The Spaceship - Build Idea

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The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby cryptojones » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:38 am

So I'm calling it "The Spaceship" because that's what it looks like to me.



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The left side of the image above would be the back of the trailer, and the right would be the front.

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The RIGHT side of the image above would be the back of the trailer, and the LEFT would be the front.

The more "aerodynamic" side is supposed to be in front.

My requirements were;
0) Be installed on the 5x8 Ironton Northern Tool Trailer
1) Have an area where the height of the camper was five feet
2) Be aerodynamic enough to pull with a V6
3) Be angular enough to be buildable by a relative beginner (me)

What ended up happening was a design that;
0) Comes off the trailer on the forward and aft by two feet each, resulting in a shell length of 12'
1) Has a 5x5x5 volume (assuming the walls had null width)
2) Looks aerodynamic enough to pull behind my Jeep Liberty
3) Looks angular enough to be buildable by me


What does everyone think? Are there any problems I'm not seeing? Any issues?
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Re: The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby greygoos » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:55 pm

It looks very sinilar to the weekender profile. Maybe take a look at that and get some ideas.
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Re: The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby mikeschn » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:36 pm

Good thought Gray...

Here's the PDF

http://www.mikenchell.com/images/mikes- ... inal-2.pdf

The older information is here: http://www.mikenchell.com/weekender/index.html


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Re: The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby cryptojones » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:45 pm

greygoos wrote:It looks very sinilar to the weekender profile. Maybe take a look at that and get some ideas.


mikeschn wrote:Good thought Gray...

Here's the PDF

http://www.mikenchell.com/images/mikes- ... inal-2.pdf

The older information is here: http://www.mikenchell.com/weekender/index.html


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Oh Cool.. Thank You both!
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Re: The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:18 pm

If I understand, you'll be shortening the tongue by 2'. I'd be concerned with insufficient clearance while backing?
:thinking:

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Re: The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby cryptojones » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:42 am

tony.latham wrote:If I understand, you'll be shortening the tongue by 2'. I'd be concerned with insufficient clearance while backing?
:thinking:

Tony



Tony,

I didn't think of that. I removed the 2' extension in the front and have come now come up with this. It looks pretty much exactly like the weekender. I guess that's why they say there are no new original ideas. =(

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Attached is the new versison of the spaceship on _Ryan_'s NT SKP Asset.
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Re: The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby RAYVILLIAN » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:41 am

I like your design but i'd keep the 2' extension and angle it in on the sides.
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Re: The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:31 pm

When I think spaceship camper, I think something like this.
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Like this but on a trailer?
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/54895
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Re: The Spaceship - Build Idea

Postby mikeschn » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:34 pm

LOL, I like it, especially the first one!

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BigGoofyGuy wrote:When I think spaceship camper, I think something like this.
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Like this but on a trailer?
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