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    Default Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    why not integrate the cross in front into the existing front square frame, instead of placing it behind it?
    It is a 25 x 3 mm flat bar. It was easier this way and will only be seen from the inside. The two cross tubes would be in the way. They are there for a purpose. I am going to bolt my nose box and power panel against them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrous View Post
    It is a 25 x 3 mm flat bar. It was easier this way and will only be seen from the inside. The two cross tubes would be in the way. They are there for a purpose. I am going to bolt my nose box and power panel against them.
    oh right, flatbar.
    It looked like square tubing in the pic, same as frame.
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    Default Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    Hi. Any progress on the trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Hi. Any progress on the trailer
    I am still welding. To weld and smooth takes time.
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    Default Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    I forgot to mention that I received my 240 Ah deepcycle AG/Gel hybrid.
    62kg of weight. 192A useable. Mmmmmmh
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    Default Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    Sterkte daar met projek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boslover View Post
    Sterkte daar met projek
    Dankie.
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    Default Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    Hi JC,

    Great build and this is gong to be a great van when you have finished.

    Can you please confirm what the distance between the wheels is? If the box is 1,2m wide I would assume it will be approx 1,5m between the centres of the tyres? This is exactly the distance between my Isuzu's wheels.

    Can you also confirm what wall thickness you have used for the square tube for the subframes? I want to use thicker material because I do not want the welds to crack like they always seem to do on thin material. A few kilos more is well worth the extra strength it will offer.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    You are right about the 1.5 m between wheel centres.

    I use 25x25x1.6mm and 38x25x1.6mm tubing for the box, properly welded.
    As you can see on the floor tubing, I have used triangle plates for strength. My real strength is not in the welding, but in the use of Sikaflex551 and then stainless steel rivets. The plates wil keep everything together. The model I have looked at before I started, was done like that in 2007, and still going without problems. I am not planning to build a weak box.
    Groete / Regards
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    Default Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    Thank you JC,

    Interesting, the engineers at Macsteel recommend as little as possible welding on square tube to retain maximum strength.

    The hotter the weld the more chance it will melt the material next to the weld seam that then flows towards the weld pool and that is where it cracks.

    Great project and I think I will go the same way as you have.

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    Default Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frontierfan View Post
    Thank you JC,

    Interesting, the engineers at Macsteel recommend as little as possible welding on square tube to retain maximum strength.

    The hotter the weld the more chance it will melt the material next to the weld seam that then flows towards the weld pool and that is where it cracks.

    Great project and I think I will go the same way as you have.
    This is the only reason I am using MIG and not arc. I want to penetrate for strength, but not too much.
    Groete / Regards
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