Cabin car?

This includes traditional teardrop shapes and styles

Postby Ron Dickey » Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:10 pm

Shrug,

there is a man who designed and built his trailer back when teardrop times did things off of the traditional but gat narrower as the people increased and they needed to stay with in the main topic of teardrop trailer. Filled with many interesting ideas.

anyway look at this site. it is big and heavy double axle but I have seen the trailer and bin in it.

http://www.maxitear.com/maxitear/maxitear8.htm

I am about 6 foot and could stand in it.

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Postby Cabin Car » Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:38 pm

I will take some new photos or try and find some old ones and send them to Grant and maybe he can post them for me.
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Postby Green Hornet » Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:57 pm

This design is just SCREAMING at me. I like it the best of all I have seen so far. I think cuz of the all wood sides and roof mainly. The futon seat/bed is a neat idea too. The trailer may be a bit of a problem though, with the wheel set so far back. I may have to redesign a bit to make it work on a bolt together trailer. I have no welder or welding skills. With the sides covering the wheel it may not look to bad. I am going to have to draw something up and see if I can get it to work. Based on the drawings by Andrew and judging by the photos I have seen, the original looks too big for one of the HF trailers. :?
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Postby madjack » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:22 pm

GH...a thought...ask around among your friends and co-workers and see if you can find someone with the welding expertise you lack...then cut the steel, get it all squared up and ready to weld...then have the weldor comeon over for some supper or a few cold ones and have 'em weld it up...that is what we did...once it was all ready, it only took my welding buddy a couple of hours to weld it allup
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Postby goldcoop » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:30 pm

GH-

I love this design too!

Maybe a more suitable frame would be a modified BOAT trailer?!

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Postby s4son » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:35 pm

Here is a site that has some cabin car photos. If you click where it says "Link to see pictures of my current project" it takes you to the third link. It has some really nice photos of this guys Cabin Car project. It really is beatiful but way beyond my skills.

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http://groups.msn.com/RepairingYesterdaysTrailers/mycabincarproject.msnw

http://groups.msn.com/RepairingYesterdaysTrailers/teardrops.msnw

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v284/1948rob/Cabin%20car%20project/
Are we there yet?
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Postby Chris C » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:45 pm

WHEW!!!!!! I'd better hide those links from my girlfriend! A sit-tub and potty in an enclosed space INSIDE? WOW! :? That's one good looking trailer. Talk about a step up from a teardrop!
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Postby mikeschn » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:17 pm

That is really a nice interpretation of a cabin car. I'm impressed! I might just have to turn my widget into a cabin car! :roll:

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Postby angib » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:41 pm

If anyone is interested in a Cabin Car, I've recently done a better set of plans for a modern version with a rectangular tube frame. Available in pdf or dxf, email me to get a copy, as it'll be a while before it gets on my web site update list.

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Postby Chris C » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:07 pm

OOPS!!! My girlfriend saw the Cabin Car! :roll: She's informed me the NEXT trailer will have a "sit-tub and toilet inside". :lol: I told you so!!! :laughter:
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Postby Arne » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:01 am

1) that cabin car must weigh a ton, literally.... second, that roadster can probably pull it about 1 mile before it overheats.... whew....
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Postby bledsoe3 » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:21 am

Lets see, I promise my wife a tear with a potty and bath, then half way thru the build I tell I need a new truck to pull it. :twisted:
I better wire it for cable in case I have to live in it.
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Postby Green Hornet » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:44 pm

Those links are awesome thanks s4son
madjack I am going to have to ask around and see who might be hip to helping for dinner and homebrew beers!
I also like the boat trailer idea goldcoop. I am in the land of boat trailers!
Andrew...I am going to fire off an email to u as soon as I get home.
It is big. I think I need to shrink it down to 5wide 10 long and 5 tall...max
I think the shape will work nice. I don't want all the luxuries in those shown on the links though and I will build light!
Too many choices! :?
But fun! :)
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Postby Green Hornet » Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:59 pm

Andrew, Thanks buddy! ;)
I am getting ready to cut cardboard even as we speak :thumbsup:
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Postby Green Hornet » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:25 pm

I think I got the shape right. I took some sheets of cardboard and made sides for a mock-up of sorts. It is I made them 10' long 4' tall and 5' wide. If I can figure out the photo post thingy I will get some up.
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