Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Jack Legs

having seen the legs for my kitchen trailer, caris decided that a set for the castle would make his life easier…

so…

first we cannibalize the boat trailer axle for the steel…

do a bit of welding… (those jack legs are 4,000 lb rated, from northern tool http://www.northerntool.com/

here’s the legs ready . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Jack Legs

Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Leaf Spring Repairs

so we get over to the fleet engineer’s place with the bus and the castle…

and find out the castle has a broken leaf spring (i went looking for it when i realized it was leaning hard to the left) the inside of the break was very rusty, so it happened sometime before the “adventure . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Leaf Spring Repairs

Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Stuck in the Bowl

so, earlier we had some fun…

this would be “getting the f450 turbo diesel dually with the posi” stuck in the yard at summerset. trying to get the castle out.

… we didn’t even get to it 🙂

(and no, that jack leg isn’t broken, it’s pivoted that way on purpose)

so we . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Stuck in the Bowl

Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation

so when i was first asked to look at caris’ castle, i followed him for several miles over a bumpy road, and realized that the entire thing was yawing quite badly whenever the suspension compressed.

this would make railroad tracks an adventure, and was quite dangerous.

the culprit?

about 500 lbs of batteries (for the . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation