7 x 10 Tiny Trailer

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7 x 10 Tiny Trailer

Postby jwh92020 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:50 pm

I decided I wanted to do a full build so I started kind of small. I want it to be light weight, easy to tow and comfortable for those rainy days when outside isn't an option. I decided on a 7 x 10 platform with a 6ft interior height. Full size bed in front, 2 person dinette on passenger side rear, sink, storage and frig cabinet lower driver side rear. Upper driver side rear will be storage and a built in a/c unit. I had the frame built - 2 x 2 tubing, 40" tongue, 3500 lb axle. Cabin frame is 2 x 2s ripped from 2 x 4s. Exterior is sheathed with ThermoPly and skinned with exterior grade FRP. Roof is 24 gauge roofing metal, only 1 seam. Interior will be natural finish luan ply. No propane, all electric. Lights and device charging will be from solar. Here are some pics of the progress:
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Re: 7 x 10 Tiny Trailer

Postby aggie79 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:29 am

Very nice! :applause: :thumbsup: :applause:

Do you mind a few questions? Could you provide info and/or where you purchased the FRP? Also, the same for your windows and doors.
How did you attach the FRP and the roof metal?

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Re: 7 x 10 Tiny Trailer

Postby jwh92020 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:33 pm

Tom - I bought the FRP from a guy here in Oklahoma City. He has about 300 more sheets of this size and about 100 of 25 x 77 sheets. He also has about 2000 sheets of 60 x 80 Filon. He got them from a RV supply place that closed down. I got the windows from Shed Windows and More.com. 3 - 14 x 27 windows were right at $100 including shipping. I got the door from a mobile home supply store here in OKC. 30 x 72 door was $250. I used DAP Power Grab for FRP. I talked to several FRP adhesive mfgs and DAP was the only one that had done testing for outdoor use. They said it held up well during their tests. Roof is 2 48" piecesof 24 gauge metal. One sheet is flushed to one edge and the oter sheet is flushed to the other side with a 7" overlap. I ran a bead of sealant under the overlap then used Eternabond Tape on the seam. The metal is screwed to to the roof joists with metal roofing screws.
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Re: 7 x 10 Tiny Trailer

Postby aggie79 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:46 am

Thank you! That is great information. When I get in build mode for the second time I'm going to look around the DFW for similar materials.
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Re: 7 x 10 Tiny Trailer

Postby jwh92020 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:21 pm

A few more pics. Marker lights are mounted, tail lights mounted, 30 amp inlet mounted and the exterior trim is done.
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Re: 7 x 10 Tiny Trailer

Postby aggie79 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:21 am

Love the diamond plate trim! :applause: :applause: :applause:
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