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Re: #2

Postby GPW » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:33 am

Yes , that video was SUPER !!! :applause:
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:24 pm

Glad you guys liked it. I figured that someone would like the canvasing process. I show both ways that I do it in the video.
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:37 pm

Took a bit longer than hoped. 43 hours and it is ready for a trailer.... :thumbsup:

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Re: #2

Postby GPW » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:21 am

Nice , quick too !! :thumbsup:
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Re: #2

Postby KCStudly » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:55 pm

ghcoe wrote:KC get busy we have a date at Poet Creek...... :D

After the chunk.

The leaves are turning color, the weather is cooler, and a (young?) man's fancy turns to hurling gourds!
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Re: #2

Postby GPW » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:26 pm

KC, you gonna' take TPCE to the chunkin’ ??? ;)
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Re: #2

Postby KCStudly » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:14 pm

GPW wrote:KC, you gonna' take TPCE to the chunkin’ ??? ;)

Short answer, No.

For one thing, the camper is not finished (or even campable) yet. The chunk is a team event and we work hard enough setting up and tending to the ballista that it makes for a long day... we commute and dine together, and I usually want a shower at the end of the day. That, and it doesn't make sense to bring an additional vehicle just to tow the camper. Another advantage to going to the hotel with the rest of the guys is that I can help when we string out our bow line in the hallway to make repairs and adjustments, rather than risking getting it in the dirt; dirt in high strength synthetic fibers is no bueno. Maybe someday.

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Re: #2

Postby GPW » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:23 am

KC… That makes sense !!! I understand completely . Good Luck to you guys !!! :thumbsup:
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:46 am

Part 2 of building #2 is up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTl7ZokgbuM&t=5s

Just got to bolt the body to the frame today and it is done. Looks like it is coming in between 48 to 50 hours build time. Could be cleaned up quite a bit I am sure. Enjoy.... :thumbsup:
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:40 pm

Number #2 on the road https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLeczrsL8pA . This build came in at 371lbs. Tows like nothing is there.

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Re: #2

Postby OP827 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:12 pm

:thumbsup: :applause: and that was quick! Do you feel or see any difference between towing #1 and #2?
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:43 pm

OP827 wrote::thumbsup: :applause: and that was quick! Do you feel or see any difference between towing #1 and #2?

The biggest thing I noticed is that you can see through the back window with the center rear view mirror. Outside of that it seems pretty much the same.
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Re: #2

Postby GPW » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:34 pm

Well Done on both counts !!! …. You’ve done just exemplary work and in the traditional Foamie manner too … 8) :thumbsup: :applause: It is Fun towing them eh , especially if you’ve towed one of those dog Heavy commercial trailers before … :?
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Re: #2

Postby skyl4rk » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:38 am

Very nice build, I like the simplicity of the design. Do you have an overall cost to build one of these?
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:34 pm

skyl4rk wrote:Very nice build, I like the simplicity of the design. Do you have an overall cost to build one of these?


With the premade door and window cost of about $450.00 this build was right around $1200.00. If you build your own windows and doors I think this build could easily come in under $1000.00. :thumbsup:
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