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Old 09-17-2015, 12:14 PM   #925
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Than why would you bring it up?
If you look, my comment is phrased as a question, and usually someone will chime in saying it is ok (such as admin)
I was being polite!
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And my question sounded sarcastic and it was not meant to be, my apologies.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:09 AM   #927
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First major mod to the travel trailer.

I'll type everything again...since the forum just tanked and lost everything I did in the last 15 minutes. Dayum computers.

Like I was saying....I built a carrier for the rear of the trailer since I have a short bed and I needed a place to carry a generator, portable turd tank, extra water, chairs, etc. Turned out pretty neat. Painting it all now.

Basically a dual 2" receiver setup with 2 pieces of 2.5" x 3/16" square tube bolted to the frame with four 3/8 dia. bolts each at 12" apart. This thing is sturdy as heck.

Naturally I modeled it up first and worked out the kinks.





Insert the support frame and pin it.



Lay the carrier on top, pin it with four pins, and plug up the auxiliary lights.



When we get to the campsite, the carrier can be un-pinned and flipped over as a 2' x 8' table with four adjustable legs.



Who's gonna be the first to state that I just voided my chassis warranty?
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Slick and clever!

Think about the license though as it needs to be visible from rear.

Tail lights good.

Maybe relocate to different spot.

It gives LEO a reason to stop you.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:31 AM   #929
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I just need to put the bracket under the aux light that came with it and use wing nuts on the plate bolts. I'll just have to swap it back and forth....or I guess I could ask about a duplicate plate and just hard mount it. Not sure if OK will issue duplicate plates.


I got nothing against LEO's and don't mind stopping for them to answer their questions and take their criticism...as long as they are professional and courteous.
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I just need to put the bracket under the aux light that came with it and use wing nuts on the plate bolts. I'll just have to swap it back and forth....or I guess I could ask about a duplicate plate and just hard mount it. Not sure if OK will issue duplicate plates.
I got nothing against LEO's and don't mind stopping for them to answer their questions and take their criticism...as long as they are professional and courteous.
I'd move the plate ASAP. If they stop you, they may want you weighed. With what you are adding, you may want to know what it will do to your GVWR and you may not want them to know.
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I'd move the plate ASAP. If they stop you, they may want you weighed. With what you are adding, you may want to know what it will do to your GVWR and you may not want them to know.
I'll get it moved before our trip this weekend. There is never a day when I have a trailer on that I'm not over weight. Normally it isn't a travel trailer and it is farm tagged so I've usually got a hall-pass.
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I'll get it moved before our trip this weekend. There is never a day when I have a trailer on that I'm not over weight. Normally it isn't a travel trailer and it is farm tagged so I've usually got a hall-pass.
You farm guys are definitely inventive fellers! LOL

Nice storage idea!
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:25 AM   #933
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I like it. Is there someway to hook up a car caddy?
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I like it. Is there someway to hook up a car caddy?
Thanks, Tim
I'm sure there is. Just keep welding tubes to it and don't stop until it holds. Farmer trick. LOL

I thought about putting a hitch under it for our little 10' trailer. It would be nice to bring the 4-wheeler along with us, but not sure how it would whip behind a 35ft bumper pull. I'm sure it would follow right along. LOL
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So, I added a drawer under our futon-style couch.
We were storing under it, but you had to get on your knees and use a flashlight to find/get what you wanted.
A piece of 1/2" plywood, some 1x2 trim boards, drawer sliders, wheels, a skill saw and a bit of planning and we have a drawer. Used the original front/skirting for the front of the drawer.
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Old 09-26-2015, 04:14 PM   #937
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Pop up TV

We have been talking about this for a while as the 40" TV I put in the overhead was not in the proper place for viewing as we have the typical facing sofas in our 07 Revolution. Last year I installed Euro recliners in place of the sofa sleeper in the road side slide. That helped with the viewing angle as I could pull them out of the slide and place them on a better angle to the TV. But, those things are a pain to push around every day as they took up too much of the walking around space in the living room area, so I would push them back into the slide. The solution of course, was a TV on a lift mechanism behind the curb side sofa. I had originally planned to purchase a commercially available mechanism until I found out how much space they required behind the sofa. That wasn't going to work as the sofa would end up in the walk way back to the kitchen. Also, I needed a relatively short mechanism to be totally hidden behind the sofa when closed an then extend to twice it's height when opened (like a full extension drawer slide). And, it could only be 4" thick. No one makes one of these and now I know why. What should have taken me 2 days in my well equipped machine shop ended up taking 2 weeks due to a significant number of re-designs and additional parts orders. It's not "perfect" but it's rock solid either up or down with no rattles going down the road. A bit more "Rube Goldburg" than I normally do but it can't be seen behind the sofa. Just push the button on the remote and the 50" Samsung rises to viewing position. The viewing distance is the same as as the S&B and I don't have to push those recliners around any more. This project would have been much easier if I just had a couple of more inches of height between the floor of the slide and the bottom of the cabinets or if I went with a 46" TV instead of a 50" TV. Next time I'll know better.
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