Good Morning from Utah

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Good Morning from Utah

Postby cameronrm » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:28 am

Hello All. I'm Ron Cameron, from Taylorsville, Utah. I've been exploring tiny trailers for about 6 months or so, thinking that I'd like to build one when retire next year. I have some building experience, but not with anything like this, so I thought I'd start researching early so I'd know if this is something I really want to do. I'm leaning toward a foamie. I have a Sant Fe that I really enjoy driving and would like to be able to pull whatever I build with that car. If anyone reads this and has suggestions, please offer them, as I am very open to being taught by the more experienced. I'm grateful to have found this group, as it looks like the place to be to do what I'm envisioning.
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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby KTM_Guy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:43 am

Welcome to the forum.

I’m building my first teardrop so I’m no expert. It has been has been fun. Hoping to be able to use it in a month or so. I’m mixed on the foamy build. I like the traditional teardrop look, and haven’t see many foamies with that look. Maybe my next one will be a foamy. The other problem is I can’t find 2” foam in the Phoenix area.

We are planning on doing 4-5 trips to Utah next year. I’ve only been once and have so much we want to go and see.

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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:39 pm

Welcome to the Forum.
I might suggest coming to a Tear Jerkers gathering (see link above) and see what folks have done.
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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby Wolfgang92025 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:14 pm

Ron, welcome to the fun

Lots of good ideas can be found on this forum.
I spend a good 6 months just lurking and trying to narrow down a design.
Time well spend in the end. :thumbsup:
When you start building, remember we like :pictures:
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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby cameronrm » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:36 pm

I"m lurking around right now, and have been for about two weeks, and will continue to "lurk" for about 5 or 6 more months. I'm looking for a retirement project. Something I can do and enjoy and perhaps even use. I'm leaning very strongly toward a large foamie. I'd like to be able to stand up in it - so it would have to be about 6'6" inside. I'm looking at everything having to do with foamie construction, including the thought of use heat to form the roof curves. I keep reading that foam and TBII both become soft when heated. I used to bend PVC pipe with controlled heat. I had a specially made heater that would roll the pipe until it was soft enough to carefully bend around a radius. It was tricky to begin with, but with a little practice it got pretty easy. Learning the heat levels was the trick. Anyone have any thoughts on the subject?

More to come as I get more educated from all the marvelous builds that you have all done.
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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby Xanthoman » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:31 pm

Welcome to the group. I have a ton of ideas on manipulation of foam products as my background is in a lot of foam construction and my composite engineering background expanded it a bit. I am building a very unique foam trailer this month which may be of interest to you, depending on the style you’re after. I am testing the theory and will recommend it or not when I am done! Haha! I hope to have it drivable by thanksgiving and am hoping to use it on our Thanksgiving trip in Lehi just south of you. If you’d like I can stop by and possibly answer/ talk about things with you. Admittedly, this is my first and I am not following any method currently proposed for the body. (I am using spray foam.)
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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby Andrew Herrick » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:10 am

Xanthoman, I'm located in Cedar City, Utah. If you come through, call/e-mail me and I'll show you around the shop. Or feel free to PM with some questions on general construction.
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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby Xanthoman » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:48 pm

Andrew,

I will see if I can get down that way. I wish I had known you were there, I just passed through a few weeks ago. I may message you with some questions if run into issues on my build. Thanks!
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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby nedfunnell » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:09 am

Andrew Herrick wrote:Xanthoman, I'm located in Cedar City, Utah. If you come through, call/e-mail me and I'll show you around the shop. Or feel free to PM with some questions on general construction.


I'll have to stop by as well next time I go down I-15!
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Re: Good Morning from Utah

Postby Andrew Herrick » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:12 pm

Xanthoman wrote:Andrew,

I will see if I can get down that way. I wish I had known you were there, I just passed through a few weeks ago. I may message you with some questions if run into issues on my build. Thanks!


No problem :)
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