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Old 01-13-2017, 09:48 PM   #51
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How did you like it thru the season? I like that you painted the roof with the rubber roof coating.
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:28 PM   #52
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This thing made a huge difference. I actually got to relax at the lease, and spend a lot more time on stand. The trailer worked great and was very comfortable. Ran the AC several days off the generator, but when it cooled off, everything ran off the batteries. I have a few little adjustments I want to make, and still want to add a few things, but overall, exactly what I was shooting for.
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:55 PM   #53
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Good job nice rig.
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:05 AM   #54
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Nice vision for a cargo trailer! I think the simple aspect went out the door fast!! Awesome conversion brother!
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:00 AM   #55
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Thanks guys. Fun project for sure.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:51 PM   #56
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Nice!
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:58 PM   #57
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Looks good
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:07 PM   #58
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That is one of the best DIY's I have seen. Turned out really nice.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:21 AM   #59
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That thing is really cool.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:35 AM   #60
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Nice build
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:37 AM   #61
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This is what I plan to do one day. Very nice!
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:31 AM   #62
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Nice!

First-time poster here but I'm planning on doing the same thing, kind of on my family land in Cherokee, Texas.

I'm debating between a trailer and an actual Travel Trailer.

Looks great!
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:35 AM   #63
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Awesome Build
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:33 AM   #64
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That looks great! Any issues with ventilation? I know you have the windows and the A/C unit when it's warm. I was just thinking about when it is cold and you have to run a heater.
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:40 PM   #65
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That looks great! Any issues with ventilation? I know you have the windows and the A/C unit when it's warm. I was just thinking about when it is cold and you have to run a heater.
I didn't really have any real cold weather this year, but I did run a small electric heater one night off the generator. A couple other mornings I lit up a small catalytic propane heater to take the chill off and made sure I cracked both windows. I do worry about moisture build up since it is pretty airtight. I have already purchased a vent to install to let air circulate through when we aren't using it. Trying to keep out the mold and the musty smell that you sometimes get with a camper.
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:57 PM   #66
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That's great! Good looking rig!
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:30 PM   #67
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strong work sir!
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:30 PM   #68
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Nice!

First-time poster here but I'm planning on doing the same thing, kind of on my family land in Cherokee, Texas.

I'm debating between a trailer and an actual Travel Trailer.

Looks great!
Welcome to the green screen!
I have had several travel trailers and as a matter of fact we have an almost new one that we like to take to the lake a few times a year. The problems I have had on campers at deer leases though were aggravating and costly. Mice, water leaks, mold and mildew, dead converter, dead refrigerator, dead air conditioner,etc.. Granted, I may have some of those same issues with this build, but I tried to eliminate as many of those potential problems as I could. If I do have a problem, I built it, so I figure I can fix it. Definitely pros and cons to each, but this definitely worked out better for my current situation. When you get ready to build, let me know and maybe I can help you avoid a few headaches that I had.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:26 PM   #69
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Definitely a great ongoing project great foresight and thanks for sharing I know for a fact several people have thought of doing such a project including myself. Thank you for sharing


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Old 01-26-2017, 01:09 PM   #70
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A couple thoughts for you. One an on-demand water heater is great. I have one similar to this one and they are great.

https://www.amazon.com/Camp-Chef-HWD...d+water+heater

Next is a roll of LED lights inside the trailer, connected to a photo cell. The lights come on at dark and off at daylight. Mice don't care for light. Fold up the beds before you leave it will help with mice too.

I also have one of these connected to the photo cell. It too comes on at dark and off at daylight.

https://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Blocker.../dp/B00DWGAHM0

Since I installed these two in my trailer I have not had any mice, knock on wood.

Nice build.
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:52 AM   #71
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very cool.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:07 AM   #72
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I really like how that turned out I think I'm gonna have use make one now!
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:49 AM   #73
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A couple thoughts for you. One an on-demand water heater is great. I have one similar to this one and they are great.

https://www.amazon.com/Camp-Chef-HWD...d+water+heater

Next is a roll of LED lights inside the trailer, connected to a photo cell. The lights come on at dark and off at daylight. Mice don't care for light. Fold up the beds before you leave it will help with mice too.

I also have one of these connected to the photo cell. It too comes on at dark and off at daylight.

https://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Blocker.../dp/B00DWGAHM0

Since I installed these two in my trailer I have not had any mice, knock on wood.

Nice build.
Good thoughts. I already got the water heater, I highly recommend them. So far, no mice, and our lease is overrun with them. I made sure not to leave any food or water in the trailer between trips. I looked at running a row of rope lights inside for "effect lighting", but didn't think of it as rodent control. May be something to add.
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:58 PM   #74
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Very nice! Any idea how much it weighs?
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:00 AM   #75
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Now this is pretty bad azz
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:38 AM   #76
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Very nice! Any idea how much it weighs?
If I remember correctly, the trailer empty is around 3000 lbs. AC, batteries, beds and cabinets around 700 lbs, so less than 3800 easy. Piece of cake for a half ton truck.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:41 AM   #77
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nice rig
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:40 AM   #78
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I like
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:20 PM   #79
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Nice work
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:21 AM   #80
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:07 PM   #81
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Nice!!
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:32 PM   #82
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Very cool! looks like a comfy place to rest, camp out and hunt from
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:32 PM   #83
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I didn't really have any real cold weather this year, but I did run a small electric heater one night off the generator. A couple other mornings I lit up a small catalytic propane heater to take the chill off and made sure I cracked both windows. I do worry about moisture build up since it is pretty airtight. I have already purchased a vent to install to let air circulate through when we aren't using it. Trying to keep out the mold and the musty smell that you sometimes get with a camper.


Running a small dehumidifier will help with the moisture and musty smell
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:24 PM   #84
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Very nice
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:38 PM   #85
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Nice job
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:55 PM   #86
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I need to make me one of those. Looks good
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:24 PM   #87
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Looks great
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:03 PM   #88
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Finally put my solar panels on. Cloudy all day and took the batteries from about 75% to full charge in about 30 minutes.
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:10 PM   #89
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Those solar panels look great up there. Please give details of the set up, watts, controllers etc. This trailer is really a nice home. You have done a fine job with it.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:55 AM   #90
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Thanks. This Renogy kit fit the bill for me. Lots of good reviews from RV owners and easy to install. 200 watts should cover everything I need, but if not the charge controller will handle two more panels to double the capacity.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:17 PM   #91
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:27 AM   #92
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Don't forget the Smoke and CO detectors! Nice job!
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:23 PM   #93
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Don't forget the Smoke and CO detectors! Nice job!
Got em both, and an ecscape latch on the back door! Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:56 PM   #94
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That's sweet!


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Old 09-04-2017, 08:37 PM   #95
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This would be a good accessories... http://www.cabelas.com/product/Class...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Old 09-05-2017, 05:19 AM   #96
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Got the basic bed design figured out and put one in this weekend. I still have one to build. Electric is pretty much done with the exception of a couple more 12v lights.
I have been wanting to do this in a bad way. I bought a enclosed trailer and ended up using it for my lawnmowers

Yours turned out exactly how I wanted to do mine.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:25 AM   #97
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Are the beds secured/fastened with anything other than the door hasps in the down position? Also, when you put the bed in the "up" position, are you just un-fastening the hasps, pulling the bed away from the wall, then flipping it up? Do you have any hinges involved?

Similarly, are the bed legs fastened to the bed with hinges that swing out when you put the bed down? Or do you manually attache them each time?

Thanks!
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:56 PM   #98
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That's awesome!
You thought of everything
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:01 PM   #99
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Cool project!
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:14 PM   #100
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Thanks. This Renogy kit fit the bill for me. Lots of good reviews from RV owners and easy to install. 200 watts should cover everything I need, but if not the charge controller will handle two more panels to double the capacity.
may be a good idea to fab up a cover for each of those panels for when they aren't in use or when in tow.

trailer looks great.
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