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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.
Got the plans? I'd like to build something like this
Nice work. I like the removable j hooks for the boats.
WOW! I super dig that idea!!
Sorry no plans, I built this trailer 16 years ago to haul my kayaks to the beach, this year I decided to rebuild it to be more useful for camping.
Here's a link to the rebuild.
That trailer is great! I would love something like that. Did you build it wide enough that you could fit 3 bikes in there?
Link was down, but i gotta say i LOVE my apache, its a 1976 and the smallest model. We lived out of it for 6 days a couple weeks ago in new mexico. Its super easy to tow, weighs very little and expands to a decent size. We have used it a whole bunch in the year or so that i have had it and certain mechanical components are starting to show age, but all said and done you cant do it much cheaper or with better mpg!
Thank you, yes the trailer is 5' by 8' inside the rails.
Years ago we had the larger RAMADA model, and absolutely loved it. I regretted selling it as soon as I did.
There's lots of internet help on the maintenance and repair of these trailers.
not sure if this counts but I made this out of a old job site tool box.it has a deep cycle battery for all the 12v outlets for the air pump for lake toys and air bed, lights and a water pump .the back of it can be cranked up about 18" so it doesn't get wet while lunching the jet ski.it hold everything we need for a long weekend at the lake all we have to do is pack food. we leave a 5 gallon water bottle out in the sun all day it make for a nice hot shower after being in the lake.i put a rv pump on the front of the box I hook up a hose and drop the pick tube in the water bottle and it has enough psi to spray about 30 feet
That's cool, are those bike racks on top?
Took this picture a long time ago, as a joke, on the way to the dump. Not too far from the truth though...
Awesome! Ours is the mesa model (which is the smallest), the most we have ever fit in it has been 5, could probably do 6 (2+2+2) if the weather was cold enough! You are correct there are plenty of resources on the web, our damage has been related to trailer harnesses, taillights and smashing the steps on logs in the deep woods of WY.
Just did the tally we have done 21 nights in it since getting it a couple years ago. I debate getting a more expensive rig with easier setup and nicer features, but i struggle to envision it being 'that' much better.
I made some more progress on my teardrop this week.
Got all the edges flush cut today, started to fill some screw holes, and rolled it outside for the first time.
Looking good! Are you going to forgo a rear hatch, or do you cut it out later?
Thanks, its been a lot of fun to build so far.
I was going for a basic sleeper, kind of a hard sided tent, so I did not include a rear hatch/galley in my plans, I wanted an easy and quick build also. I have never really used the kitchens in any of my other RV's so I figured I wouldn't miss having a built in galley, I was more interested in internal storage space for gear and stuff.
I will also get rid of the tiny stock wheels and install some larger light truck all terrain tires and 15" wheels to give it a more burley look.
A Thule roof rack will also be installed for a storage box or roof basket.
Just let's you have more internal storage or make it lighter.