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Old 08-08-2018, 01:17 PM   #41
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The trick to it is to build the trailer as a frameless monocoque, using as much air and as little structure as possible. The stuff that has to be there should be made of skinned foam or skinned honeycomb. Most parts and structure are made, not purchased.

The teardrop is a little more than a third of the weight of typical tears of similar size, and weight schedules for the fiver indicate that we've got quite a bit of headroom in that 3,000 lb. figure, including water and folding bicycles.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:21 PM   #42
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Pin weight? Aiming for ca. 1,000 lbs.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:35 PM   #43
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Its really not about the perfect RV. Its more about favorites.
It is really IMO the quintessential automobile endowed with an "honesty" and competence that is endearing much like a loyal and enthusiastic pet. If that sounds odd you must bear in mind that anthropomorphic projection is an innate part of the human condition commonly applied to such things as pets and inanimate objects.
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Definition of Anthropomorphic

1 : described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes anthropomorphic deities stories involving anthropomorphic animals
2 : ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things anthropomorphic supernaturalism anthropomorphic beliefs about nature
— anthropomorphically play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

I guess I need to make my trailer look like me!

Does my butt make my trailer look big?
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:54 PM   #44
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Does my butt make my trailer look big?
Just think of all the space you'll have!
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:05 PM   #45
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Larry and Debby Gamble run Little House Customs

https://littlehousecustoms.com/

Larry and Debby have had a 16' Casita for ~ 20 years which they've HIGHLY modified. They've had SO many good ideas for improving their "egg" that it became a business! They're based in TX and attend a number of rallies where Larry offers his services or, folks can make an appointment to go to Larry's shop and have mods done there. As a VERY satisfied customer, I HIGHLY recommend Little House Customs.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:21 PM   #46
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We've had a 13' Burro since 1997 and have done quite a few modifications. we like going into the backcountry. Raised and strengthened the frame plus larger axle and wheels. Also lengthened it front and back for bikes and an aluminum storage box. 210 watts of solar and 4 lead acid batteries. Lastly on the outside a 8'x10' awning. Inside the bed is permanent with 26 extra gallons of fresh water under it. The fridge is 5.8 cu ft 12 volt (only). We were in Az. a month ago and one day it reached 117 deg. and the NovaKool stayed at 39 deg.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:33 PM   #47
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That the pin weight?
Kilos? Nah still a bit light! Stone maybe, but that might include the TV!
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:40 PM   #48
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I guess I need to make my trailer look like me!

Does my butt make my trailer look big?
Have you seen an Eggcamper from behind??


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Old 08-08-2018, 05:11 PM   #49
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Next one is going to be a 32' superstreamliner fifth wheel
I think we all enjoyed following the construction of the Nest prototype. Please keep us updated on this one, once it gets beyond the noodling stage.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:14 PM   #50
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Perfect RV for us is a full bath and a couch along with queen bed, dinette, and kitchen, reasonable storage in molded fiberglass and lightweight.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:29 PM   #51
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My understanding is that Little House of Customs and the Gambles have retiried and someone else is going to take over under a new name, new owner.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:05 AM   #52
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My wants

My 17 Casita bed is my only complaint. My next rig will have a bed that allows both occupants to get out of bed without having to climb over the person on the outside edge.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:12 AM   #53
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Have you seen an Eggcamper from behind??
All right Floyd, one more "crack" like that and you are off the forum!

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Old 08-18-2018, 04:29 PM   #55
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That Eggcamper has a nice (awning) rack, though.
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