Enclosed Trailer Features

Discussion in 'Information For New Racers' started by prm, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    This is what it looks like from the outside of the trailer.

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  2. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    I guess I should update this since I started it back in November. I picked up a relatively inexpensive 6x10. I then insulated the walls with 1” foam and spray in the gaps. Put down some rubber coin flooring. I ran a 30 amp connection to a breaker box and then to two outlets, one outlet has USB as well. Plugged in a strip of LED lights that run along one wall, and around the back. Put in two shelves. Installed a TRS, and some E-track. Not done with the e-track as I continue to refine where I’ll put everything, and place it so that it will be useful for unplanned loads. Need to install another strip of lights, connect the spare and then load everything for a test fit. The bike goes just right of center; the rolling tool cabinet goes between the yellow ties on the left; two 5-gal cans behind the tool chest, awning at the back edge; chairs will hang from top row; suit hangs in front portion of top row, then I have the two shelves for whatever. Also have a window to install. Very happy so far, but I need a track day t see how it all works out.

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  3. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    During insulating process.

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  4. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    Congrants! Glad to see you found what you wanted. If you havent done it yet, insulate the roof of the trailer. The amount of heat that radiates through on a sunny day is unreal!
     
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  5. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    I did the roof as well. It’s an aluminum backed foam so it actually looks pretty good too!

    Speaking of heat, do still need to get a small AC unit. I want to put it under the shelf on the center/right with a vent going through the floor. I had a model picked out, but I’ve since forgotten what it was.
     
  6. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    Post up some progress and completed pics when you do the install.
     
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  7. Tas

    Tas Well-Known Member

    lopitt85...…….how did you add or secure the wood behind the sheet metal for additional support?
     
  8. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    Not sure what wood you're referring to. The walls just went back the way they were originally, screwed to the vertical metal beams. The shelves are held primarily by the beam attached to the e-track, then I added a small edge for the front part of the shelf to rest on. The edge is just screwed to the wall. You can see one above the breaker box (pic is rotated for some unknown reason).

    Edit: never mind, that was not meant for me...
     
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  9. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member


    I cut some 3x3 inch wood blocks that are. 0.75" inch thick. I placed one behind each mounting hole. I coated it with a $5 construction adhesive (any reputable brand will work) and held it in place with a self tapping screw for 24 hrs to let the adhesive setup.

    Now that the blocks were glued to the backside of the sheet metal, I removed the screws, mounted the device and screwed the mounting bolts back in.

    I wish I had taken some pics but it wasnt on my mind at the time.
     
  10. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    If I had done it while I had the trailer gutted I would have framed it like my vents or a window. The backside of the sheetmetal would've gotten a sheet of plywood behind it and just cut thought it with the hole saw.
     
  11. Tas

    Tas Well-Known Member

    I still liked the explanation how exactly how you did that though. It is helpful.
     
  12. Tas

    Tas Well-Known Member

    and the framing would have been attached to the wall studs with self tapping screws? Sorry, sometimes I need things spelled out for me. I hate assuming.
     
  13. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    Think plywood flat against the sheet metal and between the studs, then attached to the studs with L-brackets and self tapping screws.
     
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