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Old 04-09-2014, 07:12 AM   #101
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I love your work. Next time my wife and I are in Bavaria we would love to see it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:12 AM   #102
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:44 PM   #103
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I love your work. Next time my wife and I are in Bavaria we would love to see it.
Thank you

When will you visit Bavaria next time ?

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Old 04-13-2014, 05:08 PM   #104
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This week I added a handle and a lock to the door.



And today I completed the front with the spare wheel, to bring five more kg weight onto the tongue.





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Old 04-13-2014, 05:08 PM   #105
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And - I hooked it to my bike and made a one hour test ride over narrow mountain streets, high speed autobahn with strong winds and passing trucks.

The trailer follows very fine, I reduced trailer tire pressure a bit to reduce the clonks when I pass a bridge.

Tested up to 130 km/h and felt only a small swinging when reducing speed from 130 !
Perfect between 80 and 100 km/h.

Trailer weight is now 128 kg (282 lb) and five more kg adding the spare wheel.







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Old 04-13-2014, 05:09 PM   #106
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Back at home I separated the sleeping box from the base camp to install the final connections between both parts in the evening.

Weight of the cabin is exact 50 kg (110 lb) !





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Old 04-13-2014, 06:44 PM   #107
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Absolutely awesome. Congratulations!!
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:15 PM   #108
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I'm worried that you are going to cause accidents on the highway because other drivers will be staring and trying to take pictures! I think they will be stunned in disbelief. The set-up looks fabulous!

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Old 04-15-2014, 09:19 AM   #109
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Nice job on the trailer. Very clever using the round ball for the corners.

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:19 PM   #110
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Okay - last weekend before starting my journey to Spain.

Bought a sheet of blue self adhesive Oracover and nine self adhesive letters and cut a stainless plate.



After an evening I got this:

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:19 PM   #111
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Next was to mount the poles to balance the trailer if not hooked to the bike.

Bad weather outside on friday, but inside my garage no problem.





On Saturday I did nothing at the trailer, because I had a full day motorcycle safety driver training at best weather from 9 to 5 !!!
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First on Sunday i installed the connections between trailer platform and sleeping box.





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And completed the rubber sealing between both parts.





And started to install the electric connections inside the box.

This is a european standard trailer connector normally installed at the car.
Every trailer has the matching plug.



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Old 04-21-2014, 05:21 PM   #114
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By the way, after the first night sleeping inside last night at my parents farm the proud builder ...



... and owner of this tiny little breadloaf.



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Old 04-21-2014, 11:16 PM   #115
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Bravo! The work of art is now finished! We've really enjoyed following your progress, and we look forward to hearing about your adventures. Thank you so much for sharing this most special project. Wally would be proud! Safe travels and "keep the shiny side up."
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:28 PM   #116
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Outstanding!

Tom, your craftsmanship is second to none! I am greatly impressed by your engineering and building skills.

I am a Professional Engineer. I build airplanes, and also bridges. Your workmanship is absolutely excellent. I really like how you made the "shell" removable from the "base."

I wish you many thousands of miles (time 1.6 for Kilo's.....) with your new rig. You have done well!

Hope to see you on the road someday!
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