I am copying the bulk of my intro post to kick off the build journal.
Let's see if I end up with anything like the plan!
So here is the story so far....
Our extended family are all mad keen water skiers and we gather regularly to camp and ski. My wife's 3 brothers, their families, the in-laws and two ski boats make quite a party!. Two of the brothers have upgraded from tents to camping trailers where the tent top folds out and the mattress is on top of the trailer still. Similar to this style of thing:
When the air mattress in the tent sprang a leak my wife looked longingly at the foam mattresses in the trailers.... Now she is into retro style things, will dress in the style of any decade from the 40s through the 70s as the mood strikes so when she saw a picture of a teardrop on Pintrest, well let’s just say it was a light bulb moment.
Due to limited parking space (or too many vehicles & boat!) I have designed a system where I can lift the TD off my trailer so it can double for general haulage tasks. (it also allows for sliding a folding table and tarp poles etc underneath)
I have the base trailer (5’ x 8’ flat top kit) and my floor frame complete (recycled steel too!). I have the profile drawn up and the marine ply for the sides ready to cut out ….
Although I’d love to have it done for our Christmas trip it is highly unlikely, given my time off work is after Christmas. I’ll do what I can in the meantime…
By the way, I am open to naming suggestions Retro Rambler will do until something better comes to mind