Building the ultimate toyhauler!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by pvangel, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. pvangel

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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.
    Thoughts?:lurk
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  2. bmwktmbill

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    Don't overthink it>

    $700.

    Work in progress.

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    Call the foamer!!!
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  4. bmwktmbill

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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.

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

    pvangel, I'll get off your thread now and start my own.
    bill
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  5. pvangel

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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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  6. pvangel

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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.

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

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    My latest sketch for the bunk beds,

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  8. tommu56

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    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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  9. pvangel

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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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  10. pvangel

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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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  11. Krabill

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

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  12. pvangel

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    Fireplace??? Antlers on the wall already???? Very cool!!
    (mine won't look like this:eek1)

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  13. Krabill

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    Yeah :lol3

    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 :freaky
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  14. pvangel

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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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    Had some time this weekend, pulled all the plywood off so I could install the Insulation 1" High R board.

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    When pulling off the nose piece I saw this,

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

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    I expected more from Haulmark.
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  16. pvangel

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    Got the wires set for lights and fan,

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    Straightened out some of the factory wiring and got all the insulation up in the walls.

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  17. pvangel

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    I'm thinking of this for the floor, in RED... I have it in Black and White in my Garage and it has been great.

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    I looked at Gfloor ( I have seen it expand in the heat and wrinkle up) as well as vinyl sheet and tile which I did in my present trailer and it has peeled up. Called Rust-Oleum today about the garage floor epoxy and they said it does not flex enough to be on wood, and would peel up. Got a quote on Rhino Lining today as well ($1600!!!!) which was to rich for my blood, checked into brush on bed liner which would be about $180 but have to have the right temp to install and a LOT of hand work anddddd it only comes in Black which I don't want so at $1.89 a sq ft and maybe a couple hrs install I am leaning towards these.
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  18. pvangel

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    Maybe Gray? I'm thinking on it... Red might be my design inspiration color?
    (been watching to much HGTV)
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  19. NCGS

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    I sold a 16 x 7 Haulmark this past October. I had nine bikes, but now that I'm down to two I no longer needed a big trailer, so I sold it. Having sold the trailer I no longer needed my Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax, so I traded it for a new diesel Porsche Cayenne (rated to tow 7700 lbs).

    I wanted to replace the big Haulmark with an all aluminum Featherlite trailer, but a new 6.5 x 12 runs $7000+K, so that didn't make much sense (since I only use it a few times each year). I stumbled on a used Featherlite on the local Craiglist site (owned by a soldier who got pretty badly banged up in Afghanistan). I gave him $2500 for it. I installed 3 rows of e-track in the floor and two Condor chocks, so it's now set up to haul two bikes anywhere.
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    I simply got some good quality latex paint and added sand for grip and primed and painted the floor on my trailer. It's lasted really well and is easy to touch up with the leftover paint. FWIW, my previous trailer had Rhino Lining in it and on hot days (80 degrees and up) the Rhino Lining would outgas and you'd have to open the doors for about 15 minutes before you could tolerate working in it without your eyes burning. Forget about sleeping in it.
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