Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakdlk)

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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby dales133 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:38 am

Man how did I ever miss this.
What an awsum looking td.
Its a seriously rugged looking beast with awsum finishing work.
The stickers make me cringe though as im not a fan or stickers on cars ect but hey that's just me.
Great work
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby tony.latham » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:32 am

The Monstaliner finish having any issues? It sure looks good.

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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby KCStudly » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:57 pm

Great update. Glad to see that you are getting plenty of good use out of it. It's those little touches and things that can make everything so much more functional. Good deal. :thumbsup:
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby kayakdlk » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:04 pm

Thanks Tony and noseoil, Just giving back to the forum as all of the ideas I used for my build came from here and some ideas sound great but after use are not, so I wanted to update all on my experiences. Fortunately I spent a considerably amount of time read through this forum and weeded out several ideas I had in the beginning that others said didn't really work.

"The stickers make me cringe" Dales133 I know what you mean on a car but for the Teardrop the hardest part has been to keep them on. Must be the pebbled texture of the Monstaliner paint. If they stay stuck and I wax them they should last a long time, if not then I can always peel off and if needed repaint the tongue box. One of the reasons I didn't put on the rear or sides as I had originally planned.

"The Monstaliner finish having any issues?"

Tony the epoxy and fiberglass cloth with a Monstaliner paint job was one of my best decisions. No issues. I power wash it at the car wash when I am done from a trip. It worked so well I gave up on adding diamond plate that I had planned. No need, I have even been known to drop by a car wash when on a long trip. Lots of dust and road grime get picked up which in turn as you brush up against it gets inside the teardrop. When I was in Montana several sections of road was being redone and it was just dirt, so before getting to the campground I was looking for car wash to rise off. The kids were sleeping in the truck topper with a topper tent and all of the dirt accumulate at the rear, same with teardrop. I can get by without a rinse off as no dust gets inside the galley but for a 3 week trip a couple times through the car wash to rinse didn't hurt.

I have noticed that on the side I cook more grime sticks, but that would be with any surface. After the power wash I use a degreaser cleaner to get rid of some of the black grime that seems to stick and occasionally I wax the Monstaliner with a car wax to keep it UV protected. If I ever build another one I will use the same fiberglass cloth, epoxy and Monstaliner for the outside

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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby tony.latham » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:56 pm

When I was in Montana several sections of road was being redone and it was just dirt...


You mean this Montana? :?

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That was from the first week in July in the Flathead country. It was hotter than an oven.

That's great news on the Monstaliner over epoxied fiberglass. :thumbsup:

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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby Poorlytiedfly » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:57 pm

What a great build and well documented journal! THANKS!
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby azgreg » Fri May 06, 2016 8:01 pm

Dan, this has been a great build. I hope you don't mind but my wife has decided to steal your profile for our build. :D
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby NYTears » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:27 pm

Hi Dan,

what an AMAZNG build!! i am truly impressed with many of your ideas and the quality of the build.
I wish i had seen this beforehand as i would've borrows some of the ideas for mine.
i do have a question or 2 that if possible i could 'pm' you on??

thx,
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby kayakdlk » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:21 pm

azgreg
I hope you don't mind but my wife has decided to steal your profile for our build
by all means use the profile.

NYTears yes you can PM with questions. I have answered many from others. Not on the forum as much as I was when building but I check it out occasionally and will try and answer your questions

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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby RandomAbstract » Mon May 08, 2017 10:56 pm

Great build.
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby Dutch56 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:59 pm

My Bride noticed your galley table mounted on the outside wall. Now she's wanting me to do the same when I get around to building out TD. Where did you get your mounting hardware?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby Ottsville » Thu May 10, 2018 6:03 am

Dutch56 wrote:My Bride noticed your galley table mounted on the outside wall. Now she's wanting me to do the same when I get around to building out TD. Where did you get your mounting hardware?

Thanks in advance!

Rv side table mount. Should be available at a decent RV parts place or https://www.amazon.com/Teardrop-Cargo-Camper-Trailer-Extrusion/dp/B01347CEP4.

Also look at adjustable legs.
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby Ottsville » Thu May 10, 2018 6:10 am

What a gorgeous build! Thank you for documenting the build so well!
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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby kayakdlk » Fri May 11, 2018 11:18 am

Dutch 56,
I got my table bracket from http://www.dyersonline.com/
Item #: 29343 $15.99

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Re: Colorado Teardrop Build Journal (Build Complete) (kayakd

Postby Dutch56 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:08 am

kayakdlk wrote:Dutch 56,
I got my table bracket from http://www.dyersonline.com/
Item #: 29343 $15.99

Dan

Thanks Dan. Now she's trying to talk be in to building a Standy trailer instead of the Teardrop. But if I do, I will still include an outdoor table.
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