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Postby marvmmarv » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:06 pm

Hi, I'm new here!

I've thought about building a teardrop for awhile but I always tell myself I don't have the time or skill (mostly skill). So I bought a Pleasant Valley 4X8 model (with the flat hatch). Can anyone tell me about these things? It appears to be an evolution of the Little Guy. Nicely put together and just begging to be customized. The only downside is the overall shape is not nearly as cool as most.

My plan is to use it as a fishing shack for one. It should be great for that.

Thanks!
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Postby PaulC » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:46 pm

Welcome aboard Marv. Now that you've come out, you'll be just like the rest of us :?

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Postby bledsoe3 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:36 am

Does it look like this?
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Postby marvmmarv » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:21 pm

Yep, that's it.

It looks nice sitting in my yard, even if I haven't taken it out yet.

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Postby Miriam C. » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:25 pm

Welcome Marv,
We have lots of information on remodeling, just look around.
I bet you know by now we have this thing about pictures. Kinda makes us all :D inside when we get them.

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Postby marvmmarv » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:26 pm

Thanks, Aunti M. I'll have to look at that tutorial on uploading pictures.

So far, I've been viewing the pics of galleys, trying to decide what to do with mine. The galley space is limited so it will have to be simple. I have seen about 100 ideas I would like to steal. You guys are craftsmen!
:thumbsup: -Wow, so that's how you do that - that's cool.

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Postby Miriam C. » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:39 pm

:lol: Well Marv,
At the very least you will have a counter top at waist level without setting up a table. One of the things I found most difficult with some of my fishing places is the lack of a table when the Grandkids want to fix a meal. Don't know why they want to eat. :roll: :lol:
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Postby sdtripper2 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:36 am

marvmmarv wrote:Thanks, Aunti M. I'll have to look at that tutorial on uploading pictures.


Marv:

Click here and midway down to #3 you will find the uPloading pictures to your Album tutorial.
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Postby marvmmarv » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:15 pm

Aunti M, I was thinking, as the minimum, of mounting a stove on the shelf, and some sort of storage in the remaining space. Most forest campgrounds I use supply a table only, and my stove would then be off the table and out of the way. That's a starting point.

Tripper, thanks for the link, now I have to get with it!

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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:14 am

Having a stove available can be real handy if no grill is around. We go to places that have neither now so having the TD will be interesting. I am still planning my galley and have changed it several times.

Take your time and maybe camp a couple of times before you make changes that are hard to undo. ;)
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Postby marvmmarv » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:08 pm

Good advice! Thanks, Miriam.

Today's idea (which will probably be obsolete tomorrow) is to mount a full-size shelf on top of the existing shelf, and then install the stove on that. The added shelf could be pulled out slides. There are two benefits: first, the stove would be a bit farther out of the galley where there is more headroom under the hatch, and second, the available shelf area would be doubled while the shelf is extended.

But I like your idea best: use it a couple times and see what evolves.

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