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Postby scooter bob » Thu May 07, 2015 9:02 pm

Evening everyone. I have decided to build a small trailer. In the planning phase. Tips please. Where is the best place to start on the forum? What are the possible pit falls?
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Postby tony.latham » Thu May 07, 2015 9:17 pm

scooter bob wrote:Evening everyone. I have decided to build a small trailer. In the planning phase. Tips please. Where is the best place to start on the forum? What are the possible pit falls?


Welcome. You might look at the Design Resources near the top of the page. Perhaps start search threads for solid walls vs. sandwiched walls.

I'm a big fan of Steve Fredrick's Teardrop Builders Shop Manual. http://www.campingclassics.com/shopman05.html There's a few threads that talk about it on the forum. It helped me a ton.

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Re: Where do I start

Postby scooter bob » Fri May 08, 2015 5:41 am

Thanks Tony.
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Re: Where do I start

Postby wiseguydirk » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:33 am

Huge pitfall would be under estimating the costs. Every time I went to the hardware store it cost me another 200$. Good luck and have fun building.
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Postby tony.latham » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:10 pm

wiseguydirk wrote:Huge pitfall would be under estimating the costs. Every time I went to the hardware store it cost me another 200$. Good luck and have fun building.


Huh? :thinking: $200?

Obviously, you don't prescribe to the, "I need one more 5/8", #8 panhead stainless steel screw, that'll cost me 12ยข," plan. :?

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Re: Where do I start

Postby wiseguydirk » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:26 pm

How about the 150 you originally needed. In canada it costs 43 cents per stainless screw at home depot.. You do the math.
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Postby tony.latham » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:07 pm

wiseguydirk wrote:How about the 150 you originally needed. In canada it costs 43 cents per stainless screw at home depot.. You do the math.


No wonder I bought most of mine on Amazon.

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Re: Where do I start

Postby dales133 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:30 am

I threw away the records of my build cost once it got over 2500.00 and that was just the trailer, doors and some foam and ply.
I realy didn't need to be reminded what I'd spent and more importantly I'd prefer the handbrake thought I'd spent less than I had
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