It's time for a new Generic Standy Design...

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Re: It's time for a new Generic Standy Design...

Postby alchemist77 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:03 pm

alchemist77 wrote:I am thinking of a Winter Warrior design.
Lower profile when towing, able to expand to an 86 inch height so I can stand up and stretch. Foam build with wood ( or steel ) to reinforce the stress points. I want to put solar panels on the roof, use wood to frame the windows, make the hatch from 1 inch foam/ wood. Back- foam with wood frame, each panel individually made and fitted. Use the interior to help hold the exterior and maintain rigidity. Need more drawings and description. Let's call it "Yeti"!

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Re: It's time for a new Generic Standy Design...

Postby ajshortmac » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:39 am

mikeschn wrote:I can't do any building for a couple months, so I think it's time for a new Generic Design. Can you guys help me out with the requirements...

Why a new design? If a teardrop is not comfortable enough, you might want something larger. If you live east of the Missippi, rain happens, usually on the weekend while you are camping. If you are camping rustic, you might want to bring your own shower. And if mother nature calls in the middle of the night, you don't want to trek down to the outhouse or bathhouse. Some people are talking about camping longer than a weekend. Some of them want more than a TD. Some people want a tiny trailer to flee hurricanes etc. So with all that in mind, let's see what we as a group can come up with...

Here's a couple requirements I think we should include.

Ability to stand up inside it.
Ability to cook inside
Ability to go potty inside
Ability to take a shower inside
Ability to use a bolt together trailer
Ability to sit and eat inside
Simple construction
Can be towed with a medium sized car
Adequate storage

Yes, we are packing 10 pounds of RV type stuff into a 5 pound trailer, and there will have to be some tradeoffs as we proceed into the design. But hey, isn't that what makes it fun?

So what did I miss?

I've thought the same thing. I'm going away from a traditional shape. Here's a sloppy sketch of what I'm thinking. Image

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