Can't Make Up My Mind

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What Style of Roof Should I do

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Pitched Roof
1
8%
Arched Roof
8
62%
SomethingElse
4
31%
 
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Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby droid_ca » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:02 am

I'm getting the supplies for my trailer and I'm running into a dilemma

Should I do a pitched roof for my trailer
or
Should I do an arched roof
Please help me :? :? :? :thinking: :thinking:
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby parnold » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:15 pm

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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby droid_ca » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:01 pm

Hammers I got...I just see pro's and con's of both styles and can't seem to make p my mind on what style to go with I'm almost thinking to do both and make it easier
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby droid_ca » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:22 pm

biziedizie wrote:Robert you didn't vote for yourself :D
Im on my cell phone so I can't at the momment
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby Shadow Catcher » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:35 pm

Roof on CR is flat. Kedar/awning rail runs on three back and both sides sides which means rain runs off the front (foot of the bed) with the tongue down.
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I found the idea of having to shelter the teardrop in rain kind of silly because we got the tear so we did not have to put up a tent.
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby Woodbutcher » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:40 pm

Arched roof, I just find it more pleasing to look at.
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby mikeschn » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:55 pm

Droid,

That depends on your personality. Are you traditional vardo?

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or modern vardo?

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P.S. Just for fun, look at this one! http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-con ... icro-home/

P.P.S. If you went with a pitched roof you would be on the leading edge, redefining what a Vardo could be... :thinking:

P.P.P.S. I voted for the arched roof!
The quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten, so build your teardrop with the best materials...
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby droid_ca » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:01 pm

all good replies if it helps I'll be pulling it with a Chevy Tracker and it is kinda boxy shaped
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:14 pm

droid_ca wrote:all good replies if it helps I'll be pulling it with a Chevy Tracker and it is kinda boxy shaped
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:thinking: While building a trailer on the small side and very light-weight with plenty of curves would be best for your tow vehicle, straight, boxy lines might blend better. Curves cut down on wind resistance so you can make it up those mountains easier and spend a tad less on gas. In the end, either would look okay but curves would "buy" you more. How big do you plan on making it? __W x__L x__H?

If you are planning on trying to stay within the tow vehicle's shadow, straight lines would probably be okay.
If you are going bigger, curves would help.
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby mezmo » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:09 pm

If you want it to Look like a Vardo use the arched roof/
Bow Roof, especially if the spars/purlins will run front to
back. From what I've seen of build picks of such, it's not
that difficult.

Peaked roofs are simpler to build but rather ordinary,
especially if they run front to back. One of my idiosyncratic
pet peeves about Tiny Houses, is that they use the gable roof
with the roof peak run front-to-back and then use a loft for
sleeping that has minimal headroom. If you'd run the roof peak
side to side, at any location [but especially in the middle], you can
create a loft area with much more usable room/headroom.
Call this a 'side gable' design.

To be very different and gain much Usable loft space, do an
arched/large-bow-roof and run the purlins/spars side-to-side,
on top of the curved top of the sidewall and do a little roof
overhang of a foot or so at the front and back. This gives the
most usable headroom and 'character'. Here's a fast Paint diagram
I did comparing them. [Unfortunately they're not identically 'to
scale', but they'll give you a visual idea of what I'm talking about.]
[Click to see larger view.]

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A very shallow sloped side-gable roof would approximate the
side-bow under-roof space, but the curve of the roof provides
the most under-roof room.

Here's a Shed Roof design [a flat sloped roof] for more headroom.

http://tinyhouseblog.com/stick-built/la ... tiny-home/
http://tinyhousing.ca/index.php/home.html

Here's a really great Tiny-House design that's one of my
favorites. It uses a Gothic arch design:
http://zylvardos.com/
http://zylvardos.com/index.html
http://zylvardos.com/Images/Fortune%20Cookie/index.html

It all boils down to personal choice too, but Bow Roof says
Vardo, and a peaked/Gable Roof says Tiny House [with cramped loft] to me.

Cheers,
Norm/mezmo

P.S. After I started this, you, in-the-meanwhile, posted about towing with a
Tracker. I had thought you were talking about your Tiny House for this
post [so that is more of what I addressed in it], not the
cabin-like TTT. Still, a Bow Roof is more distinctive and not that
hard to do, especially on a smaller unit.
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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby bobhenry » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:45 am

If you look way back in the caboose build you will see just how easily a domed roof can be framed. A router a stick and a nail and you are well on your way. When finished the roof is light and strong. I have been very very pleased with the way mine has turned out. And the fact you can barrel the ceiling for extra head room is a real plus for looks as well as function.

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Re: Can't Make Up My Mind

Postby droid_ca » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:47 pm

mikeschn wrote:Droid,

That depends on your personality. Are you traditional vardo?

Image

or modern vardo?

99493

Mike...

P.S. Just for fun, look at this one! http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-con ... icro-home/

P.P.S. If you went with a pitched roof you would be on the leading edge, redefining what a Vardo could be... :thinking:

P.P.P.S. I voted for the arched roof!




Mike would this be modern enough

www.tinyhousedesign.com/2012/07/31/an-a ... se-design/

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