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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:27 pm 
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i propose a small FRIENDLY contest. I want to help my brother build a small camp trailer, but his truck is almost as small as mine.

in light of this, i have seen lots of trailers available locally, but none within both the weight rating or price range that he can handle.

so i started thinking of designs and came up with this.

i also figure it could be pulled by a LUV if it was light enough (less than 800 LBS total empty weight)

what do you guys think?

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this is just one small "teardrop" design that i had in mind, but what do you guys have? pics are always awesome!


we have this small trailer frame at our disposal. measures about 14 feet tip to tail
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:48 pm 
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hmmm very good idea i will be watching this post you got me interested lol.....use craigslist for materials you can find tons of free stuff on there wood/siding/metal/left over panel from jobs ect.....maybe find a old trailer with no title and change it up? idk just ideas i will do some more thinking and get back to you.

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what about getting a cheap tube roller from harbor freight. some 1" alum sq tube, and build a teardrop frame. then skin it with alum sheeting?

i have seen these so small and light they are basically a bed on wheels :lol:

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just found this

http://www.tomswenson.com/teardrop/index.shtml

hmm......Larp likes to camp. Is a cheapskate. And is getting too damn old to sleep in a tent :)

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that's essentially what i want to build. a bed on wheels (with a kitchen for a drunken midnight snack) :lol:

this is giving me lots of ideas.

keep em coming!

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that frame looks fairly sound. i would put a good floor on it and start there. you are only limited by your imagination, skill, and budget.

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larphead wrote:
you are only limited by your imagination, skill, and budget.


In that case if it were mine, it might make it up to a flat bed.... forever. :lol: (Absolutely no building skills here.) :oops:

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also i built a suburban trailer took a 85 sub cut it just in front of the rear doors and welded a truck cab wall to it and it was about the same as your tear drop trailer and way less work i am thinking bout building another one to pull behind my body dropped sub and body drop it too lol

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i thought about doing something like that, but the legal weight limit here before you have to register it is 750 lbs. besides, the suburban while not a bad idea, would be much heavier than that. it's got to be light enough to be pulled by either a Mazda truck or my LUV

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just buy a pop u camper lol.


anyways i found this little build of an offroad camper that i think your wanting to build the same thing anyways here is the link this can probably get you started. http://northwestoverlandsociety.org/Dis ... fault.aspx

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http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j118/ ... 20trailer/


this one is retty awsome here.

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chrisquested wrote:
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j118/jamscal/Off%20road%20teardrop%20trailer/


this one is retty awsome here.

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that looks like something I would build.

that thing is a damn TANK!!

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thats what i was thinking lol i seen some crazy off road trailers also like ones that have shocks and stuff.....

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