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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby GPW » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:34 pm

It’s So Exciting to see so many new Foamies under construction ... so many new ideas and techniques ... Must be camping season !!! :thumbsup: 8) :D
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby mezmo » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:43 am

This is not a Foamie trailer that has been built but a pair of foam
based dog houses.

I'm putting it here to have the method they used available for view.
It's basically 2in foam, silicone caulk/glue, sheet metal exterior,
3/8 cedar board interior and foil tapes for foam edge/joint sealing.
Not necessarily elegant but it looks like it works.

http://www.lyonbuilt.com/lyon-tales-blo ... ouses.html

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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby eaglesdare » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:41 am

those are so cool!
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby GPW » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:25 am

OK, Norm’s ahead of everybody with 3 Foamie builds ... 8) :thumbsup:
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby atahoekid » Wed May 02, 2012 6:00 pm

I love the imagineering that goes into these things. Should make for happy pups! :D :) :applause: :beer:
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby mezmo » Tue May 08, 2012 12:12 am

Hi all Foamlings,

Here's a link to a hybrid Foamie in the Build Journals section:

"Frank's dog House"
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=49484&start=15

He's using an inside out construction method of interior plywood
paneling, wood framed perimeter openings, @2in foam, glue and
bedsheet exterior covering, paint over that.

He's quite far along with it also.

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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby ghcoe » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:28 pm

Thought I would add this.

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=54099
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My build viewtopic.php?t=54099
Working with flashing for foamie construction viewtopic.php?f=55&t=60303
Making a hot wire http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=55323
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby OP827 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:01 am

My build should qualify as a Foamie in progress.
See the link in my signature.
My foldable foam trailer build: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=61344
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby Fred Trout » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:05 am

I suppose my lump is actually far enough along & will be completed. :D

Likewise, link in the signature.
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby rowerwet » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:34 am

Wow! Way to much chatter for a collection of builds thread, IMO most of this belongs in the big thrifty thread. Otherwise I'll have to make another index thread for this one :lol:
My build album is here http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=64918
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A foamie by any other name...

Postby Pwfyrcat1 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:09 am

Here is a link to my build, though I have nothing really to show yet.

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66919

I've only just scratched the surface withal the information I have read. But I am totally onboard. 8)

I've one project ahead of this one, and it is helping to keep a rein on my zeal and enthusiasm. b/c those two things will get a body in trouble :twisted:
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby GPW » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:33 am

Very nice , a Utility trailer , and you can build it over the “cage" to make it 6’ wide or more ... ;) 87048
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby Pwfyrcat1 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:44 pm

GPW wrote:Very nice , a Utility trailer , and you can build it over the “cage" to make it 6’ wide or more ... ;) 87048


I have to tell you, I was almost asleep last night and woke up with a small brainstorm. I got to thinking how I could completely enclose the trailer and inevitably use the rails as supports/seat/bench, and I ended up with an idea that looked a lot like your FoamStream.

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. :thinking:

Still in my design and $cost$ phase... :roll: :thinking:
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Re: foam builds (foamies that have been built or in the proc

Postby GPW » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:25 am

PW, the design phase is the most Fun , because anything is possible ... Gives you time to think about what you really need and want :thinking: ... and time to look around for what you can “salvage” for the build ( that keeps the costs down ) ... ;)
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Foamie Compact builder??

Postby 5150red » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:24 am

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OK...I think I'm in a more appropriate spot now. I am about to start working on the TTT for the afternoon. I wanted to throw out a few things to update y'all and to run a few things by you to make sure I'm not doing anything totally off the wall.
I guess my "official" start date was Mar 14, 2017.

I'm currently living in Clarksburg, West Virginia. I just started to build a "Compact" out of the design library. I plan to make it a foamie to reduce weight.
I have a HF trailer that I lengthened so my TTT could have a total (outside) footprint of 6' X 12'. 12" of that is actually over the "A" portion of the trailer. I have also extended and reinforced the tongue.
My plan for today is to:
1) Put additional coats on the bottom of the floor, so I can flip it and start going up!!
2) Glue my walls to the correct size.
3) Purchase canvas to cover my walls! I found some 11 1/2 X 14 1/2 in 8oz and 10 oz. I am leaning towards getting the 8oz. Any objections (why)?

4) Consider a name for her.....
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