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Posting some stuff cause no one else is

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:45 pm

Earlier this year, I was getting tired of the fiver rocking when people were moving around inside so I came up with a stabilizer system that I could make and install on the trailer frame. This pic shows the rear one and I also have one under the front of the trailer. With these legs down, and tightened up with the cable puller, the trailer cannot be moved at all side to side. Really stopped alot of the movement inside the trailer.

I lift the arms and have small chains that hold and secure them for travelling. I made them from steel, and quite a bit heavier than the usual rv crap. Probably overkill.

I also use a bar that goes under the fifth wheel to take some of the stress off the front section of the main frame.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:51 pm

Here is a little job we have been working on in my shop this month. My buddy bill bought this truck a couple of years ago and we helped him single out the rear ends, chop the frame and build a custom fifth wheel hitch assembly. This year he bought a smart car and wants to travel with the car, so that he can do day trips while camping instead of taking the big truck.

It's almost complete, today we finally got to the stage where we could load the car. A few things left to do, and should be completed and painted this coming week.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:53 pm

Here is a pic of some of the framing that had to be done.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:55 pm

Pic of the assembly that has the pulley to feed the cable from the wich under the deck.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:58 pm

We finally got a half decent flower bed in this year. My brother in law who camps 4 sites down from me, framed this up and then did the flowers. Did a pretty good job. Did'nt think he could stay sober that long. lol
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:18 pm

Here is our little Shelby that my two Shepherds want to eat. Actual they all get along pretty good, the big dogs leave her alone most of the time and they will all eat together.

This is the only little dog I know that is not yappy. I trained her to not bark or carry on. She is eating a piece of steak right now and the shepherds are circling while she growls.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:22 pm

Last year on our previous fiver, I wanted to skirt the trailer for the winter months to keep the wind from going under the fiver and hopefully keeping the inside of the fiver warmer. I ordered the skirting but did not arrive till spring so when we got onto our seasonal campsite around May, I hung the skirt to see how it looked.

Cost me 500 for the skirt, but lost it a couple months later when the trailer burned down.

I am considering doing another skirt for the fiver that I have now.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:23 pm

Pic pretty much says it all.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:25 pm

Yours truly. Most of the time I am fighting off the women.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:29 pm

My shop. Truck collision repair and refinish, plus a ton of welding and fab work. Just myself and my buddy working now, down 50 % this year due to economy tanking. Moving to a new shop next week, in a very good area, hoping business will pick up cause I sure could use a paycheck.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:35 pm

Our old jayco and boat, all hooked and ready to go north. I still have that trailer, oops sorry I lied, my buddy has that trailer just has not paid me for it yet.

The wierd looking kid is mine, he hasn't got my good looks, and that's my buddy the pro bass fisherman.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:43 pm

Using my truck to move a 4 axle end dump. Wee bit overweight.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:46 pm

Pulling our 42 triple axle Cardinal outta the winter ice and snow. This is the trailer that burnt. Big unit. I could have waited another two weeks to pull out, but what the heck this was more fun, somehow we forgot to put the steps in and wrecked them.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:48 pm

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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:49 pm

my first and only big fish I have ever caught.
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Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:51 pm

So this is pretty much happens when a guy sits around on a Saturday drinking beer, nothing to read on the forum due to a lack of posts.

So post some stuff, or I'm gonna start posting pics of my grand kids, and I got alot of them.
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Unread postby cwit on Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:06 pm

Liked all the pictures, loved the one with the smartcar. You really do need more work.
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Unread postby Limey on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:14 pm

Glad to see your posts! Love the smart car idea - that's neat!

As for the stabilizers, I have the JT Strongarms on mine - they make the fiver as solid as a rock. I love 'em.

Oh, and I can sure see why you are fighting off the women most of the time! LOL
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Unread postby CHEROKEE GYPSY on Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:17 pm

I though it was unlawful to hit blind women.
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CHEROKEE GYPSY wrote:I though it was unlawful to hit blind women.


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