|Project by Andy||posted 09-26-2007 03:00 PM||8989 views||31 times favorited||30 comments|
I helped my sister-in-law, Janice, build this little camp trailer to tow behind her Subura. She bought a set of plans but we only used the pattern for the side profile.The rest is our design. Overall size is 4’x4’x8’. The frame is a folding trailer from Harbor Freight, modified and stiffened. The sides are made using one sheet of 3/4” ply for the inner core and another for the outer core. The inner core is notched for sliding dovetails on the cross ribs. This aligns everything and locks it together side to side tight as a drum. The cutout on the sides are to accept 3/4” rigid foam insulation and the top gets 1.5” insulation. This little guy is very quiet when your inside and stays warm from body heat. The top and sides are covered with 1/4” ply and then aluminum sheeting.
The sleeping area is about 45” wide x 71” long, and has an overhead shelf for books etc, and two more over the footwell for clothing. The back lifts up and is called the galley.There is a pullout rack for a cooler, a place for a camp stove, and plenty of storage for all your kit. No electric lighting, no sink, no toilet, no real stove. Very basic, but complete and cozy. Total weight is about 800# lbs and tongue weight is about 120#lbs. You have to keep looking in your mirrors to make sure its still following you.The sweet thing is when you get to your campsite,one person can lift the tongue and wheel it into position. We crowd these together at campsites…because we can.
In Oregon you dont have to license these as long as they dont have a fixed stove, they are considered a utility trailer.
-- If I can do it, so can you.