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Old 12-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #61
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Between the multiple storms in the NE and being busy at work I have still not bought a new trailer, I know I don't need one until the season opener at Budds Creek Md in March but that will be here before I know it.
Stopped by a trailer place today(Sunday and they were closed) and saw a 6x12 with no side door, this opened up so many more layouts for couches/beds/cabinets and got me to thinking why do I need one? My 5x8 doesn't have one and I have never missed it, I would have to refine the barn doors in the back but seems to make a lot of sense when every sq ft is precious at only 72 sq ft.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:17 PM   #62
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Don't overthink it>

$700.

Work in progress.





Somebody?
Call the foamer!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #63
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Don't overthink it>

$700.

Work in progress.





Somebody?
Call the foamer!!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #64
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My Minnie-minnie Winnie has a 360 Dodge truck engine.
When I picked it up the exhaust manifolds were leaking on both sides and the engine would not idle.

So the manifolds came off, one was replaced with a donor from the local salvage yard plus the big 2 barrel Holley carb was rebuilt with the helpof a donor for parts.

It all came out OK and I ran the engine for 45 minutes today.

Everything is working out so far and I am only out the price of manifold gashets-$16, a salvage manifold-$30 and and a new float needle and seat-$7.

Everything is greased and checked underneath, the alternator is charging and the engine is cooling but I see a new battery in my future. I rebuilt the battery box out of plywood.

Ripped off the pollution controls.

The big engine is simle and ugly.



The back wall is next...got plenty of used lumber.

pvangel, I'll get off your thread now and start my own.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:41 PM   #65
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Minnie Winnie is way cool, can't wait to see it done! All are welcome here.

I have been shopping for a trailer and think I have one. going to try and get the deal done tomorrow.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #66
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New trailer is in the driveway, Haulmark 6x12, no side door, barn doors in rear, no vent in roof, pretty much stripped.







I have to decide now if I will build the cabinets or buy them as well as the beds/couch.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #67
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My latest sketch for the bunk beds,



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Old 12-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #68
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New trailer is in the driveway, Haulmark 6x12, no side door, barn doors in rear, no vent in roof, pretty much stripped.







I have to decide now if I will build the cabinets or buy them as well as the beds/couch.


What about foaming the cavity between the studs for insulation you would have to use low expansion or get a contractor to do it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #69
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The company I work for has a division that sprays foam and I have been thinking about doing it as it would cost little or nothing to do. As of now I am planning on HighR foilfaced 1" insulation as I am not sure how the closed cell would hold up under the vibration of road travel, open cell i believe would fall apart quickly.
I have them spraying a house for me right now and will talk to the foreman about it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #70
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I was at Home Depot today on a "Honey Do" run and of course anytime I go I have to look for trailer ideas and the kitchen cabinets are on sale, 20% off for in stock cabinets.
My plan was to get custom metal cabinets but I changed my $$mind$$, was going to build them so they were the most efficient use of space possible but after looking over what was available they might work??? Re-thinking the plan a bit now.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:05 AM   #71
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A friend of mine is working on his right now. Might give you some ideas

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #72
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Fireplace??? Antlers on the wall already???? Very cool!!
(mine won't look like this)

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A friend of mine is working on his right now. Might give you some ideas

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:58 AM   #73
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Yeah

It's an electric heater that looks like a fireplace, a small flat screen tv, and antlers on the wall.

It's his mini-mobile-man-cave
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #74
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Bought the insulation today, started ordering some parts. Hopefully can start over the holiday week even though I am working every day. Excited to get started!
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:25 PM   #75
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Had some time this weekend, pulled all the plywood off so I could install the Insulation 1" High R board.



When pulling off the nose piece I saw this,



1-1/2" gap between the plywood and wall, right were all the water sprays up from the tow vehicle.



I expected more from Haulmark.
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