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Old 06-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #21
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Sometimes as a pilot, I was so over loaded I was more concerned about getting it off the ground. I knew I wouldn't have any problem getting down.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:29 AM   #22
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Still a work in progress (should finish today).
The front one holds my folding ladder (not there because my locking system goes in today.)
Things like this is why I love this site, my pvc tube strapped to my bumper will be history one day this summer and the beach umbrella's willfind a new home also. May I ask how this was bolted to trailer. Did you drill hole through channel of frame?
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Things like this is why I love this site, my pvc tube strapped to my bumper will be history one day this summer and the beach umbrella's willfind a new home also. May I ask how this was bolted to trailer. Did you drill hole through channel of frame?
I hope this pic is clear enough to see, but yes, I drilled through the bottom flange of the I-beam and bolted it with nylon locking nuts.

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Oh, and I have 2 6" PVC pipes that are going under it too. They will hold the power awning tie down poles(didn't get around to getting OC's) and the camping mat when it gets wet. Pics to follow as soon as that big thing in the sky shows it's face around here again allowing me to work on it!
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So far all your work is in front of the axles giving you more pin weight. Are you going to put your additional pipes behind the axles to compensate? Or isn't that a problem in your set-up?
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Sometimes as a pilot, I was so over loaded I was more concerned about getting it off the ground. I knew I wouldn't have any problem getting down.
Ain't that the truth, Taking off, you and the aircraft are on your own.
Gravity assists on landing... WHERE you land is back on you and the aircraft.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #27
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I hope this pic is clear enough to see, but yes, I drilled through the bottom flange of the I-beam and bolted it with nylon locking nuts.

I used the same technique.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:08 PM   #28
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So far all your work is in front of the axles giving you more pin weight. Are you going to put your additional pipes behind the axles to compensate? Or isn't that a problem in your set-up?
That is not a problem with my setup. Plus everything under there will not weigh 70-80 pounds. So it's pretty insignificant....
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So far all your work is in front of the axles giving you more pin weight. Are you going to put your additional pipes behind the axles to compensate? Or isn't that a problem in your set-up?
I am at the low end of pin weight as a percentage of camper weight.
While my last weight check showed our truck's GVWR at max, I am rethinking the tool box (front storage compartment) and the heavier items stored in the truck bed (Jack stands and tow chains).
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:29 PM   #30
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My question on these storage tubes...if memory serves me correctly they are 5" vinyl fence posts. All the posts that I have found have rectangular slots cut out of them for the fence rails. Are you finding them without the slots, sealing the slots up, or ?? I have looked at both Menards and Lowe's. the guttering is...well, easy to find.
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