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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Iconfabul8 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:44 pm

aggie79 wrote:
Iconfabul8 wrote:Personally I am not sold on the idea of struts and rollers. I just don't think you need them. They bind if you don't have everything perfect. Why do you need guides? Use cables, crank it up and down and pin it when you get there.


Elk Mountain Trailers (I believe no longer in business) seemed to use a similar method as you suggest. You can see the bed around the 4:00 minute mark in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-2AYJwKedo.


Nice Find Tom!! :applause: :thumbsup: :) Something to this effect is exactly what I was envisioning.
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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Onetype » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:37 pm

Well after messing around with it for a bit this is what I came up with. Most of it is just set in place, checking clearances etc. I left plenty of space between the 2x2's so it shouldn't bind or anything. It should allow me to raise it if needed although it might not be very easy until I come up with a pulley system.

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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Onetype » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:07 pm

I do have one question I'm not entirely sure of. My trailer came with a vent on either corner, not very big but 1 of them ended up in what is now the shower. Are these a benefit to me once I add the A/C? Now would be the time to close them off if I need to.
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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Iconfabul8 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:37 pm

Mine was behind the shower as well. I blocked that one but I am debating whether to block off the one on the back of the trailer (opposite side on the bottom)
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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Onetype » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:26 pm

Well progress has slowed down to a halt lately, Mainly due to funding but also a bit of second guessing myself. I had planned on having the A/C in by now but I had to divert funds to repair my daily. In the meantime I have been working on finishing the kitchen area which is a pretty crucial step for me. Unfortunately I still have quite a bit to do...

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I'm starting to realize I will probably need a roof vent or 2. I have a 1 piece roof, are these strong enough to get up on and do some work? It seems awfully thin and flimsy, I'm only about 130lbs but I can't imagine being able to get it all done from a ladder.
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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby CoventryKid » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:26 pm

When I installed my Maxxair fan and 2 skylights, I used a small piece of 5/8" plywood as a platform to work from. Worked well, easy to move around. I just made sure the plywood rested on at least 2 roof ribs.

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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Padilen » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:01 pm

I kept my vents. I cut a furnace air filter and added a filter to each. Then I added a third to vent my black tank. I also use the rear lower one to run my coaxial cable for my antenna. The upper one now has a computer fan mounted to it as a bathroom exhaust fan.
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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Rainier70 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:13 pm

The small vents on opposite corners are for hauling equipment with gas etc. They are designed to pull fresh air in the front and out the back when you are traveling so that gas fumes don't collect.

If you don't have gas fume problems, then what you do with them is totally up to you. Closing them off or re-purposing those openings for something else is not a problem.
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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Onetype » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:25 pm

Padilen wrote:I kept my vents. I cut a furnace air filter and added a filter to each. Then I added a third to vent my black tank. I also use the rear lower one to run my coaxial cable for my antenna. The upper one now has a computer fan mounted to it as a bathroom exhaust fan.


I was thinking the same thing with the computer fan actually. Thanks for the tips everyone.

Not too sure why that photo came out sideways as soon as I uploaded it..
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Re: 7x7x16 v nose

Postby Padilen » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:42 pm

My loft bed uses unistrut bolted to my wall "studs". I've made 2 of these lift loft beds. Mine and a friends, they had more money than me and the unistrut runs floor to ceiling in theirs. For mine, I saved money by using shorter "uprights" then a ran a 2x2 from unistrut to the floor. But we both have all aluminum. Which and are made with square / rectangle tube, not the "t" type of metal frames.
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