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#152400 - 10/19/08 09:50 PM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: TrailDemon]
Stu Offline
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: TrailDemon
Im thinking of buying one of these:
http://www.wee-kender.com/

thought mabye it might make a pretty good BOV. I can even get it painted camo.
i like them cause they're small, and can be pulled with almost any kind of vehicle.
peace
al

I am building a modified interior version of this one.
http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=493&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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#152458 - 10/20/08 11:04 AM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: Stu]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
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Originally Posted By: SBRaider


That looks to be back heavy, nothing in front of the axels but the bed and too much weight in the rear, alex needs to be moved back a lot to balance it.

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#152598 - 10/21/08 01:33 AM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: Eugene]
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Registered: 03/14/08
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Loc: BC, CANADA
i would use a duel axel tandem for that winter trailer. i think it would be more weight balanced then.

i would build my own, but i have no place to build one at the moment; im pretty much living out of a suitcase these days. wink

i looked at that web site and REALLY liked the rocketeer unit. well done there!

im leaning towards this place: http://www.adventureteardrops.com/
because they are just down the road from where im staying at the moment! $12G for a delux model with a few options!
All it needs now is a roof rack, and solar panel!

al
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#152614 - 10/21/08 04:39 AM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: TrailDemon]
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TrailDemon - THose look nice. $12k wow!!! That is insane.
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#152636 - 10/21/08 11:10 AM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: TrailDemon]
Eugene Offline
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Tandem axels have their issues too, more turning friction, harder to pull off road.
Ideally you would want a single alex with the water tanks over the axle since they can change weight that way their change is minimized. Then you want to keep the rest pretty much balanced and stow your loose gear in the front for the tongue weight.

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#152811 - 10/22/08 08:30 AM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: Eugene]
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Well i like the KISS rule(Keep it Simple Stupid).
I'm not planning on using any kind of plumbed water systems in a teardrop. i plan on using gravity water containers... less hassle and maintenance.
I talked to the owner at the site above, and had a look at one of his large models. I really liked it.
I inquired abot a wheel swap option to allow use of my 15" Nissan 6bolt rims, and am waiting for a reply before i put down a down payment. As for tandem, i dont think the extra expense would really be worth it for my off road appication. They're cool, but not for me.

peace
al
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#152820 - 10/22/08 01:12 PM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: TrailDemon]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
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Trailer wheels are standardized, you just get a hub that matches the axle size and the wheel size and swap it on.

Although a gravity water system is simple you then have to lift your water conainters up high to make it work, sometime s a plumbed system has its advantages.

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#153096 - 10/24/08 07:19 PM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: Chisel]
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Registered: 12/05/05
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Because of legal concerns regarding school busses, as well as improving the idea by suggesting something with stronger body

How about delivery vans as long term BOVs ??

This van or smaller :




They have less glass surface, more metal , simpler interior that will accept modification and remodeling as you see fit.


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#153120 - 10/24/08 10:06 PM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: ]
TrailDemon Offline
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i like the teardrop. the low profile is harder to see, hence easier to conceal. also it is better for fuel economy.
Bad thing is very little storage.
this is why i have a storage locker for the long term stuff.
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#153415 - 10/27/08 08:10 PM Re: LONG TERM BOV [Re: Eugene]
Stu Offline
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State

Originally Posted By: Eugene
Originally Posted By: SBRaider


That looks to be back heavy, nothing in front of the axels but the bed and too much weight in the rear, alex needs to be moved back a lot to balance it.

Notice I said "Modified". The tongue will have 2 ea 30 or 40 pound propane tanks and 2 deep cycle golf cart batteries, A 30 gal water tank will be built within the frame. Everything will balance out when done.
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