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Old 01-09-2020, 06:39 PM   #981 (permalink)
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:28 PM   #982 (permalink)
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Just A Car Guy: first, I saw the Airstream, then I wondered how it was so buried in a plush garden, then I learned it was a musician's that I've never heard of, then I wondered how a musician could afford the garden, much less the adjoining mini home

Lots of trailer stuff on JACG this morning. This Airstream is much like mine, except it's a recreational trailer that's only 7ft wide, while mine is a commercial Airstream that's 8ft wide. Makes a difference.

She paid $2K for it, more than twice what mine cost (18 years ago). OTOH her's isn't in a trailer park.


Also, I'd had this idea. Someone implemented it:

Just A Car Guy: good heavens..... if Airstream had thought of this 60 years ago!


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Old 01-11-2020, 03:58 PM   #983 (permalink)
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I have already seen bulky objects being hauled on the top of cars, but never a snowmobile (highly unusual to see one in Brazil and the overwhelming majority of the ones I have seen were electric).
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:15 PM   #984 (permalink)
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I cut up and took away some small-ish branches that came down in a storm.


51 MPG US / 4.6 L/100 km


That's the worst mileage I've seen since I got the car.
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Old 07-24-2020, 11:04 AM   #985 (permalink)
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Wow.

I have a bigger trailer (5x10 ft, ~500 lb empty), but when I tow my target is 40 mpg. Sometimes I hit that, sometimes not.

Need to aero-mod the trailer!
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That's quite a bit heavier! My empty trailer is only about 170 lbs. I'd be surprised if all the brush & branches added another 75 lbs.


Ideally, a much shorter tongue would tuck the load into the wake behind the car, but then again I don't think I got much above 40 km/h / 25 mph while towing.
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Resurrected the old Harbour Freight foldable trailer. 6.2 L/100 km (37.9 mpg) round trip. Couch on trailer for half of it.

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I'm becoming determined to build a tiny house on the two trailer axles I have. I've hatched a plot where I'll assemble the frame under the '58 Baja bug which is currently on jack stands, raise it [the car] up to apply the decking, and then raise the whole thing up off pier blocks to add the wheels and tires.

It will be a post and beam frame (mortised and tenoned) with a rabbeted plywood diaphragm bellypan and a tension cable through the center of both axles and up to the hitch end.

My big constraint is room. I want 16ft length but I only have room for 12ft.

Just throwing down a marker. When I come up with the $300 for [wood] materials I'll start a thread in Saving At Home. Based on the Modern Prairie schooner design, with a 6ft 5in floor width:



When its's done as a flatbed it can have a [fireproof basalt] canvas roll-back top



A gothic arch with the ridge a [telescoping] trolley winch so I can load canoes/kayaks in it. Sleepers on top of the plywood and filled with rigid load-bearing insulation. Probably cedar 2x6 decking but I'd like a radiant floor heat somehow.

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So, you're willing to build a miniature of a Quonset hut on wheels. I like it.
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Post and beam is a lot heavier than Quonset.

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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
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