Tini Home Vintage trailer gets walled!

Posted: February 10, 2012 in Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trailers

Big steps today!  We’d gotten both walls built a couple of days ago, and started in on wiring it.  The wiring has to be completed before the exterior insulation and sheeting goes on, so that required some planning on my part, something I’m not particularly fond of.   “Plan, what plan?”

I’d made  trip to Home Depot with the GMC the other day and gotten some 3/4″ foam insulation board and Luan for sheeting the exterior, the floor, and picked up the box of vinyl tile we’d ordered a week ago for the trailer.   I’d decided that it’d be a much stronger way to build it if I sheeted the exterior with Luan, then put the fiberglass exterior sheet on, as opposed to just the fiberglass, so I got a total of 15 sheets of Luan and 12 of foam.

Kim and I had gotten both walls assembled, and I had run the wiring in the left side, the kitchen side, wall already.  Today I got the exterior sheeting cut for both sides, and decided I could hang both walls using the overhead crane in the shop.  It worked out really well.  I got the curb side wall up by myself, and Dad came down and helped me with the street side wall.  We got a LOT done, it’s officially a trailer now, as opposed to a pile!

We mounted one piece of the Luan on the roof, to square up the body and hold it in place.  We have stringers mounted at the front and rear window frames, which is all the framing the trailer had originally.  I’m going to use cross stringers on two foot centers all the way from front to rear, and with the Luan sheeting, the trailer will be MUCH stronger and more rigid than it could have been originally.  It looks really encouraging now!

  1. Bob says:

    Is this the place Mona and I will stay in when your in the Sparton? looking Good. Bob

  2. Kim says:

    You got it Dad!

  3. kirkus says:

    You maniac! the little projects im getting done dont hold a candle to your epic efforts!
    Well done sir!

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