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Re: Camp Capsule Foamy

Postby OP827 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:19 pm

Thanks for the update! Good to know.
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Re: Camp Capsule Foamy

Postby GPW » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:51 pm

ScottE ... Only one word we can say … Very very COOL !!! 8)

Amanda , thinking of that second one already ? ( don’t worry , it’s normal !!! ) … I wouldn’t mind making one like ScottE’s and on one of these utility trailers which we talked about for a long time … :D
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Re: Camp Capsule Foamy

Postby greaper007 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Great build. Could you tell me what the size of the original trailer chassis was?

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Re: Camp Capsule Foamy

Postby ScottE » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:19 pm

Sorry this took so long... The original trailer is a 5' X 8' landscape trailer from Lowe's that I got on sale. I removed the ramp (and sold it on Craigslist), and put on a 1' longer tongue. I also added a 2' receiver to the new tongue to match my other trailers. :thumbsup:
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Re: Camp Capsule Foamy

Postby Dutch56 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:48 pm

Scott, beautiful workmanship! I was in the process of drawing out plans for a squarebacked benroy. My Bride saw that this was a standby and basically said "That's what I want!" One thing I've learned in 40 years of marriage is the truism " Happy wife, happy life!"

What are your over all dimensions? My son has the plans to build me a 5 X 10 utility trailer that has the side rails like yours. I have taken note of your comment to situate the mattress so one doesn't have to climb over the other to greet in and out bed.

Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: Camp Capsule Foamy

Postby ScottE » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Just returned from a smoky trip to the high sierras and thought I'd post a Camp Capsule foamy update. The smoke from the various wildfires burning on the western slope of the sierras made parts of the trip pretty nasty! My Subaru Forester got an average of 16 mpg towing on the 1K+ mile trip from San Diego up the 395 to the Lee Vining/Bridgeport area, maintaining a 55 mph average speed. The small size/weight of the trailer made it possible to get into some very nice wilderness areas with no problems. The exterior is holding up very well and I have no faded or weathered spots (great Behr paint!) There are no interior cracks or leaks and the temperature stayed very comfortable during the <40 degree nights.
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Using the foam/canvas construction method is proving to be a very robust and durable solution to building a roomy, lightweight alternative to the expensive alternatives now on the market. If you're thinking of building one, Do It! You won't be disappointed!
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Re: Camp Capsule Foamy

Postby GPW » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:46 pm

Quote: “ Using the foam/canvas construction method is proving to be a very robust and durable solution to building a roomy, lightweight alternative to the expensive alternatives now on the market. If you're thinking of building one, Do It! You won't be disappointed! “


I’m certainly Glad you said that !!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Camp Capsule Foamy

Postby OP827 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:42 pm

Foam is great! :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing the experience!
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