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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2022, 11:49:30 PM »
Most of the roof insulation is done and some more taping done.





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« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2022, 11:35:21 AM »
It’s coming a long nicely.  I e joy seeing the progress and look forward to seeing the final outcome. 
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« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2022, 11:59:28 AM »
I'll try and do a short video this week. Might show a little better "picture" of what's going on and raise some questions, lol.
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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2022, 02:15:50 PM »
Raise some questions…. Haha.

I forgot to mention my boss text me this morning to tell me my trailer won’t be ready until the first week of April now.  They still do not have the parts and are scheduled to ship March 17. 


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« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2022, 01:30:26 PM »
One correction from the video that I forgot to mention. I’ll be running some of the wiring before I put the plywood back up. The goal is to have as much of the wiring hidden behind panels as I possibly can.

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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #65 on: March 08, 2022, 06:01:03 PM »
The tongue and groove pine, is that for the walls or the ceiling?  There’s not a lot of it there.  I was a little surprised to see the windows positioned so low.  I do t think I would like bending down to look out of them.  One thing I haven’t considered is stability of the trailer when parked for camping.  Will it remain hooked to the truck and will you have a way to take the load off of the leaf springs so it’s not bouncy when you’re moving around? 


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« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2022, 07:31:42 PM »
Good questions!

That is just a few of the 8ft boards I have for the front walls. There is another pile in the garage of 16 footers for the side walls. I couldn’t decide what to put on the ceiling yet, so I don’t have anything to go up there yet unfortunately.

The window height was determined base on being able to look in if we have to see what the kids were up to and being a little bit lower then the el ‘cheapo awning I bought. They will also work well for when we are sitting in the trailer or want to look out of the bed. The plan is also to flip the axles and that will raise the whole trailer a bit.

For stability, I’m going to start out with what I’m doing now and using jack stands on the four corners. Makes it pretty stable. In the future, I plan on putting in stability jacks.


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« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2022, 07:46:03 PM »
The plan for the windows makes way more sense now.  And thinking about it, you’re not likely to be spending a ton of time standing or walking around inside. 

Will you be attempting to level the trailer when you set up camp or just find the most level spot possible?  Jackstands sound like a pain in the ass.  A pair of x chocks might not be a bad idea either if you have the room for them between your axles.  Unless you’re tires will be off the ground then it won’t matter. 


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« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2022, 01:45:27 AM »
I hope to get it somewhat level. I have wheel chocks to raise a side if needed.

The jack stands are absolutely a pain in the ass. I pop the trailer off the truck, then lower the tongue jack so the trailer is a little nose down. Then put jack stands under the rear, crank the tongue jack up so it’s a little nose high and then finally put jack stands under the front and lower the front onto the stands. It makes for a very stable trailer though.

Framing in for the roof fan and insulation finished up. Even got one piece of plywood back on. I put a piece of insulation back in the fan hole since I’m not sure when I’ll get around to cutting out the roof.

Now I can clear some crap out of the trailer to make room for other crap.




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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2022, 10:57:24 PM »
Some wood back in, then some pine T&V before making holes for outlets.


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« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2022, 10:58:05 PM »




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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2022, 01:19:17 AM »
Finally got some T&G up. Sure is a tedious process.





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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2022, 06:56:40 AM »
Starting to have a homey kind of feel to it.  Looking good.  I like it.


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2022, 08:30:35 AM »
Looks beautiful! I'd be taking a serious look at the increased weight causing a need for upgrades to suspension, brakes, tires, etc. though. 

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« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2022, 08:43:19 AM »
Looks beautiful! I'd be taking a serious look at the increased weight causing a need for upgrades to suspension, brakes, tires, etc. though.
I would think as long as he doesn’t go over the gvwr of the trailer or be close to it at all times, he should be ok.  What I would watch is the outriggers of the frame, the side to side parts of the frame outside of the main frame rails.  Ours break all the time.  With the added weight of the walls and whatever you put on the ceiling, all of that weight will accumulate where the walls meet the floor.  It may never be an issue but it’s just something to watch out for. 


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