Am building a trailer capable of making it through the Rubicon Trail.
I plan to build a removable box, with slide out kitchen.
The box will be 70" X 48". I'll do a tailgate door and a hinged top.
I think I'm going to make my own stove. I like the Partner stoves, but want more power.
I've purchase a light weight 10 lb. propane tank LINK
Flojet Quiet Quad pump for sink and shower LINK.
EMPI Volkwagen (lowered) front shocks: LINK
I'm going to run a small 12 volt battery on the trailer and charge it through a 6 way trailer plug.
Found a light weight white polymer trailer tongue box: LINK
Plastic coated, self coiling safety chains: LINK
Heavy duty stainless steel hinges, with full bearing design: LINK (Home Depot)
Stainless sink: LINK (IKEA)
I modified (shortened) a cargo bar that I purchased from Harbor Freight LINK to support the fold out galley. It's got well over a foot of adjust-ability for when the trailer is not parked on level ground.
Campchef water heater - The mounts are not very strong, so I strapped it with large zip-ties. The head has too much flow and I don't really like the water valve on it, so I'm going to be changing those parts out.
I purchased a Sea-Dog LINK switch panel with 5 switches and a cigarette lighter socket LINK
I wasn't happy with any of the sleeping pads that I could find, so I made my own. I purchased some nylon cloth and had some foam cut to 2.5" thick. Figured with all the new room, I'd have space to store large sleeping pads. Figured wrong. I'm just a little tight on space and will be enlarging the lid on the trailer.
I purchased a Teflon coated nestable cookware set by Magma Products LINK Nicey but pricey. I felt these are well worth the dough as cleaning them out on the trail is much easier than non-Teflon coated pots and pans. This is a VERY high quality set. One issue though. The piece on the side of each pot, where the handle attaches is pretty sharp. I'm certain that these parts would scratch the Teflon coating in each of the pots. To fix this, I purchased some heavy felt and cut out two pieces that fit in the pots accordingly.
To do list:
Build and install stove
Misc. plumbing and electrical to clean things up
What I would have done differently. (Will keep updating this as the project moves along)
Would have added brakes - Could still do it.
The kitchen counter is 24" deep. The sink determines the minimum depth (20") and I should have gone with that.
Given how much money I spent on spray paint, I would have at least got a bid on powder coating. To me, powder coating would be worth an extra couple hundred bucks. Maybe more.
4/5 After powder coating
July. 2012 Galley Video:
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