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Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

I have been trying to find a hitch that was going...

I have been trying to find a hitch that was going to work well for this project. In most cases the hitches I have seen on other builds were home grown. There are a few common hitches that attach to...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Then it was time to install the rear wall. ...

Then it was time to install the rear wall.

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Aligned and clamped for...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Tested fitted the back wall after cutting out. ...

Tested fitted the back wall after cutting out.

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After the test fit it...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Here is another home made unit. Only 151lbs....

Here is another home made unit. Only 151lbs. being pulled by a non-e-bike.

https://youtu.be/2IYpNZWdbjg
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

It is a interesting concept. Like I had said...

It is a interesting concept. Like I had said previously I never really though of making a trailer for a bicycle until I was approached to build one. I was quite shocked to see there actually were...
Forum: Touring
08-21-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Thanks! As stated before this is for a e-bike. I...

Thanks! As stated before this is for a e-bike. I looked at a few manufactured units in Europe and they were anywhere between 90-132lbs.Although some were being pulled by non e-bikes. At least in some...
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

1. Current weight is 33lbs. That is with the rear...

1. Current weight is 33lbs. That is with the rear wall in place but not glued.

2. I am shooting for 50lbs, but clients target was 100lbs. I should still be well under that. Some variables that I...
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Sounds like fun. I usually don't camp/overland...

Sounds like fun. I usually don't camp/overland much during July and August. Just too hot to get out to enjoy anything, unless it involves water. I mostly stay out in the desert so that is a issue at...
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Once the roof was in place I applied glue and...

Once the roof was in place I applied glue and then clamped it all together.
...
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

After the walls were dry it was time to raise the...

After the walls were dry it was time to raise the roof...

I applied some 1"x2" to hold the roof in place as I installed it and as the glue dried.
...
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

A few shots of the walls after the glue up. ...

A few shots of the walls after the glue up.

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Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

First I run glue along the inside edge of the...

First I run glue along the inside edge of the wall dado.

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Then I set...
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Getting a bit behind here I see. Well here is the...

Getting a bit behind here I see. Well here is the progress since last time.

The walls come to a point in the front so I used duct tape to hold the pieces together on the outside. I then applied...
Forum: Touring
07-31-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Progress last week. Painted the bottom of...

Progress last week.

Painted the bottom of the floor in preparation for canvas.
...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Nice! I thought you might have been on the...

Nice! I thought you might have been on the Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers or Cheaprvliving. I use the same username for both. Maybe someone else I conversed with has the same or close username.
I...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Ok! Yes I have thought about those panels for...

Ok! Yes I have thought about those panels for another project, but yes quite expensive. I have though of making windows and skylights in my trailers with them since they are cheaper than actual...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Interesting that you are building a Overlanding...

Interesting that you are building a Overlanding rig. I have a overlanding YouTube channel. Your user name does seem familiar. You on another forum?
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

I have used coroplast on some other projects. To...

I have used coroplast on some other projects. To me it is a bit flimsy for trailers, at least for a long term build. Also, I don't particularly like how you have to use zip ties, tape and other types...
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

So now the fun part. With discussions here and...

So now the fun part. With discussions here and other forums I have decided to try something different with this build. Instead of the OSB floor as originally planned I decided to try and do a foam...
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

This last weeks progress. I canvases the ceiling...

This last weeks progress. I canvases the ceiling side of the roof.

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Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Progress got slowed down a bit this week. Really...

Progress got slowed down a bit this week. Really all I managed to do was to cut off the excess canvas on the other wall, mark my shelf locations, and cut out the shelf dado's. Most of the time was...
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Tight Bond II is water resistant and will hold up...

Tight Bond II is water resistant and will hold up fine unless it is submerged in water for a long time. The canvas is painted over with latex paint so in general the Tight Bond II will not see any...
Forum: Introductions
07-09-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By ghcoe

The build has started. You can check it out here...

The build has started. You can check it out here Bike Caravan/Camp Trailer for Touring? Build #5 - Bike Forums...
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Canvas is then rolled up and ready for gluing...

Canvas is then rolled up and ready for gluing down with Tight Bond II. I dilute the Tight Bond II 1/2-1/3 with water depending on outside temp.
...
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Spackle applied to the low areas on the foam. ...

Spackle applied to the low areas on the foam.

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After the spackle dries...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Once I figured out the window placements I cut...

Once I figured out the window placements I cut them out.

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...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Last weekend I mocked up the side walls so I...

Last weekend I mocked up the side walls so I could figure out window placements and see how well the foam could handle the curve.
...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

So this is the beginning. Supplies sitting in the...

So this is the beginning. Supplies sitting in the shop ready for a creation.
...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

I use Tight Bond II mixed 50/50 with water on the...

I use Tight Bond II mixed 50/50 with water on the walls and full strength on the edges and flaps. 10oz canvas painted with latex house paint similar to canvas canoe construction.
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Vinyl windows would be lighter. Besides the floor...

Vinyl windows would be lighter. Besides the floor the windows and doors are usually the next heaviest items in the build. I generally try to make a trailer somewhat secure though. Plus it would take...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Yes that picture above is a shot of my last...

Yes that picture above is a shot of my last clients build. It is designed to be towed behind vehicles with low towing specs. It is also based on a Harbor Freight trailer. Total weight is about...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

This is a picture of my last build about half way...

This is a picture of my last build about half way through. The body weighed about 130lbs once canvas, paint and the door and window were installed.
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

This heat wave has a grip on us. If it stays this...

This heat wave has a grip on us. If it stays this hot through next weekend, not sure if I will get as far as I was hoping. Makes glue and paint dry real fast though.
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Canvas showed up today so everything is coming...

Canvas showed up today so everything is coming together for some building this long weekend.
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Managed to do a body mock up, window placements,...

Managed to do a body mock up, window placements, cut outs for windows, roof cutout and edge miter for walls this weekend. At this point the inner walls and ceiling are ready for canvas. Canvas should...
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

I will be out in the shop this morning before it...

I will be out in the shop this morning before it gets hot doing some work on the trailer. Hope to be able to post some pictures soon. At this point it has quite a nautical feeling to it.
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Looking forward to it. Thanks, George.

Looking forward to it. Thanks, George.
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Sounds good! I see that I have a PM, but I can...

Sounds good! I see that I have a PM, but I can not see it since I don't have 10 posts yet.

This build I am estimating to come in at 75-80lbs. The heaviest part of the build is the floor since it...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By ghcoe

Bike Caravan/Camp Trailer for Touring? Build #5

Hello, George here.
I build light weight trailers for vehicles with low to no towing capacity. My 4'x8' trailers come in around 375lbs and my 5'x8' come in around 450lbs.

My builds are not...
Forum: Introductions
06-16-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By ghcoe

Thanks! I will have to wait till I have a few...

Thanks! I will have to wait till I have a few more post before I can post pictures.
Forum: Introductions
06-14-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By ghcoe

Teardrop, Caravan, Camper builder checking in here

Hello! George. Here,
I have been building small camper/teardrop trailers out of foam for a few years now. My niche market is small, low powered vehicles that have little to no towing capacity. My...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,761
Posted By ghcoe

Hello, I stumbled upon this thread doing some...

Hello, I stumbled upon this thread doing some research for a bicycle trailer a person approached me to build. I currently make standard teardrop/squaredrop type trailers out of XPS foam and canvas,...
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