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Old 09-28-2016, 10:33 AM   #29
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Wow!! Very impressive , love it, a true labor of love. Couple of questions, did you use a lift kit for axles ? and did you remove the vista windows for cleaning up the mess that can accumulate in-between the panes ..?
Here's the current vs previous ride height of the trailer - slightly different due to camera angle Click image for larger version

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Old 09-28-2016, 12:41 PM   #30
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Gorgeous job. Absolutely awe inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:06 PM   #31
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So how did you raise height?!
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:13 AM   #32
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So how did you raise height?!
New dexter axles rated for 3500/ea with 32° angle. The originals were shot - frozen and were providing no lift/cushion. I drove back from Eastern Oregon over Chinook Pass which is a narrow road that looked and felt like a Disneyland ride and the Ottoman in the trailer never budged. Axles performed great.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:57 AM   #33
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My new favorite trailer, nice work. love the patches, I might have to copy that.
Who makes the little stove?
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:10 AM   #34
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My new favorite trailer, nice work. love the patches, I might have to copy that.
Who makes the little stove?
It's a Cubic Mini Grizzly. Works great. Amazing ambiance. I worked with Nick at tiny wood stoves for parts. nick@tinywoodstove.com Click image for larger version

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Old 10-05-2016, 11:32 AM   #35
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I also worked with Nick at tinywoodstove.com for parts and he's been great to work with. Up until very recently he and his family were living in an Airstream with a wood stove, so he knows exactly what you need.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:59 PM   #36
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Gosh, your trailer is so very beautiful. It makes me smile just thinking of you and your loved ones enjoying the wonderful creation that resulted from your vision and hard work. And I don't even know you!

Thanks for sharing. Happy travels.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:05 PM   #37
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Thanks Meeks. Happy travels to all of you as well.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:44 PM   #38
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You are one creative genius. Love your creation! Nice work!
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:53 PM   #39
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if you dont mind what did you use for the thimble on the out side of the roof for the stove pipe i have a curved roof as well ? thanks
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:26 PM   #40
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Beautiful trailer, very unique. The front lounge / ottoman looks like an indoor campfire!

If you don't mind answering, how many do you plan to house / sleep in your wonderful trailer?

I hope you had a great first time out.

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Old 10-06-2016, 11:01 PM   #41
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if you dont mind what did you use for the thimble on the out side of the roof for the stove pipe i have a curved roof as well ? thanks
I used a Dektite round flashing. http://www.pipebootexpress.com/store...Gray-EPDM.html
Flexible to fit the curve of the roof. I should have trimmed it while on the roof. I trimmed it to fit snug while on the ground but it loosened a bit when fit to the roof line. Thus the high temp silicone. Working great now. Down the road I'll replace it and clean it up a bit. I used vulkem to seal it to the roof.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:12 PM   #42
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Beautiful trailer, very unique. The front lounge / ottoman looks like an indoor campfire!

If you don't mind answering, how many do you plan to house / sleep in your wonderful trailer?

I hope you had a great first time out.

Susan
I built the front lounge with 3/4 ply and select pine. There's a 1" x 3/4" lip on the street and curb sides which I lay 3/4 ply across. Allows for three adults comfortably. The rear bed sleeps two with room to spare roughly 50" x 81" with nightstand/headboard.

First trip was amazing. Glad I went with 5052 lightly polished for interior skins. It's fun to lay in bed and look down the trailer and see the fire light flickering on the polished ceiling. I've only had tents and a small popup to camp with up until I bought this sovereign.
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