My "new" camper trailer ... :D

General Discussion, tips and questions and answer on Camper Trailers. Buy and sell below in Vehicles for Sale.

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby stevo. » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:43 am

could the jerry can go on the other side of the tyre? So there's one item each side? Or is there somethinmg else going there?
my dodgy blog www.shackers.net
User avatar
stevo.
There is no conspiracy here....
 
Posts: 1301
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:55 pm
Location: Clontarf / Qld

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby chippy 76 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:54 am

stevo. wrote:could the jerry can go on the other side of the tyre? So there's one item each side? Or is there somethinmg else going there?


I was planning to put one jerry and one bottle each side of the spare. One each side to keep everything balanced. The jerry holder wont always get used, but will be handy to have them there for when I need them.

Cheers Chippy :D
chippy 76
Captain Camping
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:11 pm

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby sienna » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:31 am

What's going to sit in front of the spare wheel?
I'm just thinking that the taller things could go closer to the middle for the sake of better aerodynamics but I also understand the need to put heavier things towards the middle, too.
If nothing is going in front of the spare wheel,why not mount it further along the drawbar so you can fit all your jerry cans and gas bottles in a straight line across the drawbar against the wall of the camper.
sienna
Grandpa Talks Alot eh?
 
Posts: 416
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:51 pm
Location: southside, Brissie

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:04 am

I'd put the gas bottle/s on the passenger side of the CT....2 reasons...less likely to be hit by stones (collision) etc from passing vehicles (safety factor) AND probably more important....closer to the kitchen area.
Image
The worst day camping still beats the best day working
GypsyLady
Difficult Customer
 
Posts: 8589
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:50 am
Location: SEQld

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby chippy 76 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:14 am

Sienna, Sitting in front of the spare will be a battery box (eventually). I did toy with the idea of moving the spare to a different location, however there is already a hole in the front of the trailer to take the holding bolt for the wheel.
Gypsy , I like your idea about the Bottles, and It would probably alleviate my concern of them getting damaged (somewhat anyway). I have another day in the shed today, so Im working on the stone deflector. Will have more pics tonight .......

Cheers Chippy :D
chippy 76
Captain Camping
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:11 pm

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby sienna » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:01 pm

Fair enough. Sometimes it pays to use what's already there.
sienna
Grandpa Talks Alot eh?
 
Posts: 416
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:51 pm
Location: southside, Brissie

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby chippy 76 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:35 pm

Today saw me working hard on the stone deflector. Lots of cutting, grinding and welding. I will let the photos describe what I have been up to.

This is the strap support I welded in for the spare wheel.
Image

The new handle for the spare wheel.
Image

Laying out the steel on the template for welding the stone deflector.
Image

Bottom half in place and welded.
Image

Stone deflector frame in place
Image

With a coat of paint. Now to figure out how to fix the shadecloth to it.
Image

I will probably end up mounting the gas bottles and jerry can like this, as it seems to sit better. One on each side of the spare.
Image

Cheers Chippy :D
chippy 76
Captain Camping
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:11 pm

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:41 am

Swap them around chippy....put the gas bottle against the tyre.
Image
The worst day camping still beats the best day working
GypsyLady
Difficult Customer
 
Posts: 8589
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:50 am
Location: SEQld

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby sienna » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:00 am

Chippy, that looks awesome. Maybe we'll all have to come out to your place when we need some custom welding/ building etc! As long as we bring some liquid payment, it'll all be good. :beer :***
sienna
Grandpa Talks Alot eh?
 
Posts: 416
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:51 pm
Location: southside, Brissie

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby stevo. » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:36 am

Now to figure out how to fix the shadecloth to it.


How about one of those eyelet kits that you get for tarps? and then rope in criscross like showlaces around the back?

Not sure how shadecloth will go with that though.

not like this though, this looks a little dodgy with zipties...i guess it'd do the job, but not much tension.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y238/bigleonski/IMG_0845copy.jpg
my dodgy blog www.shackers.net
User avatar
stevo.
There is no conspiracy here....
 
Posts: 1301
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:55 pm
Location: Clontarf / Qld

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby chippy 76 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:09 pm

GypsyLady wrote:Swap them around chippy....put the gas bottle against the tyre.


Yeah I think I will swap them around Gypsy. It was just amock up to see how they sat. It seems better the other way around.

Stevo, I had a similar thought about the eyelets. I have found an old trampoline mat in the shed, that might be better than shadecloth. If one I knew someone with an industrial sewing machine ....... :S

Cheers Chippy :D
chippy 76
Captain Camping
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:11 pm

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby stevo. » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:45 am

You could go to a canvas place and get them to make/sow something up for you? or are you trying to do it without spending money?




finished yet?




how about now? :cheers
my dodgy blog www.shackers.net
User avatar
stevo.
There is no conspiracy here....
 
Posts: 1301
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:55 pm
Location: Clontarf / Qld

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby xmasbaby67 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:27 pm

Looking good so far Chippy..... :+ :+ :+ :+ :+
Image
xmasbaby67
Mr(or Mrs) Dribble
 
Posts: 1745
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Central West NSW

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby chippy 76 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:26 pm

Yeah Steve ...Im being a bit of a tight a***e and trying to do as much as I can myself.
There is no hurry so I might see if a friend of mine can do it ...

Cheers Chippy :D
chippy 76
Captain Camping
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:11 pm

Re: My "new" camper trailer ... :D

Postby stevo. » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:10 pm

chippy 76 wrote:Yeah Steve ...Im being a bit of a tight a***e


Well, i wasn't going to say the word :booty

I usually try to make everything myself aswell, except when want it to look good :***

heh, but yeah... you could spend thousands getting people to make stuff for you. I saw one of those stone deflectors on the customline site ( i think it was ) .. it $250 , frame and screen. So i guess if you have the materials and tools you have saved $250 :armsup
my dodgy blog www.shackers.net
User avatar
stevo.
There is no conspiracy here....
 
Posts: 1301
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:55 pm
Location: Clontarf / Qld

PreviousNext

Return to Camper Trailers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

cron