Heya folks. I've been back and forth on whether i should make a thread over this, so i figured I'd dump it here and see if you're interested. If this is the wrong area to put this, i apologize. So basically around June of 2017, i decided i wanted to build an offroad micro camper to tow behind my (at the time) jeep wrangler. to summarize quickly, hurricane harvey came, life got in the way, and i ended up selling the wrangler and parking the trailer (shortly after it sat in about 6 foot of water) for about a year. was pretty upsetting, but i ended up picking the project back up around february of 2018. The trailer is intended to be sleep inside only, enjoy outside. this was on purpose, my lady won't camp in a tent anymore and i just don't like spending all my time inside a camper when im trying to be outdoors. the design holds a queen size mattress, and is insulated to keep noise out and the AC in. i fully intended on the exterior being very rugged and full of utility, while the interior is plush and fancy. some might think it's a little weird, but it ALWAYS surprises people when they look inside. going in a general progress fashion, so strap in! Here's the trailer the day i swapped the tags out of my dad's name and into mine. it's a handmade trailer, small but a perfect donor for this project. I spent some time pulling the old wood decking, grinding the old paint and surface rust down, and generally cleaning the trailer up. I had probably 50-60 hours just in grind and cleanup time on this thing, and it was really hard to see the forest for the trees so early on. while i had it all apart, i decided to flip the axle while i had no weight on the trailer. This decision ended up being reversed very recently, i just didn't like how it rode. as a regular utility trailer, it was fine, but once i had the top built out it just didn't feel right. here's a pic of it painted and lifted behind my old wrangler next i picked up some tires and wheels for it, to get the sizing better. paid $150 or something like that. gotta love jeep communities. another buddy gave me 4 steelies for free, and i knew i eventually wanted to go to that design. i love steelies. here it is with the wheels painted black, and new treated decking in the trailer. i also took the time to clean up the steelies i got. here's where it'll get interesting. there's a LOT of updates in between all of this, but im paraphrasing a lot of the progess to save you guys some sanity. i have a mega album on facebook if anyone is just THAT interested, you can shoot me a friend request. i decided that i wanted the design to be on top of the trailer (this is why i ended up lowering later) and use the bottom for storage. I probably wouldn't build it this way now, but i do appreciate the design for what it's worth. we ended up decking right on top of that, and we were able to gain more square footage that way. after this point we got to start framing and running electrical. it was much more exciting at this point, seeing it was coming together. went with 2x2 to frame, and hung 3/4 treated on the exterior. we weren't sure at this point how to coat the exterior, but we knew this would be sufficient to coat over.