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    Nano has gone from a 2 sleeper to a 4 sleeper YAY

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    Looks great
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Nano has gone from a 2 sleeper to a 4 sleeper YAY

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    Whatís inside the box at the front? Unfortunately I think thatís the ugliest part of the design Can it be improved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermouse View Post
    Whatís inside the box at the front? Unfortunately I think thatís the ugliest part of the design Can it be improved?
    Yes it is an eyesore. Reason being that we already had a 90l Fridge, hence the box shape. It's was suppose to be tapered on the corners but the bulky fridge didn't allow for it.

    Next time I would rather fit a smaller fridge and make the box a lot nicer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Yes it is an eyesore. Reason being that we already had a 90l Fridge, hence the box shape. It's was suppose to be tapered on the corners but the bulky fridge didn't allow for it.

    Next time I would rather fit a smaller fridge and make the box a lot nicer.
    Much as I require my items to be both pretty and functional in this case I would rather have the extra space. And a rounded edge steals a lot of space. Sometimes practicality has to win out. I think I would resent the loss of space more than love the pretty round corner. (This from someone who always chooses curves over sharp lines.)

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    Could you extend the Teardrop 300mm longer and incorporate the fridge onto a slide out panel from the side or rear.

    Aesthetics are important in the long run if you are wanting to produce a commercially viable product
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermouse View Post
    Could you extend the Teardrop 300mm longer and incorporate the fridge onto a slide out panel from the side or rear.

    Aesthetics are important in the long run if you are wanting to produce a commercially viable product
    You right Aesthetics are important . The problem is the size of sheets available in South Africa. Think I can get a 1500x3000 but going longer we need to go wider as well now this is where it gets tricky. The flexible is only available in 1200mm wide sheets. Then their is still the grade of wood issue as well. Will have to do some research again too see what other option I have.
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    I'd make the box black and be done with it. I think it draws the eye and therefore is such an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicd View Post
    I'd make the box black and be done with it. I think it draws the eye and therefore is such an issue.
    Or make the box out of ply, and coat with same colour as teardrop (eg. orange).

    If you make out of ply, you could do some cool things eg. Slide out drawer underneath for tools, spade, etc, with top containing fridge (Nationsal Luna 52L would be perfect size, 90L is too big)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermouse View Post
    Or make the box out of ply, and coat with same colour as teardrop (eg. orange).

    If you make out of ply, you could do some cool things eg. Slide out drawer underneath for tools, spade, etc, with top containing fridge (Nationsal Luna 52L would be perfect size, 90L is too big)
    I wonder how ply will stand up to stones etc thrown up by the tow vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermouse View Post
    Or make the box out of ply, and coat with same colour as teardrop (eg. orange).

    If you make out of ply, you could do some cool things eg. Slide out drawer underneath for tools, spade, etc, with top containing fridge (Nationsal Luna 52L would be perfect size, 90L is too big)
    Yes that could work nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicd View Post
    I wonder how ply will stand up to stones etc thrown up by the tow vehicle
    Should be fine, it would be coated with 3mm polyurethane coating.
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    Getting There....

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    Scuse me, what are we looking at?
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    That is the start of a trailer frame jig.
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    Don't think I've posted this yet. A pair of steadies. These are proper but they heavy

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    Had another successful camping weekend where we could test the Nano and also tethe new addition in-terms of the roof top tent.
    The weather didn't always play along. But What I can say is that we were always dry
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    And when we did have some serious down pours I made a plan for the minions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Had another successful camping weekend where we could test the Nano and also tethe new addition in-terms of the roof top tent.
    The weather didn't always play along. But What I can say is that we were always dry
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    And when we did have some serious down pours I made a plan for the minions.
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    Nice!

    What do you think of the awning so far? Especially with having some rain this time? I'm still a way off until I have to decide, but still not certain which direction I'm going with it. The price and weight of that Tentco one is very tempting. But there are a few more expensive, freestanding ones that are looking interesting, but...at a minimum of double the price.
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