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Old 05-03-2018, 04:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Polymetal?



It comes in 5x10 and 4x12 sheets. With an adequately large roller you could radius it lengthwise.

Your suggestion at Aero Efficiency of Motorhome/RV vs Car & Caravan for SingCore is good. For interior partitions, etc.

There's also swing door material for the deck.

Getting away from aluminum, there would be basalt cloth in Super Sap epoxy, for the end caps.

The Airstream shell needs Faschenfeld tearing edges, something like this:



That's actually closer to the Airstream Basecamp than the classic trailer.

I always thought the Saprtans were upscale to Airstream, but I just learned about Palace:

Just A Car Guy: The Palace Royale


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Old 05-07-2018, 11:57 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Spartan and Oalace aren’t “family car friendly”. Look at the shared post war Clipper both Airsyream and Silver Streak produced.

For today, the suspension AND aero on an AS are superior to the probably better built other lines. But they’ve been gone a half-century.
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I won't disagree, I had a 1952 Silver Streak, and of course I now have an Airstream.

You know the Palace? It appears to be stamped steel. The raised center section may be to stiffen the shell.

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The US Army purchased thousands of these models as base housing for the enlisted men and their families. This trailer was designed by William Bushnell Stout
I'd want a bobber truck for a tow vehicle anyway.


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That Rat Rod would be cool. Diesel turbo whine is the thing.

The steel Palace rusted away, I feel sure. I’d have noticed them in our family travels in the 1960s. Might have seen a few, but longevity wasn’t their point. The narrow inboard suspension was no help. Would have been rollover prone.

I agree about the stamping.
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Have you ever saw somebody towing a pontoon boat down the highway with one if the narrow sizzor lift trailers? I can see moving them around the boat yard on those but they look scary on the highway.
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I'd saw the pontoon boat in half lengthwise and hinge the halves on either side of a full-width trailer. Upside down on the trailer for the road, hinged and locked to make a 14ft wide platform to roll an Airstream onto.

It would have a jetski docked at the back of each pontoon that run in tandem to move the whole thing.

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