Unusual Designs Found on Internet

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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby OP827 » Sun May 02, 2021 11:54 am

This one is a homemade offroad camper from Ukraine.

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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby QueticoBill » Sun May 02, 2021 12:08 pm

Very clever. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Video - aerodynamic

Postby WizardOfOdds » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:46 am

OK, this is a bit off-topic -- or is it??
Here is an old video which is at least fun to watch.
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: Yuppie 5x10 cargo trailer

Postby Rogheff » Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:39 am

WizardOfOdds wrote:This is NOT really what I call a non Traditional trailer, but it seems to be a very light design that may be of interest to some readers. From the pictures, it looks to be far lighter than the usual 5x10 cargo trailers that I have seen. They also offer a 4x7 model and other interesting "plastic" trailers. But I find their web page disappointing (seems like they want you to call for any real info such as price or weight - so my guess is their prices are HIGH). Look for yourself, but add a post if you actually purchase or even see first hand.

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https://www.sporttrailer.co/VERSA%20AND%20YUPPIE%20SMALL%20CAMPING%20TRAILERS.htm

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It looks very much like a calf hutch. Prior to settling on my Jeemper design, I was contemplating a camper build using a large calf hutch. In my research and calculations, I found that it would be roomy and naturally bright. The biggest problem that I foresaw was sturdily connecting it to a trailer.
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Re: Browse Photobucket

Postby Rogheff » Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:44 am

Has anyone any information on this drop-floor camper? It is very much like my own Jeemper. I’d love to see more photos.
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby RJ Howell » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:40 pm

OP827 wrote:This one is a homemade offroad camper from Ukraine.



I was so looking for him to raise the back! Great job done here! Love the DIY effort, how can you not, aye! :applause:
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby RJ Howell » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:42 pm

RJ Howell wrote:
OP827 wrote:This one is a homemade offroad camper from Ukraine.


I was so looking for him to raise the back! Great job done here! Love the DIY effort, how can you not, aye! :applause:


Please explain this drop-floor... Curious mind here... :roll:
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby OP827 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:07 pm

Could you clarify where did you see a drop-floor? It is a lifting roof type of camper, similar to A-frame, but without potential leaks in folded mode thanks to asymmetrical design.
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby Rogheff » Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:01 pm

This opt floor camper was originally shown waaay back on page two of this unusual camper thread.
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby popper » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:52 pm

A couple of my favorites I've found on the Interweb are a full height aerodynamic trailer used behind a prius tow vehicle, and a pop up foamer towed behind a fiesta. I am drawn to the designs used with low horsepower vehicles as those tend to be the most innovative in design and on budget. I highly recommend everybody to also search on bicycle and trike towed travel trailers even if you are not into human power. I am not either but its worth researching what people are doing with those solely for the design inspiration they can provide!

I mean its easy to come up with a design for towing behind a 800ftlbs full size pickup.. where is the challenge there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2_O5L25TaE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLctT-TlVmY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFZl-v5PSI

BTW love that drop floor design a few posts up, something I would have never thought of.
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby popper » Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:02 am

Wow Carawhale posted above blew my mind. I didn't know that was possible.
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby QueticoBill » Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:33 pm

A little far afield - conversion maybe - and wonder if it could be a foamie.
https://www.autoevolution.com/news/this ... 69694.html
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Re: Yuppie 5x10 cargo trailer

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:33 pm

Rogheff wrote:
WizardOfOdds wrote:This is NOT really what I call a non Traditional trailer, but it seems to be a very light design that may be of interest to some readers. From the pictures, it looks to be far lighter than the usual 5x10 cargo trailers that I have seen. They also offer a 4x7 model and other interesting "plastic" trailers. But I find their web page disappointing (seems like they want you to call for any real info such as price or weight - so my guess is their prices are HIGH). Look for yourself, but add a post if you actually purchase or even see first hand.

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https://www.sporttrailer.co/VERSA%20AND%20YUPPIE%20SMALL%20CAMPING%20TRAILERS.htm

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It looks very much like a calf hutch. Prior to settling on my Jeemper design, I was contemplating a camper build using a large calf hutch. In my research and calculations, I found that it would be roomy and naturally bright. The biggest problem that I foresaw was sturdily connecting it to a trailer.


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shows it as a possible camper?
https://logoboat.com/YUPPIE/YUPPIE%20WAGON%20TRAILER%20HOME%20PAGE.htm
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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby popper » Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:04 pm

Looks like a light low maintenance design, but why is their site designer partying like its 1999? They seem to be fixated on monthly payments too..
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translucent top ideas

Postby popper » Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:31 pm

This link shows a Fuso truck, but the house area is about 8 foot wide and 8 foot high, so I took some inspiration from it. Its about the width and heigh I want. I especially liked the plexiglass clear ceiling over the kitchen slide. Some very good ideas here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79EMG_mDW7A

I also liked this truck bed camper, it uses white chloroplast for the top.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSu0-Iw32Dg
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