mikeschn wrote:Here's a couple requirements I think we should include.
Ability to stand up inside it.
Ability to cook inside
Ability to go potty inside
Ability to take a shower inside
Ability to use a bolt together trailer
Ability to sit and eat inside
Can be towed with a medium sized car
I will read all 30+ pages, but did anyone do it?
I'm going to start it this summer.
The only thing mine won't have is ability to take a shower inside.
You can take a wet towel bath, hospital styled.
I could even allow a few gallons for some rinsing.
It will have a 31 gallon black/gray water storage tank.
The bed is small. It is 30" x 75."
There is a 5' 2" wide kitchen counter at the front.
This is meant for propane of white gas stoves.
There is a closed in Toilet at the rear.
A closet for storage is beside that in the rear.
Under that is battery storage for a 400 watt solar system.
I'm building an improved Ice Chest for cold beer and bacon.
When the bed is tilted up, it exposes 12 deep storage.
That position turns the bed into a couch over the storage
and increases the floor space for a recliner folding chair.
That floor space is for cooking and eating off a fold down
table top. You sit on the booth type sofa.
The solar system is for Satellite TV, on a 12 volt TV, and
a fully digital recording studio that all runs on 12 volt DC.
All lights are 12 volt LED. The only thing that needs 110 volt
AC conversion is for the Satellite Dish controller. There will be
cigarette lighter power fittings all over the trailer.
This thing is meant for one person. The inside is only 5' 2" wide.
It's built on an #1800 HF trailer with a different way to cantilever
the floor out wider.
It has a full height commercially made RV door and Frame. I found
it at a Habitat for Humanity outlet store for $100. The inside height
will be at 5' 9" making it as low as possible for towing.
All the walls are 1/4" plywood with 1 1/2" studs and corning insulation, with 1/8"
interior wall paneling.
There are just two windows, one in the bathroom, one in the main room
opposite the door.
I'm going to cover the plywood with poor mans fiberglass and paint.
It looks like it is coming in around 1,000 lbs dry with the bedding included.
The batteries and solar will add another 150 lbs. I'm actually going to work
on a lighter method. I'd like to get it under 1,200 lbs half wet. that would
be with the ice chest full.
It will be towed with a new Toyota Corolla, rated to #1,500 lbs towing.
This thing is built for long term stay at BLM sites in the winter down by Quartzsite, AZ.