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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    Tom,

    I'm sorry. You are right. I mis converted the Kg-lbs. After I looked at the numbers again it looks good.

    Richard

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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    This is GREAT! I have been wanting to build another trailer for sometime. Something I can sleep in once some of the gear has been removed and setup. Please keep the pictures and posting coming. You have lots of good ideas going on here. This is a fantastic project.
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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    Pretty neat design!


    Here's one that is somewhat similar.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_nzIPpC56ro

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=lITCg_xJx4U

    I'm subscribed to this one!
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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    Great looking project and obviously well thought out, in advance.
    Will be keeping an eye on this one, as it progresses.

    Allan

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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    Looking great so far, can't wait to see the updates!
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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    Okay - too late to take pictures - completed the lightweight aluminum frame today.
    Four rectangle bars connected with stainless angles riveted in.
    Tomorrow lights and cable will follow.

    And pictures !

    I decided to built first only a covered platform trailer of same length and width and height to get my official Vehicle Type Approval.
    When I got this, I have never again let the trailer inspected and I'm free to change a little bit.

    Next week I let cut the waterproof plywood for the floor.
    And I have to think about fenders.

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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    I am interested in seeing this build when it is done.

    I have considered getting a small teardrop myself, but was not comfortable with the loss of visibility behind the bike. I went to an RV place and they let me pull a friend's bike in front of it and the thing pretty much killed all visibility behind me.

    That is what I liked about the tent rigs, they are so low and narrow that I actually have to move around to even see it behind me (and sometimes even forget it is there). And short of fabricating some kind of crazy mirror-extenders, I would just not have felt comfortable (not to mention in the US it would be illegal) to drive around without being able to see behind me.
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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    Amazingly, that is one point that completely eluded me! Duh.
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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    The first time I pulled my Aspen Sentry with my ST1100, I couldn't see behind the trailer very good. So I did some research and came up with these longer mirrors. Got them from Dennis Kirk. Also got the adapters that screw on the brake and clutch holders which the mirrors screw into. It works like a champ and now am able to see over the trailer. When I set the trailer up, just take the adapters off, put the original clamps back on and go out touring for the day. Get ready to hit the road, and put the brackets with mirrors back on. Added a good pic of the brackets.
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    Re: Stainless Steel Micro-Airstream

    All right !
    Completed today the next steps.

    Made a frame like a 60 cm x 200 cm (2 x 6.6 ft) ladder from aluminum bars riveted together with stainless angles.



    Then made a light bar for license plate, reflectors and rear lights including indicators.
    And fixed and soldered a cable from the light bar to the tow ball - only the plug to the bike is missing.



    So next week I could get my deck and screw it on my ladder.

    Tom

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