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Postby ae6black » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:18 pm

I'd of built a five wide if I knew the dog was going to be such a space hog.

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Re: things u love or hate

Postby Socal Tom » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:42 pm

I’d go at least 9 ft long. If you put a 80 inch long queen bed in, and subtract the wall depth, your galley is about 12 inches deep. With an extra foot you have a lot more room for a battery, water tank, storage etc.
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Re: things u love or hate

Postby Shep505 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:26 pm

Funny you say that because I'm thinking of using the Wyoming Woody plans as my starting point 5x9x4
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Re: things u love or hate

Postby jondbar628 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:36 pm

We went with a "squaredrop foamie" ( kind of a weekender-TD hybrid), to maximize interior space while maintaining a semblance of aerodynamics. Function over form, to a point..... The classic TD is elegant in it's shape and aerodynamics, but inefficient in interior usable space. 5 wide exterior - 56" interior- enough for a full sized mattress with an inch clearance on each side. Full 48" interior height (minus mattress thickness). No slide-out drawers in galley or bunk area. Bunk area cabinet doors are 5mm ply pullaways (no hinges, just magnetic catches). Open shelves. Netting where needed. Cheap & light. Cheap & light are the primary basis for my build. Of course, there are always trade-offs. Everyone has to make them. Pick your poison, but pick with the long-term view.........jd..................Forgot to add - mine is 9' 6" length on an HF 4 x 8, with extended reinforced tongue.
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Re: things u love or hate

Postby KTM_Guy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:48 pm

Shep505 wrote:Honestly, if I was riding solo I would consider the 4 footer but my wife is my best friend in life and she will be with me on every trip so those extra inches in bed width are golden real estate. I figure a queen at 60 inches would be so tight on the sides it would be hard to make the bed taking into account wall thickness if insulated. I think the full size will fit perfectly but that's as small as I want to go.


We are going with a Full XL, 54X80 Queen is 60x80. I wouldn't fit on a standard full. 54X74.

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Re: things u love or hate

Postby Andrew Herrick » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:01 am

True memory foam in a teardrop doesn't work in cold climates. It'll turn hard as a rock. High-density (2.8lb or better) polyurethane foam works better and can be custom-cut for your needs at online retailers like the Foam Factory.
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Re: things u love or hate

Postby Shep505 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:35 am

True memory foam in a teardrop doesn't work in cold climates. It'll turn hard as a rock.

Define cold. That make actually work in my favor cause I like very firm. I don't plan on camping beyond Thanksgiving in the NJ area with overnight temps maybe dropping into the low 40s. And doesn't the body heat warm it up anyway?
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Re: things u love or hate

Postby Socal Tom » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:07 am

Shep505 wrote:True memory foam in a teardrop doesn't work in cold climates. It'll turn hard as a rock.

Define cold. That make actually work in my favor cause I like very firm. I don't plan on camping beyond Thanksgiving in the NJ area with overnight temps maybe dropping into the low 40s. And doesn't the body heat warm it up anyway?

I can tell you that below 30F, it’s a rock. Body heat makes a rigid spot where you sink it, but it takes a while. It’s fine above 60, I’m not sure exactly when the cutoff is. My solution was to “ Pre heat” the interior with a propane heater for about 30 minutes until everything inside was above 70. Then the bed was soft, I still woke up in a form fitting space, but I fell asleep much easier. I recommend a base of non- memory foam, with a layer of memory foam on top. 4 inches of MF let me sink to the hard floor on warmer nights.
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Re: things u love or hate

Postby rivernstream » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:29 am

Same a 60 inch foam Matress will fit a smaller space. Mine is also 57.5. I ordered my foam 5" from https://www.foamorder.com. Call them and they will walk you through to the best solution. I had mine cut to 58 wide and in 4 pieces because I have a platform that becomes a couch (with cargo space under the floor) and sewed covers. Image


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Re: things u love or hate

Postby Shep505 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:33 pm

[quote="rivernstream"]Same a 60 inch foam Matress will fit a smaller space. Mine is also 57.5. I ordered my foam 5" from https://www.foamorder.com.

Thanks,,, i just checked out this website and it looks like they are be my go to.
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Re: things u love or hate

Postby bc toys » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:51 am

Can't think of anything I hate about my trailer :thinking: and I love the space in it :D . It is 6Wx10LX6H and hope when I finish it this time it will stay as it is :twisted:
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Re: things u love or hate

Postby Shep505 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:31 pm

That an interesting project bc toys. Looks like you're going to have some really comfortable living space.
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