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Old 04-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #81
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I'm all for building one...

thinking about it myself, but I'm still liking the foam construction method

http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=43647
I hadn't seen the pics of the finished canvas on there. Dunno, that trailer looks a little rough looking. I'd like a nicer looking one.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:24 PM   #82
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This is as complete at she has made it, but that was just a few weeks ago, she didn't do many of the things sugested to smooth the seam yet, and said she built it in a hurry... I'm thinking with more paint, and some sanding, and a little more time spent when putting it on, it could be much smother.
I think any type of fiber glass would take much more work to smooth.
Laminating with wood would definately look good for the interior, but not sure about the exterior. I commented about laminating with alum. and someone commented back that with thermal expantion it would cause the alum. to delaminate from the foam
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:47 PM   #83
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I'd prefer it to look as close to a store-bought camper as possible. I would love to skin it with Filon, but thats pretty expensive.

I think if its the plywood outer, sealed with penetrating epoxy sealer, then a good exterior white paint, that'd be nice. Paint some graphics on it to break it up a bit. Inside, I'm thinking some light or white colors inside, nicer colors for fabrics. I don't like the look of the old pop ups out there with brown fabric and the vinyl tops with all the aluminum frame inside.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:15 AM   #84
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I know that this isn't what you are looking for but does have some measurements or if cheap enough you could just add your own interior

http://www.fleetwest.net/ds365.html
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:36 AM   #85
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I know that this isn't what you are looking for but does have some measurements or if cheap enough you could just add your own interior

http://www.fleetwest.net/ds365.html
interesting... if they aren't too expensive, that would be a nice start, need to fill out their form and they'll comtact you for a quote...
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this looks interesting.. I'll have to go through it...

http://davestruckcamper.blogspot.com/
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #87
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this looks interesting.. I'll have to go through it...

http://davestruckcamper.blogspot.com/
this acually makes a good case for buying a used one and modifying it, he spent $1200 just for the alum. to skin it, and in 3 years hasn't shown the completed camper. Unless of course you are building it out of the joy of building your own stuff, which adds its own cool factor.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #88
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Again, none exist that meet my needs. There's no such thing as a hardside for a 5.5ft full size bed. And certainly not any under 1000 lbs.

That guys build is too typical, where he kept adding weight by overbuilding.

But in general, its interesting to see.
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