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    Default Teardrop Trailer/M/C hauler.

    Building a teardrop camper, with a receiver hitch on it to haul my bike on a dirt bike hauler.

    If you guys don't know what that is, it's a little camper w/ no bathroom. Just a bed and a small kitchen that's in the back. There is a door that opens like a trunk to get to it. Most of these are home made.

    Here are a few examples:



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    Well first thing of order was get a hitch for my car.



    My POS HF trailer:


    Deck built:


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    Then the side profile of mine...




    I built the deck ant the one side today. More to come soon..
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    I think these are the coolest trailers , we have club in quartzite AZ that has these trailer most are home built .
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    I've always wanted one. They are really easy to build. It will take a few months. But hopefully Ill be done by October.
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    these are the kind of projects i like to do , I have seen some really cool trailers like this , like watching the tv shows about them , should get some sawhourse bracketsClick image for larger version. 

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    One of these is definitely on my to-do list. Looking forward to watching your progress.

    Are you thinking about having the cabin easily detach from the trailer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard View Post
    One of these is definitely on my to-do list. Looking forward to watching your progress.

    Are you thinking about having the cabin easily detach from the trailer?
    All that's going to hold the cabin to the trailer is lag bolts. But it is going to be a custom made trailer just for the cabin. The back will have a receiver hitch for a dirt bike hauler.

    Updated pics:




    This is all I'm doing until I get back from work in 20 days....
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    So do you basically build it out of wood, then cover it in a metal of your choice?
    Are they insulated or does that take up too much space?
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    Ever consider having expandable sections? Something like (but perhaps not as radical ....)

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    Seriously, maybe like the below but for the sides to give a bit more stretching out room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    Seriously, maybe like the below but for the sides to give a bit more stretching out room?
    I have thought about it. But I want to keep weight to a minimum.

    Quote Originally Posted by CGCINC View Post
    So do you basically build it out of wood, then cover it in a metal of your choice?
    Are they insulated or does that take up too much space?
    I will cut a bunch of big holes in the side and fill it with insulation. Then both sides will have 1/4" plywood, the .0040 Aluminum sheet on the outside and I am going to use hardwood flooring for the walls on the inside.
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    Like this:
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    this stuff is great and then only need just 1 piece of wood , the foil insulation and then your outer skin Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
    this stuff is great and then only need just 1 piece of wood , the foil insulation and then your outer skin Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	6571 http://www.insulation4less.com/Insul...l-48-Inch.aspx plus it doesn't draw moisture its also a good sound barrier http://www.insulation4less.com/Prode...1&Ratenumber=5
    Like really thick hot water heater wrap! Does anyone use expanding foam? It's a bit messy though and a bit hard to gauge how much it will expand but that was the first thing that came to my mind.

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    lol yes im a pirate hamster lol
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    expanding foam is ok but can expand to much and destroy what you did plus a pain if ever need to remove a panel or something its good for stuff you want sealed i use it for around pipe a lot going thew walls found mice like to eat it
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    Most of the ones I've seen just use 1" or so foam sheets for the insulation. Easy to cut and relatively cheap at the big orange box.
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    Is roll on truck bed liner waterproof?
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    bed liner yes is water proof i use on inside of aluminum fishing boats
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    Thanks. I thinks that's what I am going to go with..
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