New build, a standrop....Update 9-15-17

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Re: New build, a standrop....

Postby Karen Clancy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:32 pm

Looking good Steve Will it be done for the next outing in 2 weeks ?
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Re: New build, a standrop....

Postby Kim Armstrong » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:24 am

Nice work! What kind of rubber roof are you using?
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Re: New build, a standrop....

Postby crpngdth2001 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:36 am

Amazing craftsmanship as always! I think you should change your name to 'WoodWizard'.


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Re: New build, a standrop....

Postby Woodbutcher » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:38 am

Kim Armstrong wrote:Nice work! What kind of rubber roof are you using?



I am using EPDM rubber roofing. Bought at Menards. Comes in 10' X20' roll.

I may have it ready for the Camp Inn Camp out in 3+ weeks. Should make the October gathering for sure. I really want to use it at least once this year.


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Re: New build, a standrop....

Postby Kim Armstrong » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:10 pm

Thanks! :)
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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 8-28-17

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:40 pm

Made some progress on the bump out for my feet. I have used an Accuride slide that is made for cutting boards you pull out from under a counter top. It has a positive lever lock. I can pull the bump out all the way out till the lever snaps into a lock position. That holds the bottom in place.

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Here is a shot showing the slides mounted in the bed slats. These slides are not meant to support much weight. They are more of a guide and a stop for the bump out.

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To keep the top snug to the side of the trailer I used some toggle clamps. There will be a gasket on the bump out that will be compressed by the toggle clamp. Now both the top and bottom are secured to the trailer with a water barrier gasket.

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The gasket will be full length when it gets installed permanently.

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There will be a door that is hinged with an aluminum hinge on the top. The door will swing up and the bump out will pull out. Then the top will drop down onto the bump out. There is a 10 degree angle on the bump out sides, so the rain will run off. This picture just shows a small piece to show how the door works. There will be gaskets installed on the frame work where the door closes to keep water out when closed. There will also be gasket on top of the sides of the bump out that will be compressed when the top is secured. I will use draw clamps for that.


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Because of the thickness of the floor of the bump out and the fact that it has to slide over the mattress floor there is a 1" difference in the bed deck height. So the mattress in the bump out will be 1 " thinner. Being it's just my feet in there I will not notice that. I did this is a past trailer and it worked out fine.

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My plan is to make the mattress in 3 pieces, with the cover sewed so it will fold like an accordion. Hopefully this will allow me to keep my bedding sort of made up when in transit.

Tomorrow the skin and trim go on. I'm finally seeing the finish line.
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Re: New build, a standrop....

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:41 pm

Karen Clancy wrote:Looking good Steve Will it be done for the next outing in 2 weeks ?


No it won't Karen. Hope I can finish it for CICO or the October gathering. :worship:
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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 8-28-17

Postby David Olson » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:36 pm

Damn Steve that is going to be beautiful.
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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 8-28-17

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:40 pm

:thumbsup: Lookin' Good!
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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 8-28-17

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:48 pm

David Olson wrote:Damn Steve that is going to be beautiful.
If you need any help give me a call.



Thanks David. I will holler if I need help.
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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 8-28-17

Postby MIB66 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm

We need more pics. I saw it as I drove by today.

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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 8-28-17

Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:58 pm

MIB66 wrote:We need more pics. I saw it as I drove by today.

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It's getting close to done. Finished pictures soon. Next time you see it out stop by David.
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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 9-15-17

Postby Woodbutcher » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:55 pm

More progress to report.

Got the metal on and the hatch in place. Lock is in and tail lights are mounted. The metal still has the protective film on it.

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The door is in and the bump out lid is in temporarily. Still have a few things to do to make it work.

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The baggage door covers the AC, the tire is just standing there to give a little perspective and see if I like it better then the Flintstone wheel.I have aluminum fenders to go on. I still need drip caps and wiring the the exterior lights. All the inside electric is done.

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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 9-15-17

Postby greygoos » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:26 pm

Beautiful work as as always. Happy Camping
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Re: New build, a standrop....Update 9-15-17

Postby KCStudly » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:24 am

Silver and black tones are very chic.

Excellent work, as always. :thumbsup:
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