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Converting Cargo Trailers into TTTs

Re: Getting ready to convert.

Postby PiddleFart » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:38 pm

It's hard to say, I did it more for the contents of the trailer than for the feel in towing. My trailer is a lot heavier (8x20) and I thought it would keep things from being bounced around as bad.

It does seem like it rides smoother, and I'm sure that it will help the tires wear better with more even pressure to the ground.

I did have to refabricate the top mount of the brackets in order to bring them closer to the frame to allow more clearance from the inside of the tire.

I feel like it was a worthy addition, and it was fairly easy to do.

hope this helps with your decision, Darin
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Re: Getting ready to convert.

Postby Sparksalot » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:18 pm

PiddleFart wrote:I installed my own, you can order a kit from etrailer that has the brackets and shocks.


You don't happen to have a link do you?
Done? Surely you jest. A teardrop is never "done".

The Compass Rose build thread: viewtopic.php?t=23213

Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

It's got a cop motor, a 5.3 LS plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. ~ Elwood Blues
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Re: Getting ready to convert.

Postby PiddleFart » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:29 am

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Re: Getting ready to convert.

Postby Sparksalot » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:53 am

Thanks!
Done? Surely you jest. A teardrop is never "done".

The Compass Rose build thread: viewtopic.php?t=23213

Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

It's got a cop motor, a 5.3 LS plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. ~ Elwood Blues
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Re: Getting ready to convert.

Postby Modstock » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:47 pm

So while im waiting to sell the TD (other projects have rudely stepped in front).
I'll ask more questions.

This one is ceiling materials and mounting.
What do you like or dont , tricks, ect ?

I think I'll go with something white since the walls will be grey carpet.


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Re: Getting ready to convert.

Postby McDave » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 pm

Hey Modstock,
I have a 6 x 12 x 6 toy hauler set up. The "galley" occupies the first 4 ft. The shower/toilet, sink ,microwave and fridge are against the drivers side wall and the counter/bench/ cabinet is along the nose wall. That leaves a 8ft. x 6ft. x 6ft. cargo/living/bedroom area. I used the carpet on the walls and ceiling and the diamond black vinyl flooring. It's been 4yrs or so and no complaints, still looks good. I used grey (granite) for the walls and taupe for the ceiling. Home depot had indoor outdoor area rugs that were 6 x 8 that worked perfect.
Grey wall carpet:
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Taupe ceiling carpet:
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Here's the link; https://www.homedepot.com/p/Foss-Hobnai ... ug%7D%3Aqu

The ceiling is nice and light and I used some thin .25" foam over the rigid insulation then ran oak batons screwed into the roof spars to hold it up and keep it tight. The wood adds a little touch of class to the ceiling IMHO :D also added a hand rail to the walls with LEDs behind it for some indirect lighting...
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Ceiling..not a great pic. It is actually much lighter color
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Hope this helps.

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