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david.sargant
Jan 15, 2021
In General Discussions
I want to share a few more mods I've done this year. We love our trailer and have travelled extensively with it since 2017. First off, after traveling on some very rough roads I found that the cooler and water container were banging against the wood bulkhead so as well as putting a strip of wood to prevent the cooler sliding around I put a couple of metal brackets on the floor as a stop for the sliding shelf. This also helps if I have an electric cord in the galley outlet with the hatch closed, the shelf doesn't hit it. I added a bracket in the middle of the bulkhead as it had some movement in it, either from rough roads or me pushing against it in bed! I als recaulked the bottom. I also modified the hatch latches. Previously I had put rubber hose on the end of the latches to make them fit better, but now I've taken them off and added wood pieces for the pins to go into. This stops any bouncing of the hatch.
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david.sargant
Jan 15, 2021
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This past fall instead of our usual out of province trip we stayed in Ontario to comply with the travel restrictions. We're glad we did, we had a great 2 weeks and saw some places we hadn't visited in years. It got a bit cool, actually below freezing up by Timmins, but we were fortunate to have electricity then and our little space heater kept the trailer comfortable. Using the unheated vault toilets was a bit more adventurous though! As I've posted before, I've installed a carpet runner around the foot and sides and on the wall at the head so we're not touching the cold walls in weather like this. This picture was taken in Sleeping Giant Prov Park. While there we met 2 other couples traveling with Steve's trailers, and we passed another one while in Algonquin Park. We also bought a custom mattress cover online, which makes putting on the sheets easier. Sometimes the memory foam seems to have a mind of its own while while doing making the bed!
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david.sargant
Sep 15, 2018
In Favourite Camp sites
You can watch whales, dolphins and seals, plus the Old Sow Whirlpool offshore.
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david.sargant
Sep 15, 2018
In Favourite Camp sites
On a site normally reserved for tents only, be we fit just fine! Ocean view!
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david.sargant
Sep 15, 2018
In General Discussions
We were in a parking lot in Summerside PEI pulling up to a Timmies when I caught a flash of Diamond Plate passing by. Another Teardrop! We gave chase, caught up to them just down the road and they followed us into a parking lot. It was our new friends, Jean and Roger from Moncton. We spent about an hour sharing stories and ideas, attracting more attention as we sat there. We both got tips from each other about mods we had done to our trailers. Great fun!
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david.sargant
Aug 31, 2018
In General Discussions
Sue and I have had our 5x8 Diamond in the Rough for a little over 2 years now. In the summer we manage to get away to Awenda Park a couple of times in the summer and take a longer trip in the fall, when the kids are back in school and everything is less crowded. Last year we spent over 3 weeks traveling around the east coast and are heading back again . It got pretty chilly near the end of September but we stayed warm and dry, although we had to use a small space heater a couple of times. We found the walls pretty cold at times like that so I've put closed cell foam from an old sleeping pad along the headboard end with double sided tape and a carpet runner along the wooden walls between them and the mattress and about 6 inches above. It makes quite a difference. We use an 8x10 pop up shelter over the back half of the trailer in the rain so we can use the galley without it getting wet. I have a portable solar panel to charge the battery and a waterproof Noco plug installed on the front of the box to plug in external power with the lid closed. I also have a Noco Genius on board charger and a 1500 watt inverter. Once after driving in heavy rain I found water inside the box so I tightened the lid down by adjusting the latches and that seems to have solved that problem. I recommend you buy one of the trays for the front box from Lowes. They're a bit pricey but worth it. One tip I'd like to share with you is to put your ice inside a dry bag in the cooler. We use a Woods 10 litre size. You still get some moisture from condensation but the melting ice is kept contained in the bag. It keeps your food from getting waterlogged.
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