work was needed to complete the tool box and generator
mounts. When the mounts were completed, it was time to put
the Lance trailer on Thor "for real".
The photos below are what we saw.
support frame was needed to do a test-fit for the generator
mount. We slaughtered an existing equipment drawer from a
German fire truck to provide a robust generator mount.
placed the generator on the mount as part of the test-fit.
components were brought over to the welding table to
nearly-done mount was test-fit again "to be sure" prior to
removal for painting.
generator with the slide extended to allow maintenance access.
would be retracted for normal travel. Two 1/4" ball-lock
pins will be installed to insure that rack stays closed during
normal operation. A locking mechanism will also be added
to prevent theft of the generator.
the rear tool box mounts before surgery.
front rack had been attached the previous day and was awaiting
it's tool box.
center tool box had a slide-out tray for our Engel cooler
(currently in San Diego). The box was pressure washed to
get rid of the accumulated grime.
rear mounts awaiting paint.
of one of the rear mounts.
fold-down cargo rack made a great work table during the
test-fit of a rear tool box.
folks found my bumper sticker offensive. To this I say
"get a life".
we were ready to back the truck under the Lance and connect it
in carefully, but was still an inch from center so we used a
floor jack to do the final positioning.
was a small tab that needed to be ground off for the final
attachment of the sub-frame to the Lance frame.
temporary measure to allow movement of the truck-trailer
combination we placed the small propane tank in the cargo
down on the frame. The sub-frame was given light welds to
allow movement of the truck to the parking lot to allow us to
reach the blackwater dump. It has been 2 full weeks since
our last drain and fill and it was time.
looking forward to getting the truck out from the post jack to
allow us to extend the slide-out.
waste tanks were drained and fresh water was filled we backed
into the shop and extended the slide-out. We still have
plenty of actions to complete this build-out.
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