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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Sleeper camper Reply with quote

I picked up a sleeper cab from a Kenworth truck today. It's referred to as a "flattop" since the top is flush with the cab when it is on the truck frame. The "standups" are really nice and roomy but too high for my liking. It will be nice to camp in when it is finished. Total weight of my trailer with the sleeper is 5860 lbs. I weiged the trailer last December with the original ramps and it was 5740, so after swapping the ramps and adding the sleeper, it only gained 120 lbs. Thing is, it will grab more wind on the highway.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty slick. I'm guessing it will be permanently mounted to the trailer?

What new ramps did you put on to save so much weight?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sleeper will be removable since I still need to use the trailer for hauling hay. I just put the original ramps back on and there is a pop-up section between the ramps that makes the rear all flat across the ramps. I can get 240 square bales on it in one trip.

I should take a pic of the small ramps. They are just real short to ease the rear ledge on the dove. I could probably climb up onto the trailer but I don't like giving the Ebrake and parking pawl such a workout.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Sleeper camper Reply with quote

You mean..

dott wrote:
Thing is, it will grab AHELLUVALOT more wind on the highway.


Wink

I doubt it will be too bad. I'm sure it will more than make up for it, time and again, too. Looks like you got yourself a nice little stabbin' cabin there. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know if anybody has seen any RV salvage yards. I'm looking for a suitable door and a 12VDC/120VAC electrical panel. The opening in the box is 38"w x 43"h w/ 3.25" radius on the corners.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some pics this weekend. And, it does grab a lot more wind than before.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, now you need to go out and get the wind jammer deflector thingy off the top of the rig you got the sleeper from. Laughing Mount it on the top of the gooseneck arms. ha ha ha
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOL, now you need to go out and get the wind jammer deflector thingy off the top of the rig you got the sleeper from.
I am thinking about that. I could put the A/C unit right behind it. This particular model is a "flattop" and the top of it was level with the cab of the truck. I'd have to get the jammer from another truck. I would do it if it will help the wind drag.

I pulled a camper some time ago and got worse mileage than towing my rig even though it was lighter. Now I got the best (or worst) of both worlds. The wind drag and the weight, and no diesel truck to pull it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dott wrote:
I would do it if it will help the wind drag.

Yeah, I don't blame you there. It could be done with the right jammer, and would probably make a noticeable difference.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta tell you Dale.. that's lookin a little Hillbilly-ish... but hey, if it gives ya somewhere nice to sleep and gets the job done, who cares! kickballs
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian052484 wrote:
that's lookin a little Hillbilly-ish...
All I gotta do now is find a cement pond to park next to.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dott wrote:
brian052484 wrote:
that's lookin a little Hillbilly-ish...
All I gotta do now is find a cement pond to park next to.


lol... you should just buy a real big rig, then you will have the diesel to pull it with and everything!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man i neeed to get something like this
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to Pic N Pull and measure the back door on an ambulance. You might also check out there wiring.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Go to Pic N Pull and measure the back door on an ambulance. You might also check out there wiring.
Good idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

might check these guys out http://www.azrvinc.com/ Looks they offer free shipping on some stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found this link also.

Not sure how up to date the info is.

http://www.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/rvsalvage.htm

And this place in Lubbock

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dale, i just picked up one today..ive been eyeing it since you got yours, the i was driving by today and decided to stop and ended up getting it....its got a little body damage, but for the price i couldnt beat it.....it will be a while before i get mine going due to too many other projects, but i figured id just stick it back for a rainy day
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbohot wrote:
Dale, i just picked up one today..ive been eyeing it since you got yours, the i was driving by today and decided to stop and ended up getting it....its got a little body damage, but for the price i couldnt beat it.....it will be a while before i get mine going due to too many other projects, but i figured id just stick it back for a rainy day


I have been doing a little work on mine. Very slowly. Still haven'y looked for a door yet, but it will become a priority as the weather gets hotter. Got any pics? What truvk is it from? Mine is a Kenworth. I'm looking for a logo to put on it, just for kicks.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm sure my machine could cut some out, if need be Dott
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i'm sure my machine could cut some out, if need be Dott
I really want the OEM chrome unit from the truck.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey dott, i dont think you need a door.if im there ill put the plywood back on and rachet strap it tight for ya so you can be cozey in your sleeper....just beat real hard on the thing for me to let you out in the morning!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbohot wrote:
Dale, i just picked up one today.
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only Appalachian American on this site. Very Happy
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dott wrote:
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i'm sure my machine could cut some out, if need be Dott
I really want the OEM chrome unit from the truck.


okay i was thinking some 12'' or 18'' would be sweet, sounds good Neutral
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dott wrote:
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only Appalachian American on this site. Very Happy


rofl lol
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