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#291 ETAV8R

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 06:11 AM

Gotta post this here. My cheap awning was fairly successful. It was pretty windy this past weekend on the White Mountains. Other than the telescoping poles all the parts can be found at most hardware stores. I want to get a second set of tarp poles in order to keep it horizontal instead of slanted down. Also want to find a 6x20 tarp to extend it further out for more shade. The reason I use a 6' wide tarp is because that is the width between my jack mounts. For wider/longer campers you can have a larger tarp. Really happy with this as of now. The true test will be in Death Valley where the "W" thing can be fierce.

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#292 Bosque Bill

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 12:55 PM

Other than the telescoping poles all the parts can be found at most hardware stores. 

 

Great idea. So tell us aspiring copycats more about the telescoping poles, please.


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#293 ETAV8R

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 02:50 PM

This is the tent/tarp pole. I got mine several years ago at walmarx with the intent to use with a Kelty Tarp.

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I found these from a retailer on ebay that look promising. They are lighter and have less corrosion potential:

http://www.walmart.c...-8.2FT/53728954


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#294 Bosque Bill

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:10 PM

This is the tent/tarp pole. I got mine several years ago at walmarx with the intent to use with a Kelty Tarp.

https://smile.amazon...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

I found these from a retailer on ebay that look promising. They are lighter and have less corrosion potential:

http://www.walmart.c...-8.2FT/53728954

 

Thanks for  the links!!!


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:23 PM

You can also purchase aluminum poles from Oz Tent in different telescoping lengths, a little pricey but I like them. And they come with guy ropes too. Ron


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#296 hoyden

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 03:09 AM

Last weekend I emptied my porta-potty into the toilet in my little cottage and it was as gross and smelly as it is every time. I decided then and there to try something else. 

 

I'd looked at the Luggable Loos and similar, so went to Sportsman's Warehouse and bought a 5gal bucket with a snap-shut toilet seat lid. 

 

When I got home, I put it in my camper where the potty had been, between the seats, under the table. While looking around, I wondered if the bucket would fit inside the seat with the decent storage space that was currently being utilized by my blanket which comes out when I pop up anyway. (how's that for a run-on sentence?) 

 

I pulled all the stuff out of the under-seat area and set the bucket inside. It mostly fit. 

 

On Monday, I was walking my dog and saw my neighbor with his woodworking tools set up, as usual, in his driveway. I stopped to talk with him about the idea I was gnawing on. 

 

What if I cut a piece of wood that was the same size as the wood piece that the cushion sets upon, but put a hole in it for the bucket? Something like that?

 

We brainstormed a bit, and turned out he had some extra plywood. 

 

Today, I went by and we measured and measured and measured and cut. 

 

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We measured the OD of the bucket, which was just too wide since we wanted the bucket flange to rest on the wood. 

 

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Then we measured the ID and split the difference (all measured out)

 

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This turned out to be the template, as I'd forgotten to compensate for the part the sticks out above the door for the turnbuckles. We made another one, and moved the hole over to almost the 'outside' edge. One other adjustment had to be made: the turnbuckle door had to be opened for the bucket to fit down without angling sideways. 

 

Hard to get a good pic without popping the top, but it's a work night and I'm tired. It totally works! Initially, I wanted it to sit lower so that I could put the cushion on top, but if I need to use that space as a seat, I can take the bucket out and put the cushion on. 

 

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I'll test it all out this weekend and see if I actually like this set up. 


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:30 AM

Nice! I went with a 3 gal bucket (vs 5 gal) as it fits in the portapot space under the couch. We use it with cat litter in the bag.

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#298 hoyden

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:38 AM

Nice! I went with a 3 gal bucket (vs 5 gal) as it fits in the portapot space under the couch. We use it with cat litter in the bag.

 

 

3 Gal ?!?! Why didn't I think of that?! Hmmmm. Are they just as wide, but squatter?

 

Might hafta go back to the drawing board. 

(any particular litter you like best?)


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 02:30 PM

Did a search and only heard mention... not solution. For those of you familiar with TrashaRoo has anyone developed a mounting solution? I currently just hang on back climb step when camped. I would like a solution to leave attached when on road too.


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 05:49 PM



3 Gal ?!?! Why didn't I think of that?! Hmmmm. Are they just as wide, but squatter?

 

Might hafta go back to the drawing board. 

(any particular litter you like best?)

Yes same thing but shorter. It's actually 3 1/2 gal. I did a web search about $6. We just happened to already have a couple for car washing ect. I just used one of those. The lid snaps on the same.

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As for the Cat litter we just take a bag of what Mama Squatch keeps in stock for her cats. Special Kitty unscented from Walmart. Cheap and absorbs well and no perfume to mess with allergies.

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I don't care what is used in it for litter the bucket will smell when opened after a couple days use. But so do Porta Pots in my experience. Easier to throw a thrash bag in a dumpster than dump the liquid pot to me.

 

Fits well in our Eagle shell.

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