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Postby prohandyman » Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:07 am

Hello all
Hoosier Td hopeful from from around Indy
Bought Kuffel Creek a year or two ago, but had to hold off for various reasons (son was in Iraq and couldn't concentrate). I am considering a 5x10 using existing cargo trailer. It is 5x8 with torsion axle, but should be able to modify. Is there a thread discussing the flow of the project, ie. the TD size is decided by what size bed you want to use, which is decided by how big you are and how many people to sleep, and how much gear and weight you want? Just want to keep the re-do's down to a minumim.
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Postby Jst83 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:37 am

Welcome Dan, although we've already had PM contact I'll welcome you publicly to the fun house.

:lol: :lol: :D
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Postby doug hodder » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:34 pm

Welcome aboard Dan...just an idea...mark out the dimensions of what you think you want for a tear on the garage floor. Put in some of your camping gear and lay down in the rest of the space...Add your wife/dogs and whatever else. Adjust as necessary. Just don't cut yourself short on space or you're going to be building #2, but that's not such a bad thing...I'm on #3! Doug
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Postby mikeschn » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:42 pm

I'm dreaming about #5. Or was that #6? I can't remember... :?

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Postby Miriam C. » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:44 pm

Welcome Dan,

The Generic Benroy is a good place to start. Then I would move to the Hall of Fame and check out the build sites. Then the rest of the story :lol:

As you change your mind everything will become clearer. 8) ;)

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Mockup

Postby S10CHEVY » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:47 pm

Get cardboard from appliance dealers, and use to make a mock up. This seems to work well for some here, and would probably help to cut down on changes later. Making a list of what it needs to do for you will help also.
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Official start

Postby prohandyman » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:16 pm

Started converting cargo trailer today. GREAT! Fine time for the digital camera to puke! :x
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Postby prohandyman » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:50 pm

latest pics of conversion - ready to tackle ceiling

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Postby Jst83 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:13 pm

:thumbsup: Looks good Dan

I saw your booked for Turkey Run should be a good time.

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Postby prohandyman » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:42 pm

Yeh
It will really help give me a deadline to get the conversion done by. Otherwise I might get too distracted :worship:
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Postby Jst83 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:45 pm

prohandyman wrote:It will really help give me a deadline to get the conversion done by. Otherwise I might get too distracted :worship:


I can relate, Ive been slacking so much since it's gotten colder :oops: . Got to get busy myself
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Postby prohandyman » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:59 pm

As you can see in one of the pics, I have a mattress in the cabin already. Wife says she wanted to use the full size pillow top we bought for spare bedroom, and since it won't go thru side door, I had to put it in before installing cabinets in galley and cabin. It takes up all available floor space. I guess it is there for good! :thinking:
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