Unusual Designs Found on Internet

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Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby WizardOfOdds » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:18 am

Check out this non-traditional trailer video (if you have not already)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4qdhFC7APw&feature=player_embedded
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I love people who 'do there own thing'!
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Interesting PopUp

Postby WizardOfOdds » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:58 pm

Does anyone have any info on the pop up trailer in the forum ....

http://forums.motorhome.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27924368/print/true.cfm

I speak of the big photo Posted By: Dream Girl on 09/16/14 10:57am

currently very near the bottom of the page? It looks like the trailer's name is Mirage but I'm not sure if that is the model name or who makes it.
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Unusual pop-ups

Postby WizardOfOdds » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:22 pm

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This metal pop-up features an aerodynamic dormer

which is also described at the end of this blog
http://www.starling-travel.com/category/teardrops-tiny-trailers/page/11/
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I just love those who made-do with what they have!
Here is a clam shell made from a truck top on an HF frame and a lot of DIY fabric sections:
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http://www.doityourselfrv.com/homemade-pop-tent-camper-made-recycled-materials-used-truck-cap/
or
http://www.instructables.com/id/TCTTent-Camper-Trailer/?ALLSTEPS

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Here is a down-under truck design which could be used for trailers too

http://www.campertraileraustralia.com.au/features/technical/1309/diy-tray-back-camper-trailer/

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This old commercial ‘caravan’ has a fabric roof with folding frame
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http://www.caravantimes.co.uk/news/people/human-interest/reader-reviews-herbert-the-1962-everyman-prototype-folding-caravan-$21382538.htm

or also

http://www.mstg.org.uk/everyman.html
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1929 Tent Trailer with Solid top (video)

Postby WizardOfOdds » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:15 pm

Here is an interesting design from 1929 thats open in both lateral & vertical directions.
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/novel-camping-trailer-opens-into-comfortable-quarters/. It looks like the sides rotate out while it raises the roof. No picture of how the end cap above the door is covered. I wonder how many (if any) were ever actually on the road.
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/Mod ... railer.jpg
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Added Aug 2, 2017
My post of 1 Jan 2015 included a brief of this very interesting trailer, but I was unable to find any further information about it. Now I am delighted to say I discovered a 1929 video clip of it in action. While I am editing the original post to include a link to the video, I am also adding it as a new append because many readers read only new additions to the thread and this is one too good to miss.

I can’t watch this gem too often: I love the automatic brake, 7 HP tow car, the bed legs bent to match the sculptured sides, and the way it opens and closes. I’m a bit concerned about the rigidity of the top support, especially where it meets the bed end panels.

Hard to accept the fact that the young ladies in this video are now well over 100 years old. Calendars can be so cruel.
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby agpage » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:22 pm

WizardOfOdds wrote:Does anyone have any info on the pop up trailer in the forum ....

http://forums.motorhome.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27924368/print/true.cfm

I speak of the big photo Posted By: Dream Girl on 09/16/14 10:57am

currently very near the bottom of the page? It looks like the trailer's name is Mirage but I'm not sure if that is the model name or who makes it.


Looks like

http://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/e ... rage-20572
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby KennethW » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:33 pm

Kiwis version of a redneck teardrop?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/caravan ... 175452.htm
Must be a lot of tongue weight.
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby WizardOfOdds » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:57 am

agpage....Thanks for the link, I find the Mirage a big improvement over the typical A-frame pop-ups. Seems like many of the more interesting designs are from down-under.

KennethW.... Thanks for the posting ... I like what this guy has done. Never heard of a Honda City. Never visited that trading site either. Here is another interesting trailer made from a recycled van on the same site.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/caravans-motorhomes/caravans/up-to-12-ft/auction-1007848446.htm

Love seeing these creative works of art. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby agpage » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:32 pm

[quote="WizardOfOdds"]agpage....Thanks for the link, I find the Mirage a big improvement over the typical A-frame pop-ups.

The only warning is that apparent they can LEAK a lot. But it looked like a build problem not a design problem. I wanted to see a setup video and all I could find was some guy complaining about his "indoor shower"
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby Junkboy999 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:58 pm

Ya a Coramal Mirage 455. Here is another picture of it at the same deanship just with the door closed.


http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=29315.0
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby angib » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:30 am

agpage wrote:....I find the Mirage a big improvement over the typical A-frame pop-ups.

I have designed an A-frame pop-up and it's mighty complex to get all the geometry right - complex enough that I decided not to publicly post a design since, to a large extent, if you can't design it yourself, building it would be nearly impossible.

The Mirage five-piece pop-up adds another panel that has to be exactly the right size in two different situations, so the design problem gets bigger, plus you have to devise a way of lifting the roof panel up. It's also a big flat panel to make watertight.

I bet the manufacturers of these pop-ups scrapped more than one prototype before they got their design right and for a home-builder that would be an expensive, time-consuming, soul-destroying process.
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Bike Trailer #1

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:24 pm

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Unusual Designs thread http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64495
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Bike Trailer #2

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:27 pm

Here is a link to another interesting bike trailer
http://www.livinginashoebox.com/bike-camper-with-extendable-rear-pod/

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Unusual Wood Look

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:31 pm

I like the roof on this one ..
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you can find more pics and info at
http://www.livinginashoebox.com/a-great-alternative-to-a-teardrop-the-terrapin-trailer-camper/
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Double Side Expansion

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:46 pm

For those who just have to have that rounded side profile ... check this one out
http://www.livinginashoebox.com/this-micro-camper-triples-its-size-in-25-seconds/
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Front Slide Out Tear

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:55 pm

You may have seen this one already, but I'm posting it here trying to keep a link in this thread.
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Notice the solar panel (protected while on road) ...
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and the rotating kitchen window
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See more at this url
http://www.livinginashoebox.com/the-gidget-retro-teardrop-camper-almost-doubles-its-size-with-a-simple-slide-out-action/
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