Homemade RV Trailer / Roulotte (caravane) maison

Pour celui qui travaille le bois, les possibilités sont quasi illimitées.

For a woodworker, possibilities are almost endless.


En attendant la rédaction et la publication de mon prochain article, je vous propose de jeter un œil sur un projet que j’ai réalisé en 1987. Il m’aura pris un an pour le compléter.

Je l’ai construite de A à Z, incluant la coupe et la soudure du métal qui forme la base ainsi que le train de roulement. Les montants sont fait de languettes de contreplaqué 3/4″ X 1-1/2″ (18mm X 1.38mm). La rigidité des murs est assurée par des panneaux de mousse d’isolation rigide.

J’ai acheté d’un détaillant spécialisé la porte, le marchepied pliant, l’évent de toit pliant, les coins extérieurs ainsi que le parement d’aluminium. J’ai fabriqué tout le reste moi-même. Oups, mon épouse avait réalisé les coussins de cuisine/lit et les rideaux des fenêtres.

Le plancher, contreplaqué 3/4″, fait environ 6-1/2 pi par 8 pi (1.8m par 2.4m).

By the time I write and publish my next article, I suggest you take a look on a project I’ve made in 1987. It took a year to complete it.

I built it from A to Z, including cutting and welding the metal base as well as the wheel assembly. The studs are made from 3/4″ X 1-1/2″ (18mm X 1.38mm) plywood strips. The rigidity is supplied by rigid foam insulation panels.

I’ve purchased the door, the folding door step, the folding roof vent, exterior corners and the aluminum siding from a specialized retailer. I did all the rest by myself. Oops, my wife did the kitchen/bed cushions and the window treatment.

The floor, 3/4″ plywood, is about 6-1/2 pi par 8 pi (1.8m par 2.4m).









Comme je l’ai mentionné au début, pour qui le veut, et qui a la patience et les habiletés requises, presque tout est possible !

As I mentioned at the beginning, when there’s a will, for the one who has  patience and required skills, almost everything is possible !


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10 Responses to Homemade RV Trailer / Roulotte (caravane) maison

  1. Mark Butler says:

    Serge, I have seen some homemade trailers before and it was easy to tell that they were homemade but no one would guess that yours didn’t come off an assembly line. Building this in one year is amazing as well because I assume you were holding down a full time job at the time. Although we all had more energy 30 years ago than we have now :).

    You must have had some great camping trips in that trailer. Having made something like this makes using it all the more satisfying.

    Cheers
    Mark

    • Serge says:

      Mark, that was indeed a very satisfying project, particularly because I did it all by myself. I was fortunate enough to get few genuine RV parts from the RV retailer, so it looks line a factory made, at least from a distance !!!

      Thank you.
      Serge

  2. MrB1LL says:

    There is an RV Forum, iRV2, where lots of enthusiasts post about their work, mods, problems, etc. Your RV might be of interest to many. Lots of people are always interested in what self help work has been accomplished and you went the extra mile.

  3. Steve Adams says:

    Really nice I have built a couple and don’t know if I could have done as good. Only complaint is you blurred out the best parts.
    LOL

  4. Keith says:

    Another site here: http://www.tnttt.com/ While it’s nominally “tear drop” trailers, it covers a wide range of homebuilds, vardos, cargo trailer conversions, etc.

  5. diggerjack says:

    Salut Serge

    Très beau travail. A t il fallu faire homologuer la caravane par un organisme spécialisé ?
    Au plaisir

    • Serge says:

      Merci Jack,

      Aucune homologation requise. (Sans doute à partir du moment où le fonctionnaire a vu mon nom sur la demande de certificat d’immatriculation !!! 🙂 )

      Au plaisir…

  6. Jim says:

    Good job on that! Looks lightweight.

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