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So I had this motorcycle trailer and wanted to sell it but thought why not build a camper to use this summer, then sell it...
I wasn't sure how I wanted to connect it so put an extra cross piece in towards frontI also wanted it to be wide enough to fit a queen 57"x 77" x6" ma...
The pictures show where I notched out the wheel well covers to accommodate the width needed for the 57" matressGoing to use lag bolts and/or u bolts ...
So I used the ellipse maker idea from profiles listed onhttp://www.angib.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/teardrop/tear03.htmHere was exact one I used to model mi...
I used gorilla glue for the foam and wood joints.Use gloves- almost impossible to get off hands!EDIT***IT IS COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE TO GET OFF YOUR HAN...
A buddy helped me with this.He poured in the glue first and I set in the 2x2Then from both sides we cleaned up the excess glue and duct taped over to ...
So I will be using 1" foam board for the roof. It is 61" wide so I had to cut a 13" strip out of an additional board to cover the width (1st pic)Obvio...
Next up I had to get door frames and vent lid frames ready.I opted for a 26"x 32" door. Used 30&3/4" tall with 16" wide cross piece of 1x2" ripped fro...
I started at the front with the 48" piece from the front. I taped around the front back to the frame with duct tape then dropped a bunch of gorilla gl...
Next I used what was left of the 2" board as a floor. Cut it up so it would fit in multiple pieces to be glued together later.Adding floating hardwood...
So I needed to fill in the gaps so after glue dried on all the joint I used spray foam to fill in the gaps.My girlfriend followed me with a trowel cle...
So still waiting on another window, so one door is going to be all foam and the other one is framed with wood.The frame needed to be 19 3/4 wide by 23...
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Great idea. Did you save a lot of weight using foam?
Has this been finished? I'm curious to see final steps.
Glad to see someone tried this idea using building foam. I had thought of the possibilities but need the "horse" to pull the cart first! lol
Like others I can't wait to see the finnished product.
Skinning it further I suppose he might go for an exterior grade Luane or maybe even Aluminum flashing...? All it needs really is a hard but light weight coating to protect tge Styrofoam. Other tha n that, its almost good to go as is. Might get one or two seasons out of it as is (if he plans to sell the trailer in the future).
Btw, I looked for the eleipse profile on page link you gave. Didn't see that name mentioned, though they have some neat looking profiles. Which one did you use exactly? Or is it just based on one?
Weight? Have you ballparked the gross weight of the final build yet?
And lastly, thanks for sharing your build thus far. I enjoyed the read and info.
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Hope to see the finished camper. What will you use to cover the top. This would be extremely light weight, but will it hold together at highway speeds? Will it be waterproof? I have a trailer that I need to make into a camper, so will be watching for an update to see the finished camper so I can get ideas. Using the high density styro for sides eliminates a lot of wood sawing and work. very creative thinking ,Josborne1.
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