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Old 08-05-2011, 10:12 PM   #101
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:01 AM   #102
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Just took the hit from por-15.com

Welding is complete-O'
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:43 PM   #103
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Wonder if I will have headroom for king size bunk beds in the rear?
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #104
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Once horizontal, people are pretty flat. Do triples.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #105
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Wonder if I will have headroom for king size bunk beds in the rear?
Here we go againódo you want 6, 12, or 18"? The pop-up Airstream seems more and more the solution.

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Old 08-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #106
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Here we go again—do you want 6, 12, or 18"? The pop-up Airstream seems more and more the solution.

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I think beds that pull out like drawers on my tool chest could even have some outside for the dirty hippies!
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:47 PM   #107
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Once horizontal, people are pretty flat. Do triples.
Depends what they are up to
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That's true. I like to read in bed, which necessitates room for the sitting-up-part of a 5'5" person.
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Just in case you meant something else: As with all things camping -- cooking, showering, socializing -- if there is not enough room inside the trailer, you just take it outside, right?
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:51 PM   #110
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Maybe something like the Japanese Capsule Hotels.

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Old 08-06-2011, 02:56 PM   #111
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:00 PM   #112
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A few detail shots..

I am adding a 2" receiver tube below the rear bumper, its on order, not for towing, just for any plug in gizmos... did i mention my bbq grill has a 2" male stub?

Locating the old rear bumper..

A-frame gussets...

Ready for grinding, brushing, etching, painting.....
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Yo, dark darling ... isn't it 6:30 a.m. there on the East Coast?

GET UP, DO SOMETHING

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And 3:37 am in Oregon, summer'. Are you up late or up early? Or, segmented sleep?

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Yeah, Dark - it's been over 12 hours since your last post. Shouldn't you have the new ribs and shell height added on already?
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Geesh! I can feel the whips at my back!

Ok how about a completed forward cargo
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I don't sleep well, Gene, was up working in my studio -- and going through way too much beer by the looks of the fridge this afternoon. Also, a bat was trapped in the bedroom, I wanted to make sure she found her way back out before I fell asleep.

Having owned nothing heavier than a gutted vintage Globetrotter, my view is skewed, but ... will this be the heaviest trailer ever? I suppose it doesn't really matter as long as it has round wheels?
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I think summerkid has a point Dark', this is going to be pretty heavy. And with the roof higher, shouldn't be longer to retain the right proportions? Maybe you can support it with 5 or 6 axles or 3 with duals?

Beers and bats—quite a night!

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Also, I think I missed something. Maybe it was in the other thread-- Have you actually explained what this "large number of batteries" thing is. Are we talking coat the trailer in solar cells and have 20 batteries to store charge? Is this like the Prius of Airstreams? What is going on my friend?

Regardless, based on what I've seen so far, I don't think I need to recommend extra axles or wheels. I'm sure you've got that all worked out. It's probably going to hover anyway, so you won't need wheels except for landing.
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Also, I think I missed something. Maybe it was in the other thread-- Have you actually explained what this "large number of batteries" thing is. Are we talking coat the trailer in solar cells and have 20 batteries to store charge? Is this like the Prius of Airstreams? What is going on my friend?
I have 14 MSX120 panels, pair of Trace SW inverters, Sunxtender batteries, etc.. Sitting in my storage from when I moved from TX to FL. I'm starting construction on my home next year and the AS will be home for a minimum of two years during that process. Thought it would be a worthwhile experiment to transplant as much of the system as practical into the AS. The land I bought here is covered in giant oak trees and there is zero sun penetration for solar - except one edge where I will park the AS

Besides it would be cool to get invited to Burning Man next year and a rolling solar array would be useful!
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