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Jayflight Camper

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by laserjock, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. laserjock

    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    Got this mocked up. And the battery box lid still opens!

    Figured out the mount. It’s a little ghetto but plenty solid. Pulled it apart to drill the retainer bolt holes and it can go back on.

    Sent the aluminum box off to be welded
     
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    I know I looks crooked but my tape measure says it’s all straight.

    Holes marked for the mounts.
     
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    Got the aluminum box back today. My buddy isn’t a welder but he really did a decent job on this. I can’t complain for the price.

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    Picked up some hardware. I’m thinking I may Raptor line bottom box. Stay tuned.
     
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    that is looking really nice so far!
     
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    Progress is slow but steady.

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    Got the studs welded in the bottom half. Got the top half of the clamps attached to the aluminum box. Need to attach the bottom half to the steel box. Then weld the D rings in the bottom for tie down. Should be ready to prep for paint at that point. Goal is to get the bottom box, the spare tire carrier and the extra spacer tube for the trailer tray all prepped and I’ll shoot them all in acid etch primer then Raptor liner hopefully next weekend.
     
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    Rings and latched welded in. Need more rivets in the top blocks then it’s ready to prep I think.
     
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    Box all cleaned up.

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    Etch primer

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    Shot in Raptor liner. It turned out pretty good. Shot one coat on the outside with the texture gun then a couple more coats thinned out with the HVLP gun to soften the texture a bit. The inside is actually catalyzed enamel because I only had one qt of Raptor. I shot the square tube piece that mates up the brace to the platform.

    Now I can start assembling for the last time I hope.
     
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    looking great, very professional so far!
     
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    Think I’ve got the exhaust problem licked.

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    Now just have to get it installed.
     
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    Dimpled the copper fittings together.

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    Just need tiedowns on the inside.

    It will run the AC with my heavy cord so for now, I’m not going to deal with the transfer switch and hard wired cable.
     
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    very nice! how is the noise level? hopefully it does not induce any weird vibrations anywhere.
     
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    Noise inside is about what you’d expect. It’s not too obnoxious with the AC on to help drown it out but with it on the other side of the tin from the head of my bed, I’ll know when it runs out of gas for sure. As for vibration it seems really smooth so good on that front I think. Outside it’s pretty tame even stuck in the garage. I really need to get the external fuel tank sorted. Probably won’t happen before the first trip but I don’t normally need it for that trip. Won’t really need it for the rally unless we have a problem so this may be as far as it goes for now. I don’t see us making a camping race this year but surprises can happen.
     
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    I could really see it shining if you do a 2 day travel trip. I know for some of the farther rallys we break it up into 2 days for the kids. i have been lucky though, the weather has been fair when we did this and we did not need AC. It might be enough that the wifey would want something like this though if we spent a hot night just sweating in the camper in a truck stop!
     
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    That is the exact reason I went this route initially. I had looked at a a big inverter off the truck. It’s just not there. You’d have to run a second very large alternator and you’d loose your other capability of independent power. It’s nice knowing I can just walk over and drop the doors, push a button and have power. If I find that I’m using it much at all, I have plans for extended run fuel tank and hardwiring a transfer switch. For now, it’s functional.
     
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    Looks nice, because I have it for my work trailer my Honda 7000 is always in the back of my truck . Gives me more then enough power for me and another trailer or two. My work trailer I set it up with a automatic transfer switch so I can leave it always plugged into the generator. Have to get a new remote control for it though.
     

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