Hope to build a tiny trailer.

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  1. gohammergo

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    Good to see some progress on this Ken. :) You have a lot going on. I give you loads of credit to see how much you are getting done. :)
     
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    This is awesome and inspiring! Keep updating us.
     
  3. NevadaBlue

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    Will do. Good to see you posting again. :)
    I got some things like wiring and tie down hooks at Harbor Freight yesterday. It had been over a year since I had been there! Lots of neat things.
     
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    I have some great aspirations to build a small cabin (or tiny home) myself in the future, as a homage to my grandfather.

    I love seeing 'work with what you got' projects as well.
     
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    Good stuff, Ken.

    I have a Harbor Freight within a mile from my house. Very dangerous!
     
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    I'd give anything to have one close by. Our closest is 2-3 hours away.
     
  7. NevadaBlue

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    There is rumor that we may get one here. VERY dangerous.

    I’m studying tidbits of design, since it is too cold outside and I’m too tired to work on the rig now anyway.
    I would like a small awning on the door side and one on the back. I have awning track from my salvage. Thinking... :33: I also need a way to carry the canoe on top of the trailer. So, a rack to carry the canoe could also hold the awning track for one side. I’m thinking of a simple rack of steel pipe with a loose fit ABS drain pipe over it... a roller. If I can get one end of the canoe up there, it is just a matter of pushing it over the rollers and tying it down. :14:
     
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    I had a ladder/lumber/canoe rack made like that. I think it was 1" steel pipe and 1 1/2" pvc over it. Made a nice roller. Worked great, for years.
     
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    I had to get outside today. A bit chilly, but whatever. I primed most of the rest of the frame of the trailer. I hope to pick it up with the forks on the tractor and paint the underside tomorrow. Prime then black paint.

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    I had to go to Home Depot for some other stuff and picked up a couple of cans of spray undercoating. I’ll test that on the bottom of the floor after it is sealed.
    I am also considering painting the entire rig with roll on bed liner.
     
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    That bedliner is good stuff. I did the bottom of my wife's truck with it this summer. Of course, I had some leftover and lined a bunch of my stuff. Sledge handle, car ramps, tool box lid, etc. I use my ramps a fair bit and no signs of it abrading at all yet. And talk about a good grip on the sledge. :)
     
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    paint the bottom side of the decking before you lay it on the frame - otherwise you won't be able to get to all of the wood.
     
  12. NevadaBlue

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    I can’t do a lot at a time, but today was a beautiful day and I can’t just sit here... so...

    I went out and painted the trailer black, I just finished the primer yesterday. Then I made the rear cross member and temporarily bolted it on and cut the first half of the floor. All I could do, but it was fun!

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    Note that green saw and drill. I just treated myself to a kit of Ryobi battery tools and these are great! Another tip... I had found a camera tripod in the ‘free at the curb’ store and it was sitting in the garage as I was cutting lumber. It worked great to support the cut-off end. Completely adjustable, it worked very well.

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    There will be a perimeter 2x4 UNDER the sides of the floor to provide support as well as a cross member under the center area at the joint of the two floor halves. Then comes the 32” tall walls all around. I forgot to buy the bolts for the floor but I do have the glue and screws so more can be done yet.
     
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    You are doing way too nice a job on this project. Watching...
     
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    That is actually a very nicely made trailer frame.
     
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