hatch Prop stick styles!?!

Anything to do with mechanical, construction etc

hatch Prop stick styles!?!

Postby bennelson » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:03 pm

I am just finishing off my teardrop now.

What kind of prop works best for the hatch?
What are you using? Can you post a picture of it?

Whichever system looks/works best will be going into my camper.

Thanks,

Ben
still no idea what i'm doing...
User avatar
bennelson
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 139
Images: 53
Joined: Sun May 01, 2005 5:49 pm
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA

Hatch Sticks

Postby Dee Bee » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:34 pm

Hi Ben

I think that there are lots of ways to prop open a hatch. Near the end of my build, I wanted to keep it simple, knowing that I could always upgrade to another kind of prop or gas strut latter. So I just used two sticks. I have them notched on the end that sits on the counter top edge. They are simple and they work.

Image

A lot of other good ideas have been posted on the forum, too

As always your way, for your needs should have a high priority.

Dee Bee
Grace happens...
User avatar
Dee Bee
500 Club
 
Posts: 696
Images: 55
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:17 pm
Location: York, PA

Postby mikeschn » Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:20 pm

When I built my first teardrop I really wanted gas struts... but I didn't plan for them... as a result I had to use sticks in the galley... Here are my sticks...

Image

Image

Mike...
The quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten, so build your teardrop with the best materials...
User avatar
mikeschn
Site Admin
 
Posts: 19194
Images: 479
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:01 am
Location: MI
Top

Postby angib » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:03 pm

Here's my design for a wood prop to hold up the hatch of a Rimple:

Image
If you only see a red X, then TRY HERE

A piece of 1x2 bolted to the hatch rib - when the hatch is lifted far enough, it drops into a plywood socket on the sidewall. A piece of dowel runs between the two props so that both can be disengaged from their sockets with one hand while the other hand is taking the hatch weight.

Andrew

PS Also an experiment in using a Picasa free web album (250Mb) to post photos here, as I'm running out of bandwidth on teardrops.us. Seems to work OK so far.[/url]
User avatar
angib
5000 Club
5000 Club
 
Posts: 5783
Images: 231
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:04 pm
Location: (Olde) England
Top

Postby apratt » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:21 pm

Andrew, for some reason I can't see your picture. It is an X and I tried to put the pointer onto it nothing?
Arthur,

ASL spoken here
User avatar
apratt
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 966
Images: 16
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:43 pm
Location: Washington, Chehalis
Top

Postby emiller » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:22 pm

What ever you use make sure it's secured to the hatch and body as a strong gust of wind canflip your hatch over. Seen it happen twice
User avatar
emiller
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3421
Images: 157
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
Top

Postby madjack » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:44 pm

Arthur, put your mouse on it and right click and choose "view image" or whatever is similar...is what I did and now it shows up regularly...
madjack 8)
...I have come to believe that, conflict resolution, through violence, is never acceptable.....................mj
User avatar
madjack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15132
Images: 177
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:27 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
Top

Postby apratt » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:54 pm

Thanks MadJack, still no go for me. Oh well. :thinking:
Arthur,

ASL spoken here
User avatar
apratt
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 966
Images: 16
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:43 pm
Location: Washington, Chehalis
Top

Postby madjack » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:13 pm

apratt wrote:Thanks MadJack, still no go for me. Oh well. :thinking:


...are you having troubles with other pics...it could be a security setting or possibly a popup blocker at work here.......
madjack 8)
...I have come to believe that, conflict resolution, through violence, is never acceptable.....................mj
User avatar
madjack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15132
Images: 177
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:27 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
Top

Postby Kevin A » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:29 pm

I'm having the same problem Arthur has with the photo, I right clicked on it and did the show photo thing and then tried copy & pasting the URL into the browser, that brought up a forbidden message.
strange.
"Follow me, I'm right behind you"

ImageImage
User avatar
Kevin A
The other guy
 
Posts: 3222
Images: 289
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:16 am
Location: California, Eureka
Top

Postby madjack » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:45 pm

hmmmmm, how strange...when I first pulled up this post this evening I saw the red X and right clicked ot and chose "view image" (Mozilla browser)...it has shown up ever since...could it possibly be the popup blocker on IE ....I dunno...
madjack 8)
p.s....I wonder if it is because it is onna Google server and IE (MS) doesn't wanna play fair...
...I have come to believe that, conflict resolution, through violence, is never acceptable.....................mj
User avatar
madjack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15132
Images: 177
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:27 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
Top

Postby madjack » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:50 pm

Kevin, I just did a cut and paste and the image popped right up...just might be a Google vs MS thing.......... 8)
...I have come to believe that, conflict resolution, through violence, is never acceptable.....................mj
User avatar
madjack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15132
Images: 177
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:27 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
Top

Postby madjack » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:17 am

nope...I just went to IE and it came up as did a cut and paste on IE...I would suggest maybe a security setting on your PC.....
madjack 8)
...I have come to believe that, conflict resolution, through violence, is never acceptable.....................mj
User avatar
madjack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15132
Images: 177
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:27 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
Top

Postby angib » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:34 am

angib wrote:PS Also an experiment in using a Picasa free web album (250Mb) to post photos here, as I'm running out of bandwidth on teardrops.us. Seems to work OK so far.

OK, so it seems that this doesn't work for everyone - probably it's one of those cases where I have authority to see it and no-one else does.

Dang - 250Mb free seemed like a good deal!

Here is a second try, showing a galley with a completely different hatch strut problem. Yes, the original photo is low-res.

Image

If you see a red X then try HERE

Andrew
User avatar
angib
5000 Club
5000 Club
 
Posts: 5783
Images: 231
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:04 pm
Location: (Olde) England
Top

Postby asianflava » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:36 am

Just a red "X" for me.
User avatar
asianflava
8000 Club
8000 Club
 
Posts: 8410
Images: 45
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:11 am
Location: CO, Longmont
Top

Next

Return to Teardrop Construction Tips & Techniques

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests