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Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:32 am

I didn't know where to go !

Cargo Trailer section ? Trailer build section ? NAH !

Tiny houses section seemed more appropriate.

We have discussed let in wind bracing here ! I have a vertical studded building so it is more a house than a composite sandwich trailer so here I are :lol:

After camping with Jeff (Nitrox junkie) I became somewhat jealous of all the cube in his cargo and being able to walk into a trailer instead of crawl. It truely amazes me that this trailer is exactly the same length and 3 " narrower than "Chubby" and yet it seems so damn big.

Started Sat at 8:30 with a flat bed trailer and a saws-all and by Sunday evening I was here.

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I have built some 100 - 150 mini barns so I am not in unplowed territory.

I did however have to make some provisions for wind shear at 65 mph so let in wind bracing was an absolute must.

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Thats my buddy Mark taking a much needed break. He worked as my gopher all day Sat and Sun.

Please note I am using the same garage I built Chubby in :rofl2:

Yep back in the driveway again and my neighbors have all been over to look and offer suggestions.

Here is an end shot where the doors will be. I put up the metal cabinets to get a sense of how big I can go I am on the hunt for some nice wood wall cabinets now 36 wide by 24 tall. Gonna stack them in the nose where these are. There will be 2 layers of 3/4 foam over the black goop and then a 1/2 osb or plywood sub floor and vinyl according to old what's her name. Walls and ceiling will have 3 layers of 3/4 foam except where the lexan see thru roof is at the very top . Yep SHE said so !

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Galley door will be on the left and the walk in door will be on the right.
I will stub in a 30 " wide wall floor to ceiling taking up exactly 1/2 of the left side. A 15" tall by 27" long wall cabinet will be on the floor. and a second mounted to this wall . A let down counter will be mounted on the left door. We have talked about 2 matching medicine cabinets being mounted on the galley door for spices and smaller items.
I left the rails over the fenders and the angle looks to be a great support for an air conditioner. Thinking about a faux feed box over the wheels to house the a/c on curb side and a matching storage box on the other. I am trying to scale down a 20 x 40 foot barn so 1/4 scale is what I am working with. The ideas of Miniture barn lite windows and a faux sliding door or 2 all built to scale have been bounced around.

This WILL be campable by July 31st for Chain O Lakes OR ELSE ! :?
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Postby planovet » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:40 am

I look forward to seeing this build progress :thumbsup:
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Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:49 am

Looks like you're going to show us how the barn builders do it!
This 5x10' build is gonna be fun to watch! :applause:

You're making fast progress. That deck floor sure is shiny....Is it black or dark green?
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:08 am

Sharon :

That is that nasty gooey fence post and foundation coating. I will be putting 2 layers of foam and a 1/2 osb or plywood sub floor over it.

And yes its black black black and skins over like glass in areas. I think it will hold up well. I am trying to do all the things I neglected to do with " Chubby" and proper undercoating was one of them. While it was upside down getting it new longer tongue I put 3 coats on the underside. The inside just got 1 real heavy one.
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Postby starleen2 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:25 am

Where's the hay?? :thinking: Looks like a good start
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:55 pm

starleen2 wrote:Where's the hay?? :thinking: Looks like a good start


Have you been talking to my wife ? She noticed the little area above the test cabinets and suggested a hay mow complete with mini bales and a stuffed chicken or two.

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Postby planovet » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:33 pm

bobhenry wrote:
starleen2 wrote:Where's the hay?? :thinking: Looks like a good start


Have you been talking to my wife ? She noticed the little area above the test cabinets and suggested a hay mow complete with mini bales and a stuffed chicken or two.

Lord help me ! :worship:

At what point does a theme become an obsession


I think you answered your own question :lol:
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Postby Outlaw » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:30 pm

I'll be watching this thread for sure . . . :twisted:
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Postby TimJones » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:46 pm

Great looking start. Can't wait to see it. Looks like a fun build.
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Postby mikeschn » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:57 pm

We need more pics... What did you get done today, for example? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby packerz4 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:15 pm

why are you doing the foam and a subfloor? couldn't you just use the floor that you have? seems like it just takes up space, and adds weight?

i know i'm probably missing something really easy here...

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Postby bobhenry » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:27 pm

mikeschn wrote:We need more pics... What did you get done today, for example? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mike...


Put on the roof sorta :oops:

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Maybe a convertible ????

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Postby bobhenry » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:42 pm

packerz4 wrote:why are you doing the foam and a subfloor? couldn't you just use the floor that you have? seems like it just takes up space, and adds weight?

i know i'm probably missing something really easy here...

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(looks awesome by the way!)


Existing cargo trailer floor had gaps. Now it has stickey goop on it. I caulked all seams and placed the foam down to insulate and for sound deadning. The boards are not as level as they appear in the picture and the 2 foot missing in the nose (see pics above) that I just installed had to plane out. The frame stands proud about 3/16 of an inch above the floor. By using the foam it will compress and help to level these areas. This eliminates the telegraphing of the highs and lows of the existing floor and frame. That and there are several dumb Hoosiers that try to be the 1st out camping for the year those January shivarees get damn cold!
Ever had your coffee freeze in the cup WHILE you are drinking it?

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1/18/08 went to -15 wind chill and -1 temp

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Nuff Said ????
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Postby bobhenry » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:55 pm

Every joint everywhere is screwed and glued. Sideing and roof sheating is also glued I will be useing 24" aluminum coil stock (white on one side dark brown on the other) for the final roof. Now for the important questions do I leave it natural with a brown roof or do I do the little red barn with white trim and a white roof. The T-111 holds up well in the weather and it will be sealed with several coats of deck sealer if it is left natural ! I never even concidered it until I saw the pictures with the brown tarp.

Opinions please :roll:

I need a shower and a snooze been at it since noon it is now pushing 10 PM :BE

It will be campable for Chain O Lakes July 31st
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Postby packerz4 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:03 pm

thanks for the explanation of the floor thing. makes sense.

i vote for red barn with white trim.

looking good!

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