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Postby grant whipp » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:21 am



Dayum ...! Sure got lost in that site for a while ... been there for almost an hour ... :shock: ...! That last pic was the clincher, though ... :thumbsup: ...!

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Postby TopCat » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:20 am

grant whipp wrote:


Dayum ...! Sure got lost in that site for a while ... been there for almost an hour ... :shock: ...! That last pic was the clincher, though ... :thumbsup: ...!

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I had to look twice!!! :shock:

The guy sitting in the trailer has an uncanny resemblance to someone :lol:

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Postby the pvc bike guy » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:06 pm

TopCat wrote:
grant whipp wrote:


Dayum ...! Sure got lost in that site for a while ... been there for almost an hour ... :shock: ...! That last pic was the clincher, though ... :thumbsup: ...!

Grant


I had to look twice!!! :shock:

The guy sitting in the trailer has an uncanny resemblance to someone :lol:

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That was Osome thanks for the links also the other of Tiny House Design Michael Janzen mentioned this site in his blog :applause:
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Postby the pvc bike guy » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:32 pm

Ivar the Red wrote:So...you could tell me...but then you'd have to kill me? Is that it? :lol: 8)


well no not really If I told :MLAS you then I'd be given info that could jeopardize the patten :thumbdown: under some laws if I do that then I lose the rights to the design :crazy: . but if you buy and one and make a statement that you not me.
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Postby the pvc bike guy » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:03 pm

OK so I'm cheating and getting a lot of help what do you think of this?
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Postby TopCat » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:23 pm

Thats looking like something workable? Im just wondering if you tow your trailer (once made) the revers from how its should be towed - Tail first. It will cut down on the wind resistance!

Looks like you have the planing done? When does construction begin :thumbsup:

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Postby the pvc bike guy » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:40 pm

TopCat wrote:Thats looking like something workable? Im just wondering if you tow your trailer (once made) the revers from how its should be towed - Tail first. It will cut down on the wind resistance!

Looks like you have the planing done? When does construction begin :thumbsup:

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No not done a lot of refining to do just a Idea right now :designing:
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Postby the pvc bike guy » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:43 pm

TopCat wrote:Thats looking like something workable? Im just wondering if you tow your trailer (once made) the revers from how its should be towed - Tail first. It will cut down on the wind resistance!

Looks like you have the planing done? When does construction begin :thumbsup:

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No not done a lot of refining to do just a Idea right now :designing: I won't it to look like some one shot it with a shrink ray towing not yet there.
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Postby xrover » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:08 pm

What about buying or picking up a used tent and using the material from it for the sides and top? That would give you still a place that is dry, keep the weight way down, and since you don't have to take the tent down, you avoid one of the reasons we hate tents. Need lots of sealing!
In fact, you've given me a new idea. I have a 10" dobsonian telescope that I always have to cart out to an open area and it's a wee bit big. But using pvc and some bicycle tires............liking it! I would design it around a large garden cart.
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Postby the pvc bike guy » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:33 pm

xrover wrote:What about buying or picking up a used tent and using the material from it for the sides and top? That would give you still a place that is dry, keep the weight way down, and since you don't have to take the tent down, you avoid one of the reasons we hate tents. Need lots of sealing!
In fact, you've given me a new idea. I have a 10" dobsonian telescope that I always have to cart out to an open area and it's a wee bit big. But using pvc and some bicycle tires............liking it! I would design it around a large garden cart.


the biggest reason I don't wont to use ant type of fabric is when it rains if you touch the fabric you could start a leak and I hate being wet as for the wight I'll put a assist wheel on and when I'm going up hill Ill use it.
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Postby grant whipp » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:34 am

the pvc bike guy wrote:OK so I'm cheating and getting a lot of help what do you think of this? ...


That's quite the concept! And, it's looking pretty cool, too ... :thumbsup: ...!

Would you allow me to suggest that you lower the side door opening to just above the pvc side rail, and maybe enlarge it to make entering & exiting much easier ...?

I'd be willing to bet that you could get that shape out of 1/2" pvc pipe, and by using the same for a few cross-braces, you could "skin" the entire outside with choroplast and have a really light & water-tight trailer! Grist for the mill ... :thinking: ...?

Best of luck with it! In th emeantime ...

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Postby mikeschn » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:38 am

TopCat wrote:LINK:
http://highmileagetrikes.blogspot.com/index.html#5510366049285942968



Wow, this guy sure has lots of fun projects going on!

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Postby TheDuke » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:34 pm

Just an observation: Your PVC side rails could be a little twisty, and the axle mounts project out at the sides, leading to the wheels leaning in at the top. Maybe some kind of stiff axle running side to side? Really interesting concept, though. Worth doing more work on. There's probably a solution in there somewhere. Keep going.

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Postby the pvc bike guy » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:39 pm

TheDuke wrote:Just an observation: Your PVC side rails could be a little twisty, and the axle mounts project out at the sides, leading to the wheels leaning in at the top. Maybe some kind of stiff axle running side to side? Really interesting concept, though. Worth doing more work on. There's probably a solution in there somewhere. Keep going.

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Hay thanks ,

this is just a quick drawing I'm going to use a axle out of PVC with a threaded road going Thur it so it will look like a large teardrop trailer was hit with a shrink ray.

when the revision is done I'll put up. :frustrated:
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Postby the pvc bike guy » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:10 pm

grant whipp wrote:
the pvc bike guy wrote:OK so I'm cheating and getting a lot of help what do you think of this? ...


That's quite the concept! And, it's looking pretty cool, too ... :thumbsup: ...!

Would you allow me to suggest that you lower the side door opening to just above the pvc side rail, and maybe enlarge it to make entering & exiting much easier ...?

I'd be willing to bet that you could get that shape out of 1/2" pvc pipe, and by using the same for a few cross-braces, you could "skin" the entire outside with choroplast and have a really light & water-tight trailer! Grist for the mill ... :thinking: ...?

Best of luck with it! In th emeantime ...

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Hay I ask for any help so play with it and see what you come up with I'm using Google SketchUp 7

as for the choroplast I don't understand what it is.

also any one who wont's to suggest or play with design I only ask.

1. All walls studs to be 3/4" Sch 80 PVC Pipe
2. Trailer 1” Sch 80 PVC Pipe
3. Floor "paneling
4. Figure out were the PVC Fittings need to go
5. Were windows doors etc
6. Were the 20’ Bicycle wheels axel need to be placed
7. The length of the tongue for a bike to pull
8. Over all Size 8 x 3 x 4
PLEASE DO I did ask for help on this forum.
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