Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby DaddyJeep » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:37 pm

I finally made it to the end. :applause: That seemed like it took me forever, but I am pretty confident that between this monster and the advice I have received in my build thread I have a pretty good idea how to move forward. Now I just need to get through Christmas and I can get started.
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby GPW » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:23 am

DJ , Well Done and Good Luck !!! :thumbsup: Help is always available for the asking !!! Please send pictures as you go .. :D
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby DaddyJeep » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:36 am

DJ , Well Done and Good Luck !!! :thumbsup: Help is always available for the asking !!! Please send pictures as you go .. :D


I will certainly have lots of pics in my build. This might be mt first build on this forum, but I have builds out there on other forums for my Jeep, my truck, and some of our RC rock crawlers.
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby GPW » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:27 pm

OK, we’d like to see pics of those too … around here we all love the :pictures:
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby DaddyJeep » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:36 pm

OK, we’d like to see pics of those too … around here we all love the


You asked for it... 8)

The Jeep

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The truck. Of course it is far from done too so you get a rendering.

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The RC Jeep

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My son's RC Crawler... The Rock Rod

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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby DaddyJeep » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:21 am

I had an idea......

This would satisfy the "Thrifty" as well as the light weight theme we have going on here. I have a plastic folding table with a sink built into it that I use for my BBQ business and competitions. It could easily be converted to be hard mounted into a gally or simply be used as designed. Not bad for $60 - 70 and 20 lbs with the folding metal base.

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro ... extensions

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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby OP827 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:24 pm

Looks good, great price, already made, and re-use is a plus. :thumbsup:
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby ghcoe » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:35 pm

I have been looking at those too. There are a couple different styles out there to consider. :thumbsup:
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby GLSmith » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:56 pm

Well, I made through the Foamie Novel. :beer: I am going to make a hybrid Foamie Squaredrop with under cabin storage. The platform 2x4 is a 40 by 48 trailer lengthened to 8'. The trailer I may shoot my self in the foot but it is bought. My TV is 89 s-10 blazer rated at 5,000 tow capacity so weight really isn't a problem.
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby GPW » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:09 am

All right !!! :thumbsup: No worries about the weight … Good luck , If you need a consultation or assistance , please ask … :thumbsup:
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby DaddyJeep » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:40 am

GLSmith wrote:Well, I made through the Foamie Novel. :beer: I am going to make a hybrid Foamie Squaredrop with under cabin storage. The platform 2x4 is a 40 by 48 trailer lengthened to 8'. The trailer I may shoot my self in the foot but it is bought. My TV is 89 s-10 blazer rated at 5,000 tow capacity so weight really isn't a problem.


Good job. :applause: Make sure you start your own build thread so we can follow along.
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby jondbar628 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:41 pm

OK GL....Congrats, but did you REALLY read the ALL the big thread, or just skim & pick out the juicy parts? You can fess up, we're all (well mostly) adults here. :lol: Good trip dude, we're all in this together...........jd
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby GPW » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:08 am

We’d just like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas , and a peaceful Holiday Season … 8)
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby DaddyJeep » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:02 am

GPW wrote:We’d just like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas , and a peaceful Holiday Season … 8)


Cheers to you too :beer:
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ..Building Foam Campers

Postby GLSmith » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:51 pm

jondbar628 wrote:OK GL....Congrats, but did you REALLY read the ALL the big thread, or just skim & pick out the juicy parts? You can fess up, we're all (well mostly) adults here. :lol: Good trip dude, we're all in this together...........jd


It took me a couple of months but, yes I did read it all. Now I have the basic idea and just need to find e tune and ask some guestrooms as they come up

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