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Old 03-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #15
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One question to the people here !

Is there a better place to post my homebuilt progress inside the Airstream forum ?

I'm not sure, am I in the right place here with my "baby airstream" ?

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Old 03-20-2014, 05:30 PM   #16
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Tom, nice work!
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:08 PM   #17
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Notice who has responded - Rivet Masters and a Moderator - and none of us negatively.

I can't speak for the others... but are you single? NOW do you feel like you are welcome here?

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:47 PM   #18
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One question to the people here !

Is there a better place to post my homebuilt progress inside the Airstream forum ?

I'm not sure, am I in the right place here with my "baby airstream" ?

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Hello, Tom! Quite a pretty little trailer, and I also love the ST-1100 sport-touring bike. I had a CB900F for a few years, and always longed for the 1100.

As for where to put your thread, I agree we should get it out of the 'Welcome' sub-forum, but there is no obvious place to put it that I see. I will move it to the 'Airstream Trailer' forum for now, with a link to it from where it is now, and that will give you some time to look around and consider your alternatives.

The Forums has a blog section, there is a spot where you can place member photos, for example, and that one supports text, too.

Have a look around, and see what you think!

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:54 PM   #19
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Excellent craftsmanship Thomas, excellent!
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:09 PM   #20
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Please dont move this, I am anixous to watch the progress, that mini is beautiful. Welcome.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:05 AM   #21
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Notice who has responded - Rivet Masters and a Moderator - and none of us negatively.

I can't speak for the others... but are you single? NOW do you feel like you are welcome here?

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Thanks Paula and to all the others for the warm welcome.

I'm not single - normally I travel Europe with my wife and two daughters (17 & 14) in our leightweight (2000 lbs) Eriba Troll trailer.

But every year I do a 9-day long distance single tour with my bike and this year I celebrate my 50th birthday with a 16-day tour thru Spain and Portugal.

And for this trip I built this tiny little trailer. I started one year ago.

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Old 03-21-2014, 06:13 AM   #22
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Units and Sizes

For we in Europe use the metric system, I will translate some sizes to you for better understanding.

The trailer is with the tongue 2.56 Meter (8 ft 5 in) long, 100 centimeters (3 ft 3 in)) wide and the platform 200 cm (6 ft 6 in) long.

The rectangular aluminum tube for my frame is 20 x 20 x 2 mm (25/32 x 25/32 inch with 5/64 inch walls)

The stainless(1.4301 - V2A) skin is 0.6 millimeters (1/32 in) thick.

I use watertight 4 millimeter (5/32 in) aluminum rivets with closed ends and stainless pin.

The wheels are standard 8" trailer wheels and the weight of the trailer without sleeping box is 78 kg (172 lb).
Tongue weight is 10 percent of the trailer weight.
The aimed empty weight with sleeping box will be 135 kg (297 lb) and I am allowed to tow 190 kg (418 lb) with my 100 hp Honda ST 1100.

The inside height of the 6.6 x 3.3 ft wide sleeping box is 95 cm (3 ft 1 in) so I can sit inside without touching the roof.

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Old 03-21-2014, 06:16 AM   #23
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And this is my bending machine for the aluminum tubes:



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After finishing the basecamp the next step was to bend the tubes for the sleeping box.



First the bottom frame and then the bows for the cage.

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I began with the arches for the front shell:



And after clecoing together the stern I made my first sitting fitting.



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You are a genius and a craftsman! Keep the pics coming!!
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And after clecoing together the stern I made my first sitting fitting.



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A "sitting fitting"? Now say that out loud fast ten times.

Very nice! This is so that you can type or eat inside out of the elements, I gather? And you now also have a very small emergency exit through the floor!

Beautiful!
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The "emergency exit" in the floor will be closed by a step in well, that I can lower to the ground, when standing still.
It will be connected with tent fabric to the trailer to keep bugs out.



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