Folding Nomad caravan

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Folding Nomad caravan

Postby Paintsalot » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:12 pm

I’ve been planning a folding caravan that will be very lightweight, under 1000 pounds with the trailer. I decided to build a little model to test out the idea. Building the model revealed some issues that will need addressing. It’s interesting to see it in physical form instead of on a computer. When the sides fold down they have to be stacked, which means they’ll have to be offset.
The purpose of it folding down is so I can see out the back of my car, plus reducing drag.
Here’s a video…
[youtube] https://youtu.be/W3vUmsK7ga4[/youtube]

Here are some of the drawings I posted in the Sketchup forum.

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If I don’t do the fold-down design, I think I might just build one that’s full height, maybe with a bow top like a sheepherder’s wagon. The full height caravan could have the kitchen inside…

Have any of you built something that folds down?

Thanks,
Matthew
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Re: Folding Nomad caravan

Postby Paintsalot » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:25 pm

I’m not sure how to insert YouTube videos into a post. Still new here. Does anyone know? I just copied the URL.
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Re: Folding Nomad caravan

Postby John61CT » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:50 am

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