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#61 graynomad

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:17 AM

Great build. As a serial builder of motorhomes and campervans I can relate to this and appreciate how much work is involved.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:57 PM

Great job @Peter Connan - what meticulous attention to detail you possess.
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:10 PM

@graynomad, I have followed your build threads here with awe and interest. Thank you for your kind comment.

 

@offshorebirder, thank you, I appreciate the compliment (although I don't necessarily agree).


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:30 PM

I need some help please.

 

I want to print two photos on stickey plastic and apply them to the two front cabinet doors, one on each side of the trailer.

 

But I am struggling to decide on which photos to use.

 

Please would you guys vote on the following photos?

 

DuinstrateODP-1.jpg

 

FamiklyMattersODP-1.jpg

 

Flattie1ODP.jpg

 

iMfoloziODP-2.jpg

 

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LurkODP-1.jpg

 

Milky1_800ODP.jpg

 

PhongolaSunsetODP-1.jpg

 

StrandfonteinODP-1.jpg

 

Thanks...

 


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

My vote goes to hippo. Next option cheetah.

 

My advice is to make them b&w, and look from distance; the one that will have the best impact you should use.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:19 PM

Vote for Cheetah and Flamingo - gorgeous photos here Peter.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:54 PM

Cheetah and hippo.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:08 PM

O.....M.....G! An unbelievably interesting read. And I can't even imagine how interesting this would be if I understood it.

Initially the 4th and 5th were going to be my suggestion but they will be difficult to see what the pic is from a distance. Therefore the cheetah and hippo gets my nod. Easily recognizable.
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:44 AM

Thanks for all the help.

 

Initially the 4th and 5th were going to be my suggestion but they will be difficult to see what the pic is from a distance. Therefore the cheetah and hippo gets my nod. Easily recognizable.

 

Funnily enough, I still think these are my favourites, because to me they fit best into the reason I built the trailer in the first place: a means to get to wonderful places and have wonderful experiences. While I am undeniably fond of the hippo and cheetah, somehow they do not feel that special to me. Hippo can be found in almost any pool of water, and those two cheetah could have been taken in a zoo..

 

Perhaps I should print a few pictures on paper and stick them temporarily on to see what they look like?


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:43 PM

It is your trailer, Peter, so it should be your call! Do print and put a couple of your favorites on doors, and pick the ones you will like the most! And do sent us a photo of finished product.
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:31 PM

Good.  Back to my favorites then.  


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

My sincere thanks to all who assisted in the decision process, and even more so to everyone who helped making it a reality.

I suspect few international tripartate agreements were ever concluded so pleasantly and succesfully.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:22 PM

@Peter Connan , those photos are simply gorgeous! We are soo looking forward to admire them live in about 55 days!
I am also very curious how many fellow campers will be asking about the name?! One word ... perfect trailer! Ready to start the second one ?
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 05:09 PM

Thank you very much @xelas.

Yes, less than 40 days to departure now! I can't wait...
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 03:49 AM

@Peter Connan  Looking good Peter, It's been awhile since I dropped into this thread.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

Yes, less than 40 days to departure now! I can't wait...

 

 

~ @Peter Connan

 

Now that's a proper camping trailer!

 

The attention to detail, the high degree of customization, and the the overall sophistication of design make it a joy to see.

 

Having seen it in person a couple of weeks ago, I know how well Dragocena is made.

 

Thank you so much for posting these images.

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 04:06 PM

Thank you very much @Geoff and @Tom Kellie

 

I appreciate your kind comments.


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