D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components

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Postby saywhatthat » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:05 pm

I have moved the doors to the sides . Had I started on the passenger side there be one door.The doors are baggage doors so on the light side.
Using the same D.I.Y, tooling .That performed for the side skirt and roof bends. Place a one - by- one . To get a 90% to beef up the doors
When adding the side piece .Did the bonding in two steps .Bonded the tabs .Then the rest . That way the tabs line up .
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Postby tony.latham » Sat May 06, 2017 11:01 am

What's your ventilation plan?

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Postby saywhatthat » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:33 pm

Sorry for taking so long getting back. Will be useing two wily windos with top vent.At this time.
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Postby saywhatthat » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:40 pm

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Now using 13" wheels . For this trailer used the same Modular fiberglass component for the bottom skirt to box the doors
Using 3 bath scales as it's setting .With 13's on 204 pounds
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Postby saywhatthat » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:45 pm

Have been ask infield of wood

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Postby saywhatthat » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:09 pm

Sorry no up dates .Remolding house .Where I worked at was pushing for this to be done has lost interest. The TrailTop" modular trailer building components are so easy to do D.I.Y. Least two are selling on eBay. Even one on amazon. Any place that dose fiberglass fro terracotta will have this. This has been done for sixty years. So at this time will do a sock from the doors back. Are may sell what I have. Tooling. 1524cm at 304cm length and 1524 cm of flat stock .Building constable want's it removed from site
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Postby saywhatthat » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:38 pm

As I planed to walk away. Now I have some help . The reseller of TrailTop" modular trailer building components has informed me " will supply every thing that is needed " to complete. Will stop by one day per week to help finish it. so here a shot of what was done today
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Postby saywhatthat » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:35 pm

As the rail top where D.I.Y used Home depot ¼” lath. Cut and hinge was not use. So in my hit and miss. The opens where not parallel. This left me at a lost.
As this way of building is over sixty year old. So all bugs have been work out. Was informed the best way to proceed.
Line up one side. Install two rivets. With a small amount of pressure to be removed. Then let rest of sheeting over hang rest of open space. Then trim to space.

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Postby saywhatthat » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:58 pm

Now trying to push forward. Ready to start four more one with teardrop shape. 3 square shape. Using premade Trailtop modular trailer building components. Cost 25% more than making railtop modular trailer building components myshelf
We use thin roofing sheeting .Some kids beat the wall in. If I glue in the foam may standup better.
I have decided to use fiberglass for the back sides with 1’’ foam.
Found a builder that built the same Faison in the 70’s.He said the foam/ fiberglass work better than a heavy steel frame that many are building with now.’’ What are they going to carry on top a tank ‘’?
The light flexible frame works better than steel. Wood can rot. Using this with woodply you never nail in to end grain.
I used regular pop rivets .They have a blub in the center to stop water with a little sealant.
The next move is to adding tiny galley in the back with swing up hatch.151920 151919 151918 151916
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Postby greygoos » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:19 pm

Can I ask where you are getting the Trailtop components from for building?
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Postby saywhatthat » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:13 pm

The parts in this build I made. You can buy TrailTop fiberglass modular trailer building components on line. Just look out for the word topper Something strange going on there . The one they sale are 3mm smaller on every plane than the one I made. They are working on a 24''rai
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Postby saywhatthat » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:01 pm

I have decided to do all inside with fiberglass not as poor man fiberglass this is to be used as a rental. This way it can be steamed cleaned .The RV rental has a bad problem with bed bugs and
sarcoptic mang Scabies! Bedding can be placed in oven at 195 o/o for 20 minuets to kill.
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Postby saywhatthat » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:14 pm

[urlImage][/url] Removed all the poor man fiberglass .reinstalling foam with glass
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Postby saywhatthat » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:29 pm

After removing P.M.F. Though I play with the spray can foam cone. Where the foam has falling away was 22 % over head grade. As far as cost it’s better to go with sheet foam.https://www.amazon.com/Vertical-Foam-Nozzle-Fo…/…/B01EAZJWG8
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