Unusual Designs Found on Internet

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Awesome PU camper build

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:25 pm

This is among the most impressive builds I've seen anywhere.
All aluminum (frame & skin) pop-up with bed over cab and bifolding insulated sides.
62 photos show build start to finish https://imgur.com/gallery/RokIb
review at https://gearjunkie.com/custom-pop-up-camper-build
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I saw no info on weight or pictures of erection procedure (but the video which I was unable to view might include it).
Entry/exit door does not elevate. Us older folks might find getting in/out of the cab over bed a challenge too.
Attractive interior, no toilet or shower.
Not sure how well sealed all those folds hold up against blowing rain, or what it cost, but if this becomes a popular build, buy stock in whoever manufacturers those long piano hinges!
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: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby Louisd75 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:48 pm

Here's one that popped up for sale near me. It looks like a 4x8 or smaller built offset on the trailer deck. The space leftover on the deck will fit a motorcycle:

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Re: Unusual Designs Found on Internet

Postby OP827 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:47 pm



This trailer is a another re-iteration of the folding walls trailer. Second home build from the same builder, Valentine.
New ideas here:
1. A new idea of gas struts being fixed with a flat extending bracket that allows simpler roof design and a better roof seal during transport mode. This appears as an improvement over UK factory made "Gobur caravan" similar trailer gas struts arrangement.
2. Trailer seems to be removable from the flat bed trailer.
My foldable foam trailer build: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=61344
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Folding Panelized tent shed

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:47 pm

I was a bit lost in writing a title for this one, not sure if it should be called a shed, tent, shanty, or kool aid stand. Very clever folding, reminds me of the folding ice shanty designs I covered in earlier posts. I like the large roof overhangs and large windows (I would prefer transparent window doors). No info on weight or construction (in english anyway). Not sure how much of the center wall is required for stability, I would prefer one large room over 2 half sized ones. Also, I think they built the door to open inward in order to avoid the roof overhang slope. It might be a better trade to shorten the door height and have it open outward. In any case lots of ideas here to think about.

Update 12/9/2019
Well it seems this is a commercial product. See reply by BallaratDragon in the comments section of the You Tube page. He notes:
open 2.1m x 3.1m, closed 2.1m x 0.6m 100 KGm (220#)
See https://www.utiltermo.com.br/
They sell a 'Thermal Floor Tent' and a thermal trailer (photos show 2 different ones??)
Tent data from site:
open 2.5m x 4m x 2m ht
closed 2.5m x 0.6m x 2m ht
Trailer data: open 3m x 5m x 1.9m internal ht
closed 3.7 x 2.1 x 2.85m ext ht
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Interestingly, these seem to be polyethylene (think pool noodles) covered with vinyl canvas. I started collecting LDPE packaging leftovers years ago, used it for a foam door. Did not like that: LDPE is not rigid, and the white variety passes a lot of light - headlights passed thru my 2 inch thick uncovered door! Thick sheets are made with layers about 1/2 inch thick, not sure how they bond them but if you could do it at home, it would make curved surfaces easy. Interesting stuff (not cheap), but details better saved for a separate post
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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