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Old 04-02-2019, 04:58 PM   #21
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New electric substations.

After getting all the AC and DC cables laid out on the dance floor showing where all the AC receptacles and DC hookups were needed or desired for future use. I don't think you want to see all the pics so lets show the AC setup first.
It consist of a fusebox /circuit breaker and then the hookup panel I made.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:36 AM   #22
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Keep it coming. Fascinating!!
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:16 AM   #23
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Always enjoy a rebuild with pics! Seems there is always an idea to "borrow"
Keep ' em coming.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:44 AM   #24
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I guess I shouldn't have skipped so many pics. I was trying not to overload....
I got a question in my e-mail. If you got cushions, why get rid of them.
So, I'll address that here.
Pic 1 shows the inside of the cushions...all were the same and the fabric was torn or worn...and full of mold. They were not the right measurements anyway for the changes I made. The second pic is all of the material we got to make new cushions.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:57 AM   #25
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More electrics

After setting up the "Substation"....I now proceeded to wire up some of the AC plugs. 1st pic shows a plug in the bench on the right side of the trailer....the left side was done the same. Notice the bench is now covered after I finished the power "Substation".
The next pic is an exterior weatherproof AC receptacle on the outside behind the closet. There never was one and I saw a need to have power outside.
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:12 AM   #26
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Next up-- DC electrics

Now that I had done most of the AC except the kitchen......I turn to the DC power. The will be powered by the large deep cycle battery in the PVC case on the tongue of the trailer.
Each drop was planned on the dance floor as to what I wanted to power with DC. All lights and the exterior lights will be DC. Lights over the dinner table, lights on each side of the bed, lights over the kitchen and a general light for overall lighting when you come in the trailer. One for the bathroom, as well.
The main leads will feed the 3000 watt inverter and smaller leads to feed the DC power "Substation". The "Substation" is hanging in the kitchen area until the kitchen is finished.
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:20 AM   #27
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Pics for DC

The power just went out while I was composing pics.....major rain event here today....
OK.....DC power starting at the deep cycle battery...
Then the "Substation" for wire parts of the trailer.
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:29 AM   #28
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The missing jacks

Someone noticed a difference in pics I send by email to my other followers.
The trailer did come with huge jacks....which were great until I wanted the Princess Auto Trailer Box. I couldn't put the wheels up, so, I took them off and will be putting a car jack which can be jacked up with a socket ob a 20 volt drill.
Here is the before and after pics.
Hopefully, no one is getting bored yet.
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:32 AM   #29
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Before and after

The #$** power went again....
Here are the pics...
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:44 AM   #30
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Closet doors next

Here I am working on the closet doors. The are 5/8 melamine with 1 3/4 pvc trim. The side were mudded and sanded. Then a marine white paint added.
They were then hung with spring loaded hinges....looked great once aligned.
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:34 PM   #31
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Spring update

As the weather gets better, I seem to get busier...

The Box on the tongue from Princess Auto contains a large deep cycle battery and a stubby 11 lb. tank to fit.
The large cables on the battery are going to the 3000 watt inverter. The smaller wires are what power my DC (12V) substation.


The next pic is my homemade cupboard that goes over the dinette table/bed.
Spring loaded hinges to keep the cupboard open.

The next pic is the new table I made from 1 inch butcher block design from Home Depot for $149.00. I bought 2 of them one for the bedroom nd the other for the kitchen counter.

The next pic shows the bench at the back which will have a cupboard when opened and allow 2 more people to sit at the table. 6 people will be possible.

Next pic shows switches I put in and wired for outside lights, a fan in the vent and finally, a light to light up the kitchen when you come in the door. They were mounted on the wall of the closet as soon as you come in the door.
Lastly, The kitchen lighting for entering was mounted on the top of the closet above the closet doors.
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:09 PM   #32
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Watch this video from Holland of a guy that built his own trailer for some neat ways he used he interior. I would suggest using one of the Engel or similar chest type 12V-120V refrigerators on a pull out tray. They are much more efficient and can be run off a solar panel or car battery. They draw less than 3 amps when operating.


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Old 04-06-2019, 07:32 PM   #33
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Reno?

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Reno, Nevada?
My thoughts too.

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Old 04-06-2019, 08:02 PM   #34
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Pretty cool. And interesting.
But I think you missed posting a few hundred pics! Just seems tooo easy!
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:17 AM   #35
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Taking things apart

Hello everyone,
Have you ever seen (or have) a shop that is messy, chaotic, and cluttered?
Looking for tools, and parts that have been removed hours or weeks ago?
I will give you all a very big tip that we use at work.
I work on aircraft for a living.
The jobs we do can range from a couple hours to many months.
Have a place for everything, and everything in it's place.
Keep your work area as clean as possible, putting away the tools that aren't being used at the time.
Take pictures and notes.
Do not throw anything away until you are completely satisfied that the job is done.
The biggest one for us is to put all parts in separate, labeled sandwich bags.
It makes your project so much easier when you can simply look on your shelf and see where everything is.
Good luck to all!
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:27 AM   #36
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The biggest one for us is to put all parts in separate, labeled sandwich bags.
I do that too when working on my sailboat. Some stuff I haven't done that and wonder where all the screws and bolts were supposed to go to again. Were they the old ones or did I already replace them? Then they go in the "general pile" until I figure out whether I really need them again.
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:31 AM   #37
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Hello everyone,
Have you ever seen (or have) a shop that is messy, chaotic, and cluttered?
Looking for tools, and parts that have been removed hours or weeks ago?
I will give you all a very big tip that we use at work.
I work on aircraft for a living.
The jobs we do can range from a couple hours to many months.
Have a place for everything, and everything in it's place.
Keep your work area as clean as possible, putting away the tools that aren't being used at the time.
Take pictures and notes.
Do not throw anything away until you are completely satisfied that the job is done.
The biggest one for us is to put all parts in separate, labeled sandwich bags.
It makes your project so much easier when you can simply look on your shelf and see where everything is.
Good luck to all!
I have my fasteners and small parts organized that way. The bags then go by category into stackable bin boxes or larger zip lock bags. Those are in kept in the back cargo area of my tow vehicle which means it functions as my large tool box. It is parked right next to the trailer. That way I don't have a lot of stuff in the way inside of the trailer.



For the workshop space I have plastic bags with hooks attached at the top edge so they can be hung onto the edge of my steel shelving rack. A paper punch is used to put a hole at one side of the top edge. Through that hole I thread a small split ring. Those are then gathered together by category with a carabiner through the split ring. All my computer accessories of cords, SD and USB cards, portable drives, etc are organized that way.



The pharmacies use a hanging bag system. You can buy the bags on Ebay, I would suggest you think about it for your aircraft business. It could be done on rolling stands. They are thick and durable plastic, you can color code categories of items with tape on the handle.

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Bravo! The thread has been officially hijacked.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:04 AM   #39
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Great work!

I am a big fan of that style of tongue box. We also use the smaller 11lbs propane tank and store it in there.
Big project on your hands.
keep it coming!
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:11 PM   #40
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This pic shows the switch board I made to control the outside lights, the (computer) fans in the ceiling vent, and the interior bright light for when you first come in.

next pic shows the bright light when it is on...


Then I used bathtub rubber gasket around the cupboards, makes nice affect.

Next shows the space under the seat built as part of the bed.....then a table top small fits on top to allow 2 more people around the table.

Next pic shows the small seat cover on the end of the table.

Next pic shows the terribly rusty, loose bolt holding the fiberglass to the chassis. I replaced them with stainless steel.

Of course, we have to have a TV, which was later mounted to a full swivel adjustment arm...

Next, I built a surround platform on the left and right of the trailer.

Next, I started putting buttons on all the screw heads for good looks.

Then, I made a mock up for the kitchen counter over the tongue. This test gave me crucial measurements and was the height desired by the boss (girlfriend).
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