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Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion #1: What we started with and the goal

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Blog entry by tooldad posted 02-10-2020 05:07 AM 495 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you haven’t read my profile, I am a shop teacher. This year I have the honor of having my 10th grade son in my class along with 2 of his best friends. They wanted a challenge project. We often take the “boys” out atv’ing. A couple of times, we have wished we could have taken the toy hauler, but it just wasn’t big enough for all the atvs. Solution, get a bigger trailer and make our own!

The boys will be entering this project in the Missouri State Industrial Arts competition in the woodworking division under “open division” which is usually dog houses, sheds, outdoor furniture. That is at the end of April. We started this project over Christmas break.

Here’s what we started with about the first of the year (2020)



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#1 posted 02-10-2020 05:12 AM

Phase one – Tear down. We stripped it down to the frame since the walls were in okay shape, the floor was in less than okay shape, and it made it much easier to re-primer and paint the frame along with run any wiring while it was open.

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#2 posted 02-10-2020 05:13 AM

While it’s open time to do some welding. We are adding E-track to the walls for securing the atvs, cargo, and inserting bed rails when in camping mode. Don’t worry the woodworking is coming!

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#3 posted 02-10-2020 05:20 AM

Now about a month into the project, we have the new floor installed after the bottom was painted with oil base rustoleum, the tops were treated with deck sealer, next the walls insulated. New front wall built so it can be insulated instead of a 1/2” OSB with diamond plate on the front.

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#4 posted 02-10-2020 05:25 AM

Flooring install

Water Tank rack build

Floor installed

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#5 posted 02-10-2020 06:42 AM

Looking forward to following your build! It’s great that your school is still teaching the trades.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 02-11-2020 02:29 AM

What a great project! Those students will be talking about that for years to come!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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