Northern Lite Traveler

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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:39 am

Thanks John, :D
Hope others can make use of the concepts.
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby hammett03 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:55 am

This is the exact shape I have been looking for on my next build! I saw your initial sketch in the first post. Can you give the measurements you used to create the profile? I would love to do this exact shape!
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:25 pm

Sure,

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Be sure to show us your new camper. :thumbsup:
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby andreuther » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:18 am

I was wandering how deep you made the galley? I am considering doing a 7 footer with a bunk and I'm wandering how deep of a galley to do. Thanks for your time!
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:41 pm

Added the galley & cabin shelving dimensions to the sketch.

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Went out to the trailer to envision a child's bunk & drew it in approximately where it might fit without encroaching on the adult cabin space.
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby andreuther » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Thanks for the info it should be very helpful.
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby AZ_Desert_Rat » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:30 pm

Hi Fred,
Great sketches and thanks for sharing them with everyone ... I am sure they will help those building or contemplating a TD or even a CT conversion :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
Happy Camping & Building,
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby andreuther » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:26 pm

Quick question: I am planning on having a 4' tongue and your design has a 3' 2'' tongue. With that in mind should I move the axle forward 10'' making it 37'' from the rear? Thanks again!
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:55 am

Andre, I'll take this to your build thread.
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:01 am

AZ_Desert_Rat wrote:Hi Fred,
Great sketches and thanks for sharing them with everyone ... I am sure they will help those building or contemplating a TD or even a CT conversion :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:


Thanks John & you're welcome. We all learn from each other on this forum. :thumbsup:
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:51 pm

Posting these mechanical drawings for those that may be interested in building this way. They are drawn on 18" x 24" paper. From these I am able to determine how parts fit together, make a materials list, estimate weights and decide which tools to use.

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Copies of the drawings are tacked to the shop wall to work from, add working dimensions and make notes & changes.

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:peace: Fred
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:29 pm

After traveling several thousand miles, attending a couple of gatherings and camping around Michigan I'm very pleased with the Northern Lite. It handles especially well, is comfortable and convenient. No changes made, but have added curtains, interior hanging hooks, Caseydogs simple 110V arrangement and a 12V interior socket.

Nordhouse Dunes, Michigan

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Higgins Lake, Michigan

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Cross Roads America Gathering

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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby Junkboy999 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:40 am

Great Pictures.

Nice to see yours and Stacie's TD next to each other.
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:48 pm

Thanks, Terry, Good to hear from you. :shake hands:

Yup, Stacie is a joy to travel with. :vroom:

Are you building? Or simply enjoying your first? IRG ?

:peace: Fred
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby Poorlytiedfly » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:55 am

Nice profile - I really like your build.
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