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    NEW 6x12 BUG-OUT BOX CARGO TRAILER CONVERSION

    woohoo! i just put a deposit down on a new 6x12 vnose cargo trailer for conversion into a camper

    some of the factory mods i ordered are:

    -18" tongue extension
    -charcoal gray exterior colour
    -rv latch on the side door
    -electric brakes
    -double barn door
    -manual roof vent


    Some of the mods i'll be doing:

    -stab jacks
    -insulation
    -power vent
    -windows
    -cupboards
    -a very large bed
    -shower
    -sink
    -propane demand water heater
    -cassette toilet
    -wired for 110v and 12v
    -solar panel
    -cell signal booster
    -awning
    -5,000 btu window shaker
    -shock absorber kit
    -replace interior plywood with lighter, thinner luan
    -relocate tongue jack to clear jeep spare and swing gate
    -add cargo box to extended tongue


    they claim 3 weeks delivery, last time they said that it took almost 9 weeks, but whose counting?
    pics to come......
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    this is the general layout i'm looking at for cupboards, the tall cabinet on the left will be a cassette toilet/shower stall instead
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    Looking forward to more pics.
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    is it done yet?
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    Sounds like a good build, can't wait to see the progress.

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    miska trailers just called, my trailer is ready for pick up first thing monday morning, WOOHOO!

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    home!!

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    so, is it done yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thing1 View Post
    so, is it done yet?
    any minute now

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    Quote Originally Posted by thing1 View Post
    so, is it done yet?
    I heard something like he was going to have it done in 6 months...
    a learning experience is one of those things that says, you know that thing you just did...don't do that again.

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    picked up my new windows yesterday! guess it's time to strip out the interior, insulate and install them.

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    gutted out the plywood walls and sprayed tremclad on the bare metal studs yesterday, getting ready for window and insulation install. i'll probably remove the floor sheathing to paint and install mounting brackets for stab jacks (don't like welding overhead if i don't have to, lol!) i'll be replacing the interior plywood with luaun saving about 165 lbs of weight. i haven't done the doors yet but they are not part of the critical path at this time....

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    started insulating with 1" iso board with foil on both sides for the walls with an extra 1/2" styro to cover the studs and 2" insulation for the ceiling. while i have the floor up installed shock absorbers and stab-jacks, much easier doing it from above. i decided to replace the osb floor with 1/2" plywood which will reduce the weight by another 100lbs.
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    looking good Tony

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    thanks dweez.
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    go figure... lol..

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    got the first layer of iso board up, next job, replace the 3/4" osb floor with 1/2" plywood. that'll shave 100lbs off the trailer. hopefully it warms up enough so i can paint the underside of the plywood before installing
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    any more done yet Tony..

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    yesterday i painted any bare metal i found on the frame, trimmed the shock spacers to size and torqued them up, all the work is done underneath so now i can cut/paint and install the new plywood floor. next, chaulk around the screws at the top trim of the siding that are seeping small amounts of water and chaulk the external light fixtures. once the floor is in the next layer of insultion goes in then new plywood.

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    got all of the old floor up today and started cutting the new floor but too damp and cool out today to paint. weighed the old floor, 184 lbs....
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