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Campers / Caravans

Joined: March 23rd, 2018, 4:03 am

April 9th, 2018, 8:36 pm #1

Hey all.

I am looking into either a tow-along camper or an in-box style camper.
Does anyone have one to share a pic here? Or even a source for research.

Terry

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April 10th, 2018, 2:56 pm #2

I have no idea where to start other than one of the many resin casters out there. Someone has to make one, but if not, it's time to break out some sheet styrene and get to scratch building one!

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April 11th, 2018, 9:23 pm #3

Custom Mike wrote:I have no idea where to start other than one of the many resin casters out there. Someone has to make one, but if not, it's time to break out some sheet styrene and get to scratch building one!

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lol, I'm not at that level yet.

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April 12th, 2018, 2:37 am #4

Trust me, I thought for a long time that I wasn't at that level either. Then after seeing Brent (Another Canuck member and one of the best scratch builders on the planet) do his magic for years I finally tried it myself. I'm nowhere near Brent's level, but now I can do a pretty decent job of scratch building things.

Start small, it's not as difficult as you think!

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April 12th, 2018, 2:20 pm #5

Custom Mike wrote:Trust me, I thought for a long time that I wasn't at that level either. Then after seeing Brent (Another Canuck member and one of the best scratch builders on the planet) do his magic for years I finally tried it myself. I'm nowhere near Brent's level, but now I can do a pretty decent job if scratch building things.

Start small, it's not as difficult as you think!

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Well I did make most of these items Mike. Maybe I should make a go of it. What type of styrene?

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April 12th, 2018, 2:27 pm #6

If you can find it, .030 thick styrene sheet would be good for the camper box itself. If it's going in a pickup bed, no frame would be needed. If you have to build a frame for a tow behind trailer, you can use square styrene tubing, it comes in various sizes. From there, it's just having a plan and working it out.

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April 12th, 2018, 5:03 pm #7

Custom Mike wrote:If you can find it, .030 thick styrene sheet would be good for the camper box itself. If it's going in a pickup bed, no frame would be needed. If you have to build a frame for a tow behind trailer, you can use square styrene tubing, it comes in various sizes. From there, it's just having a plan and working it out.

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Thanks mike

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April 12th, 2018, 5:24 pm #8

No problem Terry, glad to help!

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April 15th, 2018, 6:05 pm #9

They aren't cheap but these are out there. 
Found this and this too.
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April 15th, 2018, 9:11 pm #10

Train Wreck Pete wrote:They aren't cheap but these are out there. 
Found this and this too.
Holy $#!+



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April 15th, 2018, 9:53 pm #11

And, of course, there is always the 😱 die-cast option.

Personally I like the scratch-build idea. 👍
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