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 Post subject: My new camping trailer
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:10 pm 
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I know this isn't a fab for the KJ but I will be towing it with the KJ.

On Aug 13, 2007 I started building my frame for the floor
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I then moved on to the walls
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Next I started the framing for the roof
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Almost done just need the door and galley hatch
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looks great! :D what size trailer is that? 4x8? and what did you use for siding?

but you should have built it on one of those off road trailers :twisted: camp anywhere you want


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Its a 5'x8' trailer, the interior compartment is the size of a queen size matress. I used 1/2" plywood for the walls and a good exterior latex paint. My next one will be an off road capable Teardrop. I just wanted to see if I could actually build one first. I am still going to insulate the walls and ceiling and skin the inside with paneling. Later aluminum for the outside.

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man i cant wait to see the teardrop! off-road camper!!


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Looking good for sure been thinking of building one of these for years but never done it yet. Do you have any measurements to share? 5X8 would be a nice size for it looked at a couple 4 foot wide not enough room at all! I keep looking at these or an old 1/4 military to revamp. Just bought a roof top tent but after seeing yours....got me in the mood again. How many sheets of plywood total did it take?

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Thats good work! About how long did that take to make?

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just check out this forumTD and TTT. You do have to register to see the pics but it is worth it.

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Tom, it took about 9 sheets ( 2 for the floor, 2 for the walls, the rest for the roof and hatch.

So far it's taken me a month and about a week. I hope to finish this week so I can test it out before our outing to Katemcy Rocks on 9/28.

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Great job on it Chris and Thanks for the info I am on TTT all the time, lurking / reading/ dreaming, now just have to do it!

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Thanx for the kind words guys. Tom stop lurking and get building; it's so much fun too.

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Yes maybe winter time project, wife is working out of town for 9 months need something to "try" and keep me out of trouble! :lol: :lol:

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AHHHHH!!!!!!!


Remind me not to drive behind you! I don't want those things falling off in front of me!

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Tokyojoe wrote:
AHHHHH!!!!!!!


Remind me not to drive behind you! I don't want those things falling off in front of me!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Don't worry Dave there will be a hatch covering the galley :lol:

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man that looks so good your making me want to do one now....ok im convenced ill do it! im getting the trailer tommarrow
im goona make it from an old pop-up camper b/c i got it for free!

do you have pics of the inside so i can get some ideas


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Here are some pics of the first test drive of "The Runt".
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I'll try to get some pics of the inside later.

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Is that your wife?

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Tokyojoe wrote:
Is that your wife?


Yes, that's my wife holding the plate for the trailer.

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Good looking body....................on the trailer...............of course :lol: :oops:

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PS: You did a great job!

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You need to teach her that in other states, the license plate goes on the rear.

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Tokyojoe wrote:
You need to teach her that in other states, the license plate goes on the rear.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Dave you have obviously never been in Sth. TX. We put plates any where we like. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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