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Postby nissan300z90 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:23 pm

Up North would be a fitting name.
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Re: Need HELP with NAMING my New Build

Postby rowerwet » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:49 pm

late I'm sure, but how about tree fort (the top part)
anything new on the build or use pics?
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Re: Need HELP with NAMING my New Build

Postby Martiangod » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:46 pm

Awesome build....

How bout

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Pronounced like Aluminum

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Re: Offrroad Pop-up

Postby asorensen » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:31 pm

Its been a few years since I've perused this forum! When I did I realized I had never really updated this post. I thought I would share a few pictures and latest status of the trailer I built.

I have worked on a few things like steps/nerf bars around the outside:

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Even in the rear which has proved to be very convenient:

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I added some items to the front also. I have found a nice 10lb propane bottle. A nice marine BBQ. A battery box and an additional piggybacked box which holds my four camp chairs:

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Here are a few more pictures of the camper in action with the top popped:

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I also got a new tow vehicle which I may or may not have gotten to specifically color match the trailer :thumbsup:
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Re: Offrroad Pop-up

Postby aggie79 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:27 pm

Simply "wonderful". Thanks for the update.


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Re: Offrroad Pop-up

Postby flboy » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:48 pm

Wow! Awesome craftsmanship! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I am not getting how the pop up works from the photos. How does the roof itself get raised?
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Re: Offrroad Pop-up

Postby mandymurrin » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:49 pm

So what did you name it?

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Re: Offrroad Pop-up

Postby asorensen » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:16 pm

Thanks for the comments.

Post by mandymurrin » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:49 pm

So what did you name it?


To be honest my kids and I tried- out a few names and nothing seemed to fit or stick for us. We simply refer to it as the "trailer" not very creative but initially i had some intention of creating some logo/art work but have decided against it for the moment.

by flboy » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:48 pm
I am not getting how the pop up works from the photos. How does the roof itself get raised?



The roof is actually only a cap that is fairly light weight. The process is fairly easy: I unlatch it and lift one end of the roof up, usually the rear, the wall is pivoted up to hold the roof up. I then go to the front and lift the roof and wall in the same manner. Finally I go inside the trailer pivot the side walls up and latch it all to hold its shape. The roof rack bars help to ensure it doesn't collapse before i have the side walls in place.

I am planning to add some solar to the roof in the near future which will mean that lifting wont be a easy. My plan is to add lifting shocks to the sides much like this:

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What I haven't been able to work out is the racking effect as I undo the four corner latches and I am left with just one holding in a single corner.
I am open to others thoughts or comments on this! :)
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Re: Offrroad Pop-up

Postby Louisd75 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:00 pm

asorensen wrote:I am planning to add some solar to the roof in the near future which will mean that lifting wont be a easy. My plan is to add lifting shocks to the sides much like this:

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What I haven't been able to work out is the racking effect as I undo the four corner latches and I am left with just one holding in a single corner.
I am open to others thoughts or comments on this! :)


I think there are two ways that would prevent racking. You can mount the gas strut in a way so that it passes through it's shortest point and then begins to lengthen again prior to closing completely. For example, using the forward strut on the camper pictured, mount the forward part of the strut (on the body of the camper) so that it sits higher than the aft part of the strut (connected to the lid) when the lid is stowed. A friend's Sportsmobile is set up similar. He releases all of the latches first. The roof stays down until he pushes up on one of the ends from the inside.

The other option is go go with a beefy middle latch (there are three per side in your picture) and release it last. The lid will still want to rack from side to side, but you'd avoid all the stress on one corner.
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Re: Offroad Pop-up

Postby PKCSPT » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:50 am

I often wonder how people are enjoying their homebuilt and how they are holding up. Thank you for the update.
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Re: Offroad Pop-up

Postby JaggedEdges » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:45 pm

I had a strange idea, have the cylinder of the gas struts rest in broom holder clips, so you have to bump it out to get it up... and possibly swing on a pull handle to get it latched.
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Re: Offroad Pop-up

Postby slowcowboy » Sun May 01, 2016 7:00 am

I think we all enjoy our homebuilds I lost a jeep alunum fender on mine last year the welds snaped on the highway but other than that its peformed really good off road on the harbor freight trailer frame in my local wind river moutains. ....... yea nothing wrong with them harbor freight trailers and mine is a off road tear drop mounted on lt mud and snow 15s ona harbor freight trailer frame for cheap china product they work well on a off road teardrop..........I find my teardrop after 5 years has held up rather good other than loosing a fender maybe its because I built it like a tank with 2 by 10s inside it and al the double roof out of one by fours.............to get a good off road teardrop most folks will over build them so they will hold up and its a very good idea espically if your in bear country or on a lot of rough rocks and moutains also every good off road teardrop needs gas shocks under it on the leaf springs..........slowcowboy
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Re: Offroad Pop-up

Postby asorensen » Mon May 23, 2016 11:21 pm

Here is a picture of my kitchen area I took while camping this weekend. May long in Canada eh! Yes those are peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in the oven! The frame in the middle is a pass through to table level inside.

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I haven't done anything yet with the gas shocks for lifting the roof but I appreciate the responses. I think I like the thought of the shocks set up in a way that they move past there longest point. The was explained in I much clearer manner by loius75.
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Re: Offroad Pop-up

Postby saltywalty18 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:36 pm

asorensen wrote:Here is a picture of my kitchen area I took while camping this weekend. May long in Canada eh! Yes those are peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in the oven! The frame in the middle is a pass through to table level inside.

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I haven't done anything yet with the gas shocks for lifting the roof but I appreciate the responses. I think I like the thought of the shocks set up in a way that they move past there longest point. The was explained in I much clearer manner by loius75.



So what did you do with the gas struts on your build? How did you attach?
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Re: Offrroad Pop-up

Postby saltywalty18 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:09 pm

I too built something similar. What did you use on the corners at the top to keep water out? How did you attach?
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