Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
For a little extra room inside, you could install some brackets and put the walls outside the trailer. I built a little teardrop camper and used 2X2s for the walls, like CharleyL suggested.
Lowes did have some 5/16 inch camo plywood for a good price. That is what I used inside the little camper. Outside I used 1/4 inch and covered with aluminum sheeting. I used rigid Styrofoam inside the walls. This was in 2006, it is still on the road in great shape. When installing the plywood on the walls, use a good glue and staples, it will be there til the cows come home.
On another camper, for the roof, I made like the old railroad cars of years back, that was 6 or 7 years ago, still holding up great and no leaks at all.
Another suggestion, water proof the underside of the floor, it will keep water and moisture out. I also insulated the floor then water proofed it. I used a fiber type of roofing cement to water proof, can't remember the name but it sure worked well.
I put the water proofing on the underside first, then put the rigid styrofoam in the wet cement, then covered the styrofoam also.
Last edited by BigJim; 02-16-2019 at 01:26 PM.