Originally Posted by Disco Stu
If that's home made, I'd love to see details of the build.
Oh sure. Check out this link.
I owe the whole thing to Colin, this forum and it's members who walked me through it over the years. This album starts out with two trailers I originally thought I was going to refurb and after a lot of work abandoned them both because they just had bad bones.
I don't loooove the shape I ended up with and I was really limited by the fact that I had no shop to work in. Literally, just a single driveway. So enjoy the crazy frames I build to hold up the aluminum framing and all it's pie cut C Channel! Although my wife had a lot of input on the shape to make it usable and I do admit she was right. She, my kid, and I all fit in there on two week trips just fine thanks to the bunk in the front. I mean the thing is only 10 x 7 at the base!
The only thing left from the donor trailers is are the windows. Everything else is new. Including a new frame I had welded from 1/4 inch steel (or close to it) when the original Frame broke in half in Amarillo $6,000! Now I'm confident in it. it's been all over and pulls great.
2024T3 aluminum from aircraft spruce -- $7,000? I stopped counting.
300 watts solar, charge wizard, pure sine wave inverter
5000btu AC hidden in a kitchen cabinet that rolls out the side when needed.
Sig9000 propane fireplace.
Sleeps 3.75 (Table drops down to a 3/4 bed)
retractable bench seat
7 years in the making ... really just 2 once I abandoned the idea of a refurb
26 gallon total water with hot water heater under the bench
Banana pulp foster speakers with 600w subwoofer
2 burner stove
birch interior stained cherry with clear coat on both sides
insanely thick floor. 1.5 inch frame, .75 subfloor impregnated with smiths, .75 nail and glue oak on that ( An engineer friend told me to make it heavy for better center of gravity
2 x 6v deep cycles
2 x propane
Monroe shocks AND SUmo springs, Goodyear endurance tires
$2,000 of custom upholstery (sigh)
If I had to do it again I would start with a new aluminum trailer, double axles, TIG weld the frame of the body and use a roller bender to get smoother curves. And less rivets and more VHB taped seams. I'm thinking about it.
I think I'll add all this to my signature!
Thank again AirForums!