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Old 10-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #11
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Yeah, I guess it's silly to do all that rearranging. We'd like to go up the Alcan highway to Alaska next summer, so underbody clearance will be important. I don't actually know how much tongue weight the trailer has now, nor am I quite sure what our half-ton pickup will handle in that regard. Maybe the better route is to beef up the rear shocks and/or springs.

I do want to move the gas cylinder mount farther back. If I make a dual battery holder like yours, D-mo, maybe I can squnch it a bit farther back than it currently is and then shift the cylinder bracket.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #12
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I like this coat rack idea! Are you still using it as shown or has it morphed into something else or a different design?
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Still using it, in fact it's been quite handy here in the northland where the day goes from cold to hot and back again, and you need at least three levels of coat/sweater/shirt changes for each person. That'd all be laying on the bed without the coat rack.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:31 PM   #14
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We had our maiden voyage last weekend and the camping space we were assigned was right out in the Hot sunshine. It was great to turn on the A/C but noticed how hot the window areas became (and remained) and have been thinking of a way to install/sew an installing factor/material to the window coverings. Has anyone come with an idea?
You all have such great ideas. We did purchased the shelving unit that was suggested for over the stove.
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Dammit, another hamguy mod I have to add to my list! :P

How did you attach it a the top? hooks over the wall or something on the rubber pads? couldn't tell very well from the pics.
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Dammit, another hamguy mod I have to add to my list! :P

How did you attach it a the top? hooks over the wall or something on the rubber pads? couldn't tell very well from the pics.
It hooks over the wall, and the rubber pads there keep the hooks from sliding down. The hooks are made from a coat hanger. I bent a loop in one end of each hook so I could screw it to the back of the board. The rest of the hook was bent as needed to hold it up there.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #17
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That's a good, simple idea for a coat rack, I'll likely make one of those up.

For what it's worth on the spare tire location, I've always found spares located under anything tend to rust, rot and seize there until you need them. And you always seem to need them when you're up to your axles in snow or mud...

Have you thought of a roof rack of some sort for your Silverado and putting the spare up there ?
Some racks do tend to hum at highway speeds (downside).
Adds that just-back-from-Kenya-on-assignment-with-National-Geographic look, if you put a spare tire or two up there (upside).

May well see you on the Alcan next year.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #18
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Cool roof rack idea, I'll have to cogitate upon that. I built a canoe rack, I can probably whip up something for the spare spare. As of now it's part of the swirl of flotsam in the pickup bed. I try not to look in there too often; just keep the tonneau closed and pretend everything's OK.
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