Camper for my trike build.

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I got today my wood and a round 25mm aluminum profile. The aluminium round 22 fits perfectly in it, so it is great for the legs.

Tonight I will measure the wood, mark it where to cut and then I can cut them shen I have time. I will gleu the long parts guest togheter.

Only need isolation foil straps to fix the coraplast and some filt for on the floor. But I start with the wooden frame, so that can wait.
 
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I got my solar panels today for on the camper.
Now I need to gleu the wood, so it us thicker.
After that I can cut it.
I wanted to cut it first, but glueing it first is easier.
 
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Yesterday tested the solar panels with the mppt charge booster and that works great. 1,3amp with one and 3,7amp with 2 solar panels.
I will probably order more, that I store under the camper. This way I can charge more and faster as I stay somewhere and I will not need an power outlet that much.

Almost glued all wood. I cut a few pieces and I will try to make the outer part of the frame ready today.
I hope that I can do the inner part this weekend and that I can put it all together next week.
But I need to borrow some tools before I can do that.
Hopefully, I will have the bottom part ready by the end of next week.

As I decided to keep Paul Elkins dimensions, I started to put his design in inches in 3d.
I found out, that as I take over his design in wood, it will not fit. So I made some miner tweaks.
I am constantly changing all dimensions to the metric system. So much easier and better.
It takes dome time and i check everything double, but it makes that I find the small mistakes in the design and can solve them, before I build it.

This Saturday the tempura is a bit lower, so I will probably also work a bit more on it.
 
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More power to you Emiel. Making good progress.
I will soon post some images.
I did some more work today and tomorrow I hope to cut the front part.
As that is done, I can start to put the outer part of the bottom part togheter.
The inner part will follow soon, but i need to check how thick the wheel mounting plates will be and how width the mij Ying gor the wheels is. As I am right, it is 90mm, but I need to check that.

Wood cuts good, and with my angle grinder, I can sand it all very fast.
It goes faster than building with steel as you do it without machines.
 
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Not put together yet, but I have now the outer part, complete. Probably will I need to cut one new top part. It is a few mm shorter than the others.

Today I will probably do some tests with epoxy, so I can put the top part togheter tomorrow.
Rest will follow soon. First I need the parts for the wheels to mount to.
 
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Where I was ahead in my work, I now lost a bit of that.
Sunday and today where very hot. Today I hot my first vaccination and I went on my trike.
Riding went great and even with the high temperature it was no problem on my trike. So I decided to do an other short trip today instead of working on my camper.

I am still ahead of my planing and I have still a lot of time left.
So I will probably go further tomorrow, but I jyst do a few things. Probably cut a new piece for in the front and look for some parts that I can use to mount the wheels.
Next week, I will pick up the isolation and the bottom part, needs to be finished by then.

Have a nice aluminium pipe to connect it to my bike. Light and strong.
Need also mod the mount to the bike. There is a lot of play, so I will solve that with some 3D prints.

This week, the last parts for my solar panels will arrive. Then I can charge my bike batteries and as I get a 12v battery, also charge that.
 
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