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Stouttrout
05-25-2012, 06:58 AM
There is no builders section so I am going to post this here.

Realizing that Teardrop will be way to small for the 3 of us I have decided to take it a bit further. I got a 5x10 Enclosed trailer. Plan is to build a bunk for the little one and the wife and I will sleep on the floor. I am going to make a 3 piece foam mattress that will fold into a couch during the day for us to sit on. The Short list, Get it livable. The long list, solar, water, insulation, lights inside, kitchen galley on the back door, AC....

With this I can camp anywhere. It will just look like a Jeep parked with a cargo trailer attached to it.

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This is a cool little awing you can mount anywhere. I can put it over the kitchen area or the off the side.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c387/Stouttrout/Stealth%20Camper/awning_vgn_2.jpg

Stouttrout
05-27-2012, 08:00 AM
Started insulating the roof. I should be in the r10 or higher range on the roof.

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If I get done mowing the yard tomorrow at a decent time, I will start on the wall. i have the plywood stripped already.


http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c387/Stouttrout/Stealth%20Camper/100_0562.jpg

RubiconAg
05-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Looking good... maybe we should add a build section.

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Mudhog1977
05-27-2012, 09:41 PM
Lookin good, how bout folding bunkbeds

Stouttrout
05-27-2012, 09:51 PM
It will have foam for the lower bed, 6" thick and will be cut in the 3 section and in a cover that i can fold up. the bed will fold up into a little sofa for those rainy days. there will be a fold down bunk on one wall for my Daughter and 30gallon water tank with a propane run hot shower.

Stouttrout
06-07-2012, 10:04 PM
Finally started feeling better. Got the AC area and front cabinets welded up. I am starting the Vent install on the roof. I got a Fan-Tastic vent for the top. It moves up to 900CFM in or out so it should keep it nice and cool. Also looks like I am going to have 32 gallons of water if I can make the containers fit.

Holes drilled in the top as a thunder is playing in the back ground:
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Bigger Hole in the top.
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She is in and right siliconed up. Now it is raining so I can test it.
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SGT. K
06-08-2012, 03:48 PM
sure would like to know how much it weights when you get it fully loaded. You got me thinking about building one. I got to have a toilet in mine though.

SGT. K
06-08-2012, 03:51 PM
Did you do a axle swap? Doesnt look like you got any suspension on the trailer, also I take it the trailer tires and rims are identical to the ones on the Jeep?

Stouttrout
06-08-2012, 04:03 PM
It is Four inch drop axle with leafs. I may add a 20* torsion axle but doubt I will need it. I want to keep it as low as possible. It has good ground clearance and good enough for what I going to do. The wheel are 5 on 5 like the Jeep and tires match so only one spare. Loaded it should be under 2000lbs It will get a portacan in it. Probably with a magazine rack and stirrups. Just in case the long drives require a little extra leverage.

PondSkum
06-08-2012, 04:18 PM
Looks good Dan!

If anyone is interested in something similar, I work with a guy that has a 6x10 enclosed trailer for sale.. would be a great platform.. wish I would have known about it before we bought the popup! LOL

Stouttrout
06-11-2012, 05:49 PM
Installed the window. Framed it out in 1" tube. I have to do the walls first before I can mount. Maybe next week.

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SGT. K
06-11-2012, 06:17 PM
moving right along!

Admntiumx
06-11-2012, 06:34 PM
Looks good Dan!

If anyone is interested in something similar, I work with a guy that has a 6x10 enclosed trailer for sale.. would be a great platform.. wish I would have known about it before we bought the popup! LOL

Find out how much. I've been looking for one. Could you ask about dry weight as well?

Stouttrout
06-12-2012, 05:46 AM
6'x10' will weigh in at about 1000-1100 empty. Mine built and loaded should be about 2000lbs. This is with 16 gallons of water. I have 2-16 gallon tanks. one in the front and one in the rear. this way I can control the tongue weight so I can get it where I like it. Headed out to get some paneling today. Going with a light luan for the ceiling and a wainscoting for the walls. I will trim it later but I have to get the roof in before I can do the walls and I need the wall done in order to mount the window.

Admntiumx
06-12-2012, 01:20 PM
This is a project I've been thinking about doing for a while now. Just didn't know what I wanted included in it. You've sparked some ideas...thanks!

Stouttrout
06-12-2012, 01:58 PM
i have been wanting to build a teardrop for 8 years now. This has freed up sometime. Mine will be simple and light as possible. We just do not need much and spend very little time in campers. I have had Popups, Travel trailers, tents, home built travel trailers..... We just never spend much time in them unless the weather is bad.

Working on my AC soon. i have small 5000 BTU window unit that will run on my 2000 watt generator. I plan to make it portable. Goiing to build a cover for the intake and one for the cold air exhaust. Then all I have to do is lift it out, plug in the ducts and crank it up.

SGT. K
06-12-2012, 03:53 PM
What model generator, I have heard there are some pretty quit ones out there that wont keep the whole camp up at night.

Admntiumx
06-12-2012, 04:54 PM
What model generator, I have heard there are some pretty quit ones out there that wont keep the whole camp up at night.

I'll incorporate a false bottom in mine for batteries, somehow. Lol, probably have some solar panels on top as well.

Stouttrout
06-15-2012, 11:58 AM
Update:

It is hot as hell in my little oven right now. Got it insulated and hope to get ate least the window mounted today.

Stouttrout
06-18-2012, 10:10 AM
It is all insulated and the first wall panel went in.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s720x720/224828_4071801761473_1281340505_n.jpg

Window is mounted

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Had to make a spacer for the inside window. So the ring would clamp it in properly.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s720x720/538278_4071802321487_480477265_n.jpg

Mudhog1977
06-18-2012, 11:47 AM
That looks almost factory looks good

Stouttrout
06-26-2012, 09:19 PM
The whole thing is paneled.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/548815_4108837847352_263743348_n.jpg

New deadbolt RV lock installed.

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Fenders are reshaped and mounted

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Found these cool lights at Sam's. No wiring. Run off batts and put out a ton of light. Little LEDs but BRIGHT.

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Stouttrout
07-05-2012, 08:51 PM
Got the Rat Rack done almost. This is were the kiddo will sleep.


This is pick from the back. Storage under it will be accessible from the rear door.
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This is pic from the inside:
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Stouttrout
07-13-2012, 12:49 AM
Solar is in

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Rat Rack... Better shot:

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Closets:

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Storage under the rat Rack. Batteries and water tank.

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Front door and closets

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PondSkum
07-13-2012, 08:02 AM
Nice! Comin together!

BagBat
07-13-2012, 08:51 AM
Awesome!!


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Stouttrout
08-05-2012, 12:46 AM
Lights....500 LEDs

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Maiden Voyage:

The camper is currently on it;s last leg of its first trip. We have had blast. 3000= miles so far. A few pics:

This is the Campground at Mesa Verde. Very nice facilities here. Even has a laundromat.

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Dougs Family set up for the night

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Headed up to Telluride stretch break
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This is an old ghost town called Eureka. We stayed here most of the time. It pretty central to all the trails in the Silverton area. It was 9800 feet above sea level. got down to 28 degrees. The camper stayed warm at that and had no heater. We actually needed to crack the windows a bit.
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If you look close, you can see us hidden in the trees. Eureka was a great place to stay with a heck of a view every morning and letting the river put us to sleep was awesome.
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The view from up high was amazing:

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/302347_4262089038536_623416295_n.jpg


All in all I would say it will do the trick. I have few tweaks to make but not much. I plan to add some rockers and two boxes to the outside. Yep could not be more happy with it. Popup soon for sale.

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Stouttrout
08-05-2012, 12:56 AM
It will not let me post the next batch of pics so if you want to see some of the trip you will have see them at the following links.

Maiden Voyage was 3061 miles and 70:24 hours behind the wheel

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4262081318343.2172752.1475276908&type=3

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4283615696689.2173339.1475276908&type=3

Stouttrout
08-10-2012, 12:58 AM
Okay, cleaned it up a bit and edited Post #27.

Part 2 coming soon: AC , side rails and rocker guards, two outside boxes

texasfrog
08-10-2012, 10:48 AM
That turned out really nice Dan,your trip looked like a blast too.

PondSkum
08-10-2012, 03:42 PM
I guess you figured out I lifted the picture limit. :beer

Stouttrout
08-19-2012, 11:49 AM
Working on the AC system.

This is a vent used on house roofs. It is going to be used for the intake to help get out the humidity.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/422243_4360283013324_1269561529_n.jpg

This will be the hook up for the duct work. This is an RV septic tank 4 hook flange.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/561776_4360284373358_640562363_n.jpg


Here it is almost done. The pipe vent on the bottom will be for return air. The top box will be for the AC air.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/422343_4360284933372_1411272521_n.jpg


Still need to seal it all up and do some more work on it but you get the idea.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557379_4360285573388_902823077_n.jpg

PondSkum
08-20-2012, 07:24 AM
Ahh. I see what you did there... Looks good.. Can't wait to see the finished product

Stouttrout
08-23-2012, 12:46 AM
Tonights work:

AC sitting behind the tire doing a test run. It was 82 in the garage and I got the camper down to 65. It did that in 25 minutes and held it for an hour.
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Will probably shorten the ducts but here you can see the front of the AC and how it hooks up through the floor.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/391377_4377967375422_1320234921_n.jpg

Scored some SWEET stainless pipe super cheap thanks to Lowes marking down wrong. This is the duct work inside.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/561690_4377967535426_1211115390_n.jpg

Here you can see on intake and one exhaust.
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Stouttrout
08-23-2012, 06:27 PM
Testing started at 2pm. Currently the temp is 87 here, Heat index is 92. Camper on the inside is 82 with side window cracked. That surprised me. So I will keep track of it every 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes it is 76*

After 30 minutes it is 70*

I think it will work plenty good enough. Never thought it would get that cold in there.

It is currently 80 with a heat index of 82. Temp inside is 62. YEAH!!!!!

Mudhog1977
08-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Looking like you're in business looks good

05X4X4
02-03-2013, 08:54 PM
I've seen a couple of people attack projects like this, yours by far looks the best! Props!!


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Stouttrout
02-04-2013, 04:28 PM
Thanks it has been working very well. I have even slept in it a few time in the driveway when i can;t fall asleep anywhere else, I can in the camper.

05X4X4
02-04-2013, 04:39 PM
I can't wait to get my camper project cranked up


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Mudhog1977
02-04-2013, 07:26 PM
That's kinda funny dan cause it sometimes seems like I sleep better in the kenworth than at the house lol

slinkytj
02-07-2013, 08:32 AM
I love this build! I've been wanting to do something similar for a while now.

Stouttrout
02-07-2013, 10:12 AM
I have had, travel trailers, tents, popups, and cabovers. I love the set up best. I can pull it with anything. It is self sufficient, requires little and is super maintenance free. Just build one. You will not regret it.