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Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:23 pm

Steal away. I ripped off a few ideas myself. The beauty of this website is to spawn good ideas. Bryan
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:54 pm

Your TD looks great Bryan ..we just took ours out for a week and it was awesome can't wait to see camping pics of yours Image

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Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:08 am

I am so happy for you guys getting to enjoy the fruits of your labor! I will post pics when I finally make it camping. Weather and schedule have not allowed me yet. Soon though. Bryan
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:11 am

ratrod71 wrote:I am so happy for you guys getting to enjoy the fruits of your labor! I will post pics when I finally make it camping. Weather and schedule have not allowed me yet. Soon though. Bryan

Awesome look forward to see it behind that hotrod of yours ...we didn't have the best weather in Tuesday it was thunder showers so we just stayed in the TD and watched movies nice and dry and leak proof

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Postby ratrod71 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:24 am

My Mother in law surprised me by making this quilted wall hanging of my teardrop. I am very grateful and admire the attention to detail. Thanks Mom!
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby azgreg » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:03 pm

Have you had a chance to take it out yet Bryan?
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:40 pm

Thanks for asking AZGREG. Time ran out for me this season, but I am already looking forward to next spring. We have a skiff of snow on the ground and have already hit zero degrees this October. Bryan
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:43 pm

Welded up a rack for the front tongue. Made from 2" X 1/8" angle and 1/2" square tube bars. Dimensions are 28" X 19".
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby Sheddie » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:28 pm

Hi Bryan,
I am having a catch up after a few months away from the forum and see that you have everything pretty much finished. :thumbsup:
You have made a really nice job of the "Alaskan Benroy" and you deserve to be extremely proud of yourself. :applause:
As mentioned before, I also can't wait to see :pictures: of it hitched up behind the coupe.
Enjoy camping in it.
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:18 pm

Thank you Sheddie, very kind. Bryan
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby bbrider » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:55 pm

Nice job! You have something to be proud of.

I started my build mid August and got it camp ready this week. We are going on our first camp with it this weekend.

I was stationed in Alaska in 1976-1977. I was air rescue and spent time at Fairbanks tdy every couple of months. I always thought I would love to come back for vacation. In July my wife informed me she wanted to go to Alaska on a trip when she retires. I said great idea, we'll take the jeep! She said and we can tent camp. Only she said not where there are bears. Lol After I told her they were everywhere, I started thinking about building a tiny camper I could pull with the jeep. That is how it all started. Now if she would just go ahead and retire. She said December of next year so it looks like Alaska is out for another year and a half. Maybe June of 2018.


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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:35 pm

Wow, you got with the program on your build. Nicely done!

I got to Fairbanks Alaska in 1981. It has really changed in modern conveniences since I first arrived. It is much easier to live here now. But, it is still as rugged, wild, and free as when you were here in the 70's. Hope you make it back. Bryan
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Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:45 pm

Had the tongue rack professionally sprayed with bedliner, then installed it this evening. Also, I found some plans for folding beach chairs and built a couple. Thought these would be nice to have on a campout. Bryan
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby KCStudly » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:25 am

Nice chair! :applause: :thumbsup:
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby bbrider » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:07 am

Thanks Bryan! My wife says I am like a bull on a mission when I start something and she is pretty much right LOL. I am looking forward to "The Trip" to Alaska too. As of right now it is still 1 1/2 years away.
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