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Title: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 12, 2020, 06:19:59 AM
A few of you follow me on the Instagrams and such but I figured Iíd post here.

A few months ago I decided to build a camper out of a HF trailer I had sitting around that very rarely got used. This is that time line to show the build.

Started off by widening the track from 4í to 5í and added lots of gussets along with welding every single joint that previously was bolted together.



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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 12, 2020, 06:26:03 AM
This was the very first iteration. It then sat for a solid month before I did anything. I started at it a lot.


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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 12, 2020, 06:33:48 AM
Last weekend I decided to take it all apart and start completely over and Iíve given myself a crazy deadline to make it ďcamp-ableĒ by the kickoff.


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Title: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 12, 2020, 06:37:27 AM
This week Iíve welded in a new axle. Went from 50Ē to 72Ē and 4 lug to 5. I also prepped for the Maxxfan. At this point I need to cover the inside and close up the back side. Then I can go get it sprayed.


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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 12, 2020, 06:40:42 AM
Sorry for all the posts. Iím using Tapatalk and it appears to not let me do 1-2 pics at a time before it errors.

So hereís the most current state.


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Title: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 12, 2020, 06:21:56 PM
Tonight I ran power for the fan through the walls and finished the last of the interior insulation. I also started prepping the surface for coating. Most likely doing rhino liner or similar. Hoping to get that done early next week.


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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on February 13, 2020, 06:13:22 PM
Dang hauling ass on that build making me want to build one
Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 13, 2020, 06:47:04 PM
Dang hauling ass on that build making me want to build one
Iím glad Iíve built. Itís a lot cheaper and I get my layout. These arenít rocket science haha. Just boxes.


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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 14, 2020, 05:26:22 PM
Sheathing in process. This stuff is really easy to work with. Cost a bit more than I wanted to spend but itíll look much more ďfinishedĒ.

White roof, red sides, black trim.


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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 15, 2020, 07:11:49 PM
Interior is covered and most of the outside. Random out of caulk and adhesive. Tomorrow though!




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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on February 16, 2020, 12:06:24 PM
looking good!
Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 16, 2020, 09:20:48 PM
Thanks.

Got some junkyard wheels today and started the final countdown. Iím beyond exhausted but this has been a really fun build.




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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: theonepathfinder on February 19, 2020, 11:13:37 AM
Hey keith what did you end up doing with the 4 lug wheels and tires I may want them for my trailer so I can use it this weekend mine are pretty dry rotted..lol
Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on February 25, 2020, 12:47:16 PM
Camped in it this weekend. Stayed dry. Win for this round. Progress has slowed to a crawl. I still have lots of finish work to do. I did pick up a peg board from ikea with a pile of different options for totes and hooks which will work nicely depending on needs.


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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on March 02, 2020, 07:03:21 AM
Flooring is in and the bench is structural now which includes a toilet, storage, and the spot the AC will go. Also started working on the poll cot bunk for my little one.

Fenders and graphics will be here pretty soon so itíll look a little more finished I still need to corner mold everything on the outside as extra insurance to stay dry. Work has definitely slowed. These parts are the tedious ones and Iíve come across a few minor design flaws I would have changed if I did it again to help with the ancillary items.


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Title: Re: DIY Squaredrop Camper Build
Post by: Tifun on March 02, 2020, 06:27:22 PM
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