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Our Foamie Build

Postby joy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:57 pm

We started our foamie yesterday. Tim has the steel frame cut and welded. It will be 14' long, 68" wide and 6 'tall. We're going to re-use the axle, wheels, windows and tongue from the trailer we built last yr. It is a great trailer but too heavy for our Trackers to pull so we're starting over. We've been reading these threads and welcome any comments and/or suggestions.
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Postby pete42 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:10 pm

yippee a new BIG foamy pictures pictures pictures

pictures are not only for those like me who only sit and dream.

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Postby GPW » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:25 am

Joy, we’d love to see your progress... Welcome to the Foamies !!! 8)
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Postby atahoekid » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:01 am

HOOOOOORAY. Yet another convert to the Foamie side!!! Your build will be even longer than mine and I thought I had stretched things!!! Can't wait to see pics....
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In the Beginning

Postby joy » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:57 am

I posted a couple of pics in my album of progress so far. From now on I won't go to the garage without my camera.
We used our first tiny trailer several times and loved it. It was warm and pulled great over trails and through deep sand. The Tracker pulled it through but we want to lighten it up so I can haul more rocks. (Tim will probably comment on that) We're making it longer so we'll be able to get in out of the weather and be comfortable. A lot of our camping is early spring and fall in the UP of MI so it gets very cold and wet.
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Postby tjsabo » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:49 pm

:o :shock: :? :lol: :thinking: :thumbdown:
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Postby GPW » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:43 am

Joy , Yes , we Love pictures , so don’t do anything without documenting it ... and posting here for all to enjoy ... Sounds like the new one will be very comfortable ... 8) and LIGHT too ... :thumbsup:
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Postby joy » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:18 pm

I'm having trouble uploading more pictures. Not much progress on the trailer but Tim does have the frame welded and painted, the tongue modified and painted. We picked up material for the floor 3/8" ply, 2" foam, 1/4" ply and 1" x 8" boards which he'll rip to size.
We built a model a couple of months ago, too, so when I figure out how to upload the pictures I'll post that, too.
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Postby GPW » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:57 am

Joy, upload the pics to your album , then copy and paste the address in the reply ... Using the Img button above ... ................................^ You may have to re-size them to fit ... Does that make sense ?
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Progress

Postby joy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:34 pm

I've uploaded a few more pics. Tim has been working hard on the frame and floor. We're carefully keeping track of the weight since our first build weighed in at 1350#. This should come in under 900# (we hope). So far the frame, tongue, axel and wood shown in pictures weigh a total of 459#.Image

More pics in album.
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Postby GPW » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:13 pm

Joy , looks like a Great start ... the rest is Light so no worries ... ;)
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Postby eaglesdare » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:48 am

great start. welcome to our foamie group. i will add your thread link to the build sticky's.
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Postby joy » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:17 pm

Thanks, all. Today we're sealing the wood so lots of patience. Almost finished then a trip to pick up FOAM!!

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Postby mikeschn » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:29 pm

that's one heck of a floor. Looking forward to seeing a wall or two! ;)

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Postby tjsabo » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:23 pm

Thank you for all the comments every one. The plan is to put the floor back together lay the deck on so i have a work table to glue up the side walls. The walls will be two layers of 1" foam with the seams offset.The front and back wall and roof will be 2" foam with spars for the roof vent. If all goes as planed that should be done by sunday and I do not have to work over time :worship: :lol:

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