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Re: A garage-able standup

Postby Kermit » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:40 pm

I just found this again. To answer Rob's now aged question, it's this PROFILE, the body as drawn, that's 76.5 high. I did nothing but come up with a few lines. Somebody with sense and experience needs to figure the ground clearance and such.

Anyone build such a critter yet? :thinking:

Kermit


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Anyway, it should be 96" long by 76.8 inches high. So this profile is just shy of 6'5" tall! With a dropped floor of a couple or three inches, I should be able to stand inside, and I'm 6'4".


Hi Kermit,

Can you clarify a couple things please?

You say the trailer will be 76.5" high, right?
You are 76" high.
A dropped floor of two or three inches adds a little headroom for sure, but...

How much space is there between the body and the ground?
How thick in inches is the roof/ceiling, and the floor?

I've been working on a trailer that allows me to fit it under a 7' garage door (84")
I'm 6'-2" tall (74")
That leaves me 12 inches, but you need a little clearance not to rub, so say 11 inches.
So the trailer can only be 83" tall, total, from the top to the ground.
I need 74" for me.
The roof takes 2" then the floor takes another 2.5, leaving 4.5 inches. (74+2+2.5=78.5-83=4.5)
You'll need at least that much for clearance between the body and the ground, and in reality several inches more.

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Re: A garage-able standup

Postby Vedette » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:24 am

Not me, but when I saw your Avatar I just had to respond. :roll:
As I am currently building a different style of Teardrop named "Kermit"
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Re: A garage-able standup

Postby 48Rob » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:41 am

Hi Kermit,

Thanks!

I've been working on the trailer now for a couple years but it is going slowly as our youngest has two children and we are helping her, and the boys.
Money, and especially time, has been short.

I completed the frame, and then built a mock up with 1x2's and rigid foam. It worked perfectly!
My calculations and drawings proved to be workable. It was pretty neat to stand inside the trailer, not hit my head, and be able to get it under the garage door! :thumbsup:

I hope to be able to finish it soon.

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Re: A garage-able standup

Postby dano » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:55 am

Hey folks,
I started a garageable trailer because of HOA,s Its a 1960,s replica serro scotty. No plans make it a challenge. Frame,axle,floor and sides are built and up. Working on interior now. Its 6'6" tall and a lot of fun.
Sold my teardrop to fund the build. So Im getting what I need till teardrop money runs out. ( we miss the teardrop already )
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Re: A garage-able standup

Postby Danomite » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:45 pm

Well folks, just trying to ressurect a stagnant post. Before I began my build last winter, I found a pic of Trailerworks standy that helped inspire me to do my build. My build is not even close to theirs, but, I made it my way & it works well for us.
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Re: A garage-able standup

Postby Danomite » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:50 pm

And no matter what happens, I guess the best one can hope for is to still be an inspiration to others even after we are gone (or in this case absent? As nobody seems to know what happened to Trailerworks).
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Re: A garage-able standup

Postby droid_ca » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:18 pm

Great job I was actually looking at this thread the other day would love to see some interior pictures of what you have done
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Re: A garage-able standup

Postby Danomite » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:44 pm

Thank you. I actually have a thread in Build Journals called "Central Michigan Canned Ham"
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