Sketchup of my Camper plans

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Sketchup of my Camper plans

Postby ThinkLibertarian » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:41 pm

Hi All,

Using Sketchup 2016 for the first time, I made these plans for the frame of a camper.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/grn8nyrufm52b ... r.skp?dl=0

The base is a folding 4x8 trailer from harbor freight. I used a web of 2x8's to raise the floor up to widen it from 48" to 62" so I can have a full sized mattress.

I used 2x4's for the frame, 16" on center where possible, including two windows, a door, and a roof vent. I plan to insulate using standard fiberglass batts so I am looking at R13.

This is my first camper, so I am looking for feedback.

Did I overengineer this?

The floor will overhang the wheels by 3-4" on each side. Will this cause any issues?

I have the 1195lb capacity HF trailer. I am planning to pull this with a 3.0L V6 Ford Taurus. Will this be too heavy?

I plan to live in this thing for a year, driving around the country (at least the lower 48). Though I plan to avoid the colder states in winter, I figure the R13 will help during any random cold nights.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Rich
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Re: Sketchup of my Camper plans

Postby ThinkLibertarian » Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:21 pm

For those without Sketchup, here are a few pictures.

Top:

Camper Frame top view.jpg
Top View
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Window Side:

Camper Frame window side.jpg
Window Side
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Door Side:

Camper Frame door side.jpg
Door Side
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Re: Sketchup of my Camper plans

Postby cigarsnjeeps » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:26 pm

Very nice. Similar to my Runaway Camper. Might consider a slide out drawer type system for a camp kitchen/sink/table

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