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Custom Trailer Width Question.

Postby SkyNerd » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:15 pm

I finally received my custom trailer!

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It turned out to be a little wider than expected (my fault communicating with the manufacture). The good news is after the walls are up I’ll have 6’ of bunk space (similar to the camp inn 560). This means my kids wont out grow the bunk. Or even a small adult could sleep there on a fishing trip etc.

What I’m worried about is that the width of my F-150 is about 73” and the trailer width is 78”. To make in worse as you go up past the bed the cab of the truck decreases making that 78” wide trailer more of a wind sock vs an aerodynamic Camper. My goal was to try and preserve my MPG’s as much as possible.

Any build suggestions to help keep the aerodynamics even though I’m gonna be a tad wider that the truck??

Thanks in advance for the advice



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Re: Custom Trailer Width Question.

Postby pchast » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:45 pm

What is the width between the wheels.....? You could build there and make running boards/low cabinets on them.
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Re: Custom Trailer Width Question.

Postby SkyNerd » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:52 pm

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pchast wrote:What is the width between the wheels.....? You could build there and make running boards/low cabinets on them.
:thinking:


I considered using it for storage, but I want to build wider than 5’. The main rectangle is 12’x5’

I have some little kids. 3,5,7. I designed it with three bunks. I really wanted some width to give the kids plenty of room to grow. Also the possibility of a small adult (I’m only 5’7”) bunking there. I tow the camper, they tow the boat for some fishing trips.

What about making the front look like this?
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Here’s my mock up drawing... you can see the third bunk over the feet of the main queen bed.
I’m wondering if it would be worth angling in the sides of the trailer to match the shape of the truck? It will make for some interesting doors, that’s for sure.

- Jes


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