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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:40 am 
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I toy with the idea. Then I take her for a drive and the idea disappears..... :muhaha:
Not to mention the fact that I'd have to paint a 2005 so's to match the Tramper.

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:50 pm 
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he peter about tramper isn't the tongue weight pretty high when fully loaded since the wheels are located so far to the rear? i was thinking that moving the forward might me needed to keep the weight off the hitch, any thoughts?
it seems i'm going to be handed a 95 rwd stro with an engine that needs to be rebuilt to play with. since i like camping and i've loved the tramper since i first saw it i might as well take this van so the wreckers don't see it (feel like such a biter) the engine i wanna rebuild for a side project (i guess i had no reason to say all that.... meh)

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:19 am 
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Yes, the tongue weight is a tad higher than I'd wanted, but still acceptable. I think I was up to around 120 lbs or so empty but c/w full 30 lbs propane bottle, don't remember exactly. Loaded, I'm sure I go to around 200 lbs. I purposely try to load her in a way where the ice-filled coolers/cases of beer etc are at the far rear of the trailer. I installed my two 6v deep cycle batteries under the floor right before the rear doors to help offset the tongue weight as well, which definitely helped. I believe the recipe for tongue weight is 10-15% of total weight. I think the Tramper weighs around 1800-2000 lbs empty.

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:20 pm 
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Peter are you loosing it?

Since when do Canadians use the term lbs? Whats next MPH, Deg F, inches (you already used this one), American Hockey player's?

BTW ZZ & Tramper rock! :supz:

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:01 am 
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Egg-sucking dog! How dare you insinuificate that I'm losing it?

I lost it years ago, dammit! :yawinkle:

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 9:52 pm 
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Petey, how could you possibly lose something you NEVER had? :poke:

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 12:12 am 
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CaptSquid wrote:
Petey, how could you possibly lose something you NEVER had? :poke:


For the First Time Ever...... Squidley, I agree with you.

When I met Smurfboy again in FL, and after a couple of conversations, I could tell......

His marbles are long gone.... an` Lost forever. :rolleyes:

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
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I'm noticing a trend towards slamming ole Petey lately. I gotta tell you, I don't appreciate it much [-(

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 11:24 am 
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Lately ??? =;

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
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lol^ man i always love looking at this thing, but hearing everyone slam peter is even better lol
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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:27 pm 
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I now publicly sentence you to one month of acute hemmhoroids! Suffer, dog! [-(

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:29 am 
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Is that a OMG a CB antenna I see attached to the tramper?

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:47 am 
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sweet jesus in a basket! What size are those tires Pete? They look awesome!!!

The trailer thingie is cool too

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:29 am 
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stomp13 wrote:

The trailer thingie is cool too

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Hahaha..... The Trailer Thingie is called Tramper, because Smurfboy is the Tramp that sleeps in the Camper.

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 Post subject: Re: ZZ & Tramper, a match made in heaven
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:57 am 
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SoCalli V8 wrote:
Hahaha..... The Trailer Thingie is called Tramper, because Smurfboy is the Tramp that sleeps in the Camper.



Now I know and knowing is half the battle!

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