Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

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Re: Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

Postby Ron Dickey » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:49 pm

i plan to try and finish my build this year things have changed so I will be spending more time at home and can finally get the main parts of the trailer done.

Not having a plan at the start :? has not helped me. and now being free'd to start working on this :NC to be coming more ;)

I have the screens for the trolly top done just need to attach them and move on to the outside windows being mounted and swing out for air.

have sever computer fans will mount them at opening of roof vent to blow either way. We do camp in Death Valley from time to time.

More pictures to come. :thumbsup:
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Re: Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi, Ron! I look forward to seeing more build pictures!
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Re: Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:43 pm

Great to hear about the build and get an update, Ron. Looking forward to the additional posts & pics. :D
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Re: Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:25 pm

I picked up boards for the outside windows for the trolly top
. 5'x 11 1/2 " Popular wood
Will cut length down to about 36" and cut the width in half. Then cut out where window goes -1/4 " all around the inside. Then use the router to cut a lip for it to lay in.

I know pictures. I might start that Wed. if i do not have jury Duty. :oops: always something. They use to call me at Christmas. :rofl:

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Re: Cross Bow / trolley

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:37 am

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these windows inspired me and made the idea to making my own windows for the trolley to more real.

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Here are the finished screens for the inside and the cut out plexiglass ready for the frames.

I will trace them then come in 1/4 inch then rout the edge so the window has a place to set in.

then design a push pull rod to open and close the windows. cutting a small slit in the screen frame where the cross slats are.
I will try and photograph it as I do it.
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Re: Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:52 pm

I am loosing track of time my last post was in jan and it feels like yesterday. I has been suggested that I pull the trailer out of the garage and it's cramped space where I can get at it. I have a folded up car port tent my mother in law gave us years ago, and park it in that.

I am left to finish t
he electrical underneath and inside. with install the lights they go to.
I have all the parts to the doors just got to build the sandwich and install the Wally window all cut and waiting.
buy and install the skin for the back hatch
Cut and install the fiberglass window for the outside of the trolley top. they will have brass hinges so I can open and close them. Planing on Desert camping.
Finish the wall between the cabin and the Galley.
the Galley is designed I just have to build it.
The small batteries I bought will power the computer fans with will blow air or suck out air through the back of the trolley top.
I have designed or have plans for funiture that will hold clothing against the back wall of the cabin.

then I can pull it in for plates.

I goofed there , on my the first trailer "the Box Kite" I made it into a flat bed then and took it in for plates. Then I had a flat bed to carry wood and other parts I needed before finishing the build.
oh it took me 5 years to build too but I had never built one and found people to help late in the build.


the bad part with this trailer is in building the front I used to much wood and it is heavy so when the galley is done it should counter the weight.

On ward and time to set a goal of finishing this before the wife kills me. :rofl:
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Re: Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

Postby Ron Dickey » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:51 pm

159392 these are the windows to go on the outside to let in air for those nights on the desert. there is a vent at the back also that will bring in or push out as needed. but when you do not want to run the battery just letting things air out naturally is best.

If you look close you will see they are a little thick I am going to rout out the inside so a pc of plexiglass can be embedded. hinges will be put on the back. I still need to sand them and cut a inch of the top to tall.

working on the wiring I have some notes on it but I have been away from it so long I may need to trace each wire. I am looking for the notes.

the front of the unit is a little heavy and when I get the galley built it should counter balance. The doors are ready to be assembled. I need to buy wood for the hatch.

I is time to go camping and trailer is not ready.... but I am.

I have kept my KOA member ship up but have not used it sense 2014 I havew VIP points and now it is time to use them. I do not want to sleep in just a tent. I want breakfast in the morning the teardrop way.
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Re: Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

Postby Ron Dickey » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:06 pm

Time to pull her out of the garage and take new pictures. :pictures:

and out side will give me more room to work too. I have one of those Costco carports set up out front. The Prius is enjoying right now. :lol:

I am also beginning to look for a newer puller for it. :thinking:

The Corolla is still suffering from that Drunk that ran us off the road with the Boxkite in tow. :frightened:

the rear strut is bad and getting worse. and it is nearly 20 years old.

looking at a Prius v, Forrester, Rav4 hybrid, and the Tacoma (it is coming out with a Hybrid this year). $>
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Re: Cross Bow / trolley / renamed little blue trolley

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:37 pm

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here you can see the screen behind.

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I am still sanding the insides and may cut the top of the window off the top found i could not get the hing on the back.

Discussion about how to get the hings on. http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=72070

the inside will be routed out so the plexiglass can be attached.

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I had at fist wanted to put the plexi inside but decided i needed more air for those night in the Death Valley National Park with my cousin who is a desert Rat.
https://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

I am looking at 3 different units to pull it with, each has advantages over the other.
1. Tocoma Pickup ..........2. Forester.....................3. Prius V

1. carry's heaver weight, 2. AWD and best visibility, 3. best MPG

it will also depend on the weight of the over all trailer when I am done too.
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