Friday, June 01, 2007
Saturday, August 19, 2006
76.Ron and Laine’s Conejos River Trip
My daughter Laine and I took a trip to the Conejos River to do a little fishing and camping. The weather was nice and cool. We were glad to escape the HOT!! drought that is presently going on in the Texas Panhandle. Laine camped in an original canvas Hilary tent that I bought back in college. I think the tent is an antique by now. The Bravo trailer is insulated on the bottom, top, and sides. I believe that our teardrop design will make a good four season camp trailer.
We stopped by The Conejos River Anglers to buy fishing licensing and advice on fishing the river. The owner was very friendly and took a good picture of Laine and me.
Laine was the best fisherman on the trip. I hope she will remember this trip for ever….I will.
Monday, July 31, 2006
75. Texas Prairie Road Trip
Thursday, July 27, 2006
73. Rodney Dreams
After a hard day of Teardrop camping Rodney needs a little nap. Let’s see what he might be dreaming about.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
72. Second trip to Palo Duro Canyon
71. Air Conditioner field tests
We did some operational tests of the removable air conditioning doors at Palo Duro Canyon where the afternoon temperature was in the upper 90's. It took me 4 minutes to change doors and install the air conditioner. Joe did his in TWO minutes. (But he's had practice, and he used good tools.)
It appears that our system works really well. We built a flange onto the air conditioner with aluminum angle channel, and simply bolt the assembly into the door opening. I was worried that the AC weight might cause the door to sag, but that's not the case. The torpedo hinges are quite strong. Joe says he wouldn't be afraid to pull the trailer nor to open and close the door normally with the AC installed. He went ahead and installed an exterior door latch on his. I believe he is right.
The 5000 btu AC unit cools the trailer down to walk-in beer cooler temperature in about 15 minutes. I pulled up the covers and slept good in mine.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
70. Torpedo hinges and air conditioning
No posts on this blog in a long, long time. Know why? Because it's been too hot, that's why.
Here are pictures of Joe's trailer with his air conditioning unit. Our torpedo hinges allow for quick and easy removal of the door, so for each of our trailers, we made an extra door with an air conditioner mount. This allows us to leave the AC (and door) at home if not needed, or to carry it in the truck if its going to be hot.
It is your typical chain store 5000 btu AC window unit, weighs about 40 pounds.