Started building sometime last October. Original plan was to build something similar to Rick Keller's Road Toad, then we saw Camp Inn's new Rain Drop. We loved the Rain Drop's appearance and the possibilities it offered for more windows, so changed plans and decided to do a rip off of the Rain Drop, although with sandwich construction like the Road Toad.
Size is 5' x 10'. Frame is 1/8" x 2" angle, with combination square tube and angle tongue. Axle is Flexride, with same wheels / tires as our Honda CR-V, so no other spare required. Floor is sandwich of 1/4" ply top and bottom with 3/4" Foamular insulation between. Side walls are sandwich of 1/4" ply outside, 1/8" ply inside and 3/4" Foamular. Front is sandwich of 1/8" ply inside and out with 1 1/2" of Foamular between. Roof will be the same, i.e, 1/8" ply x 1 1/2" Foamular x 1/8" ply.
We decided to put a baggage compartment between lower part of galley and cabin (about 10 - 12 cubic feet). It extends across width of trailer for long items like paddles and pop up rain shelter. It's accessable from outside via two baggage doors and from inside by two small doors at foot of cabin.
Lots of lights (all 12 volt) - reading lights, wall sconces and track lighting in main cabin. Plan also to install track lighting in galley area.
Rear end has about 2' radius on top and is vertical on bottom half, as we didn't want to bang our knees while using the counter. Galley has slide outs for stove and cooler, and space for combination microwave / convection oven. Water system will be a 5 gallon jug. Electrical system access will be from galley. Plan not finalized, but propane tank will likely sit on tongue and battery will go behind water jug in the galley.
Just finshed installing inner ceiling skin and most of the roof spars today.
Here are views from outside and inside, if I've done this correctly. More build pictures in the album.
Still have a ways to go, but if it weren't for this forum there is no way I could have made it this far without a lot of serious mistakes!!!
...fixed your pic for ya....MJ