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Old 10-16-2014, 07:42 PM   #393
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Looks good Terry, do you have room for the 3 center DOT lights on top? If not you will need to put them underneath the door, Leo's will stop you without them. A thought on the license plate, put it on the door with the light pointing sideways just above either side of the bottom light. You could drill all the way through the door and use carriage bolts from the inside, or install blind nuts from the outside. Just giving you some additional ideas in case you haven't thought of them.
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Hi Frank, yes I do have the room, I just haven't bought them yet, the same co. that made the tails make some nice led clearance lights, I just need to set down and find the best price and get them. I have an idea for a bumper that I am going to build that I can put real back up lights in and french in the license plate, I like my back ups low to the ground. I need to terminate the frame rails so I might as well put a bumper there, alot of TH's don't have much in the way of a bumper, not sure why.
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Terry,
3 things for no bumpers on most toyhaulers, I would think.
1.) clearance for the door swinging
2.) weight, most toyhaulers are pushing the limit on weight to start with, that extra 50 to 100# could make a difference.
3.)ground clearance, in order to give the door enough room to clear, ground clearance might become an issue, especially over uneven terrain.
these may or may not be the reasons but they are logical.
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Hi Frank, Thats probably the case, I personally like to have something back there. Still waiting on the axles, word is that it will be tuesday. Worked on organizing and put in a temp electrical panel inside, I can't run the lead cords in and shut the doors and with cold weather coming I'll be working inside. Also installed the shore electric door.
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Terry,
I don't blame you on wanting something back there, all I have is the hitch, everything else is fiberglass. Electric door looks good.
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Frank, Thanks, I guess I'm old school just like a good ole bumper, ( I might be the one that "uses" it).
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Suggestion Terry. With the bumper, wait till you get the axles & tires on so you get an idea of height. Then do a drop down bumper like an 18wheeler trailer has. Won't be in the way of the ramp.
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Suggestion Terry. With the bumper, wait till you get the axles & tires on so you get an idea of height. Then do a drop down bumper like an 18wheeler trailer has. Won't be in the way of the ramp.
H.H. Very good suggestion,
It is called a DOT bumper, and I had a S.S. one off my old trailer when I put the lift gate on it! I think it got used up on one of my son's mud trucks?. It depends on how much room you have to work with? But I would want one too, you never know when one of those trees is going to jump out and bite you? Terry, the elect. door looks good!! Having the heaters going inside will be nice this winter! It will be very nice to be able to go out on a cold and snowy day, be warm as toast, and finishing the work on the inside! Rail!
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HH, Your right I will wait until the axles are in, that way total height will be known, plus I can move it closer to the shop. Rail thats the plan, once the axles are done, attention moves inside, wiring first then insulation. Hopefully it will be done by spring, then we can start shaking it down getting ready to use. I still have other projects also, I am in the middle of redoing the FXR Harley for DW, that bike has been everything from a hot rod to pulling a sidecar, now will be a bagger, with all custom made sheet metal ect.
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we need pix of that also......

i miss having a bike , the dw said i could have one but it comes with divorse papers...lol
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Bap, sorry DW don't like bikes, I am very fortunate my DW rides her own bike, and goes out even when I can't. Every fall she takes her bike up thru the Adirondacks and takes pics, one yr it was like a couple hundred miles. Broke down once and I had to go up with a trailer. Of course she also has a CDL license nuthing much bothers her, (she's put up with me). Have to uncover the FXR its been on the back burner.
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When I first saw the picture of this 73 Scamper I would have bet that it was the one I had when I first sold my house and bought a fifth wheel. Mine was exactly like this one. I had to completely remove both ends of the trailer and rebuild them because of all the rot at the corners. It worked out great and I lived in it for 6 years before I got the Alpinlite that I have now. I moved my queen sized bed to the bow over the hitch and made a hobby room at the stern for my ship modeling. The dog and I really liked living in this trailer and I like the Alpinlite too although the dog is gone now. I don't travel in this 5er but I sure do like living in it.
Your project has been a lot of work and you have done an amazing job with it. Best of luck to you in your travels. Pete
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Pete, Thanks!, and welcome aboard, yep it has been alot of work but being that I retired april 1st from being a bus driver and sold my auto/motorcycle repair shop, I needed to have something to keep me busy, and with an end game of traveling here we are. Here's a pic of the inside looking toward the ramp.
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Well I don't have axles but nobody's going to rear end me! I wired the rear lights today.
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