Off Road MTB Hauler

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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby onlyridepark » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:45 pm

Padilen wrote:
You don't need to cover the insulation. I painted mine, with UGL drylock to keep bees from drilling holes in it. As for dirt they stay fairly clean.


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I was worried rocks and debris on the road would destroy it but after searching this site some more I saw people having good results without covering it. At this point I've already got the plastic sheets so I'll probably go ahead and use them.
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby aggie79 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:30 pm

If you're concerned about thermal bridging, and you have the ground clearance, you could add 6"-8" strips of insulation covering the cross-members.
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby onlyridepark » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:56 am

aggie79 wrote:If you're concerned about thermal bridging, and you have the ground clearance, you could add 6"-8" strips of insulation covering the cross-members.

I've still got plenty of room underneath. I'll be capping off what I have with full sheets of 1/2" insulation. My next concern is what to do with the walls. Still undecided there. It's currently 1" foam between the studs sandwiched between sheets of aluminum. Not sure if I'll just go over that or attempt removing inside wall panels without damaging them.
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby featherliteCT1 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:08 pm

Looking great!
How are you affixing your foam board to hold it in place?
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby onlyridepark » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:29 pm

featherliteCT1 wrote:Looking great!
How are you affixing your foam board to hold it in place?


right now it is just glued on top and pressed in tight between the studs. Once i finish it out with the 1/2" foam board it will get capped off with a plastic panel that will be screwed to the crossmembers.
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby onlyridepark » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:10 pm

I've got the bottom side complete.
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Now I've decided to go ahead and tear out the walls and insulate them a bit better. adding 1/2" foam then wood strips with another 1/2" in between. I'll be off for the next week and hope to make some decent progress with this thing.
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby onlyridepark » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:22 am

Happy with my progress last week. Still need to build a backrest for the bench that will double as a filler on the middle section for the bed. I am really enjoying this build, it is exciting to see ideas come to life.
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This bench needs a folding leg but I'm still debating what to do there. So for now it just gets a block of foam.
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby McDave » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 pm

Wow! Amazing progress. Did you show us a floorplan? I'll go back and look but I like what I am seeing so far. You can never really have too much insulation, hot or cold it just make sense. Nice job.

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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby sodatrain » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:12 pm

Looks awesome!!


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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby 216Noah » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Lookin real nice there. How bout a shot of that WJ... ? 8) Is that your tow vehicle?
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby onlyridepark » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:23 am

216Noah wrote:Lookin real nice there. How bout a shot of that WJ... ? 8) Is that your tow vehicle?

Nah, towing with a WK2. Had the WJ for quite a while but currently rebuilding it for my son's first vehicle when he turns 16 next year. Having trouble posting a picture of it due to size limitations.
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby onlyridepark » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:10 pm

small update. Finished the table and backrest that doubles as the filler piece for the bed. Trying to figure out what to do for cushions, priced having some made but way more than I'd like to spend. Now waiting on my AC and Refrigerator to show up so I can build the cabinet for those. Also got most of my electrical ordered.

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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby sodatrain » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:05 pm

Wow!! Awesome progress! Thanks for the pics.
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby 216Noah » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:04 pm

I like the color choice on the wood. :thumbsup:

Which motor do you have in the WK2? MY 4.7 WJ is my current tow vehicle, but I'd like to get a diesel when I start traveling more. Looking at the WK Crd
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Re: Off Road MTB Hauler

Postby onlyridepark » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:12 pm

sodatrain wrote:Wow!! Awesome progress! Thanks for the pics.


Thanks. Looks like things will slow down for a bit. Waiting on one thing so I can do the next.
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