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 Post subject: Travelling with the TI
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:10 am 
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:D Hi all!
As of late April myself, my partner and two children start living and slowly travelling in our converted bus. The bus "Romen II" pulls a trailer with our car and tools ect and the TI on top.
I copied the car topping cradles and made a set out of wood for the trailer, after seeing the idea on here I am now storing the akas on top of the hull instead of beside like done when car topping.
My biggest concern was loading and unloading the TI off the trailer, it is so easy! I have the akas in place on top have the whole thing strapped to the car, reverse up as if loading the car, stop and simply unstrap it and slide it from the car to the rack. Unloading is just as simple, I just have to strap the hull so it won't slide when I drive down the ramps. I am in the process of tweaking the whole thing to allow safe storage of the sail and mast. Once it is all sorted the canvas shop will be making a sock to protect the whole thing.

This is where the car is stopped on the ramps.
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Sliding the TI onto the cradle
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Thought I would share!!!! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:45 am 
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Great!

I'd love to see a picture of your whole setup, ready to roll.

Good work!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Great!
Ingenious solution - well done :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:37 pm 
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That's ingenious. I'd like to see your bus too!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:19 pm 
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:wink: Here's the bus!
http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... en2003.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... en2002.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... bay019.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... en2006.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... en2008.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... en2005.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:59 pm 
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romenfree wrote:
:wink: Here's the bus!
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Cool.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Very interesting "attic". Any photos of that too?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:01 pm 
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I would load some more pics but I think I have gone right of the Hobie topic and I don't want to upset anyone :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:49 pm 
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romenfree wrote:
I would load some more pics but I think I have gone right of the Hobie topic and I don't want to upset anyone :oops:

Very Cool 8) 8)
Very interesting :!:
I don't think anyone will get too upset if you show us your attic :P :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:02 am 
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Very, VERY Nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:57 am 
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On the road again ..................... :lol: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:08 am 
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Awesome bus. Yes we need to see the atic :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:57 am 
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wow that is awesome.. keep the photos coming.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:00 am 
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That is one sweet ride - love it!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:13 am 
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Jbernier wrote:
That is one sweet ride - love it!


yeah, but the steerling wheel's on the wrong side :lol:


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