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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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    Topolcanec
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    I have made Aluminium box and compartments with slides and top tent.

    The original trailer is Venter Quad bike. If you make such structure from steel you will be over the GVM before any of your camping load. You are welcome to look at it.

     

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