|Project by Bricofleur||posted 10-05-2010 04:44 PM||12141 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
Here I want to share with you a project I built several years ago. Recently, when I saw these pictures, I spontaniously said that I should share them with my LJ’s friends.
I made it from scratch, meaning that I started by purchasing 20’ long 1-1/2’’ X 1-1/2’’ angle irons and 2’’ square tubings, as well as a used axel and two wheel hubs and a brand new spring kit. Since I had a welding machine (not being a welder though) I thought it would be fun and much more economical to build one myself. The walls and the roof are is made out 3/4’’ X 1-1/2’’ strips of plywood, filled and stiffened with 1-1/2’’ rigid foam. The inside walls are covered with 1/8’’-thick wall paneling sheets as well as the ceiling.
The floor is 6-1/2’ X 8’ while the steel frame is 11’ long (from coupler to bumper). The door, the windows and the aluminum siding were purchased from a RV dealer, as well as several small parts. While I built the trailer, my wife made all curtains and upholstery. The table, lowered to the bench height, became a 48’’ bed and above you can see a roll-out fabric bed for our two daughters.
Finally, the weight was close to 1000 lbs and it was hauled by my 4 cylinders Mercury Lynx (manual).
It took about a year of my spare time to build but it was well worth it.
I hope you will enjoy seeing it and be inspired by the fact that almost anything can be home made.
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