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thillin
05-22-2009, 07:40 PM
Decided this would be my weekend to start some of the improvements on my small enclosed trailer. I removed the air vent and added some 1/2" insulation to the roof today. Tomorrow we should be able to get the A/C on the roof. I have one small place to insulate in the morning.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2763.jpg

McClung
05-22-2009, 11:21 PM
You putting the Klose in it?

thillin
05-22-2009, 11:50 PM
You putting the Klose in it?

Nope. The poor thing hasn't had a fire in it in over a year. We usually haul 3 large green eggs. Once unloaded it'll be a climate controlled prep area. We can set up 2 cots or zero gravity chairs and then we have a nice place to sleep. We've only had to use heat up until now. But with the Texas summers, gotta have a/c. In time i'll insulate the walls behind the panelling. Picked up the generator today and should be completely wired inside and out by next week.

thillin
05-23-2009, 11:11 AM
We got the A/C on today and it's waiting to be wired.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2764.jpg

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BBQ Bandit
05-23-2009, 12:29 PM
Sweet lookin'.... was there any framed reinfinorcements for the unit?

thillin
05-23-2009, 12:31 PM
Sweet lookin'.... was there any framed reinfinorcements for the unit?

Just the crossmembers in the first pic. I was able to hang from it no problem. And i more than double the weight of the A/C:cool:.

Keller Steeler
05-23-2009, 01:44 PM
Looks good Ty. Don't be surprised when a neighbor takes a couple of breaks in your a/c at Colleyville.:-D

Big George's BBQ
05-23-2009, 01:50 PM
That looks really nice. How big is the trailer? Got any other pics of it? How do you transport your eggs without cracking the ceramics

Bbq Bubba
05-23-2009, 02:40 PM
Very jealous!

Mines pre-wired, just gotta find a unit!

thillin
05-23-2009, 08:02 PM
Add another couple things to my trailer. Couple of Big Green Egg bumber stickers to the rear gate.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2817.jpg

Bbq Bubba
05-23-2009, 08:06 PM
Add another couple things to my trailer. Couple of Big Green Egg bumber stickers to the rear gate.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2817.jpg

That makes it cook faster. :cool:

thillin
05-23-2009, 08:07 PM
That looks really nice. How big is the trailer? Got any other pics of it? How do you transport your eggs without cracking the ceramics

It's 6x10. We curently trandport them in wooden crates. We use ratchet straps to attach to a 2 wheel dolly and move them with ease. In the trailer, we run a ratchet strap oven each one and secure them snug to the floor towards the front of the trailer. Keeps them from bouncing. We keep all the internals in them. Plan on building an offroad egg cart. Tired of lifting them out of the crates and into the nests. We use a Potl-lifter, so 2 of us can lift them securely.

thillin
05-23-2009, 08:23 PM
Here is the inside area. The table is set up against this wall. Been real happy with the whiteboard. It sits a little further to the right and I hang a wall clock between it and the paper towels.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/img1243127614193.jpg

And I mounted the first aid kit by the door instead of it being packed away.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/img1243127614656.jpg

And my free banner from buildasign that took me a forever to get. It had a pending change and I forgot all about. They contacted me and I made the change and it was at my doorstep the next day. Great service.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/img1243127615657.jpg

McClung
05-24-2009, 09:28 AM
Nice. The heat is one thing I dont miss about TX. How much of a draw does that take? I'm guessing your ceiling lights are AC.

Big George's BBQ
05-24-2009, 02:43 PM
Very nice Thanks. Looks like a great trailer. It certainally makes tings easier

thillin
05-24-2009, 03:14 PM
Looks good Ty. Don't be surprised when a neighbor takes a couple of breaks in your a/c at Colleyville.:-D

You'll be more than welcome. I'll be cooking solo. Let me know when you plan on showing up.

Very nice Thanks. Looks like a great trailer. It certainally makes tings easier

The trailer helped so much already. Nice to load up a day or 2 early, and unload a few days late. I usually just unload the coolers and park the trailer in storage for a couple of days before touching anything. The A/C is going to be my biggest perk. Last October we tried to prep armadillo eggs and the sausage was melting in our hands. And it'll be nice to sleep without burning up.

ZILLA
05-24-2009, 07:23 PM
Looking good Thillin! Where is the disco ball? I didn't see the disco ball!

thillin
05-24-2009, 09:24 PM
Looking good Thillin! Where is the disco ball? I didn't see the disco ball!

How hard would it be to tile one of the eggs in little mirrors?:biggrin:

ZILLA
05-24-2009, 09:28 PM
Great idea!!!

thillin
05-28-2009, 08:05 PM
Here is a couple more pics of the a/c install.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2865.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2866.jpg

thillin
05-28-2009, 09:29 PM
Did a little "dry wiring" today.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2875.jpg

thillin
05-28-2009, 09:31 PM
That looks really nice. How big is the trailer? Got any other pics of it? How do you transport your eggs without cracking the ceramics

Here's how the eggs ride.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2874.jpg

thillin
05-29-2009, 07:35 PM
Hooked wires up to breaker box and plugged into the generator. The electrical plugs worked and the a/c worked. I unhooked everything and will take it all apart in the morning. The re-assemble everything and cement all the connections and mount all the hardware. Then I can load everything back in the trailer. Just in time fot the June 5-6 Colleyville comp.

Captain Caveman
05-29-2009, 09:10 PM
looking good!

thillin
05-29-2009, 10:01 PM
I'm trying to decide where to put an outside power outlet. The gang box will have to be mounted outside. I'm worried about something knocking it off. So my thought is to mount it towards the top of the trailer. Mainly to plug a light in to hang in the canopy. Maybe a disco ball for Zilla.:biggrin: Was thinking of one of the 2 places in red. The lower one is about 6ft high. Any thoughts of wisdom?

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/thillin/DSCN2876-1.jpg

SmokeInDaEye
05-29-2009, 11:00 PM
Dude, that is awesome! Wish I could figure out how to add power to my little trailer but i'd fry myself!

thillin
05-30-2009, 11:33 AM
I got everything hard wired this morning. I'll decide on the external plug in a couple of weeks. I might add another plug inside and have a small opening to run an extension cord out. Tony reminded me of incliment weather. BTW that is a 30amp plug coming out of the breaker box. I'll have a small flap door on the bottom of the wall that I can run a 30amp cord out to the generator. Next test will be when it gets about 90 today. I'll use my Thermapen to check indor and outdoor temps.

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River City Smokehouse
05-30-2009, 05:55 PM
Looking nice, keep it up.

thillin
05-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Ran my test today. 94 degrees out side. 93 inside before the air. After 15 minutes with the air on, 74 degrees. I wasn't able to close the side door all the way. I'm still installing the pass through for the 30 amp cord.
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Bigdog
05-31-2009, 07:37 AM
That's one heck of good AC unit man. :icon_cool

Gerrit_Boys
05-31-2009, 07:45 AM
For your outside outlet you could holesaw a hole in the floor and screw a weatherproof cover for a 50 amp outlet over the hole to cover it up. When you shove your cord through it , it'll flip up out of the way. I wasn't crazy about cutting holes in the skin of my trailer so this is the way I went.

McClung
05-31-2009, 08:40 AM
That's some good looking work. You planning on a fridge, little prep table or anything?

Grumpy's Q
05-31-2009, 10:39 AM
Nice job man!

thillin
05-31-2009, 12:24 PM
That's some good looking work. You planning on a fridge, little prep table or anything?

We set up a plastic top folding table elevated with PVC pipe added to the legs. It gets folded up and put away after prep. Then we can set up zero gravity chairs or cots to catch a few hours of sleep. Then the table goes back up to slice and box. Has worked well. Will be great with the a/c added.

Big George's BBQ
05-31-2009, 04:07 PM
Awesome job. I am jealous with an A/C Trailer