I am posting a photographic journal showing my progress as I build the vardo. I began April 17, 2015 with the purchase of a used utility trailer and stripped the old wood off of it the next day.
April 9, 2016 at 10:56 pm
Where did you purchase the galvalume for the roof?
April 9, 2016 at 11:04 pm
The galvalume was purchased from a local steel roofer near Owen Sound. I purchased 3 sheets and had the 3rd sheet cut to fit and used the little remaining piece to make the drip edge.
April 11, 2016 at 4:01 am
what is the inside height of the trailer??
April 11, 2016 at 4:23 am
It is 72″ from the floor to the top of the door and 84″ from the floor to the the mid point of the arc (roof).
June 13, 2016 at 2:21 pm
What was your total time of bold ?? Also, did you use 2×2’s or 2×3’s for wall construction ?
June 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm
Robert. It took me approx. 3 months, a couple of hours each day on the average with several weekends not working on it. The basic frame took the longest as I sorta designed as I went. I used 2X2’s for the walls and 5 cedar 2×4’s for the ceiling joists. The 2×2’s were finger-jointed spruce, kiln dried and very straight. The cedar was clear. Lots of construction adhesive and screws. I used a pneumatic nailer to hold pieces in place while I then drilled and used screws. Hope that helps you out.
September 22, 2016 at 8:33 pm
what did you use on the interior ceiling? it looks like some kind of wood paneling?
September 26, 2016 at 12:34 am
The ceiling was 3/16 inch plywood from home depot, a less expensive substitute for mahogany ply used as an underlay flooring. The one side looked so good that I just gave it 2 coats of polyurethane. before attaching it to the rafters.
November 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm
Does this trailer require being registered and licensed through your Department Motor Vehicles? If so what is it classified as?
November 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm
This vardo trailer was only on the road for delivery. I had another trailer that was registered as a camper trailer, it too was homebuilt, and had been properly plated.
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