 2bits
I spy a pop up in the corner of one of those photos but with that progress, it doesn't look like you will need it!!

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:01 pm
by hikrynut
Thomas, that pop up is kind of a funny story. I saw it on Craigslist for $100 and went to look at it with the intention of using parts from it on the build. However when I got there I really didn't see anything useful to me. But in talking to the owner and explaining what I was building and parts I was needing, he decided to throw in 2 fresh water tanks (one of them exactly the size I was looking for) several pieces of 1" square steel I needed for framing in windows and such, a couple old coleman lanterns and a few other misc odds and ends. So, I took it all home for $100. Turns out the pop up only needs new canvas, a little freshening up and 1 tire, everything else works fine. Project for another day.

Re: Gone but not forgotten.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:40 pm
by 2bits
Wow. I woulda picked that up for a hundred bucks too! even just for the frame, but since it doesn't need much, I'd agree to make it a restoration project for resale or a guest camper!