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Might be better to go with aluminum panels to bring the weight down. Pretty simple build though as all flat panels, no rounded corners to fuss with. Might be a bit tall for some over-passes though.
I sized it so that it will fit inside european road regulations. B+E driver licence.
 
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Looks cool with the wheels far back. Like a semi trailer.

But..... I think the tongue weight will far exceed that of the CT. Just slide the axles forward a bit for better weight distribution....
The trailer itself is not that heavy and most heavy equiptment will be put close to the axles.
but yes, it's is something to considder.
 
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You're dreaming. But that's what it takes to make innovative strides and eventual success. It's big. It's audacious, and if you science the crap out of this idea, it might just work. Good for you! Do you have a ballpark price estimate yet? Or is it too early?
It's just putting stuff together, like Elon ;)
 

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Actually it can turn sharper than most normal trucks.
It doesn't appear so, based on the picture. I don't see any description that would help me understand how that's possible. Certainly interested in how its possible!
 

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Your inability to imagine that the skirt leaves room for movement is not their fault.

That shape totally could articulate by having a concave space for the tail of the truck and the triangular panels in the front be fly-panels that slid along the outside if the trailer.

-Crissa
I can imagine a hollow space under the forward skin, but I don't have any assurance that the designer considered that the truck can yaw as much as 90° and may roll substantially (say 15°) relative to the trailer while connected to this style of trailer?

This sure looks like a crunch waiting to happen, at least at first glance, to anyone who's familiar with the current towing tech stack.

Even if the designer has a solution, this is something they'd have to explain early and often (and also explain why potential the volume over the hitch is wasted) with a design that looks like this.
 

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I can imagine a hollow space under the forward skin, but I don't have any assurance that the designer considered that the truck can yaw as much as 90° and may roll substantially (say 15°) relative to the trailer while connected to this style of trailer?
It it were solid, it wouldn't work, true.

But the forward fairing has a choice of either flexing at the truck or the trailer. I would choose for it to have wing that fly open to follow the trailer; that would let you use the forward space as storage under the fairing.

Since the yoke could then be a narrower piece, it could reach over the bed rails. Most of the roll affects the back corner of the bed, and so if you can make it over the higher point, you won't have as much trouble with the lower point. And a narrow yoke won't pinch the cab.

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This is what I'll be building.

Design in progress.
Some preliminary details:
-large ramp at the back (need to leave the cyberquad somewhere.)
-150kWh pack to offset the range hit and for power when standing alone.
-16 fullsize solar pannels on top.
-HVAC in the top
-Starlink next to HVAC
-2 full size dubbel beds. (1 in front 1 in back)
-two front wheels with small (hub)motors for additional breaking en regen when going downhill. they will double as mover wheels.
-height adjustable for ground clearance (to level with CT)

How will you roll?

I have my cyber truck on order.. Let me know when I can place my order for this. Sooooo cool !!!
 

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It it were solid, it wouldn't work, true.

But the forward fairing has a choice of either flexing at the truck or the trailer. I would choose for it to have wing that fly open to follow the trailer; that would let you use the forward space as storage under the fairing.

Since the yoke could then be a narrower piece, it could reach over the bed rails. Most of the roll affects the back corner of the bed, and so if you can make it over the higher point, you won't have as much trouble with the lower point. And a narrow yoke won't pinch the cab.

-Crissa
If you assume there's a standard 5th wheel under the fairing, the fairing will collide with the truck under the conditions typically encountered on public roads and campgrounds.

The fairing extends past the hitch quite a bit, creating a second likely-collision spot near the CT's roof.

In any case, the designer is obligated to tell us how they plan to deal with such an obvious problem.

For instance, the designer could provide renderings of the truck turned and rocked (the way you do when you back up a trailer) showing the truck & trailer not colliding.

At first glance, the trailer looks cool -- but completely unusable. I'd like to be wrong about the unusable part, but given that 5th-wheel and gooseneck hitches are installed over the rear axle of tow vehicle (to prevent a wide range of handling problems), it's hard to look at the picture and see a usable trailer. Hopefully the designer will prove me wrong. 🤷‍♂️
 
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This is what I'll be building.

Design in progress.
Some preliminary details:
-large ramp at the back (need to leave the cyberquad somewhere.)
-150kWh pack to offset the range hit and for power when standing alone.
-16 fullsize solar pannels on top.
-HVAC in the top
-Starlink next to HVAC
-2 full size dubbel beds. (1 in front 1 in back)
-two front wheels with small (hub)motors for additional breaking en regen when going downhill. they will double as mover wheels.
-height adjustable for ground clearance (to level with CT)

How will you roll?
Very cool!
 

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Your inability to imagine that the skirt leaves room for movement is not their fault.

That shape totally could articulate by having a concave space for the tail of the truck and the triangular panels in the front be fly-panels that slid along the outside if the trailer.

-Crissa
True, but a needlessly unfriendly way to phrase it. It would have been less typing without the first sentence.
 

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Well the OP hasn't given us much to go on. So unless we go on assumptions we won't have anything to talk about and we might as well close the thread. Or we could imagine jet packs activating and connecting and disconnecting the trailer from the truck every time the truck makes a turn.:unsure:
 
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As a reaction on the discussion related to the rocking, roling, pitching and yawing. of the trailer relative to the truck. the hitch won't be a standard of the shelf one but rather specific for this combination.

The position of the hitch depends on the terrain you are traversing. trailer will follow CT mode.

Started on this project 2 days ago, I do love and welcome your input.
but I will not explain every technical detail until the details are solid.
 

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...If you assume whatever it is you're assuming, which I have pointed out, is an assumption.

-Crissa
Inventing a new kind of hitch is a much harder engineering problem than merely building a cool-looking trailer.

The existing hitch designs, as annoying as they can be, are well validated designs with decades of road service.

If they're ignoring the standard parts library and the standard interface, it's on the designer to explain why their idea is better. 🤷‍♂️
 
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