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Old 07-14-2014, 05:19 AM   #71
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insulating one of the inner dome ends.


Finished.


The first domed installed.


Today we got both ends insulated and installed. The insulating is way slower than riveting the pieces in place.
We have about another 1/2 hour to insulate, then the large over head panel will go in.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:38 PM   #72
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Productive weekend, especially today.
We finished the insulation and got the rest of the inner skin riveted back in, it went way faster than I thought it would.

I used a photo stitch program to shoot this. It looks like a 33 footer.

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Old 08-03-2014, 04:56 PM   #73
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Last weekend we started putting the windows back in.



And pulled the hubs to see the bearing and electric brakes.
The bearing were fine. The brakes were shot. literally rusted to pieces.



I bought 2 new loaded back plates from etrailer.com for $55 ea.


Today I installed the loaded back plates, re-greased the bearings, installed the wheels and set her down for good.

We close on our house in Wisconsin on August 29th and I'll be pulling The Dog House to our new home in Oregon. Our first adventure together.
It should be an interesting trip with our 3 beagles.

Nix that last one. we've had plenty of adventures with it. Rebuilding it

The Dog House is ready to roll.





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Old 08-03-2014, 10:30 PM   #74
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Congrats on the House!
Could you forward the information on your Backing Plates when you get a chance, I am ready to purchase for our Traveler, hopefully they would be the same!
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:35 AM   #75
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Congrats on the House!
Could you forward the information on your Backing Plates when you get a chance, I am ready to purchase for our Traveler, hopefully they would be the same!
Here is what I bought. They have some for $46 also, but I got the auto adjusting. Just make sure you order a left and a right.

12" Nev-R-Adjust Electric Brake Assembly for 6K Axles - LH Dexter Trailer Brakes 23-458

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This is the controller I bought.
Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed Curt Brake Controller C51110
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Thanks! this will be helpful to me and others.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:57 PM   #78
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On The Road Again

We got the rest of the trim around the window interiors, troubleshot some trailer wiring and put the safety chains on today.

Time for a test drive to check out the electric brakes and WD hitch.

Those brakes will take a little getting used to, but definitely effective.



The sweet WD hitch that came with the trailer. My Jeep has a very soft rear end (No jokes please) And this really helps eliminate the wallowing feel.





And the sweet rear end.



Were just about ready for the first Dog House trip. All the way to Oregon to our new home.

At this point it's just a rolling tent with a 12 gallon water tank.
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Still a great looking tent!
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Jeep is a pretty short wheelbase vehicle for towing...
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Jeep is a pretty short wheelbase vehicle for towing...
It's got a 15" longer base than a regular TJ, and the electric brakes help.

I wouldn't pull anything much longer than this though.

Also, backing out of tight spots are a breeze.
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Just an observation from me. It's free, so it may be worth what I charged for my observation. You have both the ball on the tongue and the hitch for the sway control. You're gonna need it! It appears that the trailer is high in the front, and the jeep is low. A drop hitch and tighter leveling bars may be in your future. But for now, sway control! It really looks good so far!


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It seems pretty level to me, and it pulls wonderfully smooth.

My kit has a sway bar, but I've to have a reason to use it.


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It's got a 15" longer base than a regular TJ, and the electric brakes help.

I wouldn't pull anything much longer than this though.

Also, backing out of tight spots are a breeze.

I tow my 29' with my 2006 four runner. I don't know why everyone thinks you need a 2500 diesel to tow a trailer. Great looking rebuild.
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