New to me Cougar on an F150 Supercrew
Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:13 AM
The first mods start tomorrow. I'll make some brackets that bolt onto the jack brackets to clip the awning legs to so we can get them out of the way as well as build some supports for the storm flaps so they can be used as awnings.
Anyway here is a pic from the trial fit last weekend.
And a couple of it set up with the awning out
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:53 AM
Shorter arms for the flaps next to the bed to keep the morning sun out of our eyes.
And a detail shot.
And for the Dometic Catalina 2500 awning, I added some brackets on the jack brackets to support the legs off of the ground. 1.25"x1/16" aluminum angle cut to bolt to the bottom two holes of the brackets. Then a pin with a "R" key to attach the leg to the bracket securely through the tent peg holes in the feet.
No pics of it up as I forgot to take them until I had rolled it in the attach the storm flap supports.
But here it one of the brackets. You can use your imagination as to how it works.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:10 AM
Btw, while a PITA to do, it is possible to install the bags with the camper on the truck. Jack a couple of inches on the frame and slide a jack stand under while the tire is still touching the ground. Then jack under the axle to lift the wheel enough to remove it. Finally, lower the jack under the axle just enough to have room to install the bags. Worked great and kept me from having to take off the camper when I'd just have to reinstall it tomorrow.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:26 AM
We're getting excited, bet you are too!
1994 Ranger II FWC ATC Hybrid
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