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  • BruceP28 commented on BruceP28's instructable Toy-Drop Camper8 months ago
    Toy-Drop Camper

    Comment on JULIEB265's tip: Thanks for the tip. I did consider adding more outlets. However, since I didn't pull any of the paneling off the walls for the build, installing outlets isn't super easy. The trailer does have 3 outlets. One right next to the AC unit near the floor. One is above the kitchen counter. The third is under the cabinets and powers the refrigerator. Since phone chargers and the like don't pull very many amps, it's really easy to buy a device that plugs into an outlet and provides USB ports as well as additional AC outlets. This was determined to be an easier way to "add outlets" than actually adding more outlets.Regarding the induction cooktop, I actually have one and love it. We took it on our first trip with us in the camper and used it a coupl...

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    Comment on JULIEB265's tip: Thanks for the tip. I did consider adding more outlets. However, since I didn't pull any of the paneling off the walls for the build, installing outlets isn't super easy. The trailer does have 3 outlets. One right next to the AC unit near the floor. One is above the kitchen counter. The third is under the cabinets and powers the refrigerator. Since phone chargers and the like don't pull very many amps, it's really easy to buy a device that plugs into an outlet and provides USB ports as well as additional AC outlets. This was determined to be an easier way to "add outlets" than actually adding more outlets.Regarding the induction cooktop, I actually have one and love it. We took it on our first trip with us in the camper and used it a couple times, but kept wishing we had a microwave (mostly to heat things up). So I installed the microwave but we kept the induction cooktop in the trailer with us as well. Thanks for the comment/tip. I am sure I will build another one sometime.

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  • BruceP28's entry Toy-Drop Camper is a finalist in the Outside Contest 2017 contest 1 year ago
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  • BruceP28 commented on BruceP28's instructable Toy-Drop Camper1 year ago
    Toy-Drop Camper

    Thanks, Tom. My other article has a little more detail in it and a lot more discussion on all the decisions I made and why I made them. If you haven't already looked it it, you might find it helpful. Right now we have BOTH trailers! The larger one is needed because my powered parachute fits in it, but the smaller one is just so darn hand to move and around and use for hauling stuff.

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  • BruceP28 commented on BruceP28's instructable Toy-Drop Camper1 year ago
    Toy-Drop Camper

    Thanks. I am a big fan of "simple".

    Its only there when transporting. It's also completely sealed.

    You are probably right. I do know that every campground I've stayed at has a 20 amp breaker on the electrical box I plug into. I will make the edit. THanks.

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  • BruceP28 commented on BruceP28's instructable Toy-Drop Camper1 year ago
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    Thanks. I will have to get some and try it! The construction adhesive sure didn't bond to it!

    We have a portable toilet made by Thetford called "The Curve" that we really like. It's larger than most portable toilets so it sits more like a "real" toilet. It has a built in water tank and holding tank, and even has an electric pump in it for automatic flushes (no manual pumping of water). We put it in the back corner of the camper and then bring it to the front at night. We generally only use it when we wake up in the middle of the night and have to go, but for that it's awesome. Otherwise, we use the restrooms at the campground we are staying in. Thanks for the good question.

    Thanks. I am a strong proponent of the best solution being "the simplest one that works".

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  • BruceP28 entered Toy-Drop Camper in the Outside Contest 2017 contest 1 year ago
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  • BruceP28 commented on BruceP28's instructable Mini Toyhauler Camper1 year ago
    Mini Toyhauler Camper

    I started with a glass jug that I bought at Walmart, but it was heavy and I was afraid it would break from bouncing up and down. Then I came across the thin plastic one pictured, at Dollar General I believe. It was like $3-$4. It's sitting on a couple of shelf brackets and I screwed velcro straps to the wall to secure it in. You just undo, the velcro, pull it off, and fill it. Couldn't be easier.

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  • BruceP28 commented on BruceP28's instructable DIY Mini Toyhauler Camper1 year ago
    DIY Mini Toyhauler Camper

    Thanks. I find the older I get, the more I appreciate simpler things! Winterizing this consisted of propping the refrigerator door open a bit and dumping the water jug. About 10 seconds!

    Thanks. We needed a large Suburban to pull our big toyhauler, but we only pulled it a few times a year so we wanted to be able to get a vehicle a little better on gas. That necessitated downsizing the camper. Have been glad we did. It works so well, and is simpler to mess with and maintain.

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  • BruceP28 commented on BruceP28's instructable Motorcycle Curved License Plate Frame1 year ago
    Motorcycle Curved License Plate Frame

    Thanks. I think so too!

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  • PVC iPad holder and mount for tent camping

    Hmmm.... Something tells me if you are going to carry along a large PVC "rig" to hold your ipad while you are camping, you might want to rethink the whole notion of what camping is (and is not). Ah, this younger generation....

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