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Unread 09-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Camp Trailer: Flat Roof or Slight Peak?

I have the sides framed up and skinned on this trailer I'm building. Got a frame made last night for the top: 1"x1"x1/8" square tube, 42" wide by 5-1/2 feet long, fairly simple perimeter frame with a single brace across the middle side to side.

Thinking of putting another 1x1" brace, centered, on top of the frame, running front to back. Then having the roof skin (16 gauge) bend over this "peak" to give a slight slope to the roof towards the edges. Will add additional bracing so the skin is supported just as if it was laying flat. Can see this would be a PITA trying to bevel the bracing correctly from the middle to the sides.

Not enough slant to prevent mounting a RTT later on. But, it would sure keep water from pooling on the top.

Thoughts? Yeah, or nay?

If you want to see what it looks like, here's the build thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/b...ailer-1381779/

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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Nay...it's always nice to have a flat, level surface...especially out in the woods where those things are hard to find. I think you will find yourself using the top for all kinds of things and appreciate have a place to spread things out.
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Unread 09-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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Yeah. Thought about it some more, and decided your points made more sense than any advantages or looks a peaked roof might have. Besides, when not in use and parked, the trailer will be tilted tongue down anyway.
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