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Old 09-07-2018, 04:17 AM   #78107
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I suppose he deleted his post. He's still active on the forum... iRV2 Forums - View Profile: Bounder28T
We all know how Them Bounder People are. Some start things as an experiment then up and leave, some post then erase and some have Travaling Companions with multiple aliases .

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Old 09-07-2018, 06:22 AM   #78108
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Cold Weather does not bother me much, unless it's cold.

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Bev, Very wise to construct a platform that is off of the bed of the truck. Around 2 a.m., that steel bed cold will penetrate right through a mattress and you'll freeze you tootsies off.

Yep. It will be a platform 26" x 66" x 18". A whole load of figuring, measuring, remeasuring, and quite a bit of swearing, and it will be done. I only have to cut the 2" x 4"'s, drill a few holes, screw it together, and throw er in the truck. The difficult part was dragging the 3/4" plywood to the cutting table solo.



Just need to wait until a decent hour to make noise outside. The weather is blissfully cooperative today!



My mattress is 24"x66", encased in a sleeping bag so it doesn't slide around.


Am building a small holder for the camp stove, gas and water containers. The bench will have a "lip" so that stuff doesn't slide around too much.


While it rained, I spent more time reducing, consolidating, eliminating and repacking stuff. One tote keeps getting filled, redistributed, and emptied. My rule of thumb now is if it is not gonna be used more than once a month, (with the exception of a few spices,) out-it-goes!


Cold weather does not bother me much, except when its cold. (Isn't that a Mutant expression if ya ever heard one?)


I've 3 sleeping bags, one which will fit inside the others, including a -30 bag. Don't think I will freeze. When it is in the 60's I sleep with a sheet on top.



Anyhoo, I sleep primarily in the tent, except when stealth camping, or the weather is crappy.


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Bev, for future reference - the guys in Home Depot's lumber dept will make some cuts for you at no charge if you are buying during a slow time of the day. Just track one down, ask nicely and be patient.

You may want to do most of the assembly inside rather than trying to lift that heavy frame into truck's bed and rotating it into position. Have Fun!
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Bev, you sure can tell you're the Grand Poobah's sister. Your grit and determination would make John Wayne proud. Hoping to meet you either in the desert or upstate New York next year.
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Bev, for future reference - the guys in Home Depot's lumber dept will make some cuts for you at no charge if you are buying during a slow time of the day. Just track one down, ask nicely and be patient.
Not everyone is accompanied by such a great attention getter as you. Sena starts parading her girly whiles and the workers melt.
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You may want to do most of the assembly inside rather than trying to lift that heavy frame into truck's bed and rotating it into position. Have Fun!
This part I agree with though I am in the process of rebuilding a utility trailer floor and bought two sheets of rough finish 1" plywood and I couldn't get it out of the trailer to cut it to size. All Bev has to do is borrow Sena.
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Not everyone is accompanied by such a great attention getter as you. Sena starts parading her girly whiles and the workers melt.
This part I agree with though I am in the process of rebuilding a utility trailer floor and bought two sheets of rough finish 1" plywood and I couldn't get it out of the trailer to cut it to size. All Bev has to do is borrow Sena.


Heh! A monkey would have helped but I needed two cuts on the plywood, and the donkey refused. I gotter dun. I had all my cuts on paper. Zing! The assembly was interesting. Crude but not rude and sturdy as all get out. Almost all packed and still oodles of room.

Notably this was my 3rd attempt at finishing the truck bed. I reached a certain point and called it “nuff”. (As the GP world have enunciated.). More later maybe.

2nd pic is how an Alaskan gal gets Er dun solo.

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Not everyone is accompanied by such a great attention getter as you. Sena starts parading her girly whiles and the workers melt.
This part I agree with though I am in the process of rebuilding a utility trailer floor and bought two sheets of rough finish 1" plywood and I couldn't get it out of the trailer to cut it to size. All Bev has to do is borrow Sena.
Yeah, I know Sena helps me get a lot things done. I call it "playing the monkey card". But you must remember how much I pay for the privilege of having her in my life. And I'm not talking about $.
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Yeah, I know Sena helps me get a lot things done. I call it "playing the monkey card". But you must remember how much I pay for the privilege of having her in my life. And I'm not talking about $.


Ok, in Az, we shop together! I drive, you bring your monkey.
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Barb is correct.... at Home Depot 2 cuts are free..... others you pay for....
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Great job, Bev!

Di, you only get 2 free cuts?
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Great job, Bev!



Di, you only get 2 free cuts?


Without a monkey.....

Oh maybe I should use the LVAD monkey....
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Bev if you have any 2x4 left you might cut a board and attach at a diagonal between the two end legs. Over time they might work themselves loose.
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Bev if you have any 2x4 left you might cut a board and attach at a diagonal between the two end legs. Over time they might work themselves loose.
I suggested that she use 1/4" plywood and make gussets for the legs.


BTW All the Duchess has landed. Way too big for our driveway so I parked on my neighbours lawn (with his permission) and when the rain quits I will get some pictures of her posted.
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I suggested that she use 1/4" plywood and make gussets for the legs.


BTW All the Duchess has landed. Way too big for our driveway so I parked on my neighbours lawn (with his permission) and when the rain quits I will get some pictures of her posted.
I would've liked to see the pictures before it sinks...
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