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Enclosed trailer/Toy Hauler Conversion

bgredjeep

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Yeah, my door was made the full height of the trailer (even with the added height) so if I eventually get an awning it'll just need to be mounted behind the door.
 

ridered3

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RustyC

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I would love some in floor storage on my but I ordered my trailer with crossmembers on 12" centers.
I guess I could do a little fab work and get one in there.
 

jeff150

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I would love some in floor storage on my but I ordered my trailer with crossmembers on 12" centers.
I guess I could do a little fab work and get one in there.
Mine are on 16" centers. I didn't want to lose any width by adding a premade box so I used the crossmembers themselves as the "frame" and just added 1/2" marine plywood to the bottom underneath them. I set my skill saw depth to match the floor and cut it in the middle of the crossmember. Once I cut it out, I added the piano hinge to the piece I cut out and trimmed the rest with aluminum. That way the lid sits on top of and is supported by the crossmembers when closed. For a handle, I just drilled a hole in the top and made a loop with a knot out of some paracord
 

jeff150

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Your trailer looks great . There is one thing i want and you do not have it yet either. Have you checked into awnings? I want one but do not know enough to get one.
You talked me into it. I found a 12’ shipped for $381.
 

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jeff150

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Please share where you bought it. Also please tell me what was involved in installing it.
https://www.alekoproducts.com/Retractable-RV-Patio-Awning-12-x-8-ft-p/rvaw12x8blkst33-ap.htm
They have 15% coupon code on their homepage, didn't charge tax and free shipping. Other sizes/colors available.

It isn't hard to install but the directions are horrible. I did it all myself except I had to get help sliding the fabric in the trailer rail. I used my own stainless screws and bolts the ones they sent were made for a camper that already has an awning and weren't long enough for my application. Main difficulty is making sure you have a solid mount. I drilled all the way through the wall and put washer/nut on inside of trailer wall.
I used a mixture of their instructions and this video to install mine.
 

extremetownie

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I tried to buy one the the discount code did not work . I wrote them an asked for a working discount code. I the respond i will buy one also.
 

jeff150

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I tried to buy one the the discount code did not work . I wrote them an asked for a working discount code. I the respond i will buy one also.
Shows “MERRY” as the current code. I looked on my invoice and it shows DSC-653 as the code if you want to try it. If you get one and have questions, pm me.
 

jeff150

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Got any updates on your enclosed conversion?
Haven't done anything to it since I installed the awning. I ordered two vertical sliding windows to install in the sides. They should be here next week. Gonna try and get them in before next weekend and take it on a trip.
 

ridered3

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Haven't done anything to it since I installed the awning. I ordered two vertical sliding windows to install in the sides. They should be here next week. Gonna try and get them in before next weekend and take it on a trip.

Sounds good. Nothing like cutting more holes in the trailer!
 

ridered3

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Made any changes to the enclosed lately?

I noticed you have a City Water hookup on the front v-nose. Thinking about adding that to our trailer since I currently have the pump uninstalled and winterized.

Where/how did you plumb it into the water system as a whole? I assume it would need to plumb in after the water pump and directly to the water heater in order to bypass the pump, but I'm not 100% sure so figured I'd ask here before consulting the Googles.
 

jeff150

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Made any changes to the enclosed lately?

I noticed you have a City Water hookup on the front v-nose. Thinking about adding that to our trailer since I currently have the pump uninstalled and winterized.

Where/how did you plumb it into the water system as a whole? I assume it would need to plumb in after the water pump and directly to the water heater in order to bypass the pump, but I'm not 100% sure so figured I'd ask here before consulting the Googles.
Nothing new to report.
City water is plumbed in as you described. Installed a ball valve on discharge of pump and then a T for city water. City water also has a ball valve that I open/close depending on water source. This way it can't back feed the wrong direction.
 

ridered3

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Nothing new to report.
City water is plumbed in as you described. Installed a ball valve on discharge of pump and then a T for city water. City water also has a ball valve that I open/close depending on water source. This way it can't back feed the wrong direction.
Good to know and will also be stealing that plumbing whenever I add City Water hookup to our trailer.
 

Waffle

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I'd love to know what this setup actually weighs now cause I just sold my enclosed. This is everything I wanted, just too much work and seemed like too much weight in the end, so I scratched the idea b4 I got started.
I had a 10k 22' Haulmark v-nose (23.5' to nose) and it weighed #3600 empty with 16" OC and no insulation. So with a #4400 buggy I was 8000lbs empty.

Looks great btw.
 

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