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Old February 6th, 2015, 05:21 PM
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Yep.. Your parts are already cleaned and boxed up..
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Old February 6th, 2015, 10:23 PM
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140lbs for the Bundu tent - looks like a nice piece of Kit - and the awning looks interesting as well.
I need a trailer...
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Old February 6th, 2015, 11:56 PM
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Yeah, I was gonna go with their awning as well but it needs 10 inches of mounting height at the rear..but I do like the sloped roof, the problem with other bat wings etc is snow and water accumulation in the centers causing problems.. At least with the arb and tepui awnings, even though I don't like the legs down to the ground you can drop them some and have the water run right off... I have a 6 ft one each side and a four foot one at the rear...and one room annex for a side...I tell ya what though, the tent is really nice, can't wait to start using it..
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Old February 7th, 2015, 08:20 AM
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Foxwing legs are height adjustable
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Old February 7th, 2015, 09:48 AM
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Is t the fox wing free standing...?
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Old February 7th, 2015, 10:32 AM
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Is t the fox wing free standing...?
His is! lol...free flying also...
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Old February 9th, 2015, 03:58 PM
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Ditch the box. This is a better solution:
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Old February 9th, 2015, 04:00 PM
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Ditch the box. This is a better solution:

Meat pies for everyone! (and free candy for the kids)
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:03 AM
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Okay..so I got around to spending some time on NEMO over the weekend.. The amount of mental anguish trying to figure out the best way to seal and secure this tent was a pain.. And then to try and decide the sequence of it to make it most secure yet still be able to be removed should I have a problem that requires the tent removing... So I sat the box frame where it ended to go and then predrilled everything.. Raised the framework and installed copious amounts of 5200 sealer adhesive, that stuff is the bomb... And then just to make sure it doesn't leak after many miles of rough roads and twisting I installed a second line of regular flexible adhesive caulking..
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:08 AM
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How many supports are there? 4? That looks like a lot of weight on those few supports that are holding onto aluminum. What am I missing? And you want to be able to access the tent from the back canopy, right? Is that the hole on the canopy top? what are your plans to seal that? Definitely going to be an out of the box design, and when those kind of designs actually validate, they definitely inspire!
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Next came the fun bit.. Take a brand new expensive roof top electrically operated tent and cut a whopping big hole in the bottom of it..will this void the warranty..?.

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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:12 AM
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Next came the fun bit.. Take a brand new expensive roof top electrically operated tent and cut a whopping big hole in the bottom of it..will this void the warranty..?.
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:19 AM
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The bolts are merely just the way that I raised the framework so I could install the adhesive and then lower it without making a mess...once the adhesive was installed where I wanted it I lowered it right into the exact spot..I was working by myself..


------ Follow up post added March 1st, 2015 11:26 AM ------

Yes, I want to be able to get into the tent from inside the box..and when not using the tent as sleeping area it will be used in nasty weather just as an area to be able to stand up, get changed etc etc without being in the mud.. The tent will be accessed from the outside with a ladder like normal most of the time..
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:30 AM
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And then the roof went on... The hole in this is the same as the hole in the floor of the tent, this is the actual opening into the tent floor..
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I get it now. Really nice work!
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:33 AM
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We found that in the snow and rain it was a downright pain to get out of the tent and come down and then get your shoes on, get dressed etc etc.. Not to mention that in the real cold the steps of the ladder bloody well hurt your feet and they are slippery and realllllly cold.. This allows us to just drop down and get dressed etc.. Admittedly just one person at a time..the opening is just over 3'x4'.. The floor of the tent will be sectioned into 3 platforms with the rearmost one being hinges to tilt up towards the rear and being used to get up into the tent and then drops down to make the remainder of the floor.. When not using it as a tent the 3 platforms stack on top of each other towards the front section on the forward overhang.. This allows us plenty of ventilation and sunlight without the inside of the tent getting wet, that's why I went with the bundutec as it has the self deploying awning, stopping anything other than sideways rain from getting in the open windows..
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:42 AM
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We found that in the snow and rain it was a downright pain to get out of the tent and come down and then get your shoes on, get dressed etc etc.. Not to mention that in the real cold the steps of the ladder bloody well hurt your feet and they are slippery and realllllly cold.. This allows us to just drop down and get dressed etc.. Admittedly just one person at a time..the opening is just over 3'x4'.. The floor of the tent will be sectioned into 3 platforms with the rearmost one being hinges to tilt up towards the rear and being used to get up into the tent and then drops down to make the remainder of the floor.. When not using it as a tent the 3 platforms stack on top of each other towards the front section on the forward overhang.. This allows us plenty of ventilation and sunlight without the inside of the tent getting wet, that's why I went with the bundutec as it has the self deploying awning, stopping anything other than sideways rain from getting in the open windows..
Yep! fully understand. that's why it's so hard for me to give up my T-Top with the extended vestibule and annex room. it's a PITA and unnecessary when the weather is ideal, but wouldn't want to be without it when it takes a dump. Just another example of how every modification is a compromise, there is no single ideal solution!
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Old March 1st, 2015, 07:45 PM
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So I also got around to doing more to the side doors... Gat them all framed up and skinned in 1/8 aluminum... Heavier than nec but since the overhang provides the sealing surface it was nec..






Now I just have to figure out the right length and strength and placement of the gas struts to keep the side door up..
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Old March 1st, 2015, 08:21 PM
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Shayne,

Very well done. Very Alu-cab like! Great work!
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