Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby Ned B » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:56 am

Image the vanity plate I want...


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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby Ned B » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:38 pm

Well I pulled the trigger on the Cmax last week. We're loving it so far!ImageImageImage




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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby GPW » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:02 pm

Very Nice !!!  :thumbsup: 8)
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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby Ned B » Fri May 19, 2017 6:36 pm

While I've chimed in on several favorite threads... I'm Still aiming to have a teardrop this summer. I won't guess when, but yard camping this week firmed up my resolve again.

Putting a lot of thought into it the past few days I'm back to a small weekender project; minimal size and galley... I really want to use the KISS principle... shop built doors, and Wiley windows. Going with the weekender/rockhopper-ish profile for straight cuts.

I have foam on hand, trailer should be here in a couple of weeks... the rest is up in the air



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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby GPW » Sat May 20, 2017 5:14 am

Well Cool then !! You know it’s going to work … :thumbsup:
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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby mikeschn » Sat May 20, 2017 5:23 am

Some of your bends are too sharp for a foamie unless you start kerfing...

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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby Ned B » Sat May 20, 2017 7:47 am

mikeschn wrote:Some of your bends are too sharp for a foamie unless you start kerfing...

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Mike, I'm fine on kerfing.... on the next trailer. planning on doing the weekender instead now. This is going to be a minimal build ... sleep platform pretty much


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Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby Ned B » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:14 pm

At the risk of being over-confident (again) I'm going to pick up the plywood tonight, I'm going with PT 3/4 for the base, then a raised floor to build out over the wheels. Hopefully that will let this be useable for Lori as well. Still aiming at a straight lines design, but to help combat her claustrophobia I'm working up a lifting roof a-la the rockhopper.

At worst I'll have a spacious hard sided tent for one, at best, camping with my best gal!
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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby Ned B » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:14 pm

The plywood is in the shop, I'm in Virginia for my parents anniversary and my mom's birthday.
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My copilot and I had an easy trip yesterday.

Looking like I'll pick up the trailer in a week or so. New firm goal is to be campable by July 8th


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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby GPW » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:18 am

Good Luck Ned !!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby KennethW » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:06 am

Ned B wrote:At the risk of being over-confident (again) I'm going to pick up the plywood tonight, I'm going with PT 3/4 for the base, then a raised floor to build out over the wheels. Hopefully that will let this be useable for Lori as well. Still aiming at a straight lines design, but to help combat her claustrophobia I'm working up a lifting roof a-la the rockhopper.

If you are going for light 3/4 base is over kill. 3/8 is all you need as you will be just laying on it.(not walking)
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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby Ned B » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:06 am

KennethW wrote:If you are going for light 3/4 base is over kill. 3/8 is all you need as you will be just laying on it.(not walking)


I see your point. I'm hesitant to use 3/8... I'll find a use for the 3/4.

I'm looking at a quick build finally...

Doing a quick proof of concept in 1/4" foamboard, found it at hobby lobby for $2 a panel. I'll put pics up tonight.
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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby Ned B » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:54 pm

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Just a very rough model... still need to work on the hatch.


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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby GPW » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:32 am

Great to visualize what’s going on … :thumbsup:
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Re: Ultra Light Foamie Weekender (sleep Platform)

Postby HMK » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:22 am

Has anyone attempted a weekender out of foam?
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