Been I while since I posted the Gypsy Trailer - Fiberglass RV


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Old 02-20-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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Been I while since I posted the Gypsy Trailer

I am finally getting to do more art on the exterior. I worked on making architectural features from plywood for the front. I am outlining designs in black and perhaps one night I'll have friends fill them in with color like a giant coloring book. I made the front barrels from oaks floors from a neighbors house (who was replacing is floors, I didn't just walk in and help myself). I found this antique oil lamp that I strung LED lights and a toggle switch for a porch light. The inside is slowly being painted as well.

This all started from a gutted out 1976 Scamp.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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Oh Jay that does look VERY cool!!

I missed the photos of the work in profess so wondering about the roof. Are you not concerned that it may take off in flight????
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Looking at the axle, what makes you think it's gonna move?
Jay, are you planning on addressing the running gear?

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The roof is no problem. Last summer I took it from Berkeley to Utah and back. Later that summer I took it on another trip to Nevada. The only problem with the roof is the drag. I'm thinking about making an aerodynamic Thule like storage comportment on the fan to direct some wind away from the front of the trailer. I did worry about lift when I built it and over-engineered its attachment.
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Its all good. I've no axle or running gear problems. Knock on wood.
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