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Old 01-21-2007, 06:16 PM   #1
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Adding a periscope...

I was adding a periscope to my trailer yesterday so I can spy on other campers in the campground.

I was wondering how far down it needs to go so I don't hit it on an overpass?

Here is a picture.

Thanks in advance!
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Just far enough so it doesn't poke a hole in the floor. Unless, of course, you want it to serve a dual purpose as an auxillary jack.

Auxillary- Any object, animate or inanimate, which is in the way when not needed and missing or broken when it is.
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Make preparations to fire......

“Torpedo room, prepare a four fish spread, range 5000 yards, angle on the bow, 12 degrees, Fire Control Officer, verify my targeting information”. No, really, what the heck is that, Tim?
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awesome..

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What a great idea.... with the 4 kids inside the trailer during a rainstorm, etc, can you imagine the fun!?!
I need to add this to my plans
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Where can I get one Capt Nemo?
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:18 PM   #6
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Cool. Can I get torpedo tubes with that?
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Neat idea.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
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Funny you should mention the torpedo tubes bill benton ,my 60 tradewind
has the two tubes for the sewer hose or antenna storage underneath as
original and they stick out under the belly pan equally spaced on each side of the tongue ,looks like the African Queen with Humphry bogart and Katherin
Hepburn where the rigged torpedos were mounted in the bow above the waterline pretty funny ,but always reminds me of that classic film .

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OK, it's really NOT a periscope.

Actually I was adding two vents in the roof that were never there for my retrofit. This was the grey tank/kitchen vent.

I drilled the hole in the closet ceiling and up through the roof. Then I pushed a pipe down from the top so I could line up everything inside.

I'm happy with the way it turned out. I put another one on the opposite side for the black tank.
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WHAT?!? Not a real periscope? My kid is gonna kill me! I told him if we followed this thread close enough we could maybe have one too. We were gonna take the Argosy to the lake for a dip and everything! What am I gonna tell him?
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WHAT?!? Not a real periscope? My kid is gonna kill me! I told him if we followed this thread close enough we could maybe have one too. We were gonna take the Argosy to the lake for a dip and everything! What am I gonna tell him?
Yikes!

Here ya go.... build your own periscope.
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That just might work! Thanks Tim. Your back on the Xmas card list.
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That just might work! Thanks Tim. Your back on the Xmas card list.
Cool... just in time. Another day saved by Google!
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Reminds me of another aluminum adventurer -- Charles Lindbergh. He sat behind the gas tank in the Spirit of St Louis and had a periscope just like Tim's. (really!)

Stay tuned for YouTube film of Tim using the periscope to back into tight campsites!
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