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#1 clavender17

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

dose anyone here know where i can get a "BIG" sleeper at ???



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Every once and a while, someone will list one on Ebay but that's about it. They're really easy to build and I offer resin parts to use with them such as a roof AC unit (modern low profile Dometic) and refrigerator face (as that's all you see when the fridge is installed into the wall) a Thetford Aqua Magic toilet, a Splendide washer/dryer face (again, they are installed in a cabinet so you only see the face), a double bowl sink. A restroom sink that's in a corner countertop and a microwave face. There might be more, I'd have to check.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Ok cool.i might have to get a couple thangs from you in the near future do u know what thickness sheet styrene id need to do my own sleeper?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Any one know a good size for sheet styrene for a sleeper ???

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Ok cool.i might have to get a couple thangs from you in the near future do u know what thickness sheet styrene id need to do my own sleeper?

 

You want to buy Evergreen plain sheet stock from your hobby shop. It comes in 6" x 12" sheets, 3 to a pack for about $4 for the last one I bought.  The thicknesses go from .010", which is like paper, and I'd recommend using the .030" for sides, roof etc. and maybe the .040" for the base. I used .020" for the front and back of my camper and it is a bit light and flexes, which you don't want!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

Check with the hobby shop, but also check Evergreen's website.

They also offer their .01-.08 inch thick in Larger sizes. 11x14 & 12x24 Inch!!

Not cheap. if you have to buy more than you want/need, but, Great if you

need LARGE areas with No joints.

 

Want Paper like sheets, try their .005. That is THIN & VERY Flexible!!

 

I use it for trim or shimming!!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

I've known some to use .040 for the shell walls and it may be ok. I use .080 as I like the stiffness of it and that would probably be more accurate to the 1;1 walls.

 

This is one I built a few years ago.

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Walls, floor and ceiling are made with .080. All interior parts structures are .040. Cabinet doors and drawers are .020.

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Edited by mountaindewd, 22 January 2013 - 11:57 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:01 AM

That is awesome Les!!!!!!! I would love to build on like that.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:19 PM

a roof AC unit (modern low profile Dometic)

 

Have a pic of it ?



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

 

Have a pic of it ?

 

 

I don't know if this is the same style that Ben was referring to or not Jonathan, but here is one a friend of mine bought  off of ebay for me. 

 

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Sorry, that's the closest pic I have off it LOL!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

 

 

I don't know if this is the same style that Ben was referring to or not Jonathan, but here is one a friend of mine bought  off of ebay for me. 

 

 

 

Sorry, that's the closest pic I have off it LOL!

Thanks Matthew,  that is perfect for an up coming project I want to do