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Old April 2nd, 2008, 05:52 PM   #41
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looks awsome ... wish i had a sweet trailer i could pimp
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:00 PM   #42
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.....and kristen, it isn't camping in anything above a pop-up.
you don't have to tell me twice, my idea of camping still is a week in the Colorado Mountains...but it will be nice to be dry. Plus it's camping compared to our last 3 Drummond Island trips :tonka:

Bill, it looks nice!
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You need several "Fantastic Fans" if you're trying to stay in that thing in the summer. Do a web search on em.

I already solver the potty situation for Kristen - you should trust my advice.
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You need several "Fantastic Fans" if you're trying to stay in that thing in the summer. Do a web search on em.

I already solver the potty situation for Kristen - you should trust my advice.
i can squat just fine now.

yes, fans please!
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 06:50 AM   #45
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the fan-tastic vent company has a manufacturing place in imlay city behind tsc. maybe a road trip is in order to go dumpster diving?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 08:16 AM   #46
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They also make a screen room for the rear of these trailers. I have learned after owning 4 of these that it is very important to stuff some fiberglass in the ceiling and cover it with paneling. If not you will get to much heat from the sun and on chilly mornings it will rain inside!

And if you need any E-track or floor mount D-rings or other trailer parts dont forget to call me. The E-track is great for attaching shit to the walls! I have one the fold up Lifetime 8' picnic table on the wall inside mine, it's nice to have when you dont have a place to sit and scarf down some camp chow.

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 10:34 AM   #47
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I have learned after owning 4 of these that it is very important to stuff some fiberglass in the ceiling and cover it with paneling. If not you will get to much heat from the sun and on chilly mornings it will rain inside!
Even with a vent or 2 open? I don't have much room on the ceiling, hmmm....

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And if you need any E-track or floor mount D-rings or other trailer parts dont forget to call me. The E-track is great for attaching shit to the walls! I have one the fold up Lifetime 8' picnic table on the wall inside mine, it's nice to have when you dont have a place to sit and scarf down some camp chow.

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Are you going to be around the weekend of the 11th? I wouldn't mind swinging through and checking out your setup...
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:14 PM   #48
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Looks really nice Bill!! I'm jealous.
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paint is done

it is all KILZ latex... sides are just white, bottom is some gray/sand color (for future reference the color is Martha Stewart, Pasture Gate MS175 from Lowes, I'm sure I'll need touch up paint at some point). I added sand into the paint (per Chevotass suggestion) and it's great... it's like the floor is sand paper. Should wok great when they get wet...







I'll get better pics in the light once the crap is all back in it.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 08:03 PM   #50
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lookin good, think the floor needs couple more coats ? or is it just the pics ?
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floor has 2 coats... it will be good enough for now. The wood is so ripped up it just drinks the paint like nothing. It looks a lot better in natural light though... the halogens creat weird shadows/colors.
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poor man's toy hauler? That's a kick-ass setup. Good work, looks awesome!!
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Old April 4th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #53
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Looking better and better.

How much sand did you add to how much paint??
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poor man's toy hauler? That's a kick-ass setup. Good work, looks awesome!!
Well, most good flatbed open haulers will run you 1500-2000, even used. Right now I have about $2800 into this, so it is defently a budget build

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How much sand did you add to how much paint??
there was no set mixture unfortuantly... and that caused a little tint difference everytime i mixed more paint. I doubt it will be noticeable at all once the floor starts getting used... but basically about 4 cups per gallon or so... make sure to keep mixing the container as you paint, or the sand will settle at the bottom (that was my problem, which I learned too late).
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looken good bill, how did you like speaded that kilz that shit is potent.

Is the part up front a bunk?
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looken good bill, how did you like speaded that kilz that shit is potent.
I think the oil base is better than the water base... and it was windy last night with the rain coming in. I love how it dries is just over an hour

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How did I miss those pics.... anyway that looks even better now I really dig the set up

Im jealous
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #58
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Something I would subjest is to insulate the top and side walls at least that much if you are planning to use for camping you have the room attach drop down beds in the back for sleeping or that afternoon nap.... LOL

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12V lighting is in and wired to be charged via the tow rig. Lighting isn't as impressive as the 110V, but it cost me $12 at Harbor freight and crap I already had in the garage.

Surround sound is in, already watched 4 Locked 4 Lo out there while working

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Nice.
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