SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

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SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 pm

Edgewise thanks! There is definitely a feeling of accomplishment when you have your first overnight.

Off topic who hunts the mushrooms?

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This was from this past weekend in SE Iowa.


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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:10 pm

2900+ miles round trip SE Iowa to Idaho City, Idaho. The trailer followed great. Zero issues.

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Hidden amongst the big rigs...
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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:17 pm

Anyone else build a tiny boat to go with their drop?

Currently building a William Jackson Minimost. Image


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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby tony.latham » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:21 pm

Anyone else build a tiny boat to go with their drop?


Cedar stripper...

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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:08 pm

Blowing the dust off my build thread...

The dual zone cooler worked great and had low power consumption for 8 days. Then it had a compressor failure. Spent the summer trying to get a replacement and eventually opted for a refund after the wrong replacement was sent. The unit could not be repaired as replacement parts were not available so it was a trash and replace item. It was nice not having to buy ice but pricey for a trash and replace from my POV. Eventually went back to ice and picked up a Kong cooler.

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I added an ARB awning setup to one side of the trailer. Created some custom brackets for a quick attach setup. This is a picture of the bracket I mounted to the backside of the awning. A similar bracket with a slot was attached to the trailer.

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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:21 pm

I didn’t get to use it as much as I would have liked last summer but we did make it out on Labor Day weekend.

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The boat is coming along. I still have some finish work to do on it. I picked up a ‘58 Evinrude to power it. Believe it or not it was more difficult to get the boat licensed vs the trailer.

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Made a welcome sign to put out while camping.

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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:24 pm

That catches you up. Starting to think about getting on board water tank installed and kitchen finished out before the coming season.


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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby Az Pete » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:56 pm

very nice design and execution. Too bad about the refrig/freezer. If someone makes a reliable one it will be on my list.
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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:22 pm

Hello all, just wanted to drop by and post an update. A year ago I had a crack in my liner show up on the front radius. I chipped it away and repaired it. Well this spring another showed up and a few more on the rear of the roof. So this time I patched it and covered the front with some aluminum diamond plate. The rear of the roof will get a different treatment. So far the sides are holding up with the raptor liner. Pics of the new diamond plate and upgraded duct ports.

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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby tony.latham » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:22 am

So far the sides are holding up with the raptor liner.


Is this a Raptor failure or is the plywood checking? (I know you epoxied it.)

It surely looks like you're enjoying it. :thumbsup: Certainly a fine build.

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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:04 pm

tony.latham wrote:
So far the sides are holding up with the raptor liner.


Is this a Raptor failure or is the plywood checking? (I know you epoxied it.)

It surely looks like you're enjoying it. :thumbsup: Certainly a fine build.

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Tony I would say it was due to the underlying plywood.


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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby tony.latham » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:37 pm

I would say it was due to the underlying plywood.


What's the plywood? And what would you do differently?

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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby twisted lines » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:54 am

soapcreek wrote:Off topic who hunts the mushrooms?


We have lots In the Oregon Cascade's But my walking is limited thank's to a texter :thumbdown:

soapcreek wrote:Anyone else build a tiny boat to go with their drop?

Currently building a William Jackson Minimost.

That looks so close to the little hydro's they race On the Rouge River, labor day weekend every year :thumbsup: except this year :thumbdown:
Not my size but I did pic up a new to me very low hour 07 honda motor with a boat under it this week :twisted:
At least I can hear the Tour Boats going by again now.
5.5 X 10 Flatback Benroy in a pile,
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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:43 pm

Am I the only one that allows time to get away from them? Teaser pic of the lower kitchen frame/drawers. Building as a removable unit so I can get at the water tank sitting below if needed. Everything built with scraps from the original build.
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Pic from camping a couple weeks ago. Deployed the attachable awning room and doubled my square footage.
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Re: SoapCreek Adventure Trailer

Postby soapcreek » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:12 pm

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Still need to put face plates on the drawers.


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