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Unread 27th January 2015, 11:49 PM
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^ Hmmmm. I would have thought that Selleys Multigrip would work better than Kwikgrip. It takes longer to set, but doesn't creep the way contact glues tend to.

Good idea, nonetheless.

Even just attaching an old bed sheet or a piece of shade cloth to the tent loops would keep the heat down a lot.

I am thinking of fitting a fold-down bed head in mine. There are some days when that's the limit of what I can do ... .

Like your huge portable TV .
What do you drive it with? A laptop?
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It's just a 10" Galaxy Tablet,

Load up a few movies onto the SD card before you leave incase the weather is against you. Also has a heap of music on it too and the WikiCamps App
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^ I have an HP tablet the same size. Only thing that I have against it is that it has Android 4.4.2 installed as the OS. The version where Google decided to lock everyone out of their own microSD cards ...

You might be interested in my trailer rebuild thread here:

http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=3352

It has only taken me a mere 3 years to get to this point where I am almost ready to take it all on its maiden voyage ...

In spite of all indications to the contrary, I do NOT have a thing for pain!
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My simple, 48AH battery bank.
15A regulator.
I just need to finish off the fuses between battery and reg.

I only have a 30Watt panel, but i'm only ever drawing a phone/ tablet/ camera charger and a few LED strips,

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Another mod today.
Couple of Forester tailgate struts to help lift it up.
They're not strong enough to hold it. But do provide enough assistance to open it up one handed.
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Gidday Rob

The struts on my lid are each 1,000 Ncm!

I can open it pretty easily. Much more importantly, I can actually close it by myself! .
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Yeah unsure on the rating on these,
problem is though the falt mounting angle reduces the effective lift.
I may even move the mounting so it's into the mud-guard, I'll see how it goes.
easy to open, but does close by itself,
I don;t have hinges on the far side, just Clevis pins through the base-board and a hole in the folded lip on the trailer
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Easy enough to fit hinges on the opposite side. That's what mine has.

Mine has the opposite problem. I need to cut part of the outer sleeve of the hinge away with an angle grinder so that I can put a split pin through and a washer over the end of the pin to stop the lid gradually moving forward when I open and shut it, if that makes sense ... It's been a very, very difficult week for me.
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Yeah, I'm giving it to my old man next week.
He's going to fit tube and pin hinges to the tailgate to covert it to a swinging or folding gate.
And make up some more for the top.
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Just make sure that the pin/s on the lid have some kind of locking mechanism.
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