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Postby Sparksalot » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:31 pm

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Touche' on the garage space comment. I don't have that scene under control.


PSST, over here.

THE SECRET IS:

I commandeered her side while she, the kids and grandma were on the extended version of the family vacation last Summer.

I will have to give it back sooner or later.
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:41 pm

Image :applause: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: You have a beautiful new custom made teardrop. You have done a really nice job on the details too. :thumbsup:
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Postby PanelDeland » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:49 pm

I just want to say...Outstanding Job You have done not only an exceptional trailer but an informative and fun build thread.Many of the details you've shown have allowed me to see exactly how some things were done that I hadn't thought of or realized would need to be done on a build.Thank you for the extra effort you put into documenting the build.

And again,,Very Nice trailer!
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Postby cdfnchico » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:11 pm

PanelDeland wrote:I just want to say...Outstanding Job You have done not only an exceptional trailer but an informative and fun build thread.Many of the details you've shown have allowed me to see exactly how some things were done that I hadn't thought of or realized would need to be done on a build.Thank you for the extra effort you put into documenting the build.

And again,,Very Nice trailer!


Second that!! We're pedaling fast to try to git'er done by May and will be reviewing your posts carefully!
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Postby Mark McD » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:15 am

Nice job Sparks! :thumbsup:
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:56 pm

Thanks folks, I really appreciate the vote of confidence.
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Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:57 pm

Rats, the 88Ah battery is really a 0Ah capacitor.

Good thing I also had a 92Ah battery laying around. It's working like a champ.

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Battery connected. That is an 88 amp-hour 12 volt ni-cad.

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Done? Surely you jest. A teardrop is never "done".

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Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby SIXTOTWO » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:31 pm

Sparksalot wrote:It's update time again.

Today the ceiling. A word of advice to those who haven't done this part yet.

GET HELP. YER GONNA NEED IT.

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Almost ready to insulate.

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What exactly is your ceiling material?
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:19 pm

The ceiling is 1/8" Baltic birch. It's pretty flexible, but the curve at the nose has a tight radius.
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Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:43 pm

Not so obvious here, but I installed an outlet below the counter so the microwave can be plugged in without a cord over the counter.

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Filling up. Golly, it's looking sorta ready to go.

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Hey, lookit that. It's a pretty fender, not the ugly thing.

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Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby Sparksalot » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:05 am

Fully loaded ready to roll for Beaver's Bend. Tongue weight is 130#.
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Postby rhltechie » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:42 am

Sparks!! wow, your tear is really looking great. while I havent even gotten my floor on you have almost completed yours! I guess we all have our own pace :) you've done a great job...keep up the good work!
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:09 pm

SHE GOT WET! And did not leak.

A bit hard to see here, but there is water beaded up all over the side. :worship: :worship:

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After the rain. Smoke, er um, fog on the water.

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All wet. BTW, The Princess was eating birthday cake. She really enjopyed it.

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Hey, the galley worked for cooking breakfast.
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A fantastic blackberry mount. IT took just a liiiittttle bit of altitude to get a signal.

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Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby Juneaudave » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:11 pm

:applause: :applause: :applause: She really turned out nice!!!
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Postby SIXTOTWO » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:27 pm

MAN!!! Now we really want to get ours done!!! :vroom:
Looks great!!! :thumbsup:
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