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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

    ^ That would do nicely! Thank you for posting up!

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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

    Have you guys seen the "camper" top they put on top of the Range Rovers? Folds down fairly flat on the roof, but pops up big enough for two - one I looked at had a 4" thick mattress.
    Unfortunately, the one suggested to me was expensive, but it looks like a good project for a bike trailer. And you wouldn't need that ladder!
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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

    Yeah that would be kinda like the slip stream trailers except the whole top would go up instead of just on end.
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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by quadancer View Post
    Have you guys seen the "camper" top they put on top of the Range Rovers? Folds down fairly flat on the roof, but pops up big enough for two - one I looked at had a 4" thick mattress.
    Unfortunately, the one suggested to me was expensive, but it looks like a good project for a bike trailer. And you wouldn't need that ladder!
    Is it like the tree house on top of the FJ in the pictures from the Michigan campout?
    I'd never seen one of those before, but I wonder how that little dog with the little biddy legs gets up that ladder?
    Those Californians get all the cool toys first!

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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

    here is a couple more for the top of your car

    http://www.autohomeus.com/

    http://autotoptent.com/

    nice but way toooooo........ MUCH $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by dray View Post
    here is a couple more for the top of your car

    http://www.autohomeus.com/

    http://autotoptent.com/

    nice but way toooooo........ MUCH $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    I have thought of a way to make a whole pop-up but I need someone to make the canvas, could I take the finished camper to a textile place and have them sew up the canvas to spec?

    It would be an aluminum skeleton box pop-rivited to the HF trailer covered in fiberglass with an aerodynamic lid that lifts with legs and the center folds out.

    Total cost of aluminum, wood, bedding is about 280$. Fiberglass alone would run about 60$ then cost of the canvas, I think it would be WELL under the 1000+$ price tag of a factory unit.

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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by BELOWaverageBOB View Post
    I have thought of a way to make a whole pop-up but I need someone to make the canvas, could I take the finished camper to a textile place and have them sew up the canvas to spec?

    It would be an aluminum skeleton box pop-rivited to the HF trailer covered in fiberglass with an aerodynamic lid that lifts with legs and the center folds out.

    Total cost of aluminum, wood, bedding is about 280$. Fiberglass alone would run about 60$ then cost of the canvas, I think it would be WELL under the 1000+$ price tag of a factory unit.
    Might be a little sticker shock in store. We had an old tent camper years ago. The thing was built like a tank and still like new inside, but the canvas was showing it's age. I took it to a place that specialized in tent and camper repair. We discussed replacing the canvas with nylon, which they said would be much cheaper than canvas. I don't remember what the total estimate came out to, but do remember that the labor alone was going to be $500 and the guy said it was that "cheap" because the old stuff was good enough to use as a pattern. It looked just like this one.

    Granted, this is much larger than you are planning, but that estimate was done in 1995.

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    Re: Little Guy "Rascal" teardrop trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by BELOWaverageBOB View Post
    I have thought of a way to make a whole pop-up but I need someone to make the canvas, could I take the finished camper to a textile place and have them sew up the canvas to spec?

    It would be an aluminum skeleton box pop-rivited to the HF trailer covered in fiberglass with an aerodynamic lid that lifts with legs and the center folds out.

    Total cost of aluminum, wood, bedding is about 280$. Fiberglass alone would run about 60$ then cost of the canvas, I think it would be WELL under the 1000+$ price tag of a factory unit.
    I would check with canvas and awning places also anyone who would work on boat covers or top also check with anyone in your area that would sell the fabric they would for sure know of some one who could sew up one for you

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