Back in mid 2010 I was contacted by a customer to build him a custom hard sided popup camper to be mounted as a replacement for the bed of his truck. After designing the camper the customer realized he wanted more room, so I redid the design to a 14 foot tow-able trailer. I started the project at the end of September and finished it with the customer helping right up to the end of October. This is an old project, though I thought some of you guys on here would like the build.
Body size: 80" wide, 12' base length with a 2' kick up making 14' overall length, 80" inside height lifted and 56" inside height lowered.
Roof is controlled by electronic actuators rated for 200 lbs each with a 24" through.
Double door for access for roof in up or down position.
6000 lbs Solid Axle on leaf springs with air bags for weight control
Chassis is 2x4 .120 wall steel tubing.
Body structure is 1x1 .120 wall aluminum skeleton covered by .040 aluminum sheeting.
Weight once chassis and body complete was roughly 1600 lbs.