Hi, I thought to run a thread on the camper trailer I've built but still working on. I'm no tradesman but I'm handy with spanners and can use a stick welder. My workshop facilities are God's Garage (back yard), a sloping driveway and a chock-a-block single car garage. Maybe it will inspire a few people but feedback on better ways of doing stuff is welcome too.
First step was to assess what I already had by way of gear to re-use for the project. Since its just the Wifey and I, we did not need a big trailer or tent. We had a roof top camper, so for a while we will use that. I had an el-cheapo box 5x4 trailer, an old upright drifta kitchen, a old Waeco fridge, a rectangular 60l water tank, some deep cycle batteries and a spare old model Coleman LPG stove & bottle. To begin with I kept the typical slipper springs trailers come with to save money until I could get some shackled leaf springs.
I figure that its main use will be weekenders and since we still 4wd, it would have to be made strong as a normal trailer would probably self destruct in time. Total weight would be important too as I did not want a PITA huge camper trailer to drag the Rodeo down. Quick set up/pull down is important too. Weekends are only 48hrs and I did not want to spend too long mucking around with the gear.
The time frame to build was not important, I was doing this on the cheap(ish) and scrounging/re-using was important.
I did not keep a full photo record but I will happily answer questions if required, to fill in any gaps. Trailer, reinforcing it and figuring out where porta potti, gas and batteries are going to go.