Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Dano-Mich » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:36 am

Nice looking build! Question on your vertical e-track - did you just secure it on one side to a stud and the other into the wood paneling? Plenty of holding power?
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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Viper_Twig » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:19 pm

Great work. Very similar interior finishes that I am going for. Where did you buy the carpet?

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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Newt182 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:34 pm

Dano-Mich wrote:Nice looking build! Question on your vertical e-track - did you just secure it on one side to a stud and the other into the wood paneling? Plenty of holding power?


Yes, that is exactly what I did. It seems to be on there pretty good, I've put the air mattress on and laid on it but I have not tried sleeping on it yet. It's holding the weight of all my gear with no problem but the coolers are also empty. I sure hope it holds up.
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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Newt182 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:35 pm

Viper_Twig wrote:Great work. Very similar interior finishes that I am going for. Where did you buy the carpet?

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This is the carpet I used. It's lightweight, does not have a heavy backing to it so it's very easy to work with. They have it in a few colors but I think the Grey looks best. I found this to be cheaper than paneling at about .40/SqFt.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTE ... /203240740

I put it up with 3M Heavy Duty Adhesive spray which works well but I have found that it does pull away at the bottom easily so I am going to use some kind of base board trim to hold it down.
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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Viper_Twig » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:40 pm

Newt182 wrote:
Viper_Twig wrote:Great work. Very similar interior finishes that I am going for. Where did you buy the carpet?

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This is the carpet I used. It's lightweight, does not have a heavy backing to it so it's very easy to work with. They have it in a few colors but I think the Grey looks best. I found this to be cheaper than paneling at about .40/SqFt.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTE ... /203240740

I put it up with 3M Heavy Duty Adhesive spray which works well but I have found that it does pull away at the bottom easily so I am going to use some kind of base board trim to hold it down.
Thanks!

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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Hit-n-Miss » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:50 pm

That build looks great.


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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Newt182 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:46 pm

A couple of new additions.

I picked up a Husky power tongue jack at an auction. It was open box but looked to be brand new and never installed. Hooked it up today and it works great, even has a remote key fob so I can hold my beer while I unhook the trailer.

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And a few weeks ago picked up a new tow vehicle.....

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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby aggie79 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:11 am

:thumbsup: :applause: :thumbsup:
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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby McDave » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:26 am

Very Nice Newt! That is one beautiful truck. Have you been camping much? Boy that green grass and trees with leafs really looks good. It's starting to warm up here but still 11f and snowing this am. But soon, I hope.
Anyways, Congratulations and enjoy the new ride.

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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby hankaye » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:00 am

Newt, Howdy;

Agree with McD, about the new truck :thumbsup:

One thing I noticed when looking at your photo of the new electro jack,
the way you have the power cord run through the hitch pin ... thoughts of
several bad scenarios popped up, tight turn, finger hook for unlocking hitch
peels protective cover, also lifts latch bends pin ... those kinda things.
Just something to consider ...

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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Newt182 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:31 pm

McDave wrote:Very Nice Newt! That is one beautiful truck. Have you been camping much? Boy that green grass and trees with leafs really looks good. It's starting to warm up here but still 11f and snowing this am. But soon, I hope.
Anyways, Congratulations and enjoy the new ride.

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No camping recently, trailer has been parked all winter. We seem to be getting a different season everyday here and with all this rain my grass is going to be a foot high by the time it's warm enough for the first cut.
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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Newt182 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:36 pm

hankaye wrote:Newt, Howdy;

Agree with McD, about the new truck :thumbsup:

One thing I noticed when looking at your photo of the new electro jack,
the way you have the power cord run through the hitch pin ... thoughts of
several bad scenarios popped up, tight turn, finger hook for unlocking hitch
peels protective cover, also lifts latch bends pin ... those kinda things.
Just something to consider ...

hank


Thanks for the advice, that hitch pin with the loop came with the trailer and when I picked it up at the factory that is how the guy routed it so i just always did it like that. Although it is not usually around that side of the jack and under the hitch release as it is in that picture, it's just out of place from me moving it around when I took out the old jack and installed the new jack. I'll be sure to check it out next time I hook up.
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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby Newt182 » Thu May 31, 2018 8:57 am

Got a few things done this week to the trailer, first I removed the front window and put some butyl tape on to seal it better, I found there was water coming in over the winter. then i got some cabinets to put above the sink and also added some mini blinds to the windows. The brackets that came with the blinds don't seem to hold very well so my expectations are not very high on these. I think they are coming down on the first big bump i hit, but they were only $7 each. Next I want to build an upper shelf/cabinet in the top of the V nose above the bed.

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I just went out to take that picture and found a puddle of water that seems to be coming from my water pump. I guess that will be the next issue to address. :cry:
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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby flboy » Thu May 31, 2018 9:17 am

Really looking nice. I was noticing the bungees and thought you may be using them to hold cabinet doors shut. Some ideas that worked for me. In any case, there are other types of baby locks also and they will keep cabinet door and drawers closed on the road. You can also find these types at Wal-Mart in the baby section.

I found these work well for the cabinet doors and can go across your knobs and hold then together also:

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https://www.amazon.com/Sliding-Cabinet- ... nd+drawers

And these work great for the drawers and fridge door:

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0155IEUUM/re ... &sr=1&th=1
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Re: Newt's Toy Hauler - 7x16 Bravo Scout

Postby shootr » Thu May 31, 2018 12:11 pm

Newt182 wrote:I did not get the floor installed this weekend as I wanted to but I did get my Multipurpose Platform finished.

Here it is in the Bunk configuration:
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Storage Platform/Kayak carrier:

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All loaded up and no where to go:

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Oh man I'm digging the "E" Track storage/racking system you came up with! Same with the carpeted walls - looks great and has to give a little bit of sound suppression. Thanks for sharing these ideas!
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