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KC_Bobby
11-27-2008, 07:12 PM
I've been working on ideas for Boonhaugler II's floorplan and would like to see some ideas. The trailer's primary purpose will be competition BBQ, it's secondary purpose will be competition BBQ. It may be used to go camping but that would be rare.

Based on budget, here's what we're thinking so far:

work stations - 2 - 3'x5' stainless steel tables (already have)
sink - we're currently thinking maybe a dual utility sink (24'x24"x16" deep each). No running water in year one. We'll use the Coleman instant water heater and drain into a plastic barrel with a ball value on the bottom for a hose drainage (so if at a site we can drain, we'll drain - if not, we'll drain as we pull out)
cabinets - across the top on the counter side, similar size to above a refridge and a wall of cabinets/shelves over the opposite wheel well
sleeping - 2 bunks across the front
restroom/shower - taking a hike, aint happening as this time
mobile carts - these are our two current work stations, they are kitchen cabinets and counter built on casters

So I keep coming back to this layout ... thoughts?

Bbq Bubba
11-27-2008, 08:51 PM
Does this lay-out leave you plenty of room for the smokers?

BBQchef33
11-27-2008, 09:12 PM
8.5x16 with a 2 foot vnose.

slideshow
http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/trailer/?action=view&current=33e640dd.pbw

Album
http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/trailer/

Smokin Mike
11-27-2008, 09:27 PM
THAT is a nice setup!, nice caddy pulling it!

thanks 4 posting it, gives me ideas what I want

KC_Bobby
11-27-2008, 09:41 PM
Does this lay-out leave you plenty of room for the smokers?

For hauling - yes
For use - if we take them outside :biggrin:

watertowerbbq
11-28-2008, 07:14 AM
Bobby,

I know you said that this is just for competition, but if you left room for a 3 bay sink, would that get you a lot closer if you ever wanted to make this a catering unit? I still think you have to have a separate handwashing station.

Anyway, when you finalize your layout, you might consider how much stuff would be impacted if you wanted to make this a catering unit. I know Don has asked questions in the past about catering. My $0.02.

KC_Bobby
11-28-2008, 02:01 PM
Phil do those knife stay on the magnetic strip while traveling?

BBQchef33
11-28-2008, 02:06 PM
Phil do those knife stay on the magnetic strip while traveling?

yeah.. for the most part. The chefs knife is heavy and usually falls off if I forget to take them down. After that happened and it bent the tip, I remove them, wrap them in a towel and leave them in the sink for transport.

beam boys bbq
11-28-2008, 04:34 PM
i have built two of them now and i will tell you an shower is worth the space it is all ways nice to rince the sweet off and have that fresh feeling

celing fan will cut down the bugs in the trailer they don't like the moving air but you will:-D walmart 28 dollers

and the last trailer i built (mark and beckey talked me in to this one great grill of fire)
put an small chest freazer in
you turn it on the night befour leaving and put the ice
in the side the best coooler you will ever have it last for days

york

BBQ_Mayor
11-28-2008, 06:51 PM
Don and Bobby - I see you may need a floor. I happen to know somebody---me--- that knows how to install VCT, which I expect you will be needing and/or using.
Let me toss this out to ya. I'll install that VCT for ya (you buy adhesive and VCT) and you teach me your pork secrets?.....:wink:.
I might even have a couple of boxes of gray VCT for ya to start.


Shoot me a pm..

MattCom
11-28-2008, 08:20 PM
I've never seen a floorplan done in excel, kudos to your resourcefulness.

Buster Dog BBQ
11-29-2008, 10:14 AM
What's on your mobile carts that you can't mount under your workstation? Thinking you might get extra room that way. I freed up a lot of space in my trailer by being able to stack items on my carts during transport.

KC_Bobby
11-29-2008, 07:01 PM
Nothing, those mobile carts can go outside under the ez up for tables if we want to work outside. Or if the weather sucks they can stay inside and be extra counter space. With them in, we'll have nearly 3.5 feet of walking space in between (the scale is slightly off due to only being in 6" spaces). During transport the back one will be moved forward so the smokers can go against the drivers side wall.

Plowboy
11-29-2008, 11:21 PM
If you need a new floor, go with VCT as Ray said. The black tiles at Home Depot are what I have in mine. Black is GREAT because it hides the dirt and grime. Most who've seen my trailer agree.

KC_Bobby
11-30-2008, 06:46 PM
VCT looks easy enough to put in. I've also considered Line-X'ing the floor ... thoughts on that?

smoke-n-my-i's
11-30-2008, 07:40 PM
VCT looks easy enough to put in. I've also considered Line-X'ing the floor ... thoughts on that?


After putting the VCT down on my floor, I saw the "bed liner" stuff. I kinda wish I had seen it and tried it. I love it in the bed of the truck.... so easy to clean and really tough. I may go back and redo the floor one day and give it a try.

If you go to the link in my sig for myspace, and go look at my pics, I have some of the flooring I put in. I tried to find the solid black and white, but it was kinda pricey, so I went with the stuff with the small impurities of "design" in it... didn't turn out too bad.

I saw this in the Northern Tool book the other day and was wondering if it is any good. It is designed for garage floors..... This size is the only one with a picture. It comes in as small as 7 1/2 ft x 17 ft... There would be some cut off for my small 6x12, but it would give me a couple of mats to put outside the doors....

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200361251_200361251

Plowboy
11-30-2008, 07:48 PM
After putting the VCT down on my floor, I saw the "bed liner" stuff. I kinda wish I had seen it and tried it. I love it in the bed of the truck.... so easy to clean and really tough. I may go back and redo the floor one day and give it a try.

If you go to the link in my sig for myspace, and go look at my pics, I have some of the flooring I put in. I tried to find the solid black and white, but it was kinda pricey, so I went with the stuff with the small impurities of "design" in it... didn't turn out too bad.

I saw this in the Northern Tool book the other day and was wondering if it is any good. It is designed for garage floors..... This size is the only one with a picture. It comes in as small as 7 1/2 ft x 17 ft... There would be some cut off for my small 6x12, but it would give me a couple of mats to put outside the doors....

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200361251_200361251

I don't like my bed liner when it is wet. You get some water, mud or grease on that floor and it will be slick. More so than the VCT, IMHO.

Plowboy
11-30-2008, 07:51 PM
VCT looks easy enough to put in. I've also considered Line-X'ing the floor ... thoughts on that?

VCT might be cheaper. :confused: You can always replace a tile and not have to redo the whole floor.

If you use VCT, make sure you wax it. My wife just uses Mop N Glow with a finishing wax it it. Seems to work well enough.

Big George's BBQ
11-30-2008, 08:42 PM
Nice slide show Phil Very nice trailer. Would like to see it up close some day

Roo-B-Q'N
12-01-2008, 05:26 PM
If you need a new floor, go with VCT as Ray said. The black tiles at Home Depot are what I have in mine. Black is GREAT because it hides the dirt and grime. Most who've seen my trailer agree.

I was going to disagree just to be an arse, but realized I have it in our trailer as well.

Bobby,

I know you said that this is just for competition, but if you left room for a 3 bay sink, would that get you a lot closer if you ever wanted to make this a catering unit? I still think you have to have a separate handwashing station.

Anyway, when you finalize your layout, you might consider how much stuff would be impacted if you wanted to make this a catering unit. I know Don has asked questions in the past about catering. My $0.02.

I woulod put in the 3 bay sink for resale purposes. If you outgrow this one, and want to sell it you have a very limited market, add the sinks and you have opened your market to a few more demographics.

KC_Bobby
12-01-2008, 09:03 PM
I really don't see much of anything in this trailer being permanent this next year unless I hit the lottery. Being that it will not have running water, I think many of the items mentioned will be easily upgradeable by unscrewing and/or loosening some bolts. It’s a matter of money or lack there of and can only do so much at a time.

That said, I scored a 2 bay stainless sink tonight. So who knows, maybe it will end up being more then I’m currently thinking.

BTW, while I really do appreciate your thoughts, experience, etc. I'd really like to see your floorplans (pics) and what you do and/or do not like about them.

Roo-B-Q'N
12-03-2008, 08:40 AM
Don't really have a floor plan, but do have some pictures.
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w13/roobqn/DSCF0035Small.jpg
Have counters about 2/3 of the way up one side of the trailer. Two doors that fold down (around wheel well) for storage. Then 2 banks of 4 drawers. The last third has a couch that pulls out into a couch.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w13/roobqn/DSCF0034Small.jpg
Three bay sink with seperate hand sink. Cabinets up and down. Full sized commercial fridge. We have large cutting board that we place over the sinks in order to create more counter space.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w13/roobqn/DSCF0030Small.jpg
This was before we put the turnbuckle type bolts down to hold the large spice in place. We used to strap it and the Backwoods Part to the back deck.

KC_Bobby
12-03-2008, 09:04 AM
Thanks, that's what I'm looking for. Pics that show materials of interior walls, floors and ceilings.

Other than FRP, what other "health department" approved materials can one use for walls and ceilings? Maybe I need to contact that MO and IA health departments (not really sure where to start) Wonder if a water proof/mildew/stain resistant formica board is acceptable.

Roo-B-Q'N
12-03-2008, 09:11 AM
In Nebraska for the walls and floors it has to be made of something that can be washed. Counters need to be one piece. Our counters have a trim around them and I thought for sure we were goingto get dinged, but he didn't say anything about it.
I will say this until I am blue in the face, make friends with your health inspector, they are their to help you keep your customers safe, not tear down your business. Get ahold of both inspectors Now and tell them what you are doing, and that you don't want to have to redo anything once the trailer is completed.

Smokin' Joe
12-03-2008, 11:09 AM
Roo-where did you find the 3-bay sink? I can't seem to find one for less than $600??
Thanks

Roo-B-Q'N
12-03-2008, 01:55 PM
The guy that built the trailer got it for us. I would imagine he found it at Lowe's or Home depot or Menard's.

Plowboy
12-03-2008, 02:19 PM
I was going to disagree just to be an arse, but realized I have it in our trailer as well.



I woulod put in the 3 bay sink for resale purposes. If you outgrow this one, and want to sell it you have a very limited market, add the sinks and you have opened your market to a few more demographics.

You are still an arse!

Plowboy
12-03-2008, 02:19 PM
The guy that built the trailer got it for us. I would imagine he found it at Lowe's or Home depot or Menard's.

And charged you $700.

Captain Caveman
12-03-2008, 02:51 PM
Thanks, that's what I'm looking for. Pics that show materials of interior walls, floors and ceilings.

Other than FRP, what other "health department" approved materials can one use for walls and ceilings? Maybe I need to contact that MO and IA health departments (not really sure where to start) Wonder if a water proof/mildew/stain resistant formica board is acceptable.

our walls and ceiling are the smooth white board used in showers (can't remember the name of it). You can mark on it with a dry erase marker, and wipe it off. (great for keeping a comp timeline).

our counter tops are 20 ga. stainless steel covering 3/4" plywood. We bought stainless steel sheets (4'x8' ), cut them, and bent them on a sheetmetal brake.

Our sinks are the deep 1/2 pans that we used an electrical knockout for the drain.

We are Inspected by the Health Department, and have never had a problem. Make sure that all exposed wood is painted (or sealed).

BBQ_Mayor
12-03-2008, 03:13 PM
VCT looks easy enough to put in.


So I suppose the swap is out, huh? :sad:. Another time I guess.

pat
12-03-2008, 03:33 PM
You are still an arse!

Agreed!! :biggrin::rolleyes:

Roo-B-Q'N
12-03-2008, 03:55 PM
You are still an arse!

hey!

And charged you $700.

Probably

Agreed!! :biggrin::rolleyes:

HEY!!!!!

KC_Bobby
12-03-2008, 04:12 PM
So I suppose the swap is out, huh? :sad:. Another time I guess.


I'd rather have a chicken for pork trade.

KC_Bobby
12-03-2008, 04:16 PM
our walls and ceiling are the smooth white board used in showers (can't remember the name of it). You can mark on it with a dry erase marker, and wipe it off. (great for keeping a comp timeline).

Saw those at Lowe's - very interesting. About the same price as FRP.

BTW, what is an electrical knockout? Can you take a picture of the sink for me?

Captain Caveman
12-03-2008, 04:53 PM
Saw those at Lowe's - very interesting. About the same price as FRP.

BTW, what is an electrical knockout? Can you take a picture of the sink for me?
I will get some better pics of the sinks.
An electrical knockout is a tool used to punch a hole in an electrical enclosure for a conduit to enter.
21535

Buster Dog BBQ
12-03-2008, 10:00 PM
hmmm. Bobby, I might have to take that trade.

smoke-n-my-i's
12-06-2008, 09:18 AM
I don't like my bed liner when it is wet. You get some water, mud or grease on that floor and it will be slick. More so than the VCT, IMHO.

mmmmmmmmmm, what kind do you have???? I didn't say anything before now, but I didn't think mine was slick when wet.... so, I had to wash out the bed to see.. thanks. Mine is NOT slick when wet.... I had Leonard do mine when I got the topper for the truck, a combination deal....

I knew of a guy that had the drop in liner, and he decided to wash his and use ArmorAll on it to protect it. Now that was like trying to stand on ice.....

So, maybe it has to do something with the brand of spray on type liner... just a thought. I know it can be bought by the gallons and rolled on, but I am still wondering if it is the brand or the way it is sprayed on??? Just a thought on that...

Any other thoughts by others that have the spray in liners in there truck beds.....

Bill

Smokin' Joe
12-06-2008, 10:34 AM
I have a line-x spray in bed liner in my pickup...not slippery when wet:lol: