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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 was more concerned about tilt, but the design could be changed to accommodate tilt.
 

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Inventing a new kind of hitch is a much harder engineering problem than merely building a cool-looking trailer.
There is nothing about the basic hitch that's a problem. It's a pole from a spot in the bed of the truck.

-Crissa
 

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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?


Add radar, GPS, mini heli pad for drone.... would be good too.
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There is nothing about the basic hitch that's a problem. It's a pole from a spot in the bed of the truck.

-Crissa
A pole in the bed distributing 2-3000lbs of load to the vehicle, and absorbing the loads put to it from acceleration, deceleration, turns and chucking. Every inch above the bed increases the leverage the horizontally applied load would have on the pole. My imagination isn't there yet.
 

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looks like Musk's version of Noahs ark.......
 

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I think it looks great im sure it would work fine with some small adjustment here and there.
Dont worry too much about the people saying it wont work,same thing happened to the truck thats going to tow it.
 

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Unfortunately, you will not be able to turn. The trailer will come in contact with the truck body with even a pretty small change in direction.
Ditto, life is not as smooth as a concrete parking lot, imagine pulling into a ramp or anything other than a perfectly flat surface, crunch.
 

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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?
Just asking, how much Over The Road time do you have pulling a real 5th Wheel and maneuvering on anything less perfect than indoor concrete? Might want to reconsider everything above the edge of the tailgate and leave a little "wiggle room" to flex.
 

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First of all to the OP: good for you for dreaming up things that might actually work in the process and awe the sceptic.
Second: the hitch turning might not be that hard to design at all. Imagine a king pin/post design where the faces are at an angle (_____add degrees here ;) ). So now as the truck starts it's turn, the trailer will lift away from the truck side rails thus allowing for necessary spacing.
This design has been used for a long time on special doors to lift as swung open and drop back down as a gravitational self-closing design.
Engineers get to work!:LOL::LOL:
 

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I LIKE THE DESIGN BUT I wOULD MAKE A SMALLER VERSION WITH TRADITIONAL hitch so I could utilize the vault but then again I don't need two double beds
 

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