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Old 01-16-2014, 01:16 PM
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Glad to see all the positive comments about my trailer. Thanks
It was a lot of fun to build and a lot of fun using it in the mountains.
I sleep better in it than a tent...lol.
I love the fact that I built it...and I can customize it to my choosing.
Everything is available locally...so repairs are done cheap...no problems as of yet.

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I looked at all your pictures and couldn't see where you mounted your inverter. Oh, and what is the interior height of the trailer? Did you use 1 or 2 ought wire from the battery to the inverter?

REAL nice build!
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I looked at all your pictures and couldn't see where you mounted your inverter. Oh, and what is the interior height of the trailer? Did you use 1 or 2 ought wire from the battery to the inverter?

REAL nice build!
The 1600 w inventor is mounted on the back wall under the bunk. I connected a HD extension cord from it to the front of the trailer near the cabinets.
I used 2 ought cables from batteries to inverter.

Interior height from ceiling to floor...5'6. I am 5'10 and I just have to bend a little...hasn't been a problem
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Specs for convertor
Surge. 1600 w
Continuous 800w
No load current draw.... Less than .9A
Modified Sine wave

Brand. ATD
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I looked at all your pictures and couldn't see where you mounted your inverter. Oh, and what is the interior height of the trailer? Did you use 1 or 2 ought wire from the battery to the inverter?

REAL nice build!
You can see it on pic 1 in album. Mounted under bunk on wall to the right
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You have a great space in the back above the batteries for storage. Have you thought of putting some shelves or similar back there?
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You have a great space in the back above the batteries for storage. Have you thought of putting some shelves or similar back there?
I use that area to store tools... a pair of jack stands to place under rear of trailer..(avoid tipping) ..grease gun for bearings
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That's so cool!
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I keep the trailer fully stocked with food..water...supplies
If ever need to move in an emergency...I just back up to it...hook up...and roll
I keep my BOB in my truck all the time....my GHB I keep with me when I m away from my truck. I keep my truck fuel level above 3/4 and keep spare gas available.
My prep is for natural disasters...and a possible economic collapse. My plan is to bug in my current location and only leave when have to.
My trailer is an excellent camp...hunt...fish...base camp
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that does look nice.... good job.
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Looking for alternative heating ideals...
I need to be staying off grid longer. Nothing propane
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Great little trailer.

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Looking for alternative heating ideals...
I need to be staying off grid longer. Nothing propane
You are already using gasoline (truck, generator). You might consider old coleman catalytic heaters. Coleman designed them to run on white gas, but regular unleaded gas with a cap full of carb cleaner will be much cheaper to run. They will gum up on unleaded alone.
Also, be very careful with the CO. These will put off CO the first 15 min or so as they heat up and continuously if not running properly.

What about a mini wood burning rocket stove? They don't require much fuel...

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How do ypu see the pics in the album?
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here you go: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1973...item58ab38e035
found this by doing an ebay search for 'military heater'. there were many more options using everything from wood to multifuel. good luck to you.
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How is your trailer in cold weather?
Or in the summer?


Looks great,BTW.
Wish I had thought of something like this when I was working in North Dakota few years ago. Would have save a ton on hotel room rent.
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Putting the A/C unit in the rear is pretty cool, never seen that done. For the work I do, the trailers either have rooftop units or you have to put a cover over a suitcase or window unit while traveling so it won't kill the bearings in the fan motor. I might suggest that the next time I am involved in a purchase. That would be way cheaper than the trailer-specific units.
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How is your trailer in cold weather?
Or in the summer?


Looks great,BTW.
Wish I had thought of something like this when I was working in North Dakota few years ago. Would have save a ton on hotel room rent.
Good in the summer...don't usually run AC much....mainly my 12v fan

In the winter...I use a electric radiator oil heater....
Wanting something that doesn't require running my generator
Going out this weekend to the mountains ....gonna try candles
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Putting the A/C unit in the rear is pretty cool, never seen that done. For the work I do, the trailers either have rooftop units or you have to put a cover over a suitcase or window unit while traveling so it won't kill the bearings in the fan motor. I might suggest that the next time I am involved in a purchase. That would be way cheaper than the trailer-specific units.
The window unit is great....and cheap to replace if needed
I spent 92$ on it....Wally world
So if it ever breaks....cheap fix
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This weekend I will be headed into the mountains
I bought a Midland CB with weather band radio....will be setting this up while I m out there.
Someone suggested I needed some commo equipment....and I agree
CB works...when cell service goes down
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New update on Trailer
Installed a dorm size refrigerator.. Powers off my inverter on 12v side while towing down the road...keeping fresh food cold. Once I get to the mountains...out comes the genny and powers it.
Will still keep my coolers as back up
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How do you see the pics in the album?
I'm in the same camp as you -- how do you see the photos referenced by the OP's "album"?
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