|Project by schaney||posted 07-03-2008 10:36 PM||13071 views||12 times favorited||15 comments|
A few year back I searched for a nice compact two person camping trailer, no one made one, so I designed my own.
It’s design is a combination for vinage tent and teardrop trailer, I call it an Explorer Box. It’s a rolling camp box of sorts. It has a kitchen / galley area on the front that includes organized, shelved storage compartments and counter space. In the rear is a large general storage compartment for bulkier items and storage containers. On top I again used an expedition style roof top tent for sleeping quarters. The Explore Box is great for extending our Subaru’s storage space and at just under 400 lbs dry it’s a breeze to tow.
The Explorer Box uses a straight forward glue and screw corner block method of assembly. The floor is made from ACX Radiata Pine, shelves are from Baltic Birch and the exterior is made from 9mm BS1088 Okuome for its light weight, strength and beautiful Mahogany finish. It’s sealed with CPES and top coated with a new oil-based, water cleanup varnish from Target Coatings called HybriVar.
I’ve had some much interest in the Explorer Box that I created a construction manual for DIYers.
-- Scott, Camping the "Compact Way", www.cttct.com