Hi how about solar panels charge your battery's as you tow.
David- I was thinking on that too- because it's something we want to definitely have. That would be a perfect place- I'm not sure I want them there all the time-but want to plan a way to put them there.
We"re looking to make some kind of rock guard too, wasn"t there when we bought, we"ll be watchin" for your ideas.
I was thinking about buying one that would fit the size of my front window & making it fold up like
the old fiberglass one's you see in some of the pictures.
ok i found this web sight http://sixgunscotty.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/stone-shieldrock-guard/
hope this helps.
That's what we were thinking too. I am heavily swayed by the polished aluminum though so I was thinking chrome/aluminum edges or frame with a patterned aluminum piece for the main front or interior section. If I get a diamond plate design it will match my trim and I can paint it that silver blue. Just trying to find the uprights, I think as Mary said below that piano type hinges on top and then probably one of the vintage trailer sites like Vintage Trailer supply will have the uprights or supports.
This will be an intersting build for us to follow!
beautiful trailer, I hve never lost a window due to rocks flying up, but perhaps a better solution would be a rubber flap on the bottom or your tow car bumper, however I have seen rock gusrds on streamlines and silver streaks. but dont even think solar panels at this location, if you do need help with solar I do have some expertese in this area, I have 3 units that I have solar panels on and have solar on my shop
I have a vintage Scottie. We just made a rock gaurd for under $30!We used the plastic that people use to make outdoor awnings. We found clear plastic at Lowes in their wood department. We used three small piano hinges on the top to secure it and three clasps and circular hooks to keep the bottom from moving. Hydrolic lifts can be purchased at any auto parts store. It took less than an hour and works great. It doesnt flap or move when driving. The best part is that since it is clear and Scotties were designed to be able to see thru them at traffic behind you - we can still see behind us.
Thank you David Kenyon for the site referral. I think it will help a lot. We are going to jump in and build it ourselves so I will post pics as we go. I also found some other referral photos to use of Streamlines that had one. I'm sure it was an upgrade perhaps and the original owners didn't chose it. In any case- I feel that Murphy's Laws would get my window hurt and also we could use the "awning" while camping.
We were looking at this photo I found-interesting way they "held it up" and at the below photo too. Got two expandable uprights/arms to open it from Vintage trailer Supply. About 14.99 a piece. I really like them but they only extend to 25 inches so we won't have much of a view. You can "unhook" them though and I was thinking of getting an awning pole or similar that I can use in the center, into the front axle/fork rather than my aluminum front, to hold it up higher and straighter when open if we wanted. Definitely don't want plastic on it though-I think it would look funky on mine.
Well, we've been building. This is the rock guard so far. Used aluminum L shaped edging- right angled at corners. Aluminum sheeting and corner braces. It is amazing how hard it was to find those-particially because of the level of the people in the stores. ( I refuse to believe it was HOW I asked "I am building... and I am looking for aluminum or steel corner braces to cover the top....I even told one guy WHICH isle I had just looked in and where and that no, I did not need an L bracket and he took me back to that isle and showed me the L brackets! ARGH!!!) anyway- found these in a little local Hardware store , the kind where the rows are tall with stuff and you find all the local handymen-awesome. Riveted it together. I am going to get some aluminum "chalking" at the RV place and line the inside to make it stronger and cleaner looking. Otherwise, with a piano hinge, I think we are ready to try her out next weekend.