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  1. #1

    Apr 2007
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    No More Tents For Me

    Been working on this a year or so, and now it's looking good. Outside dimensions are about 4'X4'X8' and I think the weight should be about 1050 lbs when done.
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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2006
    northeast Wisconsin
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    Re: No More Tents For Me

    Ive seen plans for a few of those on-line. Built on a HF trailer ? Pretty cool for one or two people

    Myself, Having spent my younger years sleeping in the back of my truck, or the bow of my boat, have come to prefer the F-350 powered truck camper or the 34 foot class-A with the 460 CID under the hood...............................but your rig probably will get you there and back on a lot less gas than either of mine.

    Diggem'
    Yup. The end of a way of life. Too bad. It's a good way. Wagons forward! Yo!

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2011
    west central indiana
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    Re: No More Tents For Me

    nice work... how about some pics of the inside? does the back open up to a outside kitchen? i have seen some of those little campers like this and they have the kitchen and some cabinets outside like that. hope you are going to cover that plywood with something or weather proof it somehow, i'm a carpenter and i know that won't hold up to the weather very long. otherwise you got a nice little outfit for a lot less then buying one.

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2008
    Morgantown,WV
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    Re: No More Tents For Me

    Fine looking craftsmanship . Something so well constructed and weather tight I have one bit of advice :
    Don't fart in the house with the door closed
    Wolfpack forever

  5. #5

    Apr 2007
    New Jersey
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    Re: No More Tents For Me

    The back hatch opens to a galley type kitchen. The inside and galley cabinets are not done yet, I'm trying to complete the outside before winter. All the plywood is 1/4 inch oak, the interior is stained with golden oak and finished with 3 coats of semigloss poly.The exterior plywood now has 2 coats of epoxy with 1 more to come, and then I'll give it at least 3 coats of epoxy boat paint. I hope to have the paint done and everything reassembled in 3-4 weeks, then over the winter I'll build the cabinets and install them and the stereo and the rest of the lights.

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2011
    west central indiana
    discovery 1,000
    25

    Re: No More Tents For Me

    oh yea.. good ol expoxy paint. that'll protect it

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2007
    SoCal
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    Re: No More Tents For Me

    Nice looking Tear Drop Trailer your building ! Popular Mechanics use to have plans for these DIY setups in the day . I've seen some really cool ones here in California and I here there's a few clubs that have a huge following . Build it well and just how you want it that's all that matters . Enjoy !

    HH
    Mike
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    Fisher CZ6A (Los Banos Unit)

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2007
    Summit County, CO
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    Re: No More Tents For Me

    That's just pretty neat. You got room on the back, you should build on a kitchen box, with a little drop down table for cookin. Yeah, kinda like a chuckwagon. I'd love to build somethin like that, but where I live the landlord would probably throw a hissy fit.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2010
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    Re: No More Tents For Me

    This one looks like it's roomier than the teardrops are. I would also like to see the galley when you're done and, of course, the interior. Will it have a deep cycle battery for lights? Propane tanks for fuel and/or heat? I have a big white van that I take camping/fishing and I use MR HEATER and it works great for those snowy places. I sure do like the 4x8 (standard sheet of plywood) format. Keep us informed....Hey....it's winter now....any pics yet? Anxiously waiting!

 

 

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