sprinklebell wrote:I do have a question though.... The wood when I look from the ground up (under the camper we currently have) is rotted out. It's like a sponge. How would you protect against that happening?
From what I've been reading here and seeing other places, folks are putting some kind of under coating on their trailers to keep that from happening. Looks like there's different things one could use. I'd say at a minimum would be to prime and paint any wood that will be exposed under the trailer. Like if you're using a 4x8 sheet of plywood, just coat the whole underneath side before you bolt it on. Some folks use fancier stuff like truck bed liner. If you do decide to build your own, be sure to start a build thread so we can see your progress!
That's cool you're considering taking classes. These kinds of skills will be useful and help you save money in all sorts of different ways. Not to mention the satisfaction of knowing you did it yourself. Be prepared for setbacks though. I make mistakes and run into problems all the time with my various weird projects. But its not a failure, just an unforeseen challenge to solve. I sometimes get frustrated and have to walk away for a while. But its worth it in the end. Anyway, I hope this turns out to be a fun experience for you.