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#37410 - 06/21/14 05:51 PM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
I like it. With both doors open (I assume either side or both side doors open) that would be a real hit. Do you need a step or ladder?

-carl


Yes, both sides and the rear opens all with gas struts, a couple of windows are an option as well as unloading legs and internal support.

Here's the page I'm going to order from.

http://www.matesratestools.com.au/canopy-product-details.php?product_id=7

Here's one with a frig and a bit of other gear in it.

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#37412 - 06/21/14 07:56 PM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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Looks great! Are you going to sleep in it?

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#37420 - 06/21/14 09:08 PM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
Looks great! Are you going to sleep in it?

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Yep, I'll put some carpet on the floor and a inner spring mattress, also an 82 liter water tank for washing and drinking, I'll also have a 12volt pump that I can pump to a tap and also can reverse pump from a river if I need to.
Hell, I may never return home after I set this baby up. gringrin

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#37421 - 06/21/14 09:24 PM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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Hell, I may never return home after I set this baby up. gringrin


I get it. Go for it, but keep in touch. I may get out there one yay before I croak.

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#37433 - 06/22/14 03:43 AM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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Ian, you might need to rig some fly screens for the doors in opened position, you could cook in that tin in summer with both doors closed.
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#37436 - 06/22/14 10:19 AM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: elof_alv]
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Originally Posted By: elof_alv
Ian, you might need to rig some fly screens for the doors in opened position, you could cook in that tin in summer with both doors closed.


Right on Elof! Might even double-wall the roof to let air pass between the layers for additional passive cooling.

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#37449 - 06/22/14 07:34 PM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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LOL. if there is a skeeter problem, you move back from the river a bit. I spent too many years sleeping on the ground in cattle camps to worry about skeeters. Also two ton salt water Crocodiles can be a turn off as well. grin

My only concern is in winter with it all closed up and condensation.
Aluminium is notorious for condensation, so I might still need to have at least one of the doors cracked open a little way. My old camper box was aluminium on the top and I don't remember it sweating too much, I do remember staying a night in western Queensland in -5C, though not a condensation problem, it did however have a small wind out windows on either side that had fly screens.
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#37464 - 06/23/14 04:52 PM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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Ian- you are quite right about the condensation. Air-flow is the only remedy I am aware of that is practical. I put an exhaust fan that was out of a computer (very low current draw, low RPM) into the high-point of the wall and most of the problem was resolved. On the exterior side of the fan was a baffle to keep water out yet let air flow.

Skeeters need not be a problem- that is part of finding a good camp. smile

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#37467 - 06/23/14 07:24 PM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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Air-flow is the only remedy I am aware of that is practical.

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I agree, and checking back on my old box I realized why I didn't have condensation problems with it. It had one of those air flow fans on the roof.



It was simple, but effective, also didn't let any water in.
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#37485 - 06/24/14 10:11 PM Re: Camp Trailers [Re: Carl Theile]
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I like that old box. It reminds me of an old miners shack I lived in for a while that had a mine in one wall....

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