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Old 10-03-2014, 12:09 AM   #21
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It had to be pullable with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. That basically means a pop-up. Claudia (Das Mel's black jeep.... get it? "Claudia Black"?) can't pull anything that is taller then she is because the drag is too much. Therefore... popup.
Yessssss I would LOVE to know why Claudia isn't allowed to pull anything taller than her considering she pulled the Hotdog cart from to and from Mountainair and towed R-Jeep (which weighs 5500lbs) just fine. Claiming it will tear up her transmission is hogwash because it just sounds silly. No one's given me a reason it would possibly tear up the tranny.

*grumpy-puss is grumpy*
Claudia has NOT been happy pulling the hotdog cart. The wind drag is/was tremendous on the highways. With R-Jeep, there is no wind drag (or rather not much since they are about the same height). The tranny got too hot everytime we used Claudia to pull the cart. And Claudia is getting old. You do not need to shorten her life any more than you have to. We are looking at another 1700 mile trip back east. Do you want to break down in TX, or anywhere, again? We will get into this when we come over at the end of October.
You two have some kinda weird thing going on?!?!?! Very interesting.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:43 AM   #22
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You two have some kinda weird thing going on?!?!?! Very interesting.
...Well, we ARE related.

But...yeah. I'm sorry for derailing the thread, y'all. I get, uh, ANGRY when something doesn't go my way or I don't understand it due to my limited intelligence (I'm an artist, not a mathematician!). Don't know why, it's not like I was a single child.

Carry on, ignore me. I'm just being a clingy little brat. Something I'm still trying to change.
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Carry on, ignore me. I'm just being a clingy little brat. Something I'm still trying to change.
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Carry on, ignore me. I'm just being a clingy little brat. Something I'm still trying to change.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:35 PM   #25
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Re: How many live in your bus?

This has been veerryy educational. Sometimes the bus just isn't big enough...

I now know I will be investing in a good awning and/or screen room sooner rather than later.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:51 AM   #26
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RE: Awnings

We do not have an awning. In NM it is hard to have one due to the wind.

The one on the Class C got broken when we left it opened up (but lowered like we always did) and ran to town for 30 minutes to get a part in Rockport TX. The awning was facing North and the wind was coming off the gulf from the South. We don't know what happened but the thing was trashed when we got back. It ended up breaking an interior spring or something. Anyway, it no longer rolls up by it's self. We did have it tied out (screw in dog tie outs into sandy soil with bungie-shock-corded rachet straps) like we always did too. We have seen a lot of awning damage to RV's. My fav is when the awnings were weighted down with cement blocks. After a strong thunder storm with high winds, they make pretty holes in the sides of RV and on the roofs.

If you get an awning, try to get one with the metal "alumashield". It keeps the awning from being damaged when rolled up plus it seems to have more flex to help the awning fabric stay attached.

We will end up with another free standing pop-up canopy with side panels. We used one for the popup. It was more convenient. For us, picnic tables are hardly ever in the right place for a vehicle attached awning. Or the campsite just doesn't want to fit the awning opened up, usually it needs to be shifted by a couple of inches. Plus on our bus, we would not be able to have the awning over the entry door. So we will be building a heavy duty canopy frame from metal connector parts I found online. I prefer to have a canopy that I can leave up rather than have to close it up every time it rains. Also I prefer to have a canopy that I can just replace the material top with an affordable replacement (or a different one). My thought is a good solid framed low gable peak (enough to shed water) and put a solid tarp on half for rain and a shade cloth tarp on the other half for extra shade. We have had several store bought canopy frames get damaged and were then unusable and seen even more damaged in various places after strong winds. So the EMT conduit frames sound like our best bet. We had to replace part of a cabin tent frame with conduit and we know how well even the small diameter stuff holds up.

This is an example of a Low Gable Peak


Canopy frame fittings that work with readily available EMT conduit
all kinds of solid tarps, shade cloth tarps, screen and solid side walls and you can even get
insulated tarps
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Re: How many live in your bus?

Been thinking, and a separate screen room/canopy definitely makes more sense, other than storing it. It doesn't have to be attached to the bus, can be put up where it fits, can STAY UP while you go dump tanks or run for fuel or whatever reason you need to move the bus, is cheaper, ...
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Duh-yup.
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Been thinking, and a separate screen room/canopy definitely makes more sense, other than storing it. It doesn't have to be attached to the bus, can be put up where it fits, can STAY UP while you go dump tanks or run for fuel or whatever reason you need to move the bus, is cheaper, ...
fits about perfect
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