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Old 03-10-2020, 02:24 AM   #68 (permalink)
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Mom claimed that I wanted to build sheds--plural--in the backyard. My brother's provider suggested parking a fifth wheel back there. Since I did not suggest it, Mom loved the idea. I said "I barely fit my Civic through the gate and you freaked out!"

"Yeah, but a fifth wheel is better than a shed!"
"It just is!"

This sounds idiotic, but a tiny house on wheels would be mildly better. I cannot find any trailers on Facebook, Craigslist, or OfferUp. Harbor Freight's cheap folding trailer is 4x8, rated for less than 1,200 pounds, and $350.

Or not...

I'll show her! I'll show all of... her...

How do I design the walls to be on the outside of the actual trailer? What about something like this?

All that I know is that the trailer is 48" x 96" and the tires are 12" x 4.8". This design will vary based on the real dimensions, but with the side walls over the fenders and tentatively 2x2s and foamboard over 2x3s and foamboard.

Since these would be 2.5" and 1.5" boards, I would need to mix and match .5, 1, and 2" foam boards?

With eaves as shown and 8' walls, this glorified outhouse would be 5'3" wide and 12'3" tall. With 6' walls it would be 10'3" tall--still about twice as tall as it is wide, and it gets extremely windy up here, which is a concern to me, especially when it is not connected to the ground.

If I make it pretty enough, hopefully the grumpy old lady on the other side of the fence--and the grumpy old lady on this side--would tolerate it, but we will see what Mom says tomorrow.
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