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This is our Pop Up trailer We call it the Tortuga.
We used a harbour frieght utility trailer frame. We just followed the instructions and built the frame like it suggested the only difference was that...
We built the frame of the trailer out of a mixture of materials and wood products. The trailer bed is exactly 4' x8' and we used a full sheet of 3/4...
The side walls are made from 1/2 plywood pressure treated. The height of the side walls are 2' tall to match the popup door. the holes for all light...
We added sheet aluminum that we bought at home depot. This is any easy way to cover the unit and it looks great when it is finished.
This photo shows the folding of the bed unit. The hinges are a long aluminum hinge that is like a piano hinge. the bed fold out to rest on an A fram...
I added car scissor jacks to the front and rear for stability. Now the tent is just a normal 8 x 12 tent that i purchase at walmart and removed the fl...
here is the trailer going up
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Very innovative. Your basic design is very sturdy and utilitarian with the ability to 'mod' the design for one's own needs. 'Happy campers' indeed!
We really like your idea and are planning to build something very similar. I was wondering...what did your use for support under the beds?
Looks great but have you thought of maybe using bungee cords to keep the sides down in windy conditions...would hate to be sleeping in there and have a storm come along and blow you all to Kansas...or the other side of the raindbow....just a thought because where I live we get bad storms in spring and fall.
i added the extra struts just because of my kids jumping around but you dont need them.
Sorry to bother you again, but can you explain a little more about the doors? Like, are they connected so if you were to open the trailer door, the tent door follows suit? or did you just add a zipper?
Alright, thanks. I was concerned about maybe if weight wasn't distributed evenly (a person on one side, nobody on the other) that it might tip.
Very nice build I like the idea of wrapping it in aluminum. Also you alleviated any weight concerns I have had about that trailer, as I used it for something similar.
I know someone else mentioned this, but how is the side-to-side stability? Is there a reason you added vertical struts to one aide in addition to the angled ones?
My canvas is rotten on my pop up..How can i in close it and make it look good..?
Im not gonna take it out ..Just gonna leave it where it is and build to.
Awesome build.. Do you have pictures of the side rails could show how they attach at the trailer and down rigors? As well what and where got the materials to make the rail system?
And any cut dimensions for the flooring, framing, walls etc..
Thanks alot its very cool build
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