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  • in reply to: Solar+ac charging options #4467
    sandman
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    I used an AIMS power supply with a 100 Ah lifepo4 battery. I also have a small folding 3 panel solar array and charger (Amazon) that connect to the power supply. It all works fine but I rarely use the solar panels.

    in reply to: Cooling the camper #4400
    sandman
    Participant

    Hi southcitystl…no glass, just resin on the bulkhead. There is glass tape on the joint below the battery box as recommended in the book.

    in reply to: Galley flat and quarter panels not lining up #4383
    sandman
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    in reply to: Galley flat and quarter panels not lining up #4382
    sandman
    Participant

    It is hard to tell what’s going on but the galley flat looks like it might be too close to the bottom of the camper. I’m happy to send a link to my construction photo gallery if you can send an email address. I don’t recall having a similar problem…but I can take some close up photos or dimensions of the completed camper in that area if it helps.

    in reply to: Anyone in, near or coming through Indianapolis? #4343
    sandman
    Participant

    We will be camping at Moraine View State Recreation Area near Bloomington, Illinois from Sunday til Tuesday. Site #015 Area P.

    Completed the teardrop last spring and added tandem kayak this spring.

    Gary B

    in reply to: Completed CLC Teardrop Camper Photo Gallery #4327
    sandman
    Participant


    Finished the CLC Teardrop in 2021 but added the CLC Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid this year. Maiden voyage last weekend to Sleepy Hollow State Park, MI.

    in reply to: Cabin storage #3952
    sandman
    Participant


    we added a storage box/backrest at the front of the cabin. The lid pops off and provides storage for blankets, pillows, etc. Uses some if the precious floor space but still leaves plenty if sleeping space for my 5’10” height. The backrest function works great for reading a book or watching tv.

    in reply to: Any southern Illinois or St. Louis builds? #3848
    sandman
    Participant

    Our second outing was camping Rend Lake and biking Tunnel Hill but I’m not sure when we might be headed that way again. Good luck with your build.

    in reply to: Any southern Illinois or St. Louis builds? #3839
    sandman
    Participant

    I’m in central Illinois (Congerville) and would be happy to show it. It’s been “done” for about 5 months and we’ve camped in it 4 times so far. I’d even let you try it out here if you would like to…we live in the middle of timber and have a nice camping area.

    in reply to: Vibrating galley hatch #3647
    sandman
    Participant

    I also used a stiffener in about the middle of the hatch.


    its made with a piece of 1/2” thick solid oak and installed with a couple epoxy/wood flour fillets.

    in reply to: Vibrating galley hatch #3627
    sandman
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    I didn’t use the supplied latch but instead used a pair of latches that I bought on Amazon. “YUSOVE Boat Anti-Rattle Latch 316 Stainless Steel Lockable Hold Down Clamp Latch,Marine Hatch Hardware Fasteners,Pack of 2”. Works great!

    in reply to: Cooling the camper #3605
    sandman
    Participant

    The cooling seems to be a function of the ability to dissipate the heat. When the hatch is closed and there is limited ventilation for the fridge..it doesn’t do too well. I am also trying to dissipate heat from the inverter/charger into the same galley space so that doesn’t help the situation. I’ve ordered a small cooling fan that I plan to install in the wall between the galley and cabin that I hope will help the situation. The fridge is a “Cooluli Infinity Black 15 Liter Compact Portable Cooler Warmer Mini Fridge for Bedroom, Office, Dorm, Car – Great for Skincare & Cosmetics (110-240V/12V)” that I bought on Amazon. If the hatch is open the fridge does fine.

    in reply to: Cooling the camper #3602
    sandman
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    I built a pair of screen doors for my camper that seem to work pretty well…unless it’s raining. I open one of the doors and insert the screen door that anchors in place with a couple slide bolts leaving the regular door open. We enter and exit through the other regular door. Still waiting to decide whether to add a mini-split air conditioner. My mini fridge operates on a peltier system and while it doesn’t use a lot of power it also doesn’t cool to a consistent temperature.

    in reply to: Fit in Garage #3600
    sandman
    Participant

    I’ve got Trailex with 12” wheels and axle mounted over the springs. Lowest profile Thule feet but no integrated cargo carrier. Overall height is 66.5” to the top of the rails.

    in reply to: Graphics on the galley hatch #3569
    sandman
    Participant

    I used custom decals like those readily available online for boat transoms. They are applied over the top of the final coat of varnish. Pretty easy to apply with the proper rub-on tools and can be changed later if necessary.

    Good luck,
    Gary

    Transom

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