My build of Benroy Style Trailer

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My build of Benroy Style Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:55 am

Hello been an avid RVer!, from Truck camper, Fifth wheel, and Tent Trailers and camping most of my life. Have frequented this site nearly daily the last few years, and got the juices flowing into building one of my own.
I have already started my build a Tiny Trailer for reason of cargo space and gear storage, should be done by May 2013. This site has provided me with a abundance of information for my build. My build is 5'x8', 3/4 Plywood walls with Aluminum skin. 1Door 26x36, 3 Windows, powered vent. 2x3x.125 Aluminum frame. With AC/DC Power, Outdoor shower and more…Also like to state to all builders hats off you guys and gals, custom builds gives you great satisfaction.
Drawing of Project
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Card board Template
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Floor construction
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Mocking up
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Windows arrived
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby spbiknut » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:11 pm

Looks like you hit the ground running! :applause: Curious, you mentioned that your frame is aluminum...is that a custom jobber or did you buy it in kit like the HF trailer a lot of people are using...or did I miss the point completely and you're using aluminum to frame your walls? Regardless looks like a great start and good for you for mocking up with cardboard first! I'll be following your build...keep those pictures coming.

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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:20 pm

Oh ya sorry the main frame aluminum, walls are 3/4 ply. Its a custom made aluminum frame.I will skin with .040 Alum. Thanks for following..
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:56 pm

Thanks read a lot of Grants stuff, you bet. I will be floating my skins..
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AlgoDan wrote:Oh ya sorry the main frame aluminum, walls are 3/4 ply. Its a custom made aluminum frame.I will skin with .040 Alum. Thanks for following..


When you get to the point of applying your skins Grant here is the go to guy for advice :)
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:02 pm

More pics of the build
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Clamped for sanding flush
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Wall mock up
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Door and window cut
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Window and door fitted
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:18 pm

The build continues
Framing away
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The Kreg Jig Rocks
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Roof rafters on the go
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Making progress
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Supplies are arriving
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To be continued..
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby Ron Dickey » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:39 pm

hmmm that shape looks familiar!! the front end will work great when pulling very little drag.

I look forward to you improvements on this design.

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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:53 pm

Thanks Ron, ya the shape is of a design that gives me the most storage possible...more practical for me....
Ron Dickey wrote:hmmm that shape looks familiar!! the front end will work great when pulling very little drag.

I look forward to you improvements on this design.

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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:56 am

Some more pics
The framing continues
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Starting the galley
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Floor dolly
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Rolling made easy
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:17 pm

More pics
All in pieces
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Cabin face frames
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Frame
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Spare tire placement
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Wheel placement
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Parked
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby Oldragbaggers » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:02 pm

Nice!! You're saving yourself a mountain of headache with that flat/square back, no curved galley hatch to fit.

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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:16 pm

Hello and thanks for welcome ... yes the flat back was a must in my design, as we haul a lot of gear camping off the grid. the curved back is more work no doubt.
Oldragbaggers wrote:Nice!! You're saving yourself a mountain of headache with that flat/square back, no curved galley hatch to fit.

And welcome to the forum.
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby RandyG » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:45 pm

Great start! I like your floor dolly, I may have to use the idea so I can easily move out to the driveway and back to the garage at night.
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:50 pm

Thanks Randy, ya the dolly works great. Wheel it out wheel it in..
RandyG wrote:Great start! I like your floor dolly, I may have to use the idea so I can easily move out to the driveway and back to the garage at night.
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Re: My build of Tiny Trailer

Postby AlgoDan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:09 pm

More pictures
Interior overhead lighting
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Wiring the trailer
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Cabinet door sample
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Cabinet door fitting
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Interior cabin at rear
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Front storage layout
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Frame and tongue setup
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What next
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