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    Default New build, a standrop....

    Started another trailer, this is my 4th. The teardrop is great, but I want a little more space and the ability to stand up and pull on my pants. So this build will be 5ft X10.5 ft long. The bed will go crosswise giving me the ability to step into a foot well and stand up. I will build a bump out for my feet to stick into, giving me a full size bed. I'll have a AC unit and small sink, a toaster oven and an induction hot plate inside. Small table and a porta potti. The rear will have a galley like a normal teardrop, hence a standrop distinction.

    Waiting for the new axle. The trailer will be covered with painted aluminum.






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    Default Re: New build, a standrop....

    That's awesome! And I'm jealous - I wish I had the room (and the time) to build one myself.

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    Yeah, me too. That is really cool.
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    Sounds like for each build you learn better what you want!

    Loving the kitchen setup. Seems to have more than adequate counter and storage space and truth be known you can nevah have enough counters. Is that a metal or plastic sink and will it drain?
    Where will you place the table- next to the bed and have you considered a fold down table so you can access the space underneath for additional storage?
    Will you place a vent fan over the WC/kit area and will you use a cassette/ mulching( prolly the wrong word) or other type of portable toilet?

    Yeah enquiring (read nosy) minds want to know .
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    Default Re: New build, a standrop....

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCgrrl View Post


    Sounds like for each build you learn better what you want!

    Loving the kitchen setup. Seems to have more than adequate counter and storage space and truth be known you can nevah have enough counters. Is that a metal or plastic sink and will it drain?
    Where will you place the table- next to the bed and have you considered a fold down table so you can access the space underneath for additional storage?
    Will you place a vent fan over the WC/kit area and will you use a cassette/ mulching( prolly the wrong word) or other type of portable toilet?

    Yeah enquiring (read nosy) minds want to know .
    Thanks for the kind words. The sink is a plastic mixing bowl from Bed Bath and Beyond. I drilled a drain hole in it and it will drain into one of those 5 gallon blue jugs. An RV pump will draw water from the other jug. The table is just the extension of the counter top. I will build a bench that opens with a porta potti in it that will be the seat for the table. The seat will be where the cooler is sitting in the picture.



    Here is the drain hole in the sink/bowl.

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    Default Re: New build, a standrop....

    Looks like a great project.
    ...Although its a bit larger than I want to start...

    Any ideas yet as far as a stove/cook top? (I find myself increasingly tempted to inset some inductive burners/hobs into the kitchen countertop, at home. Thought about bringing one camping but it would need a genny for power).

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    Cool project. I like these build threads and find them interesting. Especially since I have neither the tools, skills, or space to build something like this. Please keep us posted as you progress.
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    Default Re: New build, a standrop....

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Joe View Post
    Looks like a great project.
    ...Although its a bit larger than I want to start...

    Any ideas yet as far as a stove/cook top? (I find myself increasingly tempted to inset some inductive burners/hobs into the kitchen countertop, at home. Thought about bringing one camping but it would need a genny for power).

    Enjoy!
    I have an induction, hot plan thing that I can use inside. The rear of the trailer will have a full galley kitchen. I live outside and do my cooking out there, But when bad weather comes, i can move inside in a pinch. That is why there is no drop in stove. I may have a pull out Coleman gas stove in the rear galley. I'll keep posting as I make progress.

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    Subscribed. Great thread.

    Id love to build one also. Have to get the body functional again first, but have been getting ideas. I like your cabinet work. I also would like one that I could stand up in, not sure how much difference it would make on fuel mileage compared to a teardrop.

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    Default Re: New build, a standrop....

    I'm sure the fuel mileage will suffer little. Mostly because of the extra height. Weight will be about 300 Lbs more then the teardrop. But I will be more comfortable so it's worth the loss of fuel.

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