6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby Bearbait in NM » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:02 am

Crumvoc,

It seems most folks like the freezer method. For me, I confirmed with a scale that I could get them about 70-80 percent full without doing anything extra. Decided for my uses, this was plenty.

Might try the freezer next go round, just to see.

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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby onehoser » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:52 am

i've found that the relief valves tend to leak after i fill mine, i must be doing someting wrong
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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby rxberg » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:41 pm

I bought the adapter a few months ago and can't for the life of me remember where I stashed it... One of these days I'll track it down and give it a try (probably right after I order a replacement) I'm thinking 3 or 4 one pounders will do for most of my needs.
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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby hankaye » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:14 pm

Howdy All;

I've been doing the refill for a few years now and this YouTube video shows
my preferred method. Quick, handy, SAFE and works great!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD1CmorB_qM

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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby m.colley » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:33 pm

hankaye wrote:Howdy All;

I've been doing the refill for a few years now and this YouTube video shows
my preferred method. Quick, handy, SAFE and works great!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD1CmorB_qM

hank



Thanks for sharing that link & video Hank. Looks pretty simple and straight forward. I don't use alot of small bottles but they are easier to pack than the 20 & 40 pounders I have..


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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby flboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:48 pm

I just refilled about 6 bottles last month. It works great. Seemed to have problem with the schrader valves on the cheaper bottles like Ozark Trails. The Coleman bottles sealed up well after refill. Must be better valves in the Coleman tanks?
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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby MrBo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:57 pm

fantastic work! Love your build especially how you did the back. Plan on building a 6x14 and what a great Inspiration. :applause:
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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby RixPlace1 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:11 pm

Your bild is a super looking one.Nice to have another skilled craftsperson on the staff, the patience of you both is rockin
I have a 7x7x16 interstate and after several months of not being able to work on it, I have my groove back again
I noticed you used 5 gallon(?) plastic bottles for the kitchen water supply that one foto cleared a few doubts I had.
A question however, I didnt notice any shower install.None in the plans? Or to be done after this bild segment moves on?
I decided not to install a shower.I do no boon docking and to carry 300-400 lbs of water seemed impractible. And where ever I pull in
showers are at hand
I hope your travel adventure were great, I expect to have my bild completed end of FEB and on the road May1
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Re: 6x12 Interstate cargo trailer conversion

Postby sodatrain » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:49 pm

Wow! Awesome stuff. Just read the whole thread. I love the nice finish you have overall, the way the bed and the tables work etc.
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