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Old 08-09-2013, 11:56 PM   #15
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would save a fair amount of weight to use metal studs (as used in commercial buildings) since you wouldn't need as many structural members. Plus you'd have holes pre-punched in them for running utilities.

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i was thinking of this for stability and weight. I was told it can hold up 2 1000 lbs. And i can put 1 ft over each tire. It's a 1949 car rear end. It won't be your common camper, and as some said, this should be interesting. I brought home the trailer 2 day. Gonna make it my profile picture lol

btw..i have a sense of humor, so please do speak your mind. Maybe i'll get lucky enough to find a camper on here. I'm looking for a junked one for parts, so if anyone comes in contact with one, let me know.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #16
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HI..WHAT IS A TNTTT SITE AND HOW DO I FIND IT?
Use Donna's link to Teardrops and Tiny Travel Trailers [tnttt.com]. Starting with a home made trailer that has a car reared is probably not the best way to go. Extra weight there, suspension may not work out very good, and ride height may be more than what you want. Building a teardrop or small trailer can get quite involved, not something I would want to attempt. We got into enough of a project restoring a vintage teardrop and now just finishing up our Uhaul camper.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:51 AM   #17
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Ann Marie, did you see the recent post of a Playpac camper for sale in PA. Same state as you, if you're lucky it may be in your area.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:25 AM   #20
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I have a CD labeled "Mini-Trailer & Teardrop Plans"
There are perhaps dozens of plans for home built RV trailers on it.
Most are vintage plans and so are now for vintage styles.
I think I found it on the internet for cheap.
It includes materials lists and detailed measurments etc.
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I think the tnttt site has free plans. I know you can buy plans on ebay.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #23
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i was thinking of this for stability and weight. I was told it can hold up 2 1000 lbs. And i can put 1 ft over each tire. It's a 1949 car rear end. It won't be your common camper, and as some said, this should be interesting. I brought home the trailer 2 day. Gonna make it my profile picture lol

btw..i have a sense of humor, so please do speak your mind. Maybe i'll get lucky enough to find a camper on here. I'm looking for a junked one for parts, so if anyone comes in contact with one, let me know.
You need to be constantly thinking about weight. Your axle for example, is heavier than it should be. While it will work, it means you are carrying around metal you don't need.

What are you towing with?

I like the suggestion about metal studs for framing.

One thing I like about your project is you have a blank slate and can do whatever you please. No one would cut up a perfectly good trailer to make massive changes. But re-purposing an old trailer is fun.

For example, you could put in a fold out bed on either or one side, or fold up solid awnings on either side which reveal windows when opened up, but when closed make it look like a utility trailer.

While 4x8 sounds small, I lived in an 8' pickup bed with a topper cap for six weeks while remodeling my house. It was less than 4' tall. That makes your trailer big from that perspective.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:39 AM   #24
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I got some free plans (Generic Benroy) on the TNTTT site (Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers • Index page) and built a 5x8 teardrop. I did seal it in Fiberglass Epoxy so it is KIND of fiberglass.
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