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  • in reply to: Pictures of how you heat/cool the teardrop #319
    patfly
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    Johnny, that looks like quite an elegant solution .  And is seems reasonable for the South .

    My shakedown trip was 2 weeks on Galveston Island. However it was October and the weather was in the 80’s even at night. So I  can see the need for more than a fan or two at other times. The teardrop is really airtight, cooling might be an issue .

    Enjoy your building and planning.

    Pat

    in reply to: Pictures of how you heat/cool the teardrop #315
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    I have the mushroom vents and vent fan from CLC. I also installed a 12 volt small fan which is mounted in the cabin on the galley wall . For heat I have a 110v small space heater ($20 type) that will overheat the teardrop in about 3 minutes.

    No insulation on the floor . If I need either AC or serious heating and insulation, I have made a serious error in planning ; -)

    in reply to: Pictures of your electrical set up #314
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    There some pics of my electrical system on this forum in the thread of Fitz’s build.

    I have a 12v deep cycle marine battery (group 24), a WFCO 30 amp converter/charger which allows me to hook up in campgrounds. I also have a 50 watt solar panel tied into the system. It is semi permanently mounted to the top of my tongue box.

    My system is far more than I need but it gives me plenty of options.

     

    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #280
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    The finish is Interlude Schooner Varnish. I applied it with roller and tipped it with a foam brush. There are some imperfect spots, but I’ll be applying another coat or two later. Varnish is not my strong suit.

    Thanks to all for your positive comments.

    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #273
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    The lights (3) are all on the same circuit  fused in the power center (15 amp).

    When installing the electronics I enlarged the compartment behind the galley to accommodate my power center and wiring. The solar controller is in the battery compartment.

    I haven’t yet slept in it. Shakedown scheduled for Thursday. 

     

    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #270
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    Way more than necessary.

     

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    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #268
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    The big box is my power converter/ battery charger. I have 12volt, 110 (30 amp shore power) and a 50 watt solar panel.

    Electronic

    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #263
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    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #261
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    Interior

    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #260
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    I am using a ridiculously expensive Thermarest Mundo King 3D xl for a mattress.  My teardrop is for solo trips exclusively.  (Way too much like camping for my wife).

     

    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #255
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    Teardrop

     

    in reply to: Friz's Build Thread at TNTTT #252
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    I have used the Northern Tool Aluminum 5×8 trailer. The fender/ axle placement did prove problematic, but it is working out. The doors just barely clear the fender. I cut down the length of the trailer in both the front and back.

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