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Old 11-06-2012, 01:08 AM   #16
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:06 AM   #17
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That's awesome. Mine will weigh too much to pull it with a bike.

Oh, you will be able to pull it. Stopping it, though, is another issue.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #18
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:26 PM   #19
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We had a teardrop, and we loved it!! Pulled it behind my old panel truck.



The day after we bought our Lonely Teardrop, we heard about a teardrop gathering about 80 miles from here, so we jumped on our Yamaha Venture to go check it out. (didn't have time to camp, and so we rode...we rarely pass up the chance to ride.)
Wouldn't you know it...on the way up we stopped for gas, and directly across from the gas station was a couple on a Yamaha Venture...pulling a TEARDROP!!! All the way from BC!! (I've got a picture here somewhere)

We're now gearing up to build our own tiny toy-hauler/camper based on a teardrop concept. It's gonna be great!!

oh.....and I'm IN!!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:18 AM   #20
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #21
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How about some links to the equipment which you plan on using. Thinking about that a/c unit in particular. Thanks

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #22
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We had a teardrop, and we loved it!! Pulled it behind my old panel truck.



The day after we bought our Lonely Teardrop, we heard about a teardrop gathering about 80 miles from here, so we jumped on our Yamaha Venture to go check it out. (didn't have time to camp, and so we rode...we rarely pass up the chance to ride.)
Wouldn't you know it...on the way up we stopped for gas, and directly across from the gas station was a couple on a Yamaha Venture...pulling a TEARDROP!!! All the way from BC!! (I've got a picture here somewhere)

We're now gearing up to build our own tiny toy-hauler/camper based on a teardrop concept. It's gonna be great!!

oh.....and I'm IN!!!
Looking forward to this....

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #23
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How about some links to the equipment which you plan on using. Thinking about that a/c unit in particular. Thanks

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Update:

Ok, decent update.

I went a bought the steel today:



Cut to length:



Squaring it up:




Getting there:



The tongue will retract under the frame:



She'll be rolling tomorrow.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #24
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #25
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The tongue will retract under the frame:


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Well, I've never seen that done before. Whadda great idea!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #26
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I have got a lot done on the frame. Still a long way to go. I have to brace the tongue. And a few other small things. Basically another day of welding.

Working on it:



She is finally rolling, besides the bunch of bracing I have to do.



Wheels:



More on Monday.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:01 PM   #27
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And I'd love to hear more about the toyhauler too, Patrick
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We're now gearing up to build our own tiny toy-hauler/camper based on a teardrop concept. It's gonna be great!!

oh.....and I'm IN!!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:15 AM   #28
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So I am working on have almost everything together that I need to build the cabin at one time and not wait on parts. Plus I have to finish welding up the frame too. Which is taking the longest because I am doing so much extra stuff that most people don't do. Usually they just buy a trailer and bolt the cabin to it.

So here is what I got this week. By time I come in from work, it should all be there.

4 hinges. 2 for the door, 2 for the hatch: $49.23



2 new RV windows: $197.41


2 awesome fenders: $83.42


Metal taillight holders: $39.98


Mounted:


Door plunger: $10


Door lock: $38


And 10 of these for hold downs in different spots: $22



Right now TCI:$1770.04
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #29
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Before you get too far, it looks like you have the axle on backwards. Every torsion axle I have ever delt with was always set up as a trailing arm. With the stabalizing jacks at the rear, then the photos look like the axle has the arms pointing forward. My understanding of the trailing arm is if (when) you hit something on the highway the impact force will tend to force the suspension to flex. While a leading arm will tend to stop the tire and extend the suspension. Making for horrible impact forces. Also a trailing arm will self correct a little for toe as the arm flexes, like a shopping cart caster. But a leading arm will flex a little, change toe, and further push the arms into flex and the forces will fight each other and end up scrubbing tires and side loading wheel bearings.

Last summer I pulled out a nearly 50 year old torsion axle from a utility trailer my father and grandfather built while they worked at Airstream. The rubber in the axle had finally aged and hardened to the point it lost its flex. But the trailer is still in good shape and never really had any issues with that axle (other then even new it was a little too stiff since it was for a much heavier travel trailer and not a light utility trailer). I over-engineered it during the rebuild and now rides on computer controlled air bag suspension. Still on trailing arms.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:37 AM   #30
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Before you get too far, it looks like you have the axle on backwards. Every torsion axle I have ever delt with was always set up as a trailing arm. With the stabalizing jacks at the rear, then the photos look like the axle has the arms pointing forward. My understanding of the trailing arm is if (when) you hit something on the highway the impact force will tend to force the suspension to flex. While a leading arm will tend to stop the tire and extend the suspension. Making for horrible impact forces. Also a trailing arm will self correct a little for toe as the arm flexes, like a shopping cart caster. But a leading arm will flex a little, change toe, and further push the arms into flex and the forces will fight each other and end up scrubbing tires and side loading wheel bearings.

Last summer I pulled out a nearly 50 year old torsion axle from a utility trailer my father and grandfather built while they worked at Airstream. The rubber in the axle had finally aged and hardened to the point it lost its flex. But the trailer is still in good shape and never really had any issues with that axle (other then even new it was a little too stiff since it was for a much heavier travel trailer and not a light utility trailer). I over-engineered it during the rebuild and now rides on computer controlled air bag suspension. Still on trailing arms.
That's a good eye. I think you are correct, the axle needs to be flipped so the arms trail.

I have a 5 x 8 aluminum utility trailer built by STS/Caravan Trailers and the arms on the torsion axle trail, as they do on every torsion axle trailer that I have seen.
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