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Old 12-05-2011, 08:17 PM   #15
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Cedar is pretty resistant to termites and rot.
They said that about Redwood, too...
I just replaced a 15 year old Redwood deck that was riddled with termites.

I can't help noticing that while we on this side of the pond aspire to high ground clearance, this unit actually rides quite low with everything that's in the "Basement" under the floor.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:52 PM   #16
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"Noah,, Build me a camper." and Noah replied "Yes Lord."

And then Noah said "What's a cubit?"
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Going through old bookmarks I found this and thought I'd bump it back up, seeing how he's done now.

what's he building in there?
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I hope he weighs that thing. It would be really interesting to see the total loaded weight.
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I have a friend who used to build and sell cedar strip canoes. They were fairly light weight. I have often thought of using the principle to build an RV trailer shell, shaped a little stubbier but with a pointed front and rear so it would slip through the air easily. Also I really like this guy's wood burning stoves.
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I hope he weighs that thing. It would be really interesting to see the total loaded weight.
I'd like to know the weight also. With all the other "stuff" inside it doesn't matter how much cedar you see on the outside it has to weigh a ton or 2 or 3!

That said, it is really cool inside and out!

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I have a friend who used to build and sell cedar strip canoes. They were fairly light weight. I have often thought of using the principle to build an RV trailer shell, shaped a little stubbier but with a pointed front and rear so it would slip through the air easily. Also I really like this guy's wood burning stoves.
Stripper canoes are pretty light, not as light as Kevlar, but still light. The construction I've seen is two layers of fiberglass cloth in and two outside and third on the bottom. Once cured it doesn't take much to hold the shape and is pretty strong. I seem to remember 1 cross member in the middle and then the seats became part of the structure.
I would think that making a stripper trailer using the same technique and the structure elements in trailers like Scamp and Casita would work. Work is right, but very pretty.
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