There are two 'bumps' above the floor at the front and back. These are my preferred way of supporting the overhanging body without going the more popular method of throwing lots of heavy framing under the floor - these are two 1x6 boards on edge sitting on top of the HF frame and holding up the sidewalls. 1x4 might be enough, I'm not sure. Either has the problem that they will create a 'nook and cranny' behind which things will get dropped and lost!
There is a bit of Steve Wolverton's Puffin mixed into the design as well - I propose to use his single skin with insulation and fabric covering technique for the sidewalls.
bbarry wrote:My first build also has a cantilevered floor and sidewall attachment and I haven't had trouble with that yet. It's just 3/4 ply floor extended 6" beyond the frame and a 2x2 nailer screwed around the outside to attach the sidewall to. There are two bulkheads that are a structural part of the body that carry some of the load transversely across the frame and save the plywood floor from carrying the entire body.
angib wrote:Ah - you want a real frameless trailer body! Yes, that is no problem, but in something like the Wanderer it takes quite a lot of layout compromises to get the 'dwarf bulkheads' in place - or else the floor has to be 12" or so above the underside of the trailer which is equally inconvenient.
If you send me the model, I can do up a rendering for you.
Kim Armstrong wrote:Andrew, Have you got any drawings on a Wanderer on a HF big enough for a queen size bed turned lengthwise that makes into a dinette, toilet/shower and galley? Thanks
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