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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun May 26, 2013 9:29 am

tatonka wrote:tie down brkts? campers dont come with these? This is to secure it to the truck?


Your truck will need to be set up to carry a camper. There are generally four eye bolts, one under each corner, on a camper. You will need attachment points on your truck, and big turn-buckles to cinch it down. They make nice chrome ones for the task, or you can just get hardware store turnbuckles. But get BIG ones. Depending on where your attachment points are, you can link two turnbuckles end-to-end ur use some chain to reach.

The simplest ones are little brackets that screw into the front wall of your truck bed, sticking out of the seam between the cab and bed that the front tie-downs grab onto, and similar little brackets that bolt to the outer edges of your rear bumper. I don't like those bumper brackets because the rear tie-downs end up slanted toward the rear, and I like mine either straight down or going forward a bit to keep the camper from sliding backwards in the truck bed when you leave an uphill stoplight (it's happened!)

They make "belly bars", metal square-tube that bolts to your frame and sticks out on each side. That's a really good way to go. And there are others. If you're really lucky, maybe the seller will have that stuff and throw it in the deal - but usually that's all on you.

Then we can talk wiring... :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun May 26, 2013 9:37 am

FIGJAM wrote:
For $800 you could build your own custom rig.


Knowing FIGJAM, I think I'd actually enjoy being proven wrong about disagreeing with that :) Maybe HE could do it!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun May 26, 2013 9:48 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
tatonka wrote:tie down brkts? campers dont come with these? This is to secure it to the truck?


Your truck will need to be set up to carry a camper. There are generally four eye bolts, one under each corner, on a camper. You will need attachment points on your truck, and big turn-buckles to cinch it down. They make nice chrome ones for the task, or you can just get hardware store turnbuckles. But get BIG ones. Depending on where your attachment points are, you can link two turnbuckles end-to-end ur use some chain to reach.

The simplest ones are little brackets that screw into the front wall of your truck bed, sticking out of the seam between the cab and bed that the front tie-downs grab onto, and similar little brackets that bolt to the outer edges of your rear bumper. I don't like those bumper brackets because the rear tie-downs end up slanted toward the rear, and I like mine either straight down or going forward a bit to keep the camper from sliding backwards in the truck bed when you leave an uphill stoplight (it's happened!)

They make "belly bars", metal square-tube that bolts to your frame and sticks out on each side. That's a really good way to go. And there are others. If you're really lucky, maybe the seller will have that stuff and throw it in the deal - but usually that's all on you.

Then we can talk wiring... :)


something like this?

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun May 26, 2013 9:56 am

took pics of what I have on truck

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what kinda of straps are needed ?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Sun May 26, 2013 10:41 am

With that set up I would use turnbuckles and chain.

Just took pics of some I have that are easy to put on and off.

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The part with the threaded bolt goes into the stake holes at each corner of the bed, then turnbuckles from the bracket to the camper. 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sun May 26, 2013 1:23 pm

Got my man to built orthotic incerts for my trusty playa sandals. They will be ready in the morning..This is a happy dance thing for me..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun May 26, 2013 1:57 pm

tatonka wrote:took pics of what I have on truck


what kinda of straps are needed ?


Excellent, I guess someone had a camper on that truck before!

What FIGJAM said, use turnbuckles and some chain if you need it to get the right length, don't use straps.
If you absolutely have to strap it to get it home you could just drive careful but get the turnbuckles before you take it on the road.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun May 26, 2013 5:42 pm

Started my sewing projects today, we are getting bad rain and heavy flooding so no out in the garage work for a week. Bought some fabric today to.

Jeff and I took our bikes out today to go see the flooding at the Iowa river. His bike did well. Mine.... Not so much. My legs feel like jello. But hey another 6 feet and the water will be over the leavys.all ready went up 10 feet today and we have 5 more days of heavy rain ahead. So lotsssss of sewing lol
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Mon May 27, 2013 11:26 am

Any benifets from taken the camper off the truck at the playa? Could set it on a couple of 4x4 ' and mmove the truck to make a L shape .
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 27, 2013 11:32 am

tattoogoddess wrote:Started my sewing projects today, we are getting bad rain and heavy flooding so no out in the garage work for a week. Bought some fabric today to.

Jeff and I took our bikes out today to go see the flooding at the Iowa river. His bike did well. Mine.... Not so much. My legs feel like jello. But hey another 6 feet and the water will be over the leavys.all ready went up 10 feet today and we have 5 more days of heavy rain ahead. So lotsssss of sewing lol


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 27, 2013 11:38 am

Savannah wrote:
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Ratty wrote:Just put your relatives address. It's not like they are gonna mail you a fireball. Get into step. It can't hurt.



wait, it's still possible to register for step even now? i have a friend who i'm trying to talk into going. of course she doesn't have a ticket so if step is an option that would be good to know


STEP is still open--it closes July 31st at Noon PST. Send her this link.
http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php#step

Is the lack of a ticket her chief objection? You've probably heard this, but many people who require persuasion aren't ready . . .


haha noooo. she doesn't have any objections and in fact she's very interested. she just hasn't made up her mind. but if there's any event that she's built for, this is it!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Tue May 28, 2013 6:27 am

Full weekend. I built a monkey hut. The connectors and tarp will fly out with me. I'll buy the longer PVC in Reno. They really are strong and incredibly easy to buuild.

Painted some TSA confiscated corkscrews pink for gifts. Still have to do the logos and a clear coat, but they looks good so far.

Found a suitcase that fits my tent with room left over for some other stuff. The pos duffel from Walmart that I used last year disintegrated. This is much more sturdy and maneuverable. Cleaned the tent, poles and stakes and the bag those travel in. They're all repacked and ready to go. Found the wood stake with my name on it that marked my campsite. Got a little emotional looking at it. But then again, I had been drinking.

Bunch of misc stuff as well. I'm exhausted.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Tue May 28, 2013 9:21 pm

Sounds like you got a ton of stuff done, VultureChow, congrats!

I grabbed a few paintbrushes today, and the girl got additional bits/goodies for her dremel tool. I also grabbed another dozen sheets of plywood, which should cover me for at least the next week or so.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Wed May 29, 2013 3:32 pm

Got my el wire sewn onto my purple jacket. My first crafts project! Yay me.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed May 29, 2013 3:38 pm

TT120 wrote:Got my el wire sewn onto my purple jacket. My first crafts project! Yay me.



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Wed May 29, 2013 3:48 pm

I learned a couple things so my next one will be easier. It's not perfect but it really didn't need to be.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Wed May 29, 2013 7:20 pm

Looks great!! All I did was sort socks. YOU made a fab blinky.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Wed May 29, 2013 7:24 pm

Recieved the batteries for the ChairyYatch today! 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 29, 2013 8:49 pm

Ratty wrote:Looks great!! All I did was sort socks. YOU made a fab blinky.

Somehow sock sorting is not as rewarding as it used to be.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu May 30, 2013 6:57 am

Puppy and I did some painting: these boards will eventually assemble into an altar to John Frum. 8)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Thu May 30, 2013 7:09 am

Clanking is better that creaking! 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Thu May 30, 2013 12:59 pm

MDF, so wonderful to see your beautiful self and Puppy! Give him a squeeze for me...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Thu May 30, 2013 1:27 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Puppy and I did some painting: these boards will eventually assemble into an altar to John Frum. 8)

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Please note my daily attire includes schwag from friends Foxfur, Elorrum, Magic Marty, Shambala, Trilobyte, BigDane, Figjam, and knowmad; also ESD, Peter Hudson's Charon, and the Tuna Guys Captain Jim memorial.

Yes I clank when I walk but I don't care. 8)



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Thu May 30, 2013 1:35 pm

Put the Monkey Hut together this morning. On the Playa the tarp will be a little more taunt and bungeed in a few spots to the ground. I'm happy!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu May 30, 2013 6:52 pm

Hooray, Geospyder! That looks great. 8) I really heart monkey huts...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Thu May 30, 2013 8:34 pm

I'll fix it when we get to the playa. :wink:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Patsh » Thu May 30, 2013 8:40 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I'll fix it when we get to the playa. :wink:


Geospyder, did you know, FIGJAM can fix Anything?!!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Thu May 30, 2013 8:46 pm

This weeK I got Jack Shit done - Unless you count increasing my alcohol tolerance.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Thu May 30, 2013 9:00 pm

Nice projects, clean painters!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Thu May 30, 2013 9:05 pm

Triken wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:I'll fix it when we get to the playa. :wink:


Geospyder, did you know, FIGJAM can fix Anything?!!

(they don't call him FIGJAM for nothing!!!)


Should be an easy fix - I'm camping next to FIGJAM :D
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