Canned Ham Build

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Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:57 pm

I was originally inspired to have DH build a Foam Standie, by all the amazing builds I saw on here. I had a wonderful time designing it, getting just what I wanted in a small space. Unfortunately, we just could not carve out the time to do it.
After a friend bought an all aluminum tear drop from them, I spent many hours talking to the folks at Cozy Cruiser, in Eugene, OR about what I wanted. They specialize in tear drops, but were willing to stretch to build a canned ham for me. If there are no objections, I would like to share the build, here. Is that OK? :)
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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 pm

kykate wrote:I was originally inspired to have DH build a Foam Standie, by all the amazing builds I saw on here. I had a wonderful time designing it, getting just what I wanted in a small space. Unfortunately, we just could not carve out the time to do it.
After a friend bought an all aluminum tear drop from them, I spent many hours talking to the folks at Cozy Cruiser, in Eugene, OR about what I wanted. They specialize in tear drops, but were willing to stretch to build a canned ham for me. If there are no objections, I would like to share the build, here. Is that OK? :)
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Re: Canned Ham Build

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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby OP827 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:11 am

I would like to see the design.

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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:29 pm

Sorry, I got lost in the real world, LOL. I am trying to figure out how to post pictures - it may take me a few minutes... :D

Meanwhile, here is what we are planning:
Floor will be 10’ x 6.5’, with an interior height of 6’.
There will be 1” of solid foam insulation all around - roof, sides and floor.
Chassis and frame will be aluminum, as will the sides and roof.
The front triangle will have mounting for two propane bottles - we are using the smaller, lighter composite/fiberglass tanks.
There will be a table and two bench seats in the front.
Under the curbside bench there will be a heat pump, venting directly into the trailer, so no duct work needed.
Under the other bench will be the porta potty, for night time necessities.
The bed will be elevated and oriented with head at curb and feet to the street side.
The street side will have an emergency egress window (in case my DH gets tired of climbing over me to get out of bed) :lol:
Under the bed will be a 20 - 25 gallon fresh water tank, with a 12 volt pump.
The “kitchen” will pull out from the back - a wooden box with a sink and water from the tank, with a hose running down to a bucket, for grey water disposal.
The box will have fold up wings, to double the work surface area and various shelves and drawers, for kitchen storage. We will use a fold up Coleman propane stove for cooking.
Big splurge on my part - a Dometic compressor cooler/fridge. This is the CFX 75DZW 12v , 70 liter, dual lids. One or both sides can be refrigerator, or freezer. It will pull out from the curbside, near the kitchen.
There will be portable solar panel(s), an 1800 watt inverter and two 60 amp hour, 12 volt lithium ion batteries.
The lights will all be LEDs, with one at each corner of the bed as well as cabin lighting. There will be usb, 12 volt and 110 plugs in various places.
The axle and wheels will be “off road”, but nothing extreme; the bottom of the trailer will be 17 inches off the ground.
No details on storage inside the trailer, but there will be some.

What have I forgotten, experienced TT folks?
Pictures as soon as I figure it out.
Kate
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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:22 pm

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Welded trailer chassis.
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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:27 pm

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Underside grid work.
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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:04 pm

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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:05 pm

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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:09 pm

Today's progress:

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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby 2bits » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:39 pm

That looks great! I used the same floor in my canned ham build. Remember it's teardrops and tiny trailers and while the site is primarily teardrop related you (and me) are still in the club with our tiny trailers! Great job! My second teardrop was a welded all steel frame, but no where near as nice!
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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:30 am

Thomas, thanks for the encouragement! :D
I love the look of a teardrop, but I just need a little more space inside. I think 10' x 6.5' should qualify as a Tiny trailer. Hope so! I hope to be an active member of the community. I think that there are a lot of friendly, knowledgeable folks here. See you on the road!
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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby jimbo69ny » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:03 pm

wow thats a lot of aluminum. I assume you are doing the work yourself? I was getting quotes from welders to do a simpler frame than that and I was in the thousands of dollars. I purchased an aluminum frame from Northern Tool for $600 instead. My Timbren suspension was another $700 though.
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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby kykate » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:39 am

jimbo69ny wrote:wow thats a lot of aluminum. I assume you are doing the work yourself? I was getting quotes from welders to do a simpler frame than that and I was in the thousands of dollars. I purchased an aluminum frame from Northern Tool for $600 instead. My Timbren suspension was another $700 though.

Jimbo, I am paying to have the whole thing built for us. All aluminum is a priority for us - weight and durability. Of course, aluminum prices are rising, so I am glad we are building now rather than later.
How big is the frame you bought? What size wheels?
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Re: Canned Ham Build

Postby jimbo69ny » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:36 pm

kykate wrote:
jimbo69ny wrote:wow thats a lot of aluminum. I assume you are doing the work yourself? I was getting quotes from welders to do a simpler frame than that and I was in the thousands of dollars. I purchased an aluminum frame from Northern Tool for $600 instead. My Timbren suspension was another $700 though.

Jimbo, I am paying to have the whole thing built for us. All aluminum is a priority for us - weight and durability. Of course, aluminum prices are rising, so I am glad we are building now rather than later.
How big is the frame you bought? What size wheels?
Kate


Here is the trailer I bought. I actually have 2 of them now. Great trailers, I am shocked at the price.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200660344_200660344
I got free shipping and a $50 gift card

For my newest build I am using Timbren suspension instead of what it came with.
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Axles/Timbren/A35RD545E.html
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