Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

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Postby S. Heisley » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:21 pm

I added more to the original post of listed trailers; but, I have to post a new message to make the thread pop back up to the top of the stack. ;)
See the list at the top of page 1.

Please post about any completed lifting roof trailers that aren't on this list.
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby aggie79 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:37 pm

Sharon,

Thank you for keeping up with this list. After reading your latest post, another build came to mind. It is Bill Livesey's take on the Winter Warrior. Here is his build thread: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=29883.

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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:58 pm

aggie79 wrote:Sharon,

Thank you for keeping up with this list. After reading your latest post, another build came to mind. It is Bill Livesey's take on the Winter Warrior. Here is his build thread: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=29883.

Take care,
Tom


You're right, Tom! Thank you for that! I'll add it in. Also, the list has grown so much that I find it is hard to find a specific trailer or name. If anybody has an idea for some sort of order that would be best, (Should it be by ID/name or by trailer type?) please let me know and I'll try to put the list in that order.
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby rebapuck » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:43 am

This isn't home built but adds about 18" of height. Similar in size to an early VW camper pop top(see below). The VW top has a scissors mechanism and is an extremely easy lift.

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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:56 pm

Thanks, Judy. :D That's a good picture and a good thought in case someone wants to try re-building something like that in wood or foam or....?
They would probably need to find an actual one to see exactly how it is made and possibly to take measurements. Maybe the website listed on the picture would give them a clue, should they decide to do that.
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:55 pm

I've added a few this summer; so, am "bumping" this thread back to the top.
You can find the new listings tucked into the original first post, on the first page.
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby RRJR » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:10 pm

Sharon,

My foamie is a lifting roof standie motorcycle hauler. It sleeps 2 on the fold out benches. When in the closed position it will fit in my single car garage. When open it has an inside height of over 75". It can be used either in the up or down position with full access to the interior. When open the rear of the trailer becomes an awning. I believe that it is also the first foamie to use burlap for a covering instead of canvas. i'm almost finished with my build and will be updating my thread in the foamie section soon.

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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:59 pm

RRJR wrote:Sharon,

My foamie is a lifting roof standie motorcycle hauler. It sleeps 2 on the fold out benches. When in the closed position it will fit in my single car garage. When open it has an inside height of over 75". It can be used either in the up or down position with full access to the interior. When open the rear of the trailer becomes an awning. I believe that it is also the first foamie to use burlap for a covering instead of canvas. i'm almost finished with my build and will be updating my thread in the foamie section soon.

Thanks,
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http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=62435


Thanks, Rich. I look forward to seeing the new pictures and completed project! :thumbsup:
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby roamer » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:50 pm

Thanks for making and updating this list.
Your trailer and others on the list have been inspirational on my build.
Keep up the good work!
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby OP827 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:15 am

Not exactly a tiny trailer, more of tiny house, but the roof is lifting, side walls expand and it looks like an old ship - http://nhpr.org/post/steampunk-steamer-trunk-tiny-house-contraption-wheels . Just one more for this library here, if I may.
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:40 pm

:o A Steam Punk Trunk! How interesting! They are parked in a beautiful-looking location, too.
My first thought, when I looked at it, was that it probably isn't insulated.
Then, I got to the part where they talked about being cold; and I said, "Uh Huh!"
Building out of foam, like some of us do, has an advantage. It's already insulated! :lol:
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby mezmo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:20 pm

This was on the FYI channel's Tiny Houses show [or one of them on there.] The
builders come from the set designing and set building profession. They both have some
great building and finishing skills. And they built it outside at a friends place that they
had to commute to when building, in the open air, using tarps for cover, when needed.
Their design addresses one of the problems with the Tiny House movement - lake of
realistically usable space. Instead of a 'kiddies play house' the extra room and space
from the raising roof and expanding sides make it much more usable. It has an appealing
"Steam-Punk Vardo" look to it.
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby asorensen » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:36 pm

Here is my contribution to this thread:

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=43744
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby baughb » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:59 pm

Ok, Looong time lurker, possibly my first post.

Permission from my wife to spend the money to build (with very clever friends).

Came across Mr. "ez-toad" and his trailer 19 (for reference https://www.flickr.com/photos/51728468@ ... 661186740/). I hope to make this 14' long (if needed) and 6'6" wide (short Queen in back, central Cooking area with Dinette to the front) and keep the interior height to 5' with a "Hunter Compact" type roof that lifts up adding 18" or so of height. Not the whole length of the trailer but, more than half. also considering a 6" floor drop in the cooking area as well.

Totally stoked to find this thread because of the encouraging, simple ideas. My hope is that I don't have to scalp an existing Compact to get the roof I hope to have but, maybe someone on here may have some ideas for me or point me towards a source of info. I even looked into the uber-expensive van top conversions but alas, the 2 I contacted will only do motor vehicles.

So, that said, My name is Bob, I live in Burbank, CA. Try to get out at least monthly to the Eastern Sierra due to a fly fishing addiction.

Thanks for your time.
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Re: Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers with Lifting Roofs

Postby catleppert » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:27 pm

Following. :)
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