A few "x-ray" TrailTop concepts...
This first drawing shows a teardrop with a raised bed platform; there's storage underneath (more on that in a moment). This trailer is 8'3" long; the bed is 58" wide x 80" long, which is the same length and only 2" narrower than a standard queen bed.
Next is the same camper, the couple is sitting. There's about 42" of headroom, even with the raised bed platform. There's 18" of floor space in the back of the camper behind the bed where he's resting his feet.
This one is a "barn door" version instead of a teardrop. It uses a few different TrailTop framing parts than the teardrop and offers a little more room inside because of the boxy shape. It features a swinging rear "barn door".
This one is the same "barn door" version, but it's built without a Jeep-tub base. The TrailTop framing goes all the way to the floor. I've drawn "30's/40's style" fenders on this one, they're a favorite of mine (you'll see more about them as this thread progresses
). Because these are simplified x-ray views, it's a little hard to tell this one doesn't have a Jeep-tub base, but maybe the Wrangler flares on the previous concepts vs. 30's fenders on ths one will be the clue.
The teardrop version of course can also be built without a Jeep-tub base.
And finally, some outfitting ideas... storage under the sleeping platform is shown, including a pull-out kitchen, space for a battery and water tanks (those heavy items are just forward of the axle for good weight balance), and a large storage compartment under a fold-up section at the rear of the bed. On the tongue is a storage box, a propane tank for the stove in the pull-out kitchen, and a jerry can for fuel or water. Probably two jerry cans could be fitted there, one for water, one for fuel.
I'm sure you guys have better outfitting ideas than a camping amateur like me
. Let's hear them - I'll do up some new concept drawings incorporating your ideas.