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    NEWCASTLE
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    In the October 2016 edition there was a D I Y article on a tent trailer, I’m interested in doing this to my 6 foot Challenger trailer, the chap who done the project used 38 x 38 steel square tubing, my question is why steel and not aluminium.Any ideas / suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    Erik
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    Hi, I did that conversion. I fully understand that aluminium would be much lighter, however the main reason is that I know how to work with steel, so familiarity was the major reason. I have no experience in working with aluminium at all. At least I am convinced that the frame is sturdy enough to hold the 95kg tent on top, in addition to the 2 adults sleeping on it.

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    Tinyhutcamper
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    Hi, did you finish your project

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    Clarence
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    Have a look at the ‘Connect-it’ range of fittings for Aluminium or Steel tubes. It comes in sizes for 19mm, 25mm & 38mm square tube. All you need is a drill and a saw to make a frame. On their website is an example of someone who did a DIY caravan using these fittings. See https://www.connect-it.cc/

     

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