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    Here are some pictures of the tent mounted on the...

    Here are some pictures of the tent mounted on the trailer. The last picture gives an idea of the height under the tent in it's lifted position.

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    Got the first coat of primer on the trailer box...

    Got the first coat of primer on the trailer box today. But with temps of 106 here in Riverside, I didn't last long in the garage.

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    Mounting the tent on the trailer tomorrow morning, I...
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    Thank you! it's been a great deal of fun. Going...

    Thank you! it's been a great deal of fun. Going out on the first run with the new RTT this next weekend to the Salt tram near Lone Pine.
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    Spent the last two days working on the trailer...

    Spent the last two days working on the trailer box. I am at the point with it where I need to decide how I want to finish it.One side will be for the kitchen and food (dry goods), and the other side...
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    Finished the tail gate and the latches today (...

    Finished the tail gate and the latches today ( except for paint). The "anti-luce" latches are going to work out fine;

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    I also modified the handle for the tent lift winch....
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    Hey Box Rocket, glad you were able to effect...

    Hey Box Rocket, glad you were able to effect repairs and continue on your trip. How is your tent lifting platform working out? I have come up with a lifting design myself, and was considering gas...
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    Got the tent lift platform done, and I have...

    Got the tent lift platform done, and I have received my tent. The next thing I need to do is just clean up some welds and sand and primer the frame parts. then I can mount the tent. Here are some...
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    I spoke to Bobby on the phone a week ago, and he...

    I spoke to Bobby on the phone a week ago, and he told me that they were expecting the final container to land this past Tuesday or Wednesday (this week). He said that it would bring everything up to...
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    Got the winch frame and docking struts tack...

    Got the winch frame and docking struts tack welded together, and fabricated the winch mounting plate and got it tack welded in place. I ran out of time to actually test it out, but I will be getting...
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    Today I worked on the pulley's that will be part...

    Today I worked on the pulley's that will be part of the lifting mechanism for the tent. I still have to build the winch frame and dock platform, but I pretty much know what I want to do, I just have...
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    Today I got the upper frame pieces cut out, the...

    Today I got the upper frame pieces cut out, the bushing holes cut in the side frames, and the bushings welded in place. I trial fit everything, and with a few minor adjustments it all seems to work...
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    Today I worked on the support legs. Got all of...

    Today I worked on the support legs. Got all of the pieces cut out and sized, then I cut the holes for the bushings and welded them in. for the next step, I only had time to cut the front and rear...
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    I went down to the steel supplier and bought some...

    I went down to the steel supplier and bought some DDO Chrome Molly tubing 3/4" OD by 1/2" ID, and 4' long, this is for the bushings for the hinge points. Once I got to the shop and got set up, I...
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    I finally picked up the steel for the tent...

    I finally picked up the steel for the tent support frames to day, and I went to Harbor Freight and bought a hand winch to raise and lower the tent. I hope to be able to go by the shop tomorrow and...
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    My "Anti-luce” latches came in the mail today for my tailgate. They are more heavy duty than the pictures let on, so they ought to wear well. I will post pictures as soon as I get them mounted.
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    I've been working in the yard these past few days...

    I've been working in the yard these past few days trying to take care of tree root problems, and decided I needed a diversion. So I spent the day at my friends shop working on the trailer. In order...
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    Oh I got ya, I'll make a brace that will lock the...

    Oh I got ya, I'll make a brace that will lock the pivot bar into place in the up position. I haven't worked it all out yet, but I'll come up with something. I will want it locked in the down position...
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    I'm not sure I understand your comment, but if...

    I'm not sure I understand your comment, but if you are talking about the trailer moving even with the legs in place, it will probably move a little, but it will be allot less than if I were just on...
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    This is how I intend to support the tent and...

    This is how I intend to support the tent and stabilize the trailer when the tent is deployed. the drop down legs are the next size down from the support tubes, and fit inside the tube. the leg tubes...
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    I was originally going to do that, then a friend...

    I was originally going to do that, then a friend suggested going the other way so as not to interfere with the with the tow rigs antenna. But I may go back to my first thought any way. However, which...
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    Well the Mountains were great! it was 30 degrees...

    Well the Mountains were great! it was 30 degrees cooler up there than at home, and we enjoyed a couple of days relaxing next to a meadow.

    Well now that I have selected the latch system for my...
  22. jscherb, thank you for your input. I had seen...

    jscherb, thank you for your input. I had seen your trailer build, and remember your choice of latch, very clean! However, through my searching, and the input I received from our fellow "trailer...
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    The more I look at the Anti-luce latch, the more I like it. I am in the process of checking with a few hardware supply houses to see if they might carry it. I need a better look before I buy.
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  24. I can't say that I've ever seen anything like...

    I can't say that I've ever seen anything like that before, it looks like it would work pretty good though? Are they readily available?
  25. That was the way it was originally, but if I can,...

    That was the way it was originally, but if I can, I'm gonna try to find a more solid (and quiet) latch setup, but thank you for your input!
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