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Postby BigRay » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:55 am

Hello to all, I'm Ray. Staying cool in South Texas. I've visited the site for years and have enjoyed all the unique people and projects. I just "finished" my 4-month project that only took 3 1/2 years. I started it went my health took a nose dive, so I could only work on it whenever my daughters could help. Of course it's not really finished, but it's complete enough to use while we continue to work on it.



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Re: Hello to all

Postby greygoos » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:53 am

Looks like a very large trailer. What are the dimensions?
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Re: Hello to all

Postby BigRay » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:07 am

6x12, 4' tall folded, open it's about 7'2" to 6'4" so the roof is slanted. It has v-nose and v-tail and tows very nice, usable when closed, has a/c, kitchen, bathroom, currently weighs 1017.

You can see more photos in my album, I plan of posting a build page soon.

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Re: Hello to all

Postby Redneck Packrat » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:49 pm

Welcome, BigRay!

Looks like plenty of room to swing a cat in there, even closed if you don't start going with vertical swings :lol:

What part of south Texas? I'm north of Corpus.
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Re: Hello to all

Postby BigRay » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:20 pm

San Antonio. Part of my initial plans for this thing was to build it to tolerate the tough conditions at Port Aransas. A few weeks ago we did a 10 day 4200 mile trip. Stayed at state and gov campsites. City of rocks in New Mexico, family in Phoenix, hensly lake CA, 5 days in Yosemite, Mather at grand canyon, Oliver Lee Memorial in New Mexico with a quick stop at White Sands the next morning then home. I didn't do well but the camper did very good. You know the real test for it is the beach front heat wind moisture sand n salt. Won't know till I go.
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Re: Hello to all

Postby Redneck Packrat » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:19 pm

Well, if you need it sandblasted, you're headed for the right place! :? :thumbsup: :lol:

Beach isn't really that "rough" on the getting there and back, not at Port A. Now, going down to Big Shell, past PINS, would be a true trial by fire!

When are you looking at a run to Port A?
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Re: Hello to all

Postby BigRay » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:34 am

Should be soon. Since having air conditioning is my priority I did an overnight generator test on wednesday and it crapped out. It is over 10 years old so it was time for a better one anyways. Now researching the best choice on a low budget.

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Re: Hello to all

Postby Redneck Packrat » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:38 am

I've got a 13 year old HF 5500, back from when they were blue. One of the first Honda knockoffs, and knock wood it starts 1st or 2nd pull every time. I suspect their Predator series is even better, the engine certainly is. If you decide to go that route, I've got a coupon number but it's at home. I'll get it to you if you want.

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Re: Hello to all

Postby BigRay » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:32 pm

Sheesh, I don't think I've ever been so indecisive about something but I've got it narrowed down to three generator choices... or is it four or five.

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Re: Hello to all

Postby BigRay » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:02 pm

I bought a Westinghouse WH2200iXLT. Looking forward to hearing it run.

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