Texas Coyote @ Texas Tepee Trailer's Weekender 11

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Texas Coyote @ Texas Tepee Trailer's Weekender 11

Postby Tx River Rat » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:12 pm

My son in law fell in love with the weekender II, so off to the box store we went and came back with this.

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Set a couple stands , routed the floor and ripped to size and then glued the seam .

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tomorrow we will start splicing the sides.
Wish us luck.
Ron
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Postby starleen2 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:15 pm

Get you some outdoor halogens and you can work into the night :lol:
Looks good so far :thumbsup:
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Postby Tx River Rat » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:20 pm

Excuse my bad manners . I hope it is alright to copy part of your build.
Should have ask first.
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Postby starleen2 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:25 pm

Tx River Rat wrote:Excuse my bad manners . I hope it is alright to copy part of your build.
Should have ask first.
:oops:
Ron


No problem - imatation is the best form of flattery - or so I heard. If you have any questions about something, Just ask them here and we'll chime in and help you out. Let the Fun begin! Heck I might even comedown there and make a little sawdust too!
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Postby Tx River Rat » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:46 pm

Come on down , we are not to far apart ,I am in a small town called Marlin just south of Waco.
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Postby starleen2 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:53 pm

Tx River Rat wrote:Come on down , we are not to far apart ,I am in a small town called Marlin just south of Waco.
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Know exactly where that is - we used to live close to Corsicana

Tx River Rat wrote:What size mattress did you use in your trailer

The mattress is a four inch piece of foam 60 inches wide and 72 inches long. I'll aslo extend an invitation up to Mt. Pleasant if you want a closer inspection of the camper
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Postby Tx River Rat » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:47 pm

I just might take you up on that.
I widened the build 2 inches ,to 78 inches
Glen had a mattress that will fit those specs
What size wheels and tires do you have on your trailer?
I am going to build the frame so changing widths wasn't a problem
Thanks
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Postby Wimperdink » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:04 pm

If this comes together anything like your paddlers, you should have it knocked out in a couple of hours and looking premium. :) Looking fwd to watching the progress on this one.
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Postby starleen2 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:34 am

Tx River Rat wrote:I just might take you up on that.
I widened the build 2 inches ,to 78 inches
Glen had a mattress that will fit those specs
What size wheels and tires do you have on your trailer?
I am going to build the frame so changing widths wasn't a problem
Thanks
Ron


I used 12 inch wheels - they came with the trailer. I was also restricted to 1500 lbs carrying weight due to the trailer ratings. The posted weight is with the trailer included
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Postby Tx River Rat » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:49 pm

Glen and I got a little done today
Sides framed out

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Installed the sides on the floor

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back wall and a couple stringers installed

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Moving right along
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Postby Tx River Rat » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:28 pm

Wimperdink
I am new at this we will just have to see how she flys. :lol:
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Postby starleen2 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:44 pm

Just a pointer for ya'. leave the front end open until most of the interior is done. This will help in installing interior panels, ceiling panels and such. When it comes time to close the front, all of the remaining panels are small enough to be fitted in through the door. I put a small bow in the roof (about a 1 inch rise) to help shed water. However the end seams are flat. All of my "other flat roofers" tended to sag. This one has not and worked really well.
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Postby Texas Coyote » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:04 pm

Hey, Just to say Hi I'm new to the forum but I love the design of the trailer that we are building. I hope you guys don't mind us using the design. We will make some changes to the trailer to fit my taste but over all I have you guys to thank for letting me use your design to get started... :applause:
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Postby starleen2 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:06 pm

Texas Coyote wrote:Hey, Just to say Hi I'm new to the forum but I love the design of the trailer that we are building. I hope you guys don't mind us using the design. We will make some changes to the trailer to fit my taste but over all I have you guys to thank for letting me use your design to get started... :applause:


go for it :thumbsup:
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Postby Texas Coyote » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:10 pm

Oh... by the way I forgot to say that Ole' Texas River Rat is helping me build my trailer. Heck I'm so excited about this trailer I don't even know where to start. But Its fun!!! :D
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