My enclosed trailer!

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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#31 Post by dant » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:02 pm

too much tension on those....Bill might have needed that to help his suspension, but you don't.
drop 3 links and then you should free things up a bit.
also the head of the hitch needs to be pitched down towards the trailer...
this will help drop the end of the bars a bit lower to eleviate some of the binding...and you won't have to drop so many links...makes it more adjustable for your varying loads...
depending on what you have in the trailer, sometimes you may drop (say), 4 links for a heavier load and only 3 for a lighter load.

check the head of the hitch there should be an ecentric or a stack of washers between the top of the hitch head and the front of the draw bar.
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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#32 Post by trekkor » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:31 am

Thanks, Dan.

This is new stuff to me.
Do I need the WD accessories with my truck?
The tow home was smooth and it felt like any load with my flat trailer.

It's pretty much unnoticed back there!


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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#33 Post by dant » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:23 am

tilting the back of the hitch head down, so the bars tip down at the ends will help things alot. When properly adjusted the bars should be parallel to the frame of the trailer...and the front of the trailer needs to be level or slightly nose down.
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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#34 Post by trekkor » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanks for the idea on the nose cone.

I want to relocate the tire tack to the outside of the trailer and cover it with a nose cone.

I'll take some more pictures later this week.


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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#35 Post by Bill Pickering » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:22 am

Hi Trekkor,

Nice to see you getting started on the transformation!

Your Timberwolf trailer is rated for 7000lbs GVWR. The axles are dual 3500lbs axles. Both axles have electric brakes. I know you talked about possibly not using the brakes, but when loaded up to 7K, it's nice when you have the extra stopping power, especially when you have a dipshit scoot in front of you at the last minute and you need to make that hard stop!

The trailer empty weighs in somewhere around 3350lbs. That gives you 3650lbs of payload. If your 914 weighs 2200lbs that gives you 1450lbs to play with for the amenities. I looked at all kinds of ways to make the trailer livable and I think you can accomplish what you want, but you will need to make choices that fit the trailers weight rating.

Lightweight tables and chairs are easy. Sleep on an air mattress, very light. Since you are wiring it for 110V, you can use a little space heater for warmth. I used to carry one in the trailer for Doris to keep warm when it was cold out. You can find used roof AC units from $500 on up. You would need to frame them in, but that would be easy with your welding skills.

I looked at rubbermaid cabinets for the trailer. They are lighter than wood or composite materials. Bracing the ceiling for an observation deck may be an issue due to the weight. It will be a choice as to what you want. Also, if you want to go lightweight for insulation, you can put the styrofoam on th inside of the ceiling and walls.

For a brake controller, I use a Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller. It's slick and works really well. It plugged right into my harness.

http://www.brakecontroller.com/prodigy1.htm

Have fun!

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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#36 Post by trekkor » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:08 pm

Thanks again, Bill.
This thing is awesome.

I used it yesterday at the jobsite.
It was really convenient. I usually have to carefully pack everything into my truck bed.
Sometimes it's tough to get it all in and I have to be careful stuff doesn't fly out.
I just opened up the trailer and set my stuff *anywhere*!

I'm cleaning it up today and tightening up all the floor fasteners.
I hope to degrease the floor, strip out all of the old vinyl and coat the floor and walls this week.

Fun project.

I'll need to find some windows and roof vents/skylights, too.


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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#37 Post by trekkor » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:23 pm

The brake controller is high on my list.
Thanks for the referral.


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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#38 Post by Britain Smith » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:39 am

This Add-A-Wall is pretty cool.

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#39 Post by trekkor » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:25 am

The big image is an image tag to another site.

I don't have much progress to show right now.
My flat/open trailer is out on loan so we used the enclosed trailer to get some landscape bark.
3 yards!!

I'm still digging my way out. :|


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Re: My enclosed trailer!

#40 Post by trekkor » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:57 pm

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Carpet fitted for when the car is out.

Located a nice refrigerator, microwave and cabinets today.
Instead of wiring the trailer, I'll drop one of my heavy duty extension cords out the bottom with the powered end coiled in the cabinet.

Appliances and lights will plug into it as needed.

I got some de-greaser and garage floor paint as well.
I have and idea for a fold down bed and some overhead storage options.

Most of my car stuff- spares, gas, tires, bike, etc will still be taken in the bed of the truck.
Having a built-in kitchenette is a good trade off.


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