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  • Anybody building anything this winter?

    Its not a teardrop camper, but we picked up a 1971 Serro Scotty 15' HiLander, which needs a complete tear-down and rebuild. Had to pull the wheels off to wedge it in the garage, but it fit! Hopefully we can get started on it soon!

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    Probably not what you’re thinking, but I’m building a ‘56 F350 dually flatbed.

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    • Zach Engle
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      Nice! Is this going to be a new tow vehicle?

    • Dennis L
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      I’m hoping to pull our bigger camper with it someday.

    • Zach Engle
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      Thats awesome. You aren't too far from us, so hope to check it out sometime! You'll HAVE to bring it to a Liberty Bell Gathering

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    We sold our '71 Scotty HiLander complete tear-down and rebuild and just completed a full tear-down rebuild of a '74 Scotty HiLander Trunkback.

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    • Zach Engle
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      It looks fantastic!! Can't wait to see it!

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    Step one, rebuild the trailer 6X9 for a 6x10 SquareDrop Overlander Style Camper. UPdates as progress continues.

    Mark Leathers
    Rolla MO.
    Old Route 66

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    • Zach Engle
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      Nice!  Start a build journal in this section so we can keep up with you!

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    Helping a coworker build his teardrop. This is my third build and we are almost done. Should be ready to take home next weekend. Hopefully the campgrounds will still be open next month for his maiden voyage. 🙄

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    • Zach Engle
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      I commented on your thread in the Bluegrass chapter, but I'll say it again here... looking good!!

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      This was my winter project. It was my first attempt at a micro teardrop. 4'x8'. 100% finished and ready to camp.

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        My wife has given me the go ahead to build a foamie canned ham that can both slide-out and pop up.

        The pop-up is so that we can store it in the garage (doors are 7' high) and have a lower profile for towing.

        She wants it done fast so that we can use it this summer and what she wants she gets so I'll probably be putting together a build-log sometime soon.

        Have to figure out how to skin it with something she'll approve. I like PMF but I'm not sure that'd get her approval.

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        • #9
          Originally posted by blackhandle View Post
          My wife has given me the go ahead to build a foamie canned ham that can both slide-out and pop up.

          The pop-up is so that we can store it in the garage (doors are 7' high) and have a lower profile for towing.

          She wants it done fast so that we can use it this summer and what she wants she gets so I'll probably be putting together a build-log sometime soon.

          Have to figure out how to skin it with something she'll approve. I like PMF but I'm not sure that'd get her approval.
          Sounds like a fun build! I don't have any experience with foamies, but I know most people finish them with the PMF. I've seen some that have turned out pretty well. From what I understand its just hard to hide the seams and the overlaps in the canvas.

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            So.. this has changed some. Going to use the 2x3 studs with foam filling the cavities and 1/4" plywood on the top and bottom method. Need the structural support of the 2x3's.

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            • #11
              I built one of our teardrops using 1/4" plywood (3/16" actual) on each side of 3/4" thick framing. It was actually pretty solid. 2x3 studs should be even stronger!

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              • #12
                I just looked at the first picture of our "new" Scotty that I posted when I started this thread last February. Well, one year later its still in the garage, but looking a lot different!

                I've got an entire album of the progress here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kZBujT8qw9X2Rzok6

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                  Wow, what have you gotten yourself into? Dennis

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                  • #14
                    Originally posted by Dennis L View Post
                    Wow, what have you gotten yourself into? Dennis
                    Our growing family needs a little bigger camper!

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