Northern Lite Traveler

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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby mezmo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:10 pm

'Very generous of you to take the time and share all those building drawings !
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby Texican » Fri May 13, 2016 12:05 pm

I love this shape and design, thanks for sharing your drawings.
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby SMCbivy9007 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:22 pm

Beautiful build. Exceptionally clean and finished. :thumbsup:
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby J.Pierson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:54 am

I don't know how I had missed this build before. It is incredible! Thank you for sharing and documenting so well!

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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby OP827 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:40 pm

Thanks for sharing your experience here, very nice builds! :thumbsup:
My foldable foam trailer build: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=61344
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby Ottsville » Fri May 18, 2018 6:39 am

What a beautiful build and thank you for sharing your designs and trailer ideas!
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby PatrickM » Fri May 25, 2018 3:29 pm

Hi - I have order ordered my aluminum to copy this technique -- U say 3/16 rivets, I am assuming width based on the material you are going through 3/16 is not long enough - so what length did you use - I am rivet ignorant so need all the all the help I can get. :?
Possibly a link to source :D
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Sun May 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Thank you all for the compliments. Well, it's been awhile. Time for an update.

The Northern Lite has traveled several thousand miles, including a seven week trip of western states, the Pacific coast and the last Redwood Gathering. No issues except a flat tire and no changes made to the trailer. I have added a tongue box and a 30 amp AGM battery with AC charger.

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:peace: Fred
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Sun May 27, 2018 2:02 pm

Patrick, here is a link to an online rivet manufacturer.
https://hansonrivet.wpengine.com/rivets ... nd-rivets/

The PASD603H through PASD610H rivets are 3/16" diameter closed end structural aluminum rivets with a steel mandrel.
The length is determined by the grip range (i.e. the thickness of the materials that you are riveting together).

The grip range and the drill size are extremely important for a strong bond.

You could order on line, but you could probably find them at at your local industrial hardware supply.

Good luck with your build. Fred
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby PatrickM » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:25 pm

Thanks - picked up some rivets. Got some structurals for the internal framing work and some closed end for the outside alu sheeting work - both in the grip ranges needed. Did not know there were that many types of rivets out there

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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby PatrickM » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:18 pm

Hi Again
Which part# of VHB tape -- sooooo many out there
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Re: Northern Lite Traveler

Postby alaska teardrop » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:54 pm

PatrickM wrote:Hi Again
Which part# of VHB tape -- sooooo many out there
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3M 4919F

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/ ... 236&rt=rud

Clean the surfaces with isopropyl alcohol. :thumbsup:
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