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A few years ago I converted a 6x12 Pace enclosed trailer to a mobile hunting trailer. I built it to be stealth so no one knows it is a camping trailer. No exterior windows or markings. Looks like a regular utility trailer. Started by gutting the interior..rewiring all lights...insulated walls and ceiling with DOW 1/2 inch foam board insulation. Panel interior walls. Indoor/ outdoor carpet. Kitchen cabinets. Twin size bed. 5000 btu window air conditioning. Heated by oil filled radiator heater. 1600 watt DC to AC converter ...2000 watt inverter generator. Many items to list.
I have pulled this trailer all over the North Ga mountains...Smoky Mountains...and all over western NC. No issue ...no problems
I pull this with my 2005 Chev Avalanche...no problem.

This will be my bug out vehicle
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neat idea
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It looks like a nice job......from that one picture.

You tell us about all the cool stuff.......but show us one picture.

It's like telling a hungry man all about a full meal......and giving him one bite.

How do you carry fuel for the generator/truck, seeing as how it is a bug out concept?

Do you have any tarp setups for sheltering around the camper?

I like the way you built the back to hide the AC and window, etc.

It would be real nice to see an extensive pictorial (40-50 pictures) of how you built it, and of it in action.........when you have the time, of course.
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It looks like a nice job......from that one picture.

You tell us about all the cool stuff.......but show us one picture.

It's like telling a hungry man all about a full meal......and giving him one bite.

How do you carry fuel for the generator/truck, seeing as how it is a bug out concept?

Do you have any tarp setups for sheltering around the camper?

I like the way you built the back to hide the AC and window, etc.

It would be real nice to see an extensive pictorial (40-50 pictures) of how you built it, and of it in action.........when you have the time, of course.
I m still new to this site. And learning how to post pics
Yes I do have a large tarp for sheltering
And I carry 3 five gallon gas cans in the bed of my truck.
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I am interested in what you have done because I am contemplating doing something similar. That was a good idea how you constructed the rear, and why. Given that, I would think you did as well on the rest of it. I'll wait till you have the time to show more.
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Very nice, inside pictures please.
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Very nice, inside pictures please.
I will be doing that in the next day or two...still trying to figure out how to post pics here
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This is what brought me to this site originally. I have a 8x4 trailer that I want to convert into a camping/bug out/hunting/etc trailer. Any ideas for starting points, tips and hints I am all ears.
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you should have the bed raised about 4 feet with a step uo to get in that way you have 2-3 large storage shelves (including floor underneath) for all your preps and other stuff you want to bring
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you should have the bed raised about 4 feet with a step uo to get in that way you have 2-3 large storage shelves (including floor underneath) for all your preps and other stuff you want to bring
The bed is raised high to store containers and supplies...will be posting pics
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Good job.
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added pics to my album
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It looks like a nice job......from that one picture.

You tell us about all the cool stuff.......but show us one picture.

It's like telling a hungry man all about a full meal......and giving him one bite.

How do you carry fuel for the generator/truck, seeing as how it is a bug out concept?

Do you have any tarp setups for sheltering around the camper?

I like the way you built the back to hide the AC and window, etc.

It would be real nice to see an extensive pictorial (40-50 pictures) of how you built it, and of it in action.........when you have the time, of course.
Added some pics to my album
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This is what brought me to this site originally. I have a 8x4 trailer that I want to convert into a camping/bug out/hunting/etc trailer. Any ideas for starting points, tips and hints I am all ears.
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Very nice job!
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Very nice job!
thanks I had a lot of fun building it
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You did a great job with that, I love that sliding screendoor and that you can close it up to look like a plain ol trailor is perfect. things like this are why I joined this site.
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You did a great job with that, I love that sliding screendoor and that you can close it up to look like a plain ol trailor is perfect. things like this are why I joined this site.
Thanks...I decided on the sliding screen door because I hate those screen doors that open out. I spent a total of 45 dollars at Lowes to build and hang the door. I built the frame out of 1x4 s ...a full length window screen...and a closet door tracking and hardware kit.

I like the fact that I can close and lock it...and no one knows what's inside. My Stealth trailer. No one pays any attention to me.
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This is what brought me to this site originally. I have a 8x4 trailer that I want to convert into a camping/bug out/hunting/etc trailer. Any ideas for starting points, tips and hints I am all ears.
Well you have the trailer...that's the first step.

I started by gutting the trailer and insulating and installing all new electrical wiring....my plan was to keep things simple and functional. No plumbing to worry about. No worries about pipes freezing. Also for electrical power. I have installed 2 marine deep cycle batteries in parallel ...keeps volts at 12.6 v but the amps from each battery add together. I also ran a 10g charge wire to my 7 pin trailer light connector. So when driving down the road...my truck will maintain battery charge. Or while in the wilderness...I need to recharge batteries...I hook up trailer connector and start my truck...run for 30 mins...good to go
My 12 volt system powers interior lights..wall mounted fan...2 -12 volt receptacles for charging phone..or powering other 12v accessories
For 120v wiring...keep it simple. GFI protector ...heavy gauge 10ga extension cord...and HD multi strip outlet with surge protector.
Before installing insulation and interior walls....run all wiring. Also rewire all existing exterior lights on trailer. Factory wiring and connections are cheaply done.
Any questions...just ask...be glad to help
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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.

If you have any questions
I d be happy to help
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