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Posted August 02, 2011 - 09:59 AM

I know the crossbar that holds the steps up for traveling is good and strong.
The bolt used to fasten it to the trailer is a grade-8 so it most likely will never brake.

But what if it did ?
Or what if the safety lock pin came off and the wing nut fell off ?
If that happened then both the cross bar and the steeps would swing out right into the path of oncoming traffic.

I decided that I needed to make sure that never happened so I made up a safety chain that runs across from the camper to the handrail support post.

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Posted August 04, 2011 - 06:43 AM

Nice safety feature. Glad you thought of it.
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Posted August 04, 2011 - 07:02 AM

Good thought Ray. The odds of something like that happening is low, but people that take the chance make the news.
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Posted August 04, 2011 - 08:03 AM

Those tie downs are a great idea.:thumbs:
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Posted August 09, 2011 - 11:28 AM

We took the trailer to the Scottville tractor show this last weekend and my wife and I are both happy with it.
I couldn't really tell any difference in towing the trailer with the camper on.
We spent two nights in it and it was very easy and comfortable to use.
There were almost as many people looking at the camper as were looking at the tractors.

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 11:55 AM

Ray, I'm very happy for you that the camper worked out so well. Going to the shows just got a whole lot more fun for you and your wife.
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Posted August 10, 2011 - 04:14 AM

Ray, good to hear you got to stay in it and found it comfortable. That makes going to shows much more affordable.
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Posted August 10, 2011 - 04:28 AM

Ray,that's great that you got to use it already.
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