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Old 05-11-2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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Well, here we go!

I purchased my 18' x 8.5' v-nose trailer from Dorsey Trailer sales and I picked it up at the Douglas, GA factory about two months ago. I didn't have any major issues but there were some logistical issues that delayed my pickup for an hour or two. All in all it was a pretty good experience.

I started the long daunting task of planning and researching how I wanted to put my trailer together. I had a ton of ideas and there were only a million more that have invaded my head since actually starting this project.

After experiencing The Tiger's Lair I and seeing the Sequel, I was well on my way to planning and Ted's build only gave me that much more to think about with his build! Thanks for the great camera work Ted!

Just in case anyone missed The Tiger's Lair II Project I want to give El Tigre a little PLUG for all his hard work! You can find his thread here:

The Tigre's Lair - The Sequel ...My Pit Trailer Project II

This is my story .........






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Old 05-11-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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After I finished drooling over El Tigre's and The Russian's trailer builds this is the arrangement that I came up with, well this is what I started with lol.



The wavy lines didnt transfer from Viso like they were suppose to, but it was to distinguish the counter top. The three gold rectangle boxes on each side represent the light bars that I am building like what El Tigre installed in his. I am still also trying to decide if I want to install the 2nd rolling cabinet where it is in the picture near the rear of the trailer or on the opposite wall near the side door.



I am still unsure about the placement of the TV / Stereo for the trailer so I have made two places in the trailer that can accommodate it.
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Well, first thing first. I needed to remove the luan trim and plywood allowing me to insulate the trailer walls and ceiling.



How many freaking staples does it take to attach a 1/16th piece of luan board. Good lord the guy that was operating this air gun got a little happy! :bat2head:



I chose 3/4" Owens Corning (pink panther) insulation.



After I removed the luan trim the plywood came down pretty easily.





Installing the insulation was a little time consuming seeing how my helpers wanted to turn it into a Art Class using the walls as their canvas.:shocked:


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While the plywood was down from the walls it gave me the opportunity to install outside outlets in the rear of the trailer.





I installed a piece of plywood around the outlet box using liquid nail giving the outlet box a little more strength.



Removed the plywood from the other side and started on installing the outlet.





Before I chose the front of the trailer for the entertainment area I originally designed it to be on the driver's side wall of the trailer. Using a stair board that was a true 1" thick, I installed it in between two wall studs. This will allow a TV mount to be put in and give the wall plenty of strength, allowing me to drive down the road not worrying if every pot hole will rip the TV right off the wall.







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Insulation both wall and ceiling complete! As I installed the insulation I also ran most of the wiring at the same time.



I chose to install the White Tile Board you see in the paneling section of Home Depot and Lowes. I like the clean look and its fairly easy to keep clean. Plus the price wasn't to bad about $11 a sheet.







Cutting the v-nose piece was a bit of a pain.







Almost complete with the Tile Board installation. I am planing on installing commercial carpet on the floor and running it up the wall about 30" or so to give it a different look, make it a little snazzy.

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I have had my eyes on these cabinets for more then a year, and what happens before I can get my trailer, El Tigre buys them and puts them in his trailer heheheh then Paul. LOL I got the cabinets at Sam's Club and they are as Ted & Paul described they are very heavy duty and worth the price.



I also chose to get the storage cabinet as well, I like storage space.


Putting the cabinet together was a fun task as the day I got them was windy as all get out. The family pitched in and got them knocked out in no time.



Did I say the family jumped in and helped????







Ta Da......



Next are the Rolling Cabinets.







Oh here comes the family, (now that all the work is almost completed ), Kaitlin and Brooke never miss a photo op, and someone stuck a gallon of fuel in the shot to make it look official hehehe

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Subscribed, this looks sweet!
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Same! Let us know what the total damage is when your done!
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Same! Let us know what the total damage is when your done!
Its gotta be in the 15K range.
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I will break it out when I am done and give a listing of what all I spent. It should be somewhere in the 8K range max and that is high I believe. Even though I havent been keeping track.
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I bet your wife has tho... Lol
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Man the trailor alone is 6k+. Unless you got one hell of a deal on it. I priced out a 7x14 and came up with 8-10k by the time it was done.
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Wow.....Awesome job.......Keep it up.
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Wow.....Awesome job.......Keep it up.
+1 cant wait to see more!!
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Very cool!!
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