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Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:23 pm



Wow, it turns out that my easy up fits in my trailer after all, minus the case, I will just place in the frame, so I can have a nice tent set up when camping out, without paying through the nose for a cool camper tent pull behind,,, with all the extra cash I didn't spend I will buy goodies for this set up instead...I already have a trailer so I saw no point in getting a fancy one... I will have more room with this and if it's a big wind storm I can drop the legs way down which I have done before...The one time I take my family camping in it and the bottom falls out down in Oklahoma and it dumped 3 inches of rain on us all night... :lol: Tent did well....
I'm working on making a shower/ bathroom area in the 10x10 tent... :lol:



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Re: Getting ready

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:59 pm

Beav,
How about a bathroom fan? Gotta get rid of odors!
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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:29 pm

I poop flower smelling poop.. No need ....aaaaaaaaaaaah :lol:

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Re: Getting ready

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:35 pm

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:40 pm

Beaver's don't poop,, they throw out splinters....aaaaaaaah

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Re: Getting ready

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:43 pm

That's gotta put a whole new meaning to reaming a new one!!!
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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:45 pm

I gotta go work on my tent,, I might sleep out there tonight,, Penny is in Florida for a week... :D

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Re: Getting ready

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:03 pm

Don't let the boogie man find you and sleep tight!
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Re: Getting ready

Postby sportsfreaked » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:43 pm

When I come out tomorrow (weather permitting) should I knock on the door or the tent flap :). See ya tomorrow. Ed
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:00 pm

Yeah, I should have the tent about done....

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Re: Getting ready

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:56 pm

If you are looking for a water heater for your shower take a look at the one I use. It is called Ecotemp L5.


I got mine on Amazon.
I use a 12 water pump like they use in RVs like this one.




And a small bike battery to power the pump.
I use a x-hose (as seen on TV) to connect the pump to the heater, it is light, compact and easy to store. The pump,battery and hose all fit into a small plastic fishing tackle box. Draw water from any lake,river or even a 5 gallon pail.8-)
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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:08 am

Man that is slick.....I really like that ...

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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:22 pm

I just about got the shower/potty area done... We found some inexpensive shower curtains at the Wal store :shock: I know you like photos...I love them...
Beaver shower
Beaver shower
Dark in there
Dark in there
:shock: If I lay down a few pieces of 1/2" pvc under the tarp the water will stay away from the main section of the tent..I think :shock: That's also a great area for changing clothes ect.

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Re: Getting ready

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:52 am

Isn't that going to steam up the inside of the tent? I guess you could open some windows for ventilation first.

I took love the idea of the hot shower. How much propane do you carry, and how much does it use, at what rate? I'm wondering if you could get away with a couple propane torch canisters rather than a big heavy propane tank.

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Re: Getting ready

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:30 am

Here's a cheap 12 volt water pump that should be more than able to run the shower...and it's submersible!

http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/p ... ber=G20108

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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:20 am

Hey is my bike a temporary generator? Don't they make inverters for automobiles? can't I use a inverter for electricity for like temporary use... Like say to blow up my nice electric air pumped air mattress... :shock: I have 55 amps with the Alt. conversion? http://www.sears.com/bravo-view-bravo-v ... Redirect=y

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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:31 am

The shower bag I have is designed to lay in the sun full of water,, it gets warmed up and bam,, warm shower....I like the pump idea and the heated water tank though....I'm a caveman remember... :lol:

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Re: Getting ready

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:32 am

littlebeaver wrote:Hey is my bike a temporary generator? Don't they make inverters for automobiles? can't I use a inverter for electricity for like temporary use... Like say to blow up my nice electric air pumped air mattress... :shock: I have 55 amps with the Alt. conversion? http://www.sears.com/bravo-view-bravo-v ... Redirect=y


Yes. You might want to wire it (fused) directly to the alternator however, to prevent overstressing your bike's wiring.

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Re: Getting ready

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:32 am

littlebeaver wrote:The shower bag I have is designed to lay in the sun full of water,, it gets warmed up and bam,, warm shower....I like the pump idea and the heated water tank though....I'm a caveman remember... :lol:


What if it's cloudy?

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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:34 am

Pan of water on the coleman stove... :D I guess I'll funnel it into the bag.. 50/50 hot and cold.. :D

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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:48 am

So the inverter could mess up the bikes wiring you think :shock: , or you are suggesting it could maybe...?? Or it would be smarter to just go direct to the electricial source.. the post at the alt.. and ground...So I would have to cut the lighter plug out right to do this,,,or is there a plugin adapter just for this...? :shock: Hope I don't fry myself doing this ...AGAIN... :lol: I have a 50 amp fuse right now on the bikes line to battery from alt...... I suppose that would be good in a 10 gauge line(wire) to the inverter, then a ground to frame... :shock: :lol: OK how would I do this? Anyone...? should I use a 60 amp fuse, I have 55 amps at the alt. The more I think about it,, it would be very wise to do it this way... :D and yes I will solder the wires... I do have another question, if I cut out the lighters plugin, and the cord to it is black on both, How do I determine which one is ground? Dismantal the plug to see? I'm gonna do it.. :D I got a good idea here...I might be a caveman but I ask the right questions... Hey I just found this one at HF....$24.00 easier to put a fuse in the line...http://www.harborfreight.com/400-watt-c ... 66814.html wait..... :shock: isn't this unit protected or do I need a fuse in the line? Planing on cutting a window out so I can stick my head out.. and let the steam out lol.

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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:09 pm

I spent a little more and got the 750 watt one #66817 it looks as though the hook it right to the battery...I suppose I could go to the Alt....but why? Also I had to get that extension blower thingy and more camo rope...and some more funnels because I can't ever find them....
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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:37 pm

Ohhhhh :shock: :D I tried out my inverter at the battery and it's hooked up to go direct to it, works great, it should serve me well when needed....Now that' just cool...
Let there be light....lol
Let there be light....lol
Yes my light has been through a few wars,,leave it alone.. :lol: it's mine and it works still... :lol: 8-) gosh darn it.... :lol: :lol: this will come in handy when I'm in the wilderness :shock: I wouldn't try this using just the stock alt. well it should be ok..Right? :shock:

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Re: Getting ready

Postby spiralout » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:04 pm

littlebeaver wrote:..and some more funnels because I can't ever find them....

I get the same funnels here at a dollar store because I can't ever find them either, but when I eventually DO find one, I can't use it because it's brittled and cracks as soon as I pick it up :evil:

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Re: Getting ready

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:20 pm

Yeeehaw I found my mattress.....I put the vest in there for a touch... :lol: I have a great pillow... :lol:
Yes.  Getting ready is nice,  I told my nosey neighbor I was practicing...lol
Yes. Getting ready is nice, I told my nosey neighbor I was practicing...lol
Not done yet... :lol:
Yeah, getting there, still need the AC unit...
Yeah, getting there, still need the AC unit...
I wanta small lamp or two... and a nice small rug... :shock: I have a big 30 amp extension for my AC unit, it's just a 5000 btu unit, perfect for this little room if I'm at a KOA camp site..




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