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tiptoptune

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grade in the base rail pic has a swale in it for drainage. Pic posting - i took the plunge and used the hosting url and still could not get past the blocked page with mozilla and norton, used chrome and could.

We pre assembled the roof frame trusses on the ground with the peak fittings and the roof to wall fittings attached and then when I realized how heavy they were i was scratching head how to erect this thing. Few ideas, but in end building a crane that reached about 15 feet worked. Pinned crane to jeep to tow bar brackets with 1/2 inch bolt, chained it back to roll cage to set boom angle, ran winch cable up through pulley at top of crane boome. Tried lifting 3 trusses at once, but could not get height due to truss hitting crane boom so had to do one at a time. we would set truss where it needed to go, position crane over it, raise up, stick tubes in the socket of wall fitting and slipped pipe over the 3 inch stub on base rail. then secured with temp ropes to trees and other to support as built on more. WIfey gave me s#$t that i had to build a crane, but doing off ladder or scaffold would have been a pita. It worked well and i have other project for crane down the road.

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this one is frame completed. ended up being 13-6 tall using the mid level pitch fittings form ysbw that i think are 110 degrees. I used 2 inch diameter heavy wall 40 galvanized fence posts for the piping. wall thickness is about 1/8 inch. they come in 21 foot so cut in half for 10-6 tall on each side. added collar ties using 1 1/2 galv light weight pipe, and knee braces to give roof more support for snow load using 1 x 1 x 1/8 angle iron, both collar and knee braces attached to 3/16 thick tabs of steel I pre welded to pipes and have 3/8 hole in them for bolting in. Driving in and out is easy, however it is going to be a tight fit height wise when canoes on top, however i plan to excavate a 4-6 inches out in center of gravel to gain clearance. Was just out for 2.5 weeks so now need to complete the awning material. hoping by December we have awning on it but you know how that goes. we already got snow and cold temps here and the short days make for slow progress.

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thanks everyone for the interest and help early on and then help for posting pics. Please share any thoughts.

And if you want, check out my post in tech titled "water heater dometic 2023 not burning at hi altitude". Disappointing that mfgs make a product that will not work above 7,500 feet and we keep buying.

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good job but looks like an arse whoopin to me!

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