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    #16
    Looking good, you really need to insulate that ceiling though.

    My enclosed trailer roof looked like a swayback mare, it drove me crazy. I ran 1x1's lengthwise and rolled 1x1's under the factory framing then jacked it up till straight and welded the ends. I slipped rips of foam in all the voids and skinned it with lauan. You could use 1x battens but, 2 1/2" of foam up there made a HUGE difference.

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      #17
      Since you're going to be sleeping in it cut a strip of plywood to bridge the gap between the ramp and floor with another piece that sits on the hinges. It makes it so much easier to sweep out all the shit your rig tracks in and you can roll toolboxes or whatever in and out without hanging up. You can kinda see mine on the right fender.

      I did two beds with rv mattresses out of an old motorhome. They're a little narrower and thinner than a regular mattress and fold flat against the wall in a 2x6 frame. I used gate hinges and latches and aluminum legs that swing down and pin in place.

      White paint is also your friend for good lighting.

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        #18
        So I’m my past work life I learned to despise wasted space. So I turned into a shelf whore for a few minutes. Now I have a good spot to dry towels and stuff if need be.
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          #19
          Looks good . Im leaning towards doing this with a gooseneck trailer one day. And getting rid of our travel trailer. Whats your plans for heat?

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            #20
            Originally posted by HELL BOUND View Post
            Looks good . Im leaning towards doing this with a gooseneck trailer one day. And getting rid of our travel trailer. Whats your plans for heat?
            As of right now I’ll be using a small electric space heater to heat and a med sized fan to cool.

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              #21
              I used metal strapping over the top of my fridge to secure it in the uhaul.
              Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                #22
                Like plumbers tape? I like that idea...

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                  #23
                  Is there a camper salvage yard in Oregon. You can usually find couches and all the 12 volt style stuff for good prices. Just an idea for you. How wide is the opening of the trailer?

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Mr Stubs View Post
                    Like plumbers tape? I like that idea...
                    yep.

                    the walls flexed too much to really attach anything to them, and the fridge was on a raised wooden platform.

                    two pieces of hanger strip around the top secured with lags and washers and it never moved.
                    Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                      #25
                      What are you doing for the man door?

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by non-OP View Post
                        What are you doing for the man door?
                        I’m not sure I understand the question.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Mr Stubs View Post

                          I’m not sure I understand the question.
                          The side door. Does it have internal knob/handle or is it currently an original outside lock/latch only?

                          I was thinking about converting my little cargo trailer but it has the standard lever/bar exterior latch only and I'd have to replace the door so I can close it from inside and not get locked in by someone

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by non-OP View Post

                            The side door. Does it have internal knob/handle or is it currently an original outside lock/latch only?

                            I was thinking about converting my little cargo trailer but it has the standard lever/bar exterior latch only and I'd have to replace the door so I can close it from inside and not get locked in by someone
                            You can buy a trailer door latch kit, you just need to cut a square out of the door and a hole in the frame for the striker plate. I did that and just put a padlock in the bar latch outside so it can't be locked while I'm inside.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by non-OP View Post

                              The side door. Does it have internal knob/handle or is it currently an original outside lock/latch only?

                              I was thinking about converting my little cargo trailer but it has the standard lever/bar exterior latch only and I'd have to replace the door so I can close it from inside and not get locked in by someone
                              I don’t have that issue. I can deadbolt lock/unlock from the inside and open from the inside when the outside is key locked

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                                #30
                                Oh cool. Had not thought of that. Thanks

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