Good day! I'm wickedly new to all of this, but have been wanting to rebuild a camper for years now. Yesterday I finally picked up my little project beauty for $150, and have started thinking more seriously about different build ideas. I'll save all the details for now, but I wanted opinions on substantial problems I could face with building/having an A-style roof? I draw like a 4 year old, but here's a photo of what I mean:
Inspired by this style:
I don't see it being too much more complicated than replacing the roof the way it was originally, but I'd like to hone in some opinions if this might be a little more advanced of a feature for a total rookie, or if there might be some practicality issues.
Here is a photo of the camper I bought for reference, if that makes any difference (I also just want to show it )
Thanks everyone!! I look forward to getting to know this community a little better
If you are going to travel with the trailer, a peaked roof would not work. Sitting in place might support a roof as you describe, but trailers don't have a strong enough frame work to hold it in place. (think high winds)
Trailers were designed and engineered a certain way for a good reason. They're built to travel, so a streamlined design is required. The photo you provided is a "tiny house" meant to be stationary and moved very few times in it's lifetime. They also have a lot sturdier frame than a travel trailer.
Also even if the structure would stand the load the wind resistance would be unbelievable plus the effect of air turbulence from semis would be extreme. Your trailer looks like it would be a nice rig if it is properly restored.
Those are very good points. I guess that’s something that I have to remember (and that I hadn’t reeeeally thought about), is that travel trailers and tiny homes are built for different purposes. As much as I love tiny home designs, I’m not quite stationary/ready for that yet, so I’ll keep travel trailer design in mind instead. Thanks for the help!