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Old 05-09-2013, 07:30 AM   #43
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For expertise in boondocking and trailers designed for them Australasian's and one US were the sources I found before making the decisions on ours. Bushtracker :: Real caravans for the outback Kimberley Karavans - Best Australian Off-road Caravans Kimberley Karavans - Best Australian Off-road Caravans Our teardrop was designed for boondocking 320 W solar 150AH Lifeline AGM all LED, pump and water filters to take water from lakes and streams, variable suspension for more ground clearance, Espar diesel heater, adapted 5,000 btu window shaker. The trailer is all aluminum and the cabin frame is 1X1.5X.060 aluminum and strong enough to stand on. Every thing used is easily obtainable KISS
I am familiar with the Australian caravans. You build some nice ones and some the inspiration for the look of what I am building comes from Bushtracker. I started out thinking I would build a teardrop. I really like the Camp-Inn Raindrop trailers. I plan on using my first prototype for work travel, so that ruled out a tear drop. Would love to see some photos of your trailer. I like the idea of easily obtainable and easily accessible. One of my challenges is to remember the importance of KISS. Being a tech guy, I don't always practice that philosophy, and when I don't, it usually bites me
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I have some fabricators that work very cost effectively, so I will be able to custom build a lot of the things I need.
Hmmm, do they need some extra work? I always have some GREAT idea and no way to produce the product. Perhaps you are west of OK City and I a can detour there on my way to Seattle.

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Our album on the T&TTT forum is Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers • View album - Shadow Catcher which shows the teardrop and its construction.
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Our album on the T&TTT forum is Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers • View album - Shadow Catcher which shows the teardrop and its construction.
What a nice little rig. That is VERY similar to where I almost started. Then decided I was just going to need more space. If you could change one thing about your overall design after having used it what would it be? And were there any surprises for you after using it, that you did not expect? Thanks for sharing!
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Hmmm, do they need some extra work? I always have some GREAT idea and no way to produce the product. Perhaps you are west of OK City and I a can detour there on my way to Seattle.

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I am located in Kentucky. Part of my expertise is helping people get their ideas off the ground. Would be happy to provide some feedback or recommendations. My e-mail address is aday@sheltowee.com (hope I am not breaking any rules listing my e-mail address).
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The one thing that I regret is that it is as wide as it is, but that means it is more roomy/functional. It is officially a 6X10 excluding the tongue box, the biggest one I could find. The width means that single tracking is out in many locations but will still allow us to use Crown land in Canada and areas out west. Most Important my wife is happy, happy wife happy life
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