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Old 10-01-2007, 08:22 AM
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nidacore - home built camper

I thought a few of you weight weenie campers might enjoy this article. This couple (one of them is a mechanical engineer for Robinson Helicopter, the other a profesional surfer) built a camper for the back of their truck out of Nidacore, a very light/strong composite panel.



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http://thesupercamper.blogspot.com/2...ncept-and.html
Navigating the blog is kind of tricky, in the upper right side under "blog archive" click the arrow next to 2006 and then the arrow next to September.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:42 PM
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I thought a few of you weight weenie campers might enjoy this article. This couple (one of them is a mechanical engineer for Robinson Helicopter, the other a profesional surfer) built a camper for the back of their truck out of Nidacore, a very light/strong composite panel.



Heres the full story -
http://thesupercamper.blogspot.com/2...ncept-and.html
Navigating the blog is kind of tricky, in the upper right side under "blog archive" click the arrow next to 2006 and then the arrow next to September.
I didn't get a chance to go through the article yet, did they show how they bonded the corners anywhere?
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:49 PM
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I didn't get a chance to go through the article yet, did they show how they bonded the corners anywhere?

Cloth and resin, I believe. On the critical corners they used aluminum angle to reinforce.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:55 PM
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How sturdy is that? It seems like it would be a bad idea to go over 35 mph or it would all blow apart.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:30 PM
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I read the accident blog. Given the hit, it is amazing to see how well it held up. The extra cab of the truck sustained a lot more damage than the camper itself. Only the skirt was ripped off.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:43 AM
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How sturdy is that? It seems like it would be a bad idea to go over 35 mph or it would all blow apart.
The material used is the same stuff they use to make bulkheads in boats that hold the whole hull in shape and give it strength.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:50 AM
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/\/\/\ I flipped through their blog and after seeing the photo of the guy standing on a board suspended between two workhorses, I figured it was probably strong enough.

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Old 10-02-2007, 10:25 AM
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/\/\/\ I flipped through their blog and after seeing the photo of the guy standing on a board suspended between two workhorses, I figured it was probably strong enough.

LOL
Er, dude? Scroll back up the site to where that 'guy' is wearing a bikini...
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:35 PM
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Er, dude? Scroll back up the site to where that 'guy' is wearing a bikini...
Suddenly, I feel like surfing
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:55 PM
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I figured that you guys were just kicking this thread back up to the top so you can keep going back and checking out the 'trailer' photos.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:09 PM
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that was a really cool blog. there were a number of things keeping it interesting. the trailer is very nice, the girl is pretty, and they had some interesting trips.
the selection of chilis is a mighty fine one as well.
i like it.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:19 PM
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I read their blog - I'm very impressed their camper didn't come apart in that accident. that is pretty damn cool.

I did also find my next rig

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Old 10-03-2007, 04:17 PM
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where to buy nidacore?

I noticed they listed the cost of the nidacore for their camper at approx $3600.

Where the heck do you buy nidacore?
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:38 PM
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I wonder how much they wasted?

First source I found was $229 for a 1/2" 4x8 sheet.

Some interesting info on nidacore:

"The panels are easy to cut with hand tools. The panels can be used just as plywood panels but are lighter and stiffer. Ideal for soles (cockpit and cabin), decks, bulkheads and generally all boat interior parts where light weight, extra stiffness and insulation are critical. A 4x8' 1/2" panels weighs 26 lbs compared to 1/2" Meranti with only one layer of 12 oz. biaxial on each side at 60 lbs."
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:23 PM
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i found that build awhile back and really dug it. was a shame to see it get wrecked. just found this on pirate and think it's pretty sweet, though our isuzu box truck at work is a dog!
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:05 AM
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And then there's:

http://www.actionmobil.com/

http://www.unicat.net/en/intro.html




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