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Scott

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#81
Side open is how I normally set them up, but both ways work fine depending on your needs.
Scott Chaney - Owner of Compact Camping Concepts
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(01-22-2019, 02:24 PM) dcollier32 Wrote: Today I bought a toolbox and a tongue jack. 

I got the box for $60. It's not the nicest looking thing, but it'll serve its purpose.


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And yes, silly me decided to take pictures before I cleaned it up...
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Sorry I haven't been on, been spending time with grandma and haven't thought about the trailer recently. It looks good and for $60 and some elbow grease, maybe a couple cans of spray paint that's a very solid deal. I feel that every small trailer needs a swivel jack and these are so light the budget ones are more than adequate. Have any pictures after you cleaned it up?

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(01-23-2019, 11:12 AM) dcollier32 Wrote: Today I went to visit a friend of mine that owns a thrift store, and I struck gold... I got a Mr. Heater Big Buddy for $30!!! What a freaking deal. Can't wait to try this sucker out.

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That's a great price for any sized Mr. Buddy heater, but to get the big one for that price is fantastic!! One important thing to note with those is you need to be very careful 2 have at least 2 windows slightly open and know that they create water vapor which becomes condensation so keep that in mind. Overall great find!

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(01-24-2019, 03:40 PM) dcollier32 Wrote: The time has come...

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It was tight and tricky to get the tent open in the garage, but I managed....

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One important element that I forgot about when putting all of this together. I forgot to install stabilizer jacks... That is my next purchase for sure.  
Btw, you my be asking yourself, why am I opening the tent in the garage. Well, this thing reeks! It smells like a brand new rain coat. So I'm leaving it open in the garage for a while to let it air out some. Any suggestions on what I should do about stabilizer jacks that I don't have to mount on the trailer?


It's ALIVEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!  Tongue This is looking great, I am torn between semi gloss black or grey , but grey looks great on yours!  Thanks for the heads up about the smell, I will arrange to have it sit inside our shop garage open for a day or 2 to let it breathe and out-gas. I will be trying out a different idea for my stabilizers, I will post about it on my thread if it eventually works out how I picture. 
So how do you like the tent and what are your initial impressions? I read it is important to make sure the 2 base halves properly lock together , did you have any trouble lining them up?  It is also recommended to use loctite on the threads of the screws, especially on the ladder.  How does the mattress feel initially?

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#85
(01-25-2019, 02:40 PM) dcollier32 Wrote: I believe the tent oriented like this will be better. It definitely feels more stable like this...


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I like the look of this orientation better and figured it would feel more stable, also allows to pull items off the back end of the trailer easier when the tent is deployed. I am thinking passenger side deployment for my setup, but that is still up in the air.

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(01-28-2019, 10:44 PM) LordKaos Wrote:
(01-24-2019, 03:40 PM) dcollier32 Wrote: The time has come...

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It was tight and tricky to get the tent open in the garage, but I managed....

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One important element that I forgot about when putting all of this together. I forgot to install stabilizer jacks... That is my next purchase for sure.  
Btw, you my be asking yourself, why am I opening the tent in the garage. Well, this thing reeks! It smells like a brand new rain coat. So I'm leaving it open in the garage for a while to let it air out some. Any suggestions on what I should do about stabilizer jacks that I don't have to mount on the trailer?


It's ALIVEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!  Tongue This is looking great, I am torn between semi gloss black or grey , but grey looks great on yours!  Thanks for the heads up about the smell, I will arrange to have it sit inside our shop garage open for a day or 2 to let it breathe and out-gas. I will be trying out a different idea for my stabilizers, I will post about it on my thread if it eventually works out how I picture. 
So how do you like the tent and what are your initial impressions? I read it is important to make sure the 2 base halves properly lock together , did you have any trouble lining them up?  It is also recommended to use loctite on the threads of the screws, especially on the ladder.  How does the mattress feel initially?


I love the tent overall. In my scenario, I had to get different bolts to bolt down to the rack, because the ones that came with the tent wasn't long enough. So one day, I brought home some longer (SAE) bolts with nylock nuts. Umm. I had to drill new holes for the ladder pins, because of the height of the from the ground. But it should work out just fine for me. Most of the time I'll be sleeping by myself anyways, so the overall size is just right. I wanna try sleeping in it, in the backyard before going on any trips, to see if I can tolerate the factory foam mattress. It doesn't feel to bad, but I haven't tried sleeping on it yet, to see how comfortable it really is.  I haven't took the time to clean up or paint the toolbox yet. I may wait until spring. As of now, I'm just deciding on what stabilizers I wanna go with. And then I'm just gonna start trying everything out.
Derek C.
Hampton, GA

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#87
Yes, a test sleep in it is a good idea. I have seen more than a few RTTs setup in the living room for an indoors test camp out ...
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(01-29-2019, 06:20 AM) Scott Wrote: Yes, a test sleep in it is a good idea.  I have seen more than a few RTTs setup in the living room for an indoors test camp out ...


lol, that's funny. A RTT in the living room. Hey I guess if it works... I want to test mine outside, but it won't stop raining here. I feel like GA has turned into the PNW....
Derek C.
Hampton, GA
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