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Old 01-02-2018, 07:55 PM   #141
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It took 4 half days to load the original interior and all the new parts and materials I have back into the trailer for her relocation trip this coming weekend! Luckily it only hovered around -50 with wind chill for the first day, yup I picked the coldest days possible.

This evening I took her to a CAT scale for the first time. I appreciate I only have less than half of a story but my Tundra came in at 7060 (with >300 lbs in the bed) and the trailer axles were 3860 lbs. Tongue weight on my scale 750 lbs. I'm running the Anderson hitch so I'd speculate I'm moving about 200 lbs or less off the tongue when I tension it up but I really just wanted to see how heavy the tongue was.

If I had time for a re weigh with the Anderson cranked that would be good but I feel pretty OK about getting on the road to Athens.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:09 PM   #142
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:18 PM   #143
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It took 4 half days to load the original interior and all the new parts and materials I have back into the trailer for her relocation trip this coming weekend! Luckily it only hovered around -50 with wind chill for the first day, yup I picked the coldest days possible.



This evening I took her to a CAT scale for the first time. I appreciate I only have less than half of a story but my Tundra came in at 7060 (with >300 lbs in the bed) and the trailer axles were 3860 lbs. Tongue weight on my scale 750 lbs. I'm running the Anderson hitch so I'd speculate I'm moving about 200 lbs or less off the tongue when I tension it up but I really just wanted to see how heavy the tongue was.



If I had time for a re weigh with the Anderson cranked that would be good but I feel pretty OK about getting on the road to Athens.


My 2005 Tundra weighed 4950.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:22 PM   #144
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Safe travels on your trip down our way. It's only slightly warmer here this week. Supposed to be +15 in the morning at our house. For Georgia, that's a nightmare.

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Old 01-17-2018, 08:24 PM   #145
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Trip update

Made it. 3 and a bit days drive down. The first two were pretty sucky being so far below freezing. Crossing the border went OK although we noticed the front wrap around panel was deflecting too much from wind pressure so we reinforced it with some Walmart clamps and aluminum channel which killed a little time and I'd bet we'll replace that panel.

2200 miles averaged about 10.8 mpg cruising between 30 and 75 mph.

Interesting factoid is that the winery we stayed at outside Liberty MO neither had wine nor food so we took a recommendation and went into "town" pretty late to a microbrewery, it turns out that we can in fact slink under a 9'6" bridge.....and park across most of the downtown angle parking :-)

The trailer towed amazingly well and was even treated to her first ever wash before settling in to a new spot just outside Athens.

Nothing fell off and no one got hurt.

A few more weeks in Canada and we can fly back down and get organized.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:37 PM   #146
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:45 PM   #147
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Just beautiful work. Wow!
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:56 PM   #148
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Red dirt road

No trailer progress but our new home construction is about to start. I'm hoping to get something like the attached picnic structure that I saw locally, but bigger, for the trailer if there's anything left in the budget....

7+ years from trailer purchase, nights camping 0.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:53 PM   #149
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Amazing to find your thread! We are just starting... same model.

I couldn't sleep and stumbled upon reading your whole renovation thread. We got a 1960 that was also titled as a Sovereign and ended up being a custom 33-35'. As you know, not a whole lot of information out there.
Thanks for the detailed share of your labor of love! You are giving us major inspiration.
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