I'm in the process of building my own tent camper. I'll be using a tent from this site: http://compactcampingconcepts.com If the website sounds familiar it's because the owner was on here a couple of years ago asking what people wanted in a camper. Full disclosure I have no affiliation with this site or the owner. I stumbled on to his site by accident and only recently found his posts on here. Anyway I'm starting with a Harbor Freight 40.5"X49" trailer that'll I'll be building a box for. I'll be adding the tent to this and hopefully enjoying the great outdoors with the wife this summer. I'm estimating about 2 months to completion due to fitting this into the budget. The body walls will be 1/2" Marine plywood and the platform the tent will be on 3/4" Marine grade plywood. Here are the starting pictures:
The tounge and springs added:
Since this picture I've moved the axle to the other side of the springs, removed the middle spring and moved the tounge forward a set of holes. I've also added a set of leveling jacks to the rear:
Trailer put together:
Marking the holes to attach the bottom of the box:
And the bottom primered:
That's my Granddaughter marking the holes for me, the area was very tight. My plan was to get the walls on today before I painted anything but she really wanted to paint the trailer so we painted the bottom. I'll get the walls added this week and probably get the front and rear doors done. I'll be ordering the tent soon but will have to wait until the end of the month to order the 3/4" plywood.