Foam TD (build journal)

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Re: Foam TD (build journal)

Postby cpowell243 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:31 pm

GPW,
I can't seem to send PMs anymore - they get stuck in my Outbox. Luella wasn't able to help - can you?
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Re: Foam TD (build journal)

Postby KCStudly » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:48 pm

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Re: Foam TD (build journal)

Postby Gearjammernh » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:57 pm

eaglesdare wrote:yes covering the inside is not easy nor fun. but trying it while sitting on that 3 legged thing was torture.

pat i think its looking really good, so much better than mine. i am jealous.
Why coat the inside roof with tb11 ?

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Re: Foam TD (build journal)

Postby GPW » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:05 am

GJ, I think many of us found that gluing on the inside fabric /chipboard , paneling , whatever, is much easier if done while in pieces , before the cabin was assembled .. some type of covering inside makes it Nice and stronger. But just paint works too , it’s the outer Skin that locks it all together into one piece ( like a sock ) .

Does that help ?
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Re: Foam TD (build journal)

Postby pat g » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:19 pm

Hey All,

Been some time since I checked in. Since the last time, I have used the foamie fair bit, stripped down a pop up for the frame, and, last year did a 6x10 cargo camper for my wife and I to do some Ohio State Park camping. Now I have decided to transfer the original foamie over to the pop up frame and have started to build a wider foamie on the original trailer. The most interesting thing about moving the original foamie box to the new trailer was the opportunity to inspect the floor and the box as a whole to see how it has fared over seven years. Winters it was stored in the barn but all summer it has sat outside. All in all, it is in very good condition. Since building, it has had a repaint, a second door added, and I sprayed the underside with automotive undercoat when I was working on another project.

So far I have built a floor for the new ttt and getting started in walls. I'll not be on here every day, but when I have time, I will get some pics up. The new ttt will be 66inches wide to maximize the trailer width. The length will be 8 feet. My goals are to maximize internal space for the footprint. It will be a square back with just a little drop in the roof, about 4 inches, towards the front. The weight will fall between the original tear and the cargo camper. The intended use will be for my wife and I to take some longer trips without having to take the cargo camper.


BTW I am really impressed by the efforts that you all have made in building your foamies! :applause:

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Re: Foam TD (build journal)

Postby GPW » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:08 am

Pat, Great to hear from you ! You’ve been Busy !!! :thumbsup: 8)
We did that moving the body thing and surprisingly , it was so easy , a normal trailer would have been much more difficult … And yes these Foamies easily last a long time in adverse conditions …with minimum maintenance if properly designed for the locality … :D
Can’t wait to see the pics of the new build !!! :pictures:
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