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Postby Ropes4u » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:25 am

So I have recruited a welder and picked a design, we decided to build a Li'l Bear

Now I want to stretch it to a 5x8 frame which after talking to Grant I feel like we have a good plan for the frame and tongue.

The trailer will be a 1/2" plywood foam sandwich with an aluminum skin. Build as simple and as light as I can with basic tools. We are buying a 2200# axle with e brakes installed.

Any huge blunders?
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Re: Frame questions

Postby Esteban » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:11 pm

It seems to me that you need to provide considerably more information to folks here about your design and plans to get well informed feedback. :thinking:
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Re: Frame questions

Postby KCStudly » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:43 pm

Is that 1/2 ply inside and out with foam in the middle?

You can go thinner on the inside for sure, and the outside, too, for that matter.
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Re: Frame questions

Postby Ropes4u » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:47 pm

Maybe I should post a drawing, but it is going to be a simple modernistic / cub design. 3/8 Baltic birch plywood with 1/4 - 1/8 skin and 3/8 center will probably be the ticket.
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Re: Frame questions

Postby AaronRCTID » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:33 pm

Sounds like your design is fairly similar to mine. How's it coming?
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Re: Frame questions

Postby tony.latham » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:27 pm

Any huge blunders?


Blunder? To begin with, listening to Grant is an anti-blunder. (I can't Google-up an antonym for the word blunder BTW) The guy is the Dalai Lama of teardrop building. I'm being serious here. I would have told you that a sandwiched wall with the "guts," or "bones," made from 3/8" plywood is too thin. Heck, I prefer 3/4". But if Grant suggests it, by all means go for it.

The guy has made more quality teardrops than I'll ever see. :thumbsup:

I assume you've seen his last build he documented on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/teardrops.net?fref=ts

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