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Old 05-02-2016, 09:49 AM   #41
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Why not just get a high quality tent and and old military trailer (that you can modify)? That's what most 4-wheelers do. I don't see any benefits for you using the AFrame. You might check out a website called "Exhibition Portal". It's a very popular website for people interested in hardcore off roasting.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:52 AM   #42
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:45 AM   #43
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I never venture outside of the a-frame forum, but there must be some sort of new post list that everyone sees, then don't notice that we're talking about tiny a-frames.
There is a "new posts" button on the ribbon on the top of the page. It's how a lot of people browse the forums. There is a wealth of knowledge on the other sub-forums as well. Even if the information doesn't apply directly to the trailer you own. Lots of general RVing info, rally information, off-topic banter, etc... You should definitely check them out.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:47 AM   #44
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Count me in as one of the supporters. I like your ideas. The negativity I'm seeing here is why I left places like Pirate4x4 and the Hamb. its your trailer, do what ya want with it. I'd love to see ideas you come up with. I'm a pretty handy guy, and an ASE master tech, so if you get stuck on the trailer mods, ask away and I'll try to help best I can.

Add to that, when ya head out to the west desert, hit me up. I'm in Grantsville. I'd like to see the jeep as well. Used to have a pretty solid 79 Bronco, sold it to get my current project, a 70 Torino Convertible.

Still got my 4wd Ranger (aka, the race car, tow truck, crawler) and we plan on hitting moab this fall. Just way to much else going on this summer.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:36 PM   #45
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A few things that you might also consider when cutting weight.

Ditch the two heavy steel 20 lb propane bottles and replace with one or two 11 lb or smaller composite bottles.

When the work is done, weigh the camper on a CAT scale to be sure that tongue weight >10% of the camper GVW. Balance is not likely to be a problem, but with the shorter wheelbase of your TV, it is best to be sure you are safe.

Have fun. I'm heading toward Moab Utah in about a week. I'll keep an eye out for you.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:50 PM   #46
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I would keep one of the 20 lb propane tanks and ditch the 2nd. Remove the second hose and plug the line. Take pictures of the wiring and propane hook ups before removing the WH and furnace. Check the propane lines for leaks after removing the items. Enjoy your trailer the way you want to.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:12 PM   #47
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Why carry any propane?
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:31 PM   #48
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A few things that you might also consider when cutting weight.

Ditch the two heavy steel 20 lb propane bottles and replace with one or two 11 lb or smaller composite bottles.

When the work is done, weigh the camper on a CAT scale to be sure that tongue weight >10% of the camper GVW. Balance is not likely to be a problem, but with the shorter wheelbase of your TV, it is best to be sure you are safe.

Have fun. I'm heading toward Moab Utah in about a week. I'll keep an eye out for you.

I am going to be removing one of the propane tanks. That's 30-35 lbs.
the only things I use propane for are the fridge, stove, and bbq. Our last trip of 3 days didn't even empty one tank.

I'm going to weigh after I am done with all my mods and packed up for a trip. I spent the extra cash to get a hitch that delivers exact tongue weight.




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With the wide availability of exchange propane tanks, that is a good plan. I'm interested in how you clamp down the single tank. Post some pics if you come up with something ingenious.

Sounds like you're getting this wrapped up.
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This is an easy way to just use one tank.
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