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Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:44 pm

5’ X 8’ … the picture says everything … many possibilities … :thinking:

Just “another” way of making a camper … !!!
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:48 pm

Don’t have to worry about wood rot … :o Just Rust !!! :lol:
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:47 am

  OK … I know !!! It isn’t pretty !!! :o But goes with my Boat eh ??? hahahahahahahaha :lol:
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby aggie79 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:08 am

GPW,

I've seen a couple of similar examples here on the forum, but I can't recall their names. (There goes that memory "issue" again.) None of these, however, had a trailer with steel walls and floor though.

I guess you could go full on redneck with the design, and use the aft portion of a pickup truck for the base!
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:34 pm

Oh !!! Great Idea A79 !!! 8) :thumbsup:
Actually we’ve been looking at a similar trailer right down the street abandoned in the woods for the past 20 years … the back of a Pickup with a camper top on … Too far gone now for a “restoration” … But I’ve “ thought “ of it many times ... :thinking: Bet a trip to the junkyard would yield trailer parts in short order … a "Quickee camper” ... :o Although somewhat “ratty” on the outside , the inside could be finished quite nicely … Just an optional idea for someone with no building skills and a limited budget … Anything is possible here huh ???
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby twisted lines » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:20 pm

GPW wrote: Just an optional idea for someone with no building skills and a limited budget … Anything is possible here huh ???


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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:12 pm

Perhaps eh Twisted ‘ … Think how nice it would be to have a real Tailgate :D , a bumper , and built in tail lights and License plate holder … :o8)
Having done a Number of “Kustom Van” conversions many years ago , it would be an easy matter to put a luxury interior inside … Just a PU truck cab … Easy to insulate , carpet and decorate to suit… :thinking:

Would be pretty easy to go crazy and make something really Cool with a little sweat equity and not too many bucks … and you could paint it to match the TV … :thumbsup: :beer:

We’d have to get a better Boat … :R :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby twisted lines » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:01 pm

If I had only seen this before I cluttered my shop! I could have just started with the only other trailer I ever built. I guess this means I am already on two, but thinking of three!

Kinda close eh 8)

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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:49 am

Well then , there you go !!! 8) :thumbsup:
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:25 am

Anybody ever try taking a pickup truck bed and removing the heavy rear suspension , and modify it to be more “trailer friendly” ? Theoretically you could install a “trailer axle “ of proper weight. Any idea what an empty Pickup bed weighs anyway … ? I see the Fiberglass camper tops are Cool looking but HEAVY ( mine sure is ) … The Aluminum ones seem pretty light especially without too many Windows. ( as shown above ^ )
The more I think about this the more practical it sounds … :thinking:

Doesn’t somebody make an Aluminum PU truck bed … Ford ??? :NC
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby bobhenry » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:45 am

Pickup bed is about #400 I took my rust bucket one off of my 65 ford pickup so I could later install one that was in better shape. We went to the scrap steel dealer and he picked the load of steel we had on with the magnet. I probably should have told him we had unbolted the bed before driving in but the look on the crane operators face was priceless. That little 240 6 cylinder 3 on the tree would smoke tires real neat after the bed was removed :D
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:30 am

Thanks Bob , Funny story !!! :lol:

Found it , more pics … https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... o_ssfy_www
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby Modstock » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:37 am

I was interested in these at one time before getting our teardrop.

But was thinking of using one of those tops from the 90's that had a real rear door instead of the tailgate.


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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:28 pm

Just sayin’ , it seems like this is a realistic "Quick and Dirty" camper style , and there’s so many ways to pop one together … I’d think depending what you can find … ( read: “Salvage” ) :thinking: Door’s a really cool idea too ,but I can cook on a tailgate , and have before … sorta like a fold-down Galley so to speak … What ever you need , you can do !!! Probably pretty cheap too if you shop around … :thumbsup:

During the week you can haul stuff around … Slide tools in > work trailer … slide camping gear in > camper trailer …. Multitasking … JUST an Idea !!! :D

May ( or may not ) be pretty but still beats a Tent eh ? … ;)
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Re: Now here’s an idea !!!

Postby GPW » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:44 pm

The one in the woods … just a bit too far gone eh ??
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