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moocow
06-04-2009, 10:28 PM
After waiting about 6 months and selling our big smoker we finally got our new comp trailer. It is a 6x12 Haulmark with a ramp and side door. Check out our layout and give us some ideas and let me know what you think. Painted the floor last week and got the front storage shelves in tonight. Also started to install sidewall reinforcements for the ez track system. We do not have the money for a roof top a/c right now but are thinking about using one of those portable units and venting the 4" flex down through the floor.

thillin
06-04-2009, 10:44 PM
Nice. Good looking layout. Put a rubber bumper on the top of the side doorway opening. Easy to knock your head on. I hit it about every ten times I go out. Also a step for that door will help. I noticed by the end of day 2 of a comp my knees started hurting. I made a wood step for now, but will upgrade to a pull out RV type step I can mount under the trailer. Keep posting pics as you go.

Unless you already have a portable a/c or can get a deal on one, a rooftop unit isn't much more. Also if you upgrade, you'll have a hole in the floor. I've got about $300 in my a/c. Check RV parts/repair places and craigslist.

Just Pulin' Pork
06-04-2009, 11:02 PM
Shane: 2 things! Thats freaking sweet and I am freeking jealous! Nice job picking that up!

DMDon
06-05-2009, 12:10 AM
Shane, won't that bunk be cozy with you and Vern? Remember those aren't pillows.

Nice job by the way.

moocow
06-05-2009, 12:29 AM
For the record Vern is on the bottom!! We should only have to sleep in there a few times a year when the 5-wheel is not available.

Ron_L
06-05-2009, 09:03 AM
Nice looking trailer! Is the circular saw for cutting the brisket or the ribs? :-D

When you are using the bunk will the table be out of the trailer? The biggest problem with our 6x12 is the width. With the bunk down you probably won't be able to squeeze between the bunk and the table.

trohrs123
06-05-2009, 10:42 AM
looking good. i bought the same size trailer last year and have yet to make any mods to it yet...been looking for ideas...keep the pics coming as you make changes

nicerackbbqteam
06-05-2009, 10:51 AM
what kind of smoker are you putting in there if i may ask?

moocow
06-05-2009, 11:55 AM
Our new Petzford we built this summer! Its a backwoods clone with a stumps type gravity chute.

The_Kapn
06-05-2009, 03:47 PM
Lookin' Good!!!

You are making good use of the space available.

Keep us posted.

TIM

Learnin Querve
06-05-2009, 06:24 PM
Do you mainly work out of the side or rear door? Not knowing what all one carries on a comp trailer, I may be dead wrong with my observations.

At first glance, you fridge placement makes it look like about half of the storage in front is going to be very difficult to access. And I would think a loaded fridge should ride more over the axle rather putting most of the weight on the tongue. I'd also try to get the fridge next to a door to allow some of the heat from the coils to escape, or see about some sort of vent or louver to help keep the heat out of the interior of the trailer.

Maybe a couple of heavy duty folding aluminum cots instead of the bunks. Bunks might create a lot of stress on the sidewall, even with reinforcements. Cots fold up and stash away, and you don't bang your knees on them.

Just an opinion,

Chris

Big George's BBQ
06-06-2009, 03:11 PM
Very nice. Looking forward to seeing how you progress

moocow
06-10-2009, 02:55 PM
Did a little more work on the trailer. Vern got us a refrigerator for free, so that was pretty cool. Got the walls and storage painted. I also got the e-track system up. She is about ready to go, all I have to do is the bunk bed, lights, and power. I needed a spare tire and had some old Lincoln towncar tires somebody gave a few years ago and they fit perfectly.

Just Pulin' Pork
06-10-2009, 03:02 PM
When is your next comp?

musicmanryann
06-10-2009, 03:42 PM
I don't see where you have electricity running through that thing. How do you run your fridge??

moocow
06-10-2009, 05:19 PM
I don't see where you have electricity running through that thing. How do you run your fridge??
Still need to run the power. I have a waterproof door under the trailer that an extension cord goes through. I just need to wire it into a bax and run some conduit.

moocow
06-10-2009, 05:22 PM
When is your next comp?
Sadelia next weekend and then Yates Center in July. We won't have the camper in July so I need to get some a/c. What about you?

ZILLA
06-10-2009, 07:31 PM
That's a nice set up!

Big George's BBQ
06-10-2009, 08:36 PM
That is looking really nice. How do you prevent the storage from flying around

moocow
06-18-2009, 09:43 PM
I finally got it done. (except for the ac) Its all loaded up ready for tomorrow morning.

KC_Bobby
06-18-2009, 10:12 PM
How many briskets are in that refridge? 4 packers 7 flats?

Looks nice - wonder how we filled our 6x12 and you have all the room.

moocow
06-18-2009, 10:24 PM
How many briskets are in that refridge? 4 packers 7 flats?

Looks nice - wonder how we filled our 6x12 and you have all the room.

12 flats
4 butts
9 slabs
1 ham

Maybe I am just a better stacker than you!! Also, we do not have our rolling table done yet.

thillin
06-18-2009, 10:27 PM
Careful driving that Big Wheel around!

Hope you have a good one.

And a word of wisdom. If you install the a/c, make sure the drip line is diverted outside. I had a trashcan in a stategic place all weekend. I'll be running an extended drainline this week.

Rookie'48
06-18-2009, 11:51 PM
Looks nice - wonder how we filled our 6x12 and you have all the room.

Shane & Vern are shorter than you & Don :twisted:.

Good lookin' rig, boys. Who does your graphics?

Smokin' Joe
06-19-2009, 07:13 AM
Where did you have the graphics/signage done? They look great!

Big George's BBQ
06-19-2009, 07:19 AM
Excellent. You did a great Job

crd26a
06-19-2009, 12:22 PM
Great looking trailer, makes me want to change our uncovered trailer that much more

BBQ_MAFIA
06-19-2009, 01:28 PM
I would love to have a trailer so I could take my Large Spicewine to my Elks lodge for events.

Nomanerz
06-19-2009, 06:35 PM
I too have a 6x12 Haulmark...We added a folding bunkbed (Newhouse RV Upholstery, approx $500) and a portable ac/heat pump (www.compact appliance.com , approx $320). We installed the bunk on the back left wall and the AC in the front left corner. The ac has a drain pipe going down thru the floor and the vent hose going out the left wall. We covered the outer hole with a vent grate. Additionally, we covered the floor with a
Diamond Tread G-Floor 7.5' wide x 17' long Commercial Grade
Slate Grey floor cover from garage appeal.com (approx $300). Lastly we rhino lined the ramp (midwestchemicals.com , approx $85)...Your trailer looks awesome, we plan on going out to Yates Center as well,We'll be looking for you, GOOD LUCK...
Three Brothers (Different Mothers)

moocow
06-20-2009, 07:22 PM
I too have a 6x12 Haulmark...We added a folding bunkbed (Newhouse RV Upholstery, approx $500) and a portable ac/heat pump (www.compact (http://www.compact) appliance.com , approx $320). We installed the bunk on the back left wall and the AC in the front left corner. The ac has a drain pipe going down thru the floor and the vent hose going out the left wall. We covered the outer hole with a vent grate. Additionally, we covered the floor with a
Diamond Tread G-Floor 7.5' wide x 17' long Commercial Grade
Slate Grey floor cover from garage appeal.com (approx $300). Lastly we rhino lined the ramp (midwestchemicals.com , approx $85)...Your trailer looks awesome, we plan on going out to Yates Center as well,We'll be looking for you, GOOD LUCK...
Three Brothers (Different Mothers)
Look forward to seeing it, and you to!

Capt ron
06-21-2009, 05:54 AM
Like the smoker!
What is all the wire for WIFI?

Solidkick
06-21-2009, 02:13 PM
There's no way Vern fits in this seat! :twisted: But the thought was nice! :cool:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=28087&stc=1&d=1245379347

moocow
06-21-2009, 06:16 PM
There's no way Vern fits in this seat! :twisted: But the thought was nice! :cool:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=28087&stc=1&d=1245379347
He can be a big baby, but you are right. He would never fit in that chair!!!:wink:

musicmanryann
06-21-2009, 06:29 PM
Like the smoker!
What is all the wire for WIFI?

I'm pretty sure that it is for their Stoker unit and they have it hooked up to a router so they can control and monitor the cooker from any WiFi enabled device.

moocow
06-21-2009, 08:22 PM
Where did you have the graphics/signage done? They look great!
A guy here in town dose them for me and he taught me how to install them myself.

moocow
06-21-2009, 08:24 PM
I'm pretty sure that it is for their Stoker unit and they have it hooked up to a router so they can control and monitor the cooker from any WiFi enabled device.
Right on Musicman. The laptop is in the camper.

VGuilford
06-21-2009, 08:24 PM
A guy here in town dose them for me and he taught me how to install them myself.
Well at least 1 side. :eusa_clap

moocow
06-21-2009, 08:26 PM
I too have a 6x12 Haulmark...We added a folding bunkbed (Newhouse RV Upholstery, approx $500) and a portable ac/heat pump (www.compact (http://www.compact) appliance.com , approx $320). We installed the bunk on the back left wall and the AC in the front left corner. The ac has a drain pipe going down thru the floor and the vent hose going out the left wall. We covered the outer hole with a vent grate. Additionally, we covered the floor with a
Diamond Tread G-Floor 7.5' wide x 17' long Commercial Grade
Slate Grey floor cover from garage appeal.com (approx $300). Lastly we rhino lined the ramp (midwestchemicals.com , approx $85)...Your trailer looks awesome, we plan on going out to Yates Center as well,We'll be looking for you, GOOD LUCK...
Three Brothers (Different Mothers)
Look forward to seeing you guys!

moocow
06-21-2009, 08:27 PM
Well at least 1 side. :eusa_clap
He will make me another side. If I had a good partner he would have been there to help.:wink:

Bigdog
06-21-2009, 08:42 PM
He will make me another side. If I had a good partner he would have been there to help.:wink:

Just be thankful that you didn't have Jeff in KC help you with the graphics or they would have been crooked. :-P:-P:-P

KC_Bobby
06-21-2009, 11:16 PM
lean, then it's straight

Brew-B-Q
06-22-2009, 07:27 AM
Looks nice! Do you have any more pictures of the shelving you put in up front? That's something I need to do and I'm not sure what would work best.

moocow
06-25-2009, 10:12 PM
Finished up the fold down bed. Got the roof insulated. Put in some hooks for bungees to hold stuff on the shelf. My mom is making us a velcro in canvas wall for the back door that will fit around the a/c.

jpouchman
06-26-2009, 01:01 AM
Guys I too just bought a 6 x 12! I need ideas on how to do the layout. Can you guys pls post some more pic's for ideas. I know I need to lay a new floor. I have seen a lot of black & white checker floors. But most important are the anchors. I have none as of now. I want to run electric, more lights ect.
thanks jeff

Big George's BBQ
06-26-2009, 07:21 AM
Grea job That looks really nice.

Brew-B-Q
06-26-2009, 08:14 AM
My mom is making us a velcro in canvas wall for the back door that will fit around the a/c.

What type of a/c unit are you putting in?

moocow
06-26-2009, 08:42 AM
What type of a/c unit are you putting in?
I have a 5500 (7 amps) window unit. I hope it cuts the mustard. I ran it yesterday with a blanket hanging over the hole in the back. It was 120 in the trailer when I turned it on and 2 hours later it was 84. I think with the air tight canvas with a moving blanket behind it for insulation and starting it in the morning it should be ok. It did not help that it was 100 with 90% humidity. What do you guys think?

Solidkick
06-27-2009, 11:38 AM
Until you can get a larger unit, it will do, but about 84* will probably be your consistent comfort level. We have a 5500 in ours, and with fanning the door in and out (grandkids) in the hot part of the day, that is about as cool as we can get it, sometimes not even that. Once the sun goes down, it is much better. Be sure to drill a small hole in the underside of the case so the water drips to the outside and not into the wall or inside the trailer.

thillin
06-27-2009, 06:59 PM
I havn't had a real chance to work my rooftop a/c on my 6x10. It's 13.5 BTU. I need to run a drain line and test it out on these 103* days. I wanted to be able to compete in the summer here in TX.

RobKC
06-27-2009, 09:34 PM
About the best you can expect from an A/C is a 20 degree temperature drop between the ambient room temp and the output air.

Rich Parker
06-28-2009, 06:17 PM
moocow - How do you keep the refrigerator going while driving down the road?

moocow
06-28-2009, 11:14 PM
moocow - How do you keep the refrigerator going while driving down the road?
We don't, We never go more than a few hours. We did think about running the generator on the tong of the trailer!!

KC_Bobby
06-29-2009, 03:58 PM
We throw a handful of gallon jugs of frozen water in ours and some more in the freezer. We don't keep the meat in it during transport, but it helps it get back down to temp fairly quick.

moocow
07-05-2009, 10:15 PM
Got the canvas for the back done and fit around the a/c. Don't think it is going to matter much this weekend. (100 degrees in Yates Center) Check out the backing fabric for the canvas!!

Smokin Mike
07-06-2009, 11:14 AM
I wonder if you can get another ac unit??

moocow
07-06-2009, 11:20 AM
I thought about getting a twin for the other side or just a bigger unit.

Sticks-n-chicks
07-06-2009, 01:37 PM
Very nice...

pigmaker23
07-06-2009, 05:24 PM
Just my 2 cents, but cold air falls, the ac unit will work much better placed at the top of the opening. i would guess you will gain at least 7-10 more degrees.

Exe-que-tioner
07-07-2009, 12:04 PM
Be sure to put a fan (oscillating) in front of the unit if you have room. One that tilts upward helps too. That new trailer is coming along really well. Will be interested in hearing how well it all works after this next weekend.
Did Vern pack the sprinkler? Gonna be a hot one from what I hear!

moocow
07-07-2009, 02:10 PM
Be sure to put a fan (oscillating) in front of the unit if you have room. One that tilts upward helps too. That new trailer is coming along really well. Will be interested in hearing how well it all works after this next weekend.
Did Vern pack the sprinkler? Gonna be a hot one from what I hear!
No sprinkler this time, I think he is opting for a naked slip and slide!!

I am planning on putting our box fan in front of the ac. They have a Pool at the comp. sight free for everyone so we should be fine during the day. I think it will be alright at night when we are trying to sleep.

Solidkick
07-08-2009, 12:26 PM
No sprinkler this time, I think he is opting for a naked slip and slide!!

I am planning on putting our box fan in front of the ac. They have a Pool at the comp. sight free for everyone so we should be fine during the day. I think it will be alright at night when we are trying to sleep.
I think Vern just likes to show off his manly body.......yea....that's it! :twisted: