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Build Your Own Camper or Trailer! Glen-L RV Plans

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Goober, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    Thanks. Titebond III is a great product. Keep those photos coming.
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  2. Feb 18, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    Goober [OP] Earthlings are fun to watch!

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    Coat and boot closet will be left open at top. Commode with be enclosed in a cabinet with lid that raises and door hat swings out on front. I'll have a small seating space next to the sink cabinet. I found a place to make custom size cushions that I'll use for the couch/bed which just slides out to convert from couch to bed. Just taking ideas from the Aliner popup trailer. This could easily be set up with a full size bed.

    Keeping this light so no power system or holding tanks. Battery operated led lighting, water supplied for sink supplied by gallon jug under sink with hand operated pump/faucet.

    I may upgrade some of this stuff later though.

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    picked this stuff at a local trailer supply today.
    http://www.amazon.com/Camco-37420-Flexible-Camper-Drain/dp/B000EDUTPO/ref=pd_sim_auto_1
    http://www.adventurerv.net/ivory-oval-sink-plastic-p-5179.html
    http://www.adventurerv.net/leisure-components-triple-action-hand-pump-p-2371.html
     
  3. Feb 18, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    wow ... subbed for sure!

    this is some amazing work. are you keeping a general tally of cost and materials as well?
     
  4. Feb 19, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    Goober [OP] Earthlings are fun to watch!

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    Yep, and it ain't cheap! I'll post a list when it's done.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    Goober [OP] Earthlings are fun to watch!

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    Decided to paint before putting cabinetry in.
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  6. Feb 23, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    Wow looks awesome, nice work. Well over my abilities
     
  7. Feb 23, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    This isn't really that hard to build and doesn't take any special skills. Just time and a place to do it. Without the Glen-L plans I would've made a real hack job. I've found having a good miter saw to be the one indispensable tool for making accurate cuts for the 1x2 framing pieces. For the window and door cut outs, those are framed first then the plywood is cut with a router using a bit with a bearing, just follows the framing. The corners for the windows were cut on a scroll saw then glued in place before the plywood was cut. When cutting plywood to size I would find the straightest 1x2 and clamp or screw it the to the plywood to use a edge guide for a circular saw.

    Here's the sum total of my abilities.
    Cut a piece of plywood.
    Cut a 1x2
    Glue 1x2 to plywood.
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    next day
    cut 1x2 and glue to plywood
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    Keep repeating process. I add screws after the glue has dried where needed. The framing in the center of the panels are done a little differently, I mark where they go (both sides of plywood) apply glue, position the pieces, clamp the ends and flip the panel and pre-drill and counter sink the holes and put the screws in. I clean up excess glue as a blob in the wrong place may interfere fitting a future piece in. Several times I've had to use a wood chisel to remove dried glue.

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    Took me two weeks to build both sides. I drew the front curve with a string tied to a pencil. Then I clamped the to 2 sides together and cut the curve with a saber saw. That one cut took 20 minutes and the saw blade had flexed sideways so the parts of the cut were angled (not perpendicular to the surface). I took a hand file and disk sander to clean up the cut til it was "good enough". The important part was the 2 sides matched.

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    Finished panels are test fit prior to assembly.

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  8. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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  9. Feb 27, 2013 at 5:03 AM
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  10. Feb 27, 2013 at 7:07 AM
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    Thanks, I spent most of the weekend waiting for paint to dry and sitting at my sophisticated design studio drawing sketches of the cabinets.

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  11. Feb 27, 2013 at 7:24 AM
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    Sub'd, nice work OP, can't wait to see this thing finished!
     
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    Very cool! I can't wait to see this thing finished :thumbsup:
     
  13. Feb 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    Thanks for your detailed description and your pics on your camper project. I am very interested in your project and look forward to seeing your further progress.

    Thank you,

    Eric 06 Tacoma access cab
     
  14. Mar 3, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    Thought I had the closet all painted and ready to install when I realized I hadn't put the clothes rod and rod brackets in. :homer: D'oh! ...drill..screw..putty..repaint!
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  15. Mar 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Painted the floor with porch paint and started paneling.
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  16. Mar 10, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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  20. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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    Wow, looking great OP! You obviously have a rather patient meticulous personality and a knack for construction. Any clue about the estimated finished weight?
     
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