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Author Topic: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up  (Read 6684 times)

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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2022, 04:25:13 PM »
Pretty much all the "big" items purchased and now I need some warm weather again.
I may try to do a mock up/rough in of some wiring in the power cabinet. If I can at least get the breaker, power switch, fuse box and bus bars figured out, it will make it easier down the road.

I also have to figure out this little Chinese Diesel Heater, the instructions are straight outta Google Translate and make NO SENSE.
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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2022, 04:47:03 PM »
I also have to figure out this little Chinese Diesel Heater, the instructions are straight outta Google Translate and make NO SENSE.

I'll bet they're entertaining as hell though.  :funny:

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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2022, 05:32:30 PM »
That sucks, but I've heard the same around here. A couple guys were bitching that they couldn't even get a set of leaf's.
Great.  Replaced three of them last year.  Should be an interesting year if these trailers keep falling apart.  We’ll have to buy a new trailer just to keep trailers on the road. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2022, 12:50:59 AM »
I was able to get a few things done today. This may turn out to be way more work than I planned, lol.

Exhaust for heater, 120v external power plug and some framing for electrical stuff in.

Next is a couple more frame pieces and then onto window frames.










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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2022, 08:36:36 AM »
Baby steps.  Haha.  This is the boring part. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2022, 12:49:36 AM »
I finished up the bracing for the power center and got some insulation in.

Next up is the framing for the windows and brace for the exterior light.

Then more insulation.





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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2022, 06:43:39 AM »
Looking really nice! Are you going to beef up the suspension to handle the extra weight?

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« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2022, 07:45:55 AM »
Coming along nicely.  I bet that poor truck is feeling neglected lately.  It’s going to throw a check engine light just to get some attention. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2022, 09:19:28 AM »
If it had feelings, it wouldn’t be too happy with me right now.



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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2022, 12:46:38 AM »
Spent a couple hours this evening on the trailer.
Most of the insulation is done for the walls and started the framing for one of the windows.






It takes a while to do the insulation as I have to trim out the extra panel adhesive.




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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2022, 08:31:58 PM »
How bad is that extra glue/adhesive to get off?  I see the window propped up there.  I was wondering what they looked like.  I like those. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2022, 09:25:38 PM »
It’s not too bad, it’s pretty firm rubber like adhesive, so a sharp OLFA knife takes it off pretty easy.

The windows are 3ft x 17”, so a decent size, but not that big unfortunately. I think they will do pretty well for what I need.


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2022, 09:29:44 PM »
I did some more work this afternoon, finishing up the framing of one window, put in a support plate for one of the exterior lights and knocked out some more insulation. I ran out of spray foam and aluminum tape, so gotta grab some more before I start routing some wires and getting some panels back on.





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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2022, 07:06:07 PM »
Is that door going to get an RV door handle/latch?  And if so, are you going to remove that swinging bar style that’s on there now?  I wouldn’t trust that someone wouldn’t latch it while you’re in there.  I’ve had someone at work do that to me by accident and then walk away. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2022, 10:55:19 PM »
Is that door going to get an RV door handle/latch?  And if so, are you going to remove that swinging bar style that’s on there now?  I wouldn’t trust that someone wouldn’t latch it while you’re in there.  I’ve had someone at work do that to me by accident and then walk away. 


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Yeah, I have a RV latch for it, but haven’t gotten to that yet. I will leave the bar on, but lock the flap closed when We are using the trailer for anything but transportation or storage. That way someone can’t lock us in. I’m thinking about putting a latch on the back ramp for too, that way we have an alternative exit if needed.


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