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Pop up trailer...

Postby fourbtgait » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:18 pm

Pity I found this after doing a benroy and just recently a cargo conversion.

http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/benja ... /index.htm
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Re: Pop up trailer...

Postby greygoos » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:11 am

fourbtgait wrote:Pity I found this after doing a benroy and just recently a cargo conversion.

http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/benja ... /index.htm

It is a nice looking trailer. It was posted on this forum many months ago under Unusual designs found on the internet.
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Re: Pop up trailer...

Postby John61CT » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:55 am

Much as I love the gypsie van look, they just don't go with solar panels
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Re: Pop up trailer...

Postby fourbtgait » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:06 pm

John61CT wrote:Much as I love the gypsie van look, they just don't go with solar panels


I dont care for the look either, but I could see making the roof any fashion on wants.
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Re: Pop up trailer...

Postby aggie79 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:47 pm

I would love to know more about the lead screw mechanism to raise the roof but I don't want to pay $65 to find out.
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Re: Pop up trailer...

Postby greygoos » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:32 pm

Try this link. http://www.ventspleen.com/designing-the ... c-caravan/ It gives a decent picture and somewhat of an explanation to the lifting mechanism.
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Postby aggie79 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:08 pm

Thank you for the link. I was thinking that the trailer used four lead screws - one in each corner - linked by chain drive. (This is how my Dewalt planer raises and lowers.) It is pretty amazing that the entire trailer roof is lifted by one lead screw in the center.
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Re: Pop up trailer...web site at Wooden Widget

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:27 am

fourbtgait wrote:Pity I found this after doing a benroy and just recently a cargo conversion.

http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/benja ... /index.htm


That link does not come up for me. I found this one and it seems it is the same camper.

http://woodenwidget.com/Slidavan.htm

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I like the simplicity of the design.
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http://woodenwidget.com/faqslid.htm
there is a FAQs page. There is mention of the lift mechanism.
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Re: Pop up trailer...

Postby greygoos » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:18 pm

aggie79 wrote:I would love to know more about the lead screw mechanism to raise the roof but I don't want to pay $65 to find out.

Came across this and thought you might find it interesting. Simple solution for a lifting roof

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNcr0qgHgjg
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Re: Pop up trailer...

Postby John61CT » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:52 pm

Excellent, thanks!
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Re: Pop up trailer...

Postby OP827 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:20 pm

John61CT wrote:Much as I love the gypsie van look, they just don't go with solar panels

You could use semi-flexible panels. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R4.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xsemifle.TRS0&_nkw=semi+flexible+solar+panel&_sacat=0
My foldable foam trailer build: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=61344
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