I'm new to the forum after lurking for a few months and being convinced to build my own CT conversion. After mulling over options, price and various other things for the last few months I've decided to take the plunge and I bought a 6x12 v nose (single axle) from a dealer in southern Alberta. I pick it up at the start of April and that's where the fun will begin!
The reason I wanted one is to have a custom camper of sorts that won't cost an arm and a leg, can haul my mountain bikes and kayak, and sleep my wife and I and 2 little kids. Also, my tow vehicle is a Nissan Frontier, so the max tow rating is around 6000 lbs.
I plan on keeping it simple, and model it fairly closely to what tsyj did with his 5x10 build. I plan on putting counters in the front, a removable bed that will sit at the rear for the kids to sleep on, and my wife and I will sleep on a folding mattress below that bed. Those will be easy enough for me to put together, the more challenging task will be windows and wiring as I have no real experience with those.
I plan on possibly getting spray foam insulation installed by a company, but I was wondering what people's thoughts were on that, is it worth the money for it? Or am I better off just doing panel insulation myself?
I plan on putting in wiring to add power later on (solar and generator), but mainly get the windows, counters and bed in and I will take it out for the trial run.
I will post photos once I pick up the trailer, have to get a hitch installed before hand as well.
I am a little apprehensive on towing as the trailer doesn't have electric brakes (weighs about 1100 lbs) and the stuff I will put in will add another 1000 at most (counting gear). My apprehension is more due to lack of towing experience, but a little reassurance that my truck can handle the trailer would help as well!