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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Unfortunately it seems to be the frame itself. Measuring from the floor to the frame just inside the wheel wells are basically the same. From the axle to the same spot on both sides also basically...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Started mocking up the rear kitchen section this morning. The uprights will be used as is, the section connecting the uprights is just temporary to keep them up. Plywood "shelves" and a plywood rear...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    I will be using stonechip on the whole trailer's underside. I've used it in the past with similar trailers I've used, and it worked well. Also easy to apply, and I have the gun. ;D

    For the frame...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Unfortunately I couldn't find anything in my area wider/larger than normal plywood @ 2440x1220. So I'll go with the flow and use it. ;D
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Unfortunately yes.



    The floor on mine is just too wide to fit only one sheet. Doesn't matter how I do it, will always need more than one sheet. If I stayed only within the wheelarches, I...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    That's not a bad idea....I've been looking at ways to make sure every single join is watertight and dustproof. The floor seems is one of the difficult spots, as I need something flat to not hinder...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Nope. Had a chat with him again. He has a contract with a company to clean out their yard/old stock and then as payment he keeps whatever is removed.
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    Following your build as I'm doing something in a similar line...although I'm just DIY'ing it together. ;D

    Where did you get these specific lights? I've seen them somewhere but now can't find them...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    That's the place! I also got a quote from them along similar lines.
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    I got it from a guy in Despatch. Not sure where he got it from. Apparently there is a company in Port Elizabeth that makes the sheets.

    The sheets are 2m wide and between 7.2m and 7.8m long, IIRC...
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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Our local mall, straight from the Note 8. The black and white conversion is actually not bad at all. I like balance and symmetry in photos. :)

    Of course....my OCD wanted to go move the potted palm...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Thanks. I'm always willing to learn. ;D

    One of the upshots of this job so far is that I am seriously considering buying a MIG or a TIG welder....;D;D
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    OK. So this is what I got done today. Back to work tomorrow, so project will have to go on over weekends. :o;D

    And yeah...the plans have changed yet again. For the last time now hopefully.:)...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Go fir it! ;D I must admit, I am not a very handy man with my hands....but I am enjoying the process.

    Regarding the floor, I have just finished cutting and fitting the floor using 12mm plywood. I...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    I have no problem with it either. Will be nice to see your ideas as well. ;D
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Cool. My floor is almost the same measurements. ;D
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Starting to fit the floor.

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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Thanks! ;D
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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Also from the Note 8. Wooden pier at Keurbooms Lagoon Caravan Park.

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    My old faithful. :)

    This was straight from the cell phone, in black-and-white. No post-processing by me.

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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    It was. ;D;D

    Although, to be fair....almost any meal is delicious when camping. ;D;D
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    On my Note 8.

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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Thx!

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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    OK. So got to finishing the base, frame trailer at last. Me and dad's old arc welder had a few choice words to say to each other, but it's done. ;D

    First time welding...so it took me a while. :o...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Yes, and no....

    The plan as this stage is to keep the breakneck configuration, so not welding it together. It doesn't add any weight to the trailer, as it has a normal A-frame to the front like...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Thanks. ;D

    They are unfortunately 10" rims, which is the main reason for changing them. ;D
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    Re: Deciding on a Tag - along Trailer

    T/Tare: dry/empty weight of the trailer as you say
    GVM: maximum fully loaded weight of the trailer (includig trailer and load) as per manufacturer

    So you may only load 500kg.

    Here is where I...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Getting there...slowly but surely...haven't had much time the last week though.

    Been grinding away to get all of the rails, grids, etc. off that aren't needed, to get to a bare frame. Still a few...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    I was watching his videos on Youtube a while back. Some really interesting ideas!
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Thank you VERY much for this detailed post! It really helps me a lot to know that a similarly built trailer has lasted so long.

    I have sized my trailer in such a way that it will be stored in a...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Mine is round. Someone else gave me this advice as well. Basically sleeving the existing, split axle with a larger "pipe" over it, and weld on both sides.

    However, would this not compromise the...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Looking back at my post, I might've expressed myself incorrectly. ;D

    The problem is that the axle is basically too short. Wondering if I'm using the word offset correctly? ???

    Basically the...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Thanks Henri.

    This is my problem with most everything I need to get. ;D;D

    I am putting out feelers around here as well in the PE/Uitenhage region. I'm sure someone has one laying around.
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    On a different note...

    Anyone have a 750/900kg axle lying around they want to get rid of cheaply? ;D I don't really have it in my budget to buy a new one...:o They aren't super expensive, but it...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Currently busy grinding and welding on the trailer, to get it ready for the camper top. Waiting on some steel. Also removing one or two items I won't be needing anymore, so not much to show. ;D

    I...
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