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Ah HA! I knew I was missing something! These are what I was looking for.
Now that is a sweet little rig. And thanks for the info on the Honeywell generator. I've wondered about those.
PS, is that a Corian counter top?
The Honeywell generators had terrible reviews. But mine has been great. I think people fail to follow instructions...plainly says ...fill up tank prior to every start. It's a gravity feed system. I do it...and mine starts in 3 pulls or less.

Not sure about the counter top. Got it on clearance at Lowes. That and the cabinets.
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Im curious as to which is a wiser choice, building a small trailer "RV" or is it better to simply have something packed to the gills with supplies?
The way I would look at it is in pre-SHTF you have a nice little camping trailer that can be used like any camper in normal situations. If SHTF, you can still pack it pretty full with supplies and use it as a load carrying trailer until you get to your BOL. You give up a little space, but probably not enough to mean the difference between life or death compared to other factors.
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The way I would look at it is in pre-SHTF you have a nice little camping trailer that can be used like any camper in normal situations. If SHTF, you can still pack it pretty full with supplies and use it as a load carrying trailer until you get to your BOL. You give up a little space, but probably not enough to mean the difference between life or death compared to other factors.
Agree
And you can customize the way you like it.
Mine is better insulated than commercial travel trailers. And all repairs can be done by making a trip to Lowes...instead of the RV service center.


I will be taking mine out this summer while I am in the US....gonna do some trout fishing in the mountains
I keep it stocked and ready to go. Clothes..supplies...etc. hook up and drive off.
My batteries will charge while going down the road.
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EXCELLENT stealth build, Goodwrench708! I'm gonna be doing this EXACT build later this year myself!

I've always been one that strives for "dual-purpose" preps, and THIS trailer is the QUINTESSENTIAL dual-purpose prep! Great for hunting/camping, keep it well-stocked and ready, and in a crisis, can bug-out at a moment's notice, without the chaos of trying to pack in 5 minutes, and forgetting something essential!

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EXCELLENT stealth build, Goodwrench708! I'm gonna be doing this EXACT build later this year myself!

I've always been one that strives for "dual-purpose" preps, and THIS trailer is the QUINTESSENTIAL dual-purpose prep! Great for hunting/camping, keep it well-stocked and ready, and in a crisis, can bug-out at a moment's notice, without the chaos of trying to pack in 5 minutes, and forgetting something essential!

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You ll love it. And the best thing is you can build it anyway you like.
My best advice is

Insulate it good. I used Dow 1/2 inch insulation board..fits between the ribs and then just install the panels

While you have it gutted...rewire all exterior lighting with good wiring ( factory wiring sucks). Install ground wires to each exterior light instead of grounding on lamp mount. Once you wire it good...install insulation and wall panels. You will never have to worry about exterior light wiring again

Install a 10g feed from your trailer connector on a 30/40 amp circuit to your trailer to charge your trailer batteries from your tow vehicle

Install a 10g feed for ground on the trailer connector to feed all grounds on trailer.

Re seal roof with mobile home roof patch sealant

Most of all....have fun.
Message me with any questions you have.

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You ll love it. And the best thing is you can build it anyway you like.
My best advice is

Insulate it good. I used Dow 1/2 inch insulation board..fits between the ribs and then just install the panels

While you have it gutted...rewire all exterior lighting with good wiring ( factory wiring sucks). Install ground wires to each exterior light instead of grounding on lamp mount. Once you wire it good...install insulation and wall panels. You will never have to worry about exterior light wiring again

Install a 10g feed from your trailer connector on a 30/40 amp circuit to your trailer to charge your trailer batteries from your tow vehicle

Install a 10g feed for ground on the trailer connector to feed all grounds on trailer.

Re seal roof with mobile home roof patch sealant

Most of all....have fun.
Message me with any questions you have.

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All good info thanks. I have a little 10 ft trailer that I plan on eventually doing the same thing with. I had planned on insulating, but hadn't thought about the wiring. I will take your advice when I get to it.
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The interior paneling in my trailer is held by big staples. Were the interior panels had to pry off? And did they get damaged? I'd like to insulate it but am concerned about that.
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The interior paneling in my trailer is held by big staples. Were the interior panels had to pry off? And did they get damaged? I'd like to insulate it but am concerned about that.
what is the staple attaching to?
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you have a good idea

though you do require a 15 amp mains fuse box with rated inlet..

as it is configured at present it would considered against your electrical safety code
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you have a good idea

though you do require a 15 amp mains fuse box with rated inlet..

as it is configured at present it would considered against your electrical safety code
what are you referring to ?
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breaker box inside the living space with the correct inlet plug, what should be in use is a 15 amp inlet plug and 15 amp rated connection cable, similar to what you find on caravans/camper trailers..

using a power board with a trip switch isn't a solution to be used as a mains breaker for internal power to anything you convert into a living space, you will likely be in violation local, state and federal electrical safety laws doing do...
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breaker box inside the living space with the correct inlet plug, what should be in use is a 15 amp inlet plug and 15 amp rated connection cable, similar to what you find on caravans/camper trailers..

using a power board with a trip switch isn't a solution to be used as a mains breaker for internal power to anything you convert into a living space, you will likely be in violation local, state and federal electrical safety laws doing do...
Works for me....up to my code.
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I like it I built something like it before.i eventually traded it off. It was a little small for our family of four. I did buy a five horse horse trailer with living quarters a while back. I had to gut the living quarters to suit my needs, but it got me to thinking how nice a bot it would have made. It had a king bed kitchenette and a couch with a faldaway bed. If I find another cheap on I'm gonna grab it up wouldnt mind one slightly smaller.
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