Unusual Designs Found on Internet

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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby greygoos » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:44 am

When you cant leave home but still want to go camping
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby Sparksalot » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:26 am

Awesome.


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The Compass Rose build thread
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http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby Zomby Woof » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 am

greygoos wrote:When you cant leave home but still want to go camping


My youngest son would have been crazy for that. He never would have come out of his room
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Like Slide-outs? Check this Fold-Out Pop-up

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:51 am

Like Slide-outs? Check out this Pop-Up Fold-Out (not to be confused with a standard straight Slide-Out). Watch carefully from 4:30 to 5:00 (as shown in screen capture here) to see what I mean...Image

and in the second video (which I posted earlier, but repeat here for continuity) around 6:00 time mark:
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WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby greygoos » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:31 am

This might be of interest . Its called the Sherpod and can be transported in the back of a truck or modified for a trailer. Might be an alternative to some who cant build their own for one reason or another. http://sherpatrailers.com/teardrop-trai ... e-sherpod/
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby OP827 » Fri May 25, 2018 10:27 pm

Good ideas there, this engineer has lots of motivation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LS3BBdvnw8

My foldable foam trailer build: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=61344
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Unusual folding pu slide-in

Postby WizardOfOdds » Thu May 31, 2018 8:33 pm

finished half opened ...
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folded sides...
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erected sides...
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full story at
http://www.casa-trotter.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7838
WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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Pop Up Solar Bicycle Trailer - coroplast

Postby WizardOfOdds » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:05 pm

Check out this Pop Up Solar Bicycle Trailer - made with coroplast floor, walls & roof!
It uses light weight flexible solar panels and a voltage booster - I bet it works well even in somewhat overcast situations.
WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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Non-Traditional Commercial Trailers

Postby WizardOfOdds » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:26 pm

Looking for ideas, or rather buy than build? Check out this video. I already posted many of them, but here are 10 unusual trailers in a single video, covering traditional teardrop, roof top and other designs. It even includes a bicyle campler.
WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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Hutte Hut

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:21 am

Non-expanding, but note how the entire side opens for easy access

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WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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Aerodynamic trunk box

Postby WizardOfOdds » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:37 pm

Picture says it all - you have to admire the ideas and effort.
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WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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Re: Hutte Hut

Postby greygoos » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:49 am

WizardOfOdds wrote:Non-expanding, but note how the entire side opens for easy access

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I am pretty sure but not positive that the roof on this camper is Dacron, something I might be using for my next build.
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Dacron

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:48 pm

"I am pretty sure but not positive that the roof on this camper is Dacron, something I might be using for my next build."

Tell us more! I've been waiting for more Dacron discussion & ideas ever since the posts by tmoenter now almost 3 years ago.
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=52750#p1145771
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WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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Re: Dacron

Postby Pmullen503 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:55 pm

WizardOfOdds wrote:
"I am pretty sure but not positive that the roof on this camper is Dacron, something I might be using for my next build."

Tell us more! I've been waiting for more Dacron discussion & ideas ever since the posts by tmoenter now almost 3 years ago.


Google "skin on frame boats" and wander through the sites. Lots of information on using aircraft dacron.
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Pics at OldTrailer.com

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:18 pm

OldTrailer.com has pictures of some interesting vintage designs, here are a couple that caught my eye.

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WizardOfOdds: Chalet shaped rag roof clam shell TIER drop for 4 cylinder tow
Tip Top Tier Drop thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=56232
Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
Tale of 2 Trailers thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=61451
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