Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby Nodrog » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:20 am

Hey Dancam! I see on the blog your wife is doing that you are raising your trailer top, however you are doing it. That's good! And having mostly a lot of fun on the trip despite some pain in the fingers. I told my wife "at least it wasn't one of the kids that got the injury". How's that for sympathy? Hopefully you are already healing, finger tips reconstruct themselves pretty nicely. I know this how?
Good to know you are out there adventuring, got a kick out of the museum pics where your son is driving everything with wheels! Canada is a country full of wonders and scenic beauty, isn't it? Have a good time, be a little careful, ok? Later....Nodrog
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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby dancam » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:45 am

OP827 wrote:
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OP827 wrote:Dancam, did you manage to make your lifting system work? You could also use a winch, steel cables/ropes and pulleys for 4 point lifting from lower walls. Here is an example: http://www.enslin.com/rae/gypsy/vardo03.html . Good luck with your build and trip! If you are going to be around Saugeen Shores in Ontario, you are welcome to check my build with lifting roof.


We did! Doesnt work perfect but it goes up! I looked at your link and i dont quite understand how it works but i wish i did, that sure would be a lot easier to set up.
Just looked at where Saugeen Shores is and we dont plan to be out that way, if plans change i will let you know though, thanks for that! We are sort of doing thunder bay to guelph to niagra falls and then up to quebec.

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I did a very quick sketch to show the idea of cable/rope system to lift the upper part. Lower part serves as supports for lifting pulleys and cables. Cables can be routed as you need to accommodate the design, under floor or inside, just add more pulleys on various turns. Lifting action can be by anything - winch, actuator(electric/air), acme drive screw by hand, drill etc.. Let me know if you have further questions.

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Interesting, that would have worked better than what i am doing i bet and probably actually have gotten me enough hight. Oh well, next time :/
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Nodrog wrote:Hey Dancam! I see on the blog your wife is doing that you are raising your trailer top, however you are doing it. That's good! And having mostly a lot of fun on the trip despite some pain in the fingers. I told my wife "at least it wasn't one of the kids that got the injury". How's that for sympathy? Hopefully you are already healing, finger tips reconstruct themselves pretty nicely. I know this how?
Good to know you are out there adventuring, got a kick out of the museum pics where your son is driving everything with wheels! Canada is a country full of wonders and scenic beauty, isn't it? Have a good time, be a little careful, ok? Later....Nodrog


Yup! The air cylinders are working. The fingers are still pretty sore, but i think im going to get the stitches out of the one today. That museum sure was a lot of fun! I wish i could have uploaded all the ohotos but there were so many. We are still having a great time, hope to do the next update tonight.

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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby dancam » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:55 am

Sorry i havent been keeping up on the updates, here is the first post from our trip with running out of gas, not finding our campsite and hiking through the worlds farthest inland rainforest: http://prinsfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2018/06/leaving-and-our-first-2-days.html?m=1
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This is the post nodrog mentioned with the museums. The one was amazing. The place was packed full of trains and lohging equipment and you could climb through almost everything.

http://prinsfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2018/06/museums-and-smashed-fingers-day-3-and-4.html?m=1

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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby clamlamp » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:59 am

Beautiful family! Looks like you had an awesome trip!

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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby GPW » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:57 pm

Thanks for the Pics … !!!  :pictures:
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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby dancam » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:46 am

Next blog post is up! http://prinsfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2018/06/houston-and-smithers-day-4-9.html?m=1
We spent about 6 days in the Houston/Smithers area where Julie and I grew up and visited people. Getting ready to leave for terrace now.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby GPW » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:59 pm

8) :thumbsup:
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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby Nodrog » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:18 am

Hey Traveler(s)! Enjoying the blog posts very much, your worldwide fans are taking it all in! A chance to see our trailer folk touring Canada, very rare!....don't get too cold, nights can be pretty cool there I am sure.In central Oregon, which is pretty high country, it can freeze any night of the year. So camping at high lakes can be darn cold nights...this is novel when it is hot on the west side. Definitely campfire weather.
Keep up the posts, if you can...we all appreciate your effort! Really an amazing adventure, Have fun!! later...Nodrog
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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby ghcoe » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:02 am

Nodrog wrote:In central Oregon, which is pretty high country, it can freeze any night of the year.


Hey Nodrog, where you located. Bend?
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Re: Pop-up foamie for Cross-Canada trip

Postby Nodrog » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:37 am

Hey folks- gh, I was trying to say something about camping with cold nights in different areas, I guess. Sounds kind of disjointed now, shouldn't clutter people's nice threads with nonsense late at night, note to self! I am actually from SW of Portland, near McMinnville, but have camped a lot in central Oregon in the past..
Hoping Dancam puts up more posts about their trip, I am finding it verrry interesting, camping all across Canada, wow! later, gators....Nodrog
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