Teardrop Trailer

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Mike (Doc) LaCombe, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice work Mike, great hatch back, slide out stove table and very good interior finishing. You should be spending a lot of nights between fishing outings in that baby. What does the misses think?
     
  2. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

    Mike (Doc) LaCombe Member

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    Ed the wife says no potty, no go. :} Jerry this may be the web site you are refering to. You can find my build thread under "fishfinder" http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/ This is a best site I ever found for TD builds and information.

    Mike
     
  3. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, that's it. It's the sister site to camp cook and tearjerkers.
     
  4. Robert Engleheart

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    Mike,
    Is the construction plywood? Looks like maybe rigid foam sandwich?
     
  5. Rob Ast

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    Mike, did you think about raising the mattress off the floor? Seems like it might give better insulation as well as provide a storage area.
     
  6. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

    Mike (Doc) LaCombe Member

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    Let's see. Yes it is built out of plywood. The floor is 1/2 inch plywood. The right and left sides are 3/4" A/C plywood. The front and top is a sandwich constrution. Luan + 1x2" spars + luan. The spars are spaced 10" apart. Foam insulation is placed between each spar.

    The underside of the floor is covered with asphalt paint to act as an undercoating. I placed a indoor/outdoor carpet on the floor below the matress. I had considered a raised platform and dismissed it. Instead I built a 12x12x5' box to hold some of my gear.

    Any builder could design their TD to their own specs
     
  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    How wide is it Mike? Four feet? or a little more. 8 feet length also? Nice job.
     
  8. Robert Engleheart

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    That is some very nice work; love the Galley, sliding stove set-up. Serious Fish Bum set-up!
     
  9. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

    Mike (Doc) LaCombe Member

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    4 x 8 in order to use standard materials.
     
  10. Mark Walker

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