Suntrekker XL

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rubberrat
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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17439Post rubberrat
April 9th, 2017, 1:21 pm

That's some complexity and skill there
Chevrolet 3.0 LUV Tischer Trail 200

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Big Jim
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Re: Suntrekker XL

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April 15th, 2017, 5:56 pm


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Big Jim
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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17584Post Big Jim
April 22nd, 2017, 5:53 pm

Road test today I should have done it much sooner but it went well.
Feels much better than the Northstar, cruises nice at 60 but also well at 70, as it is fairly flat fronted I do get a lot of dead bugs but I didn't notice any buffeting and no bucking which I occasionally got with the Northstar. I felt more confident being narrower and went down some lanes that would have been difficult before .

I weighed it
2 people
25 ltrs of water right at the back.
1/2 tank diesel
Empty gas bottle right at the back
4 legs stowed

Front 904 KG Back 1473 KG
Max load for my truck
Front 1000 kg back 1750 kg Total max 2675

So this gives me around 300kg for stuff . If I ditched the legs and water I could gain about another 50 kg .

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zildjian
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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17585Post zildjian
April 22nd, 2017, 6:31 pm

300 KG+ is a nice margin that gives you masses of scope there.

so where are you going first then? :)

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Big Jim
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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17588Post Big Jim
April 22nd, 2017, 9:33 pm

Not sure yet . We are hoping to get a day or two away next week , then next month Lake District

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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17589Post Big Jim
April 22nd, 2017, 10:02 pm

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Making a new slide out today, the prototype is ugly I have plenty of off cuts to make something less " boxy"
my method is to join the bits together with a hot glue gun on the outside, glass the joints on the inside then pick off the glue and trim/glass/fill the outside.

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Big Jim
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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17626Post Big Jim
April 28th, 2017, 4:49 pm

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New improved mark 2. Quite pleased with how it looks.

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Big Jim
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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17637Post Big Jim
April 29th, 2017, 10:43 am

Just filled up with gas for the first time . I used Carvers in Wolverhampton , it is a builders centre . They have three rates 52p for public 46p, for taxi drivers and 28p for domestic . So I got 11.8 litres (7kg) for £3.41 as apposed to £20ish for an exchange bottle . What a bargain .

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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17642Post zildjian
April 29th, 2017, 4:24 pm

Perhaps Jim you could offer this conversion service to other prospective Suntrekker owners,

No listen,
its win-win they get a bespoke customisation, you get something to do in the Winter months



(Plus a warm readybrek type glow inside) ;)

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Big Jim
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Re: Suntrekker XL

Post: # 17660Post Big Jim
April 30th, 2017, 7:15 pm

No problem with a Suntrekker !

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