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Built a table this winter to fit into my 4th bay on a 13.5' Sotar so the kiddos had a more comfortable place to sit. Couldn't find a manufactured table that fit. Use maker pipe fitting and 3/4" conduit. 3/4" plywood routed out to fit frame. Sits over a drop bag that I also sewed this winter with pet screen from JoAnns. Legs clip into place with broom holder clips. Any input is welcome!
 

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Any input is welcome!
Yeah: that's really well thought out.
I like that you routed all the edges and holes. Easier on fingers, toes, straps, and less likely to splinter the edge of the plywood.
How did you like using the maker pipe fittings? They look really clean.
I like the broom holder clip idea, will have to steal that!
 

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Ok, all you buzzards that build soft goods, I want a bomber, mostly waterproof trash compactor. Some of that white plastic or poultry floor shit (3/8 to1/2inch) on the bottom, compression straps and bomber material, same plastic shit up top with a drawstring closure??? Or whatever closure you can come up with if that’s better. You could make different diameters but I‘m personally wanting 16 to18 ish. Every rafter/camper needs one of these. It expands long ways as you fill it up and let’s you keep things compact. A super sturdy mesh one might be cool as well.
 

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Ok, all you buzzards that build soft goods, I want a bomber, mostly waterproof trash compactor. Some of that white plastic or poultry floor shit (3/8 to1/2inch) on the bottom, compression straps and bomber material, same plastic shit up top with a drawstring closure??? Or whatever closure you can come up with if that’s better. You could make different diameters but I‘m personally wanting 16 to18 ish. Every rafter/camper needs one of these. It expands long ways as you fill it up and let’s you keep things compact. A super sturdy mesh one might be cool as well.
Perhaps a drawing would help folks wrap their head around what you are asking for. Is it round, is it square, does it open at the top similar to a dry bag, does it have zippers?
 

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Opens like dry bag, square is better than round as it packs more efficiently. No zippers. Hard bottom and top to facilitate compaction via compression straps. Seems to me compression straps would be easier to operate if external to load/garbage. (not to mention less messy). External compression straps would also have the benefit of making it easy to strap down. Thanks. I really want one (or two)) of these.
 

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Like a accordion kinda. Hard ends soft body. Could just use to squares of cutting board and squish a drybag lol but that's not cool. I was thinking (yeah not good) to have a beer can crusher looking mechanism inside the lid of a big ammo can so yo could crank on the lever action of the lid to squish shit then it folded out of the way? Yeah iam not much of an engineer lol. I frigging hate smelly garbage. Best to just have none!! No help at all sorry!
 

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Yeah: that's really well thought out.
I like that you routed all the edges and holes. Easier on fingers, toes, straps, and less likely to splinter the edge of the plywood.
How did you like using the maker pipe fittings? They look really clean.
I like the broom holder clip idea, will have to steal that!
Thanks 4Runner! The Maker Pipe fittings are awesome, and seem pretty burly.
 

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Oh how's that cool front seat!? Where did that come from? Is it cozy? Tables awsome!
Thanks! Front seat(s) are from Walmart of all places. $15 stadium chair and if you look closely in the picture, you can see the little hooks fit perfectly around the frame crossbar to prevent you from tilting backwards. Fairly comfortable, the top bar in the back may get old on long days, but the material is breathable and will shed water and dry quickly.

 

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Like a accordion kinda. Hard ends soft body. Could just use to squares of cutting board and squish a drybag lol but that's not cool. I was thinking (yeah not good) to have a beer can crusher looking mechanism inside the lid of a big ammo can so yo could crank on the lever action of the lid to squish shit then it folded out of the way? Yeah iam not much of an engineer lol. I frigging hate smelly garbage. Best to just have none!! No help at all sorry!
What about something like this, just bigger? The bottom could be hard mesh plastic like a dog kennel flooring, and the straps could be heavier duty NRS type cam straps.
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My preference on overnighter trips is what we have dubbed the "dungbeetle". We utilize a roller of plastic wrap made for wrapping furniture for moving. Before we leave camp, the last thing we do is compress the garbage int the bag as best as possible, then two people begin wrapping the garbage bag with the plastic wrap. 5 minutes later you have a water tight, compressed, ball of trash. No leaks, smells, and can stuff in any nook an cranny. Bocci ball loser takes all the dung rolls to the dump after the trip.

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Opens like dry bag, square is better than round as it packs more efficiently. No zippers. Hard bottom and top to facilitate compaction via compression straps. Seems to me compression straps would be easier to operate if external to load/garbage. (not to mention less messy). External compression straps would also have the benefit of making it easy to strap down. Thanks. I really want one (or two)) of these.
Maybe use 1" ratchet straps instead of cam or ladder buckle straps for more compression?

I like the "dung beetle" idea, too!
 

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I don’t think rachet straps are needed. Original compaction done by size 12 stomp, throw the top hard piece on and cinch it down with normal cam buckle straps. Sit on it and cinch it down some more. The interaction between the top plate/closure/straps is what I am having trouble with.
 

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I'm all for making stuff and could envision how this would work but there are definite disadvantages to a soft garbage solution, mostly because of critters but also smell/leakage.

I will probably always use rocket boxes + trash compactor bags + size 12 stomps for garbage...
 

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What about something like this, just bigger? The bottom could be hard mesh plastic like a dog kennel flooring, and the straps could be heavier duty NRS type cam straps.
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My preference on overnighter trips is what we have dubbed the "dungbeetle". We utilize a roller of plastic wrap made for wrapping furniture for moving. Before we leave camp, the last thing we do is compress the garbage int the bag as best as possible, then two people begin wrapping the garbage bag with the plastic wrap. 5 minutes later you have a water tight, compressed, ball of trash. No leaks, smells, and can stuff in any nook an cranny. Bocci ball loser takes all the dung rolls to the dump after the trip.

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Dung beetle is our move as well. We use industrial size plastic cling wrap from restaurant supply store. squish down the garbage bag and roll, roll, roll until it's compact and sealed.
 

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Nohting special, but I picked up a basically new 20’ Noah’s tarp last year for a song. I upgraded it by sewing on 2x camp strap buckles and rings at each corner for oar support. Inspired by Dragonfly Trap design… View attachment 76589
Is this the sewing version of "If you can't tie a knot, tie a lot"? It's good to know I'm not the only one out there who has less-than-beautiful stitch patterns! ;)

In all seriousness, it looks great. I did a similar thing to a cheap Wilderness Technology wing a couple years ago and it's been great. You're gonna love the additional stability/strength.
 

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My solar set up and misting system for a June grand trip...

Solar is a 50ah lithium battery, renogy rover elite MPPT controller, and 2x 50watt panels run in series to boost charging in low light conditions.

Mister is a cheap 80psi 1.5 GPM 12volt pump, 3 step filtration 200, 50, 5 micron (5 micron filter not in picture) and a 2 gallon pressure tank. Pump runs for 13 seconds and stays off for 32 seconds running 7 mister nozzles.

Plan on stringing between 3 boats at camp hooked to Bimini tops, or can run up to a river wing depending on situation
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