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Postby KCStudly » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:10 am

Fabulous. Congratulations! :applause: :thumbsup: :applause: :thumbsup:
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Postby lthomas987 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:04 am

Excellent!! I like your folding table option. I was considering soss hinges myself but dubious about their strength without other support, hanging them from the prop is great. Meanwhile I've just got a scruffy shelf in there and am camping without the fold out.

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Re: #1

Postby ghcoe » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:52 pm

Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Re: #1

Postby GPW » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:50 am

So George , now that you’ve shown us how well somebody can construct a quality foamie , AND had a successful maiden voyage , how do you “feel" about Foamies now ? More confident ? Lots of new construction /design ideas ? :thinking:
There is #2 eh ... 8)
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Re: #1

Postby ghcoe » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:27 pm

I always knew that the fomie was a good idea. It was fun to tackle the fomies unknown building process and overcome each challenge as it presented itself. I find it a privilege to be one of the pioneers of the foamie revolution. I had so much fun building #1 that, as you know, # 2 is already nearly done.

I like the idea that they are light and have limited wood to rot. Pulling was a dream. Hardly knew it was there even with it loaded with camp gear. Maybe more foamies to come soon. :thumbsup:
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Postby JeepinPete » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:56 pm

Love the old Cherokee. Foamie ain't so bad either :beer:
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Re: #1

Postby ghcoe » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:52 pm

JeepinPete wrote:Love the old Cherokee. Foamie ain't so bad either :beer:


Thanks! You can see more of the Cherokee on my YouTube Channel if you like.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYuRx2 ... subscriber
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Postby S. Heisley » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:43 pm

ghcoe wrote:
GPW wrote:Think how strong all that overlapped paper is … :thumbsup: Paper is made from Wood …


One of the reasons I chose this technique. I tried just paint.... :thumbdown: . Granite :lol: I did not want to add a lot of weight so I though I would give this a try. Looks great now , but not sure how well it will hold up to expansion/contraction of the foam in weather extremes. This is a test... :thumbsup:


The counter will probably eventually pull loose a little at some (not all) of the edges, usually where there has been something heavy sitting, and then curl just a tad. (And I do mean a tad.) If you can use PL2000 on foam (I think you can?), that will match the polyurethane and brown paper and should fix the problem there, at the edge. After 6 years of walking on mine, it finally has one spot that pulled loose and needs to be fixed and I think that's pretty good. But then, mine is on wood.... (I'll fix that spot this winter.) Also, a knife will cut it just like a knife will cut Formica; so, be sure to use a cutting board. It is easy to add extra layers of polyurethane when needed and that will usually fill in small cuts, etc. You'll be able to tell when you have a cut because the water will get in that spot a little and temporarily darken the paper there. Wait for the water to evaporate before you fix it.

Thanks for the pictures of the campground in Hells Canyon. I wondered what it was like.

...Good job on your new trailer!
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Re: #1

Postby DaddyJeep » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:57 pm

This is definitely a build I will reference again and again as I get further into my build. Very nice work.
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Re: #1

Postby ghcoe » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 pm

DaddyJeep wrote:This is definitely a build I will reference again and again as I get further into my build. Very nice work.


Thank you! Good luck.
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Re: #1

Postby ghcoe » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:48 am

Happy Thanks Giving my Foamie Friends...!
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Re: #1

Postby amandacreiglow » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:34 am

ghcoe wrote:Happy Thanks Giving my Foamie Friends...!


Happy turkey day!


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Re: #1

Postby pchast » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:25 pm

Its been a fine turkey day.
I wish you all well. :D
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Re: #1

Postby CampBoxBoy » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:02 pm

I love this build and the techniques used. Thank you for such a detailed build journal. Great work.


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Re: #1

Postby ghcoe » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:58 pm

CampBoxBoy wrote:I love this build and the techniques used. Thank you for such a detailed build journal. Great work.


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Thanks for the kind words. Hope it will help for your build.
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