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Sticks-n-chicks
02-24-2010, 07:56 PM
Been workign on this the last few weeks, the outside needs some work, need to take off some old stickers (any suggestions are welcomed), but I will wait until it's a little warmer. Trying to find a canopy and A/C It will be nice to not sleep in the back of a truck!

Buster Dog BBQ
02-24-2010, 07:58 PM
That looks great.

Three porks
02-24-2010, 08:17 PM
Dang that kitchen setup is better than most houses!! Nice work!

KC_Bobby
02-24-2010, 08:18 PM
What size trailer is that? 7x18?
Bunks and a double bed?
What material do you have hangin around the sink and cabinets?
What's your water heater plan?
Are you free to work on mine next month?

pahutchens
02-24-2010, 08:21 PM
Looks great, and homey/comfortable

Sticks-n-chicks
02-24-2010, 08:48 PM
What size trailer is that? 7x18?
Bunks and a double bed?
What material do you have hangin around the sink and cabinets?
What's your water heater plan?
Are you free to work on mine next month?

8x20 yup bunks and a double, I bought the PVC wall sheets from lowes, haven't decided what I am going to do for the back 2/3rds for the wall probably panelling. I am trying to temporarily use my coleman hooked up to my water line. But I have been looking at 110v water heater from Ace ($160.00) 2.5 gallons. I am more than willing to share the mistakes I made...like not leaving enough room for the fridge and having to move the wall and bunks back and 1 1/2 inches...that was fun...got some work to do this weekend and next to get ready for NKC.

Jacked UP BBQ
02-24-2010, 09:25 PM
That is a serious set up!

KC_Bobby
02-24-2010, 11:31 PM
Are you hauling smokers in there? I don't know what you smoke on. I'm wondering what it's going to weigh when it's loaded up.

Plowboy
02-25-2010, 12:05 AM
Looks nice.

You might not like those bulb lights in the long run. Unless they are covered, it is going to suck when one gets broken as you are working on your turn in box and class drops into it. I realize it was a lot of work to set them up as nicely as you have, but I'd rethink them... unless you have covers.

Sticks-n-chicks
02-25-2010, 12:17 AM
Are you hauling smokers in there? I don't know what you smoke on. I'm wondering what it's going to weigh when it's loaded up.

All we have our 2 barrels, 1 WSM and 1 oversized WSM but I am guestimating probably 5-5 1/2k when fully loaded. I ended up getting a weight dist. hitch ans sway bar to make it a little easier on my tahoe...mpg sucks...

Sticks-n-chicks
02-25-2010, 12:18 AM
Looks nice.

You might not like those bulb lights in the long run. Unless they are covered, it is going to suck when one gets broken as you are working on your turn in box and class drops into it. I realize it was a lot of work to set them up as nicely as you have, but I'd rethink them... unless you have covers.

Good Point that I hadn't considered...I see and update coming...

Sticks-n-chicks
02-25-2010, 12:19 AM
Looks nice.

You might not like those bulb lights in the long run. Unless they are covered, it is going to suck when one gets broken as you are working on your turn in box and class drops into it. I realize it was a lot of work to set them up as nicely as you have, but I'd rethink them... unless you have covers.

The lights under the cabinet are covered halogens and the 60w your seeing are in the corner of the cieling which is 7ft...now you got me thinking...

NelsonC
02-25-2010, 07:18 AM
When I bought my used trailer, I had a bunch of stickers I had to remove. The easiest thing I found was to use a hair dryer to get them nice and hot. That tends to loosen up the adhesive and make them easier to peel. I say easy but if they have been on there a long time, they will probably end up coming off in little pieces.

Interior looks great, good luck!

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
02-25-2010, 07:30 AM
one word...WOW!

getyourrubonbbq
02-25-2010, 07:39 AM
Good Point that I hadn't considered...I see and update coming...

Have you considered using flourescent lights with covers? I use them in my trailers and have more than enough light.

KC_Bobby
02-25-2010, 08:26 AM
When I bought my used trailer, I had a bunch of stickers I had to remove. The easiest thing I found was to use a hair dryer to get them nice and hot. That tends to loosen up the adhesive and make them easier to peel. I say easy but if they have been on there a long time, they will probably end up coming off in little pieces.

Interior looks great, good luck!

That and 3M sticker adhesive remover spray. That's how I got the stickers off the tailgate off my Dakota and it worked great. However, that was new so the stickers hadn't been on there for years.

TRS
02-25-2010, 08:31 AM
Very Nice! Love to have a set up like that someday.

moocow
02-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Will, it looks great man. I to am concerned about your lights. I see at least 1000 watts running in there, that's almost 9 amps of power. I have 1 two bulb 48" high output florescent in mine and it super bright in there. I know your trailer is bigger than mine but I would think three would do it. You could mount them on the ceiling and just wire them over to your existing junction boxes and just put 110v outlets in all the others as those are always handy. Three of the lights I have would only draw 1.2 amps thats a big difference. Also the halogens are nice but they are big energy hogs as well, they are drawling 2 amps as well. This is just a suggestion from some of the things I learned while doing mine. Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing it in action.

BBQ_Mayor
02-25-2010, 09:56 AM
Looks great!

Big George's BBQ
02-25-2010, 10:06 AM
That will be a really nice trailer Looking forward to see the finished product

Captain Caveman
02-25-2010, 10:24 AM
8x20 yup bunks and a double, I bought the PVC wall sheets from lowes, haven't decided what I am going to do for the back 2/3rds for the wall probably panelling. I am trying to temporarily use my coleman hooked up to my water line. But I have been looking at 110v water heater from Ace ($160.00) 2.5 gallons. I am more than willing to share the mistakes I made...like not leaving enough room for the fridge and having to move the wall and bunks back and 1 1/2 inches...that was fun...got some work to do this weekend and next to get ready for NKC.


We used the Dry-erase / shower board in our trailer. We write our timeline on the wall with a dry erase marker, when the event changes turn-in times on us.:mad:

paydabill
02-25-2010, 01:08 PM
We did the same thing with the dry erase. It was a lot cheaper than others.

Plus Roadkil llikes to draw when he is board.

Smoke & Beers
02-25-2010, 01:08 PM
I'll admit it... I've got trailer envy :oops:

Sticks-n-chicks
02-25-2010, 02:14 PM
Will, it looks great man. I to am concerned about your lights. I see at least 1000 watts running in there, that's almost 9 amps of power. I have 1 two bulb 48" high output florescent in mine and it super bright in there. I know your trailer is bigger than mine but I would think three would do it. You could mount them on the ceiling and just wire them over to your existing junction boxes and just put 110v outlets in all the others as those are always handy. Three of the lights I have would only draw 1.2 amps thats a big difference. Also the halogens are nice but they are big energy hogs as well, they are drawling 2 amps as well. This is just a suggestion from some of the things I learned while doing mine. Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing it in action.

I am concerned about the power draw, we put those in as temporary until we insulate the cieling and put in the a/c (may/june) I will have to look for some alternatives.

Keep the advice coming!!!!

Plowboy
02-25-2010, 07:26 PM
I've got a few LED and rope lights in mine. I like "mood" lighting.

Plowboy
02-25-2010, 07:27 PM
Have you considered using flourescent lights with covers? I use them in my trailers and have more than enough light.

Yes, I was going to say that most health departments ask that exposed bulbs be covered for a reason. Not that you care about health departments, but some of those regulations actually make sense in a food environment. :rolleyes:

chopshop
02-25-2010, 07:33 PM
Have you considered using flourescent lights with covers? I use them in my trailers and have more than enough light.

james is right, fluorescent is the only way to go. its the only light that you could get that wont use up too many amps. led's are ok but the downside is lack of light from a few ropes. once you get enough light from the ropes your back up to wasting amps. fluorescent lights are cheap too.

Is It Ready Yet?
02-25-2010, 07:33 PM
Is that laminate flooring I see???

Sticks-n-chicks
02-26-2010, 07:27 AM
Is that laminate flooring I see???

Yup, they had it on sale at Home Depot, couldn't beat the price. Orginally I was going to put in a Rhino type liner but when I called around they wanted 1200-1400 to spray it in...little to high for the budget.

Nomanerz
02-26-2010, 07:44 AM
I coated my ramp with grizzly grip (very similar to rhino lining) It cost about $90 /gal. I rolled it on like paint and it came out great! 1 gal was more than enough to do my ramp (6x12 trailer). here's the web site: http://www.grizzlygrip.com/

KC_Bobby
02-26-2010, 08:18 AM
Artie, is that stuff slippery when wet? I need to get something that has a good grip on our ramp. I have Line-X in my last truck and that was very slickery when wet.

Nomanerz
02-26-2010, 09:06 AM
Artie, is that stuff slippery when wet? I need to get something that has a good grip on our ramp. I have Line-X in my last truck and that was very slickery when wet.
No, not at all. It's very similar to rhino lining but at a fraction of the cost. It was very easy to apply and set up perfectly. It's rubber based with a sandy type of grit in it.

MattG
02-26-2010, 09:49 AM
Very Nice Job.