Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:29 pm

Question, help needed from painting specialists:

I may want to tow the trailer to new location across country, but its surface is epoxy fiberglass which will deteriorate pretty quickly under the weather and sun rays. So, I was thinking of a quick job of covering the trailer with 100% latex acrylic house paint with a roller, just for now so I can tow and store it outside..

Is that OK to do? Can I sand it later to cover with epoxy or other primer and polyurethane paint??

Thanks for any input.
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Atomic77 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:37 pm

OP827 wrote:Question, help needed from painting specialists:

I may want to tow the trailer to new location across country, but its surface is epoxy fiberglass which will deteriorate pretty quickly under the weather and sun rays. So, I was thinking of a quick job of covering the trailer with 100% latex acrylic house paint with a roller, just for now so I can tow and store it outside..

Is that OK to do? Can I sand it later to cover with epoxy or other primer and polyurethane paint??

Thanks for any input.

Want my professional opinion? Don't do it. You'll have a mess on your hands later unless all you ever do is latex. Instead I would get some 2K primer and primer it. Spraying it is best, roll it if you must, but stay away from house paint. Your craftsmanship is worthy of better...

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:24 pm

Thanks Michael, I agree that after so much work on this trailer, I do not want to deal with any more problems. If I use a 2K primer, what is the minimal recommended temperature to apply? It is still pretty cold here. Maybe I'll just leave it in the garage if I cannot prime it properly until I can move the household. Will check with auto paint suppliers tomorrow.

Another question: I did not finish fairing yet. Is that ok to prime and then come back with filler and fairing over the primer ?

I glued up the "bathroom" area and then permanently glued the counter top today:
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Atomic77 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:25 am

Yes, that's the beauty of the 2K primer... when you come back to it, it will be ready for whatever needs done. No worries! Definitely the way to go. You'll need some decent temps in the mid 60's. Prime it in the garage with a small heater to take off the chill. She's sure beautiful, your work is outstanding! Good luck OP. I hope thinks really start to fall your way.

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:44 am

Thank you very much Michael :thumbsup:, I wish you all the best!
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:09 pm

While connecting 3-way dometic fridge today, I've discovered that its (seems to be) original 110V power cord wires inside have isolation that is completely dried out and cracked for the whole length, especially green earth wire which just was falling apart. Never seen such material defect in power cords before, seems to be not related to any overcharge and overheating, it only draws 0.85A from 110V, and the wires inside are all shiny. Good thing it had a little damage in a cover that drawn my attention to it. Would have a time bomb fire potential, clearly. From outside the black rubber cord jacket looked completely normal and flexible. Seems like some chemical composition defect. Beware. Now I have to check my old Boler trailer's fridge that has dometic next size bigger model.
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby KCStudly » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:02 am

:frightened: :o :shock:

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:48 pm

Here is some minor progress towards finishing the build. Finally I have arranged to ship the trailer to our new home in Ontario. We have moved across the country from West to East this week. The TV and trailer build were loaded on the transport and wrapped for protection. Now in transit to our new home location. Sorry for blurry images. The car and trailer are full of tools, materials, home stuff, loaded close to their max capacity.
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It will be sometime before I can do some further progress with the build. Need to put tools and things back together, organize and perhaps build a workshop(?). Quite a few things to do in my spare time from work. Cheers guys.
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:04 pm

And the trailer with car are on their way to Ontario now.
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Atomic77 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:21 pm

OP827 wrote:And the trailer with car are on their way to Ontario now.
Glad you are able to finally take this step! I know what a struggle life can be sometimes, but I hope you are feeling the struggles slipping away as you settle into your new home! It's all coming together now and this step proves that. Only good luck to you my friend...

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:29 pm

That is a huge move, from West to East. I don't envy you.
Wishing you the best results and much happiness in your new location.
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby dales133 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:23 pm

Good luck in your new home Oleg and hope to see more progress when your settled.
That fridge wiring is scarey

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:11 am

Thank you so much Michael, Dale, Sharon for your kind support. I wish you all the best too.
Car and trailer are coming first in a few days, the rest of stuff is about 10 days.
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:59 pm

Arrived to new home with minimal damages. :)

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:41 pm

OP827 wrote:Arrived to new home with minimal damages. :)

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It's looking good! ...And no worse for the long trip!
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