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Ascent friendly at 1280lbs dry. 7'x14'x6'6" high inside all aluminum 3500lb dexter torsion axle.
Sharing some photos of a camper we built from a cargo trailer. The dealer installed the egress
windows, We just customized the interior. We have been dedicated campers for many years
so this build was a small footprint to keep it simple. Queen bed, 2 lazy boys, ac/dc and a few
other goodies. The 10' john boat slides right inside the back, and the bikes inside on the sides.
The knotty pine is paneling and looks real and makes you feel cozy and warm.
It is in storage so I will share more of the finished result after this long Michigan winter.
It is no where near as nice as a real RV, It is very comfortable with the lazy boys . Over time we
have figured out what we really need and want which is changing depending where when and
length of the outing. It is cheaper and much more simple than a RV. We also sleep in a popup
and the Ascent.
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Quicksilver 6.0 popup
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Thanks for looking,
Budzster
 

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AC power, 8 duplex, 2 power strips, 8 usb ports, 4' led light overhead, 32" tv, soundbar, 1500watt heater.

DC power, Interstate deep cycle, A fused switched panel with a 400 watt inverter with 2 ac outlets 1 usb, 12v socket combo with 2 usb. 3' dc led light overhead. Extra DC power: 18v milwaukee lantern and usb converter. Jump starter with more usb, 12v sockets, inverter, air pumps. Rechargeable 18650 battery fans and flashlights and string lights. Rechargeable AA puck lights and candles.
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Driver side egress window and shelves.

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Passenger side egress window and shelves.

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Queen mattress and the back ramp door.
Property Building Wood Flooring Floor


I could use some ideas for finishing off looks of the ugly ramp, remember I need to walk on it and slide the boat in on it under the bed. Other things to finish are the curtains, the trim in the v nose for wire routing, a laptop drawer/shelf and a awning.

We camped in it all last year and it is very comfortable. A one piece aluminum roof means no leaks.
 

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A glue down vinyl flooring product would look nice on the ramps and provide a reasonably durable surface. The alternative would be the dimpled vinyl or composite garage floor coverings which would also be reasonably attractive and even more durable. Whatever you choose, it must be able to be adhered to the ramp deck securely...'can't be a "floating" product.

BTW, your trailer conversion has worked out beautifully!
 

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Finished off the curtains and the laptop drawer/shelf.
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This thing is a pleasure to tow. It sits a inch or so nose high empty, it will be perfect when the trailer and the Ascent are loaded for travel. It tows excellent, zero sway, it does bounce some from not being loaded closer to the axle weight rating. The bounce does not transfer to the car. This trailer does require you to turn off BSD/RCTA/RAB. It was not a windy day. At 25 to 35mph no feeling. At 35 to 55 the engine starts to feel it (not struggle). 55 to 65 engine and car feels it over uneven pavement and creek crossings, feels safe. 70mph the air brake feeling kicks in but still one hand and uneventful. You definitely know it's there, it fills up half of the mirrors. We have slept in it 3 weekends since it came out of storage and are very happy with the build.
 
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