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Old 11-23-2014, 11:55 PM   #15
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My completed trailer ready to camp weighs 6500 lbs. (via scale ticket)

I figure the wood and the rest of my mods added about 1,200 pounds net to the trailer.

If I get to build another I think I might see how 1/8" plywood might work, that would save quite a bit of added weight.

I figure I used about 30 sheets of 1/4" plywood less waste, (counting my cabinets and fixtures) probably about 40 pounds a sheet for birch, a bit more for the oak.


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Old 11-24-2014, 09:15 AM   #16
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Thanks for that great info! Just speculation, the expansion of the aluminum may be similar to the wood so is not much of an issue.

That is more than "food for thought" that is a feast!!!
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I will be using 1/8" birch on mine, right over the wall skins, next spring. I did a test piece about two feet wide, full height (eight feet), oiled to a nice medium-dark finish, and it fits and looks just fine. Weight should not be an issue.
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Going to 1/8", I imagine you will save about five or six hundred pounds from what I did.

If I had it to do over, I would add a layer of 1/8" foam between the skins and the wood.

The thermal difference the wood alone makes is substantial, the foam would likely add even more insulation value.


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That's a lot of weight to save! The 4 x 8 1/8th-inch sheets are pretty light. I like the idea of a layer of foam. So what type of foam would you recommend?
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The good thing about the old trailers is their lightness. Starting with a 5,000 pound trailer has its advantages when doing a project like this.

Even though I used 1/4" ply, my trailer is still a lot lighter than a new Airstream. I was actually shocked to see how heavy these trailers have become, but it kind of provides a guide on what kind of increase is acceptable.


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