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Old 07-17-2011, 12:48 AM   #181
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Looks like the frame on my old Toy Hauler....
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:44 AM   #182
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Dark, Were you able to get the steel for the full length of the main-rail, or did you have to use 2 pieces. Most suppliers I queried had a limit of 20 feet. Also, is the main 3/16?
When you get ready to lift that monster, you may want to take your vitamins!! .
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:16 AM   #183
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Dark, Were you able to get the steel for the full length of the main-rail, or did you have to use 2 pieces. Most suppliers I queried had a limit of 20 feet. Also, is the main 3/16?
When you get ready to lift that monster, you may want to take your vitamins!! .
Yes A500 3/16" - good steel from Canada!
If they sell 20' material, they can get 40'.
I figured my frame rails, front and rear boxed cross members, and A frame material so it could be cut from two 40' sticks with minimal waste. When I got the first quote they quoted four 20' , and I said no, I required 40'. It only took one extra day and the price was the same.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:18 AM   #184
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curved front and outriggers

These are the pieces I mentioned in the PM. The front of the frame, that transverses from one main to the other, has a slight curve to it. I called it a cross-member, and may have been incorrect terminology. The outrigger also has a curve to allow the belly wrap to have a curved appearance. I was curious (mainly) on how you would accomplish the curve on the front piece. I assumed the outrigger could be cut to a curved shape, or the aluminum would have its own shape, and the outrigger shape would not be important.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:20 AM   #185
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No freaking out here.. That box frame is overkill and a nice addition to the airstream. Have you seen this setup used before or did you just dream it up?

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Just dreamed it up staring at bridges... Lol

Thought it was easier than drilling holes for wiring , plumbing, etc...
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:31 AM   #186
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O'ok that's easy..

If you take a length of angle it has two flats that form the L shape. Mark a series of lines on one of the flats about an inch apart. Cut these lines all the way through the flat with a saw or grinder. Now you can bend the L in a curve closing the cuts as you bend. Final step is to weld the now closed cuts solid.

The outrigger curves can be cut with a saw or grinder. You can also have your local waterjet / laser shop do them for you.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:30 AM   #187
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And she has the upper outriggers
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:41 PM   #188
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #189
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Seam welding blows
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A 10" frame, that's impressive.

That will last another 40 years.
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A 10" frame, that's impressive.

That will last another 40 years.
Thanks, allows for bigger tanks and other storage options.
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It's a little longer... The A frame starts outside the front cabin. This allows for a small area for a storage box over the A frame
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:40 PM   #193
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With a 10" frame will you be able to adapt standard sway/ load control and have the correct ball clearance for your tow vehicle?

I know with my airstream the coupler is mounted up high so this lowers the frame and occasionally I drag my bars on uneven surfaces.

This is a picture from another thread but illustrates what im talking about.
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The connector that is on there is temporary. I am considering an adjustable connector. I actually started a thread about it but it seems no one has used on on an AS.
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Sorry I missed that one. Great topic. It looks beefy but dont know enough about the application of that coupler. If you would like me to combine these two threads I could.

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O that's ok.. Someone may see in in the hitch area

Did a twist test as I did not want to be too rigid in twist. From what I understand AS are designed to twist but not bow. Should be ok, the boxed ladder allows for twist but not much bow
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I like it 2.1 Deg front to back
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Dark, Can you expand on the 2.1, I am not following very well. Are you saying that the bubble level is 2.1 degrees from being level?
Looks like a hand gizmo.
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The 2.1 Deg is how much twist I could get ( using the jack on one side ) without picking up an opposing corner
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