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Old 01-29-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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I'v seen lots of things attached to a trailer but never one of these.

It's a telescope. I saw it at the military CG in San Diego and then in Tucson.
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Yep, first time I've seen that. Hard core star gazer!
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That is a serious telescope!
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It's the NSA looking into everyone else's coaches.
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That's a cool observatory dome. It's not completely useful for the 360 rotation, though, as the trailer itself is going to block the path. I wonder if the slide room is equipped with red lights (easier on the eyes as you star gaze)...that could cause other problems.
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First thought it was a hot tube with a built on dome.
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Looks like it's on a lift/platform. Wonder if he can raise it or take it off and move it for complete rotation. He should add a little entry tunnel to the front and call it an Igloo
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Imagine the torque that is putting on the trailer frame driving down the road.
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Turns out not so unique, nor the best implemented!

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Imagine the torque that is putting on the trailer frame driving down the road.
That's what I thought. He has cables and turnbuckles holding it to the TT. Oh well people do strange things.
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Has to be able to be disassembled since I don't believe it can stay there travelling down the road. If it needs jacks on the 2 back corners of the additional section when stationary on the site, it's obviously not going to handle the bounces while driving down the road.
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