Largest Foamie ?

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Re: Largest Foamie ?

Postby dancam » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:46 pm

Don L. wrote:Generally it's good on the highway but there is a concern, occasional sway when a semi passes me especially if the road is not well maintained. I could live with it, but will try some different weight distributions and if it is still bothersome I may see about swayers.

I have not had it in any big crosswinds. It's kind of a heavy foamy. I'm thinking 1,200-1,400 pounds loaded maybe?

Another member here has mentioned a product called airtabs. Look them up and consider them for reducing trailer sway resulting from crosswind or semi's.
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Re: Largest Foamie ?

Postby rustytoolss » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:42 pm

Currently working on my Foamie. Just got the plywood mounted to the frame (old popup frame). The exterior size of the cabin will be 76" wide/ 74" tall/ 116" (9'8") in length.
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Re: Largest Foamie ?

Postby DaddyJeep » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:30 pm

Does anyone know if this list of Foamies is still accurate? My build will exceed everything listed here and I need to be sure I am not pushing the limits too far. Overall dimensions will be 8' wide, 12' long, and about 6'6" high. I have recently designed in a bunch of radii to help both with strength as well as aerodynamics and of course to make building more challenging. :thumbsup: Most of the front wall will have wood framing as there will be a fold out bed there. I have also been working on a stringer design to support the roof just to make me feel better.

This is the plan. Obviously the big radius can be seen, but there will also be about a 10" radius starting at the floor in the front and following up the front wall and continuing all the way back on the top.

My big Foamie build viewtopic.php?f=50&t=69618
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Re: Largest Foamie ?

Postby ghcoe » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:14 pm

There are a couple of larger ones on here from what I remember. I just don't remember the names of the builds.

Gorrilla Glue, Great Stuff and Gripper. The three G's of foamie construction.

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