7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Converting Cargo Trailers into TTTs

Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby McDave » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:01 pm

Nice slider unit Don. Things like that are very helpful for old retired guys.... just sayin'. Congrats on an amazing run of 37 yrs at the same company. Thats almost unheard of these days. They must have liked you. ;) So you and Lexus are ready to hit the road, both rigs look great and I'm sure the scoot(s) are ready. Are you taking the KTM? Just remember it's really hot out there. Might want to think about some night driving or at least very early mornings. That looks like a pretty good load so just take your time and keep an eye on yer gauges. Just about 2 wks till Sturgis. I'll be there on the 5th, camping at Custer State Park again. You got my digits if you need anything. Be careful and have fun!

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Postby pchast » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:35 pm

Congratulations on your retirement. :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby hankaye » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:41 am

flboy, Howdy;

Wow, retired,huh? Now the work really kicks in figurin' out
what to do each day.
Question, did ya wake-up at the usual go to work time the
next work day??? chuckle

Really nice work on the Slider by-the-way.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:52 am

Thanks all on the well wishes for retirement.

Hank, I have Lexus now and she is an alarm clock regardless of work or no work... When she is mature and reliable indoors and I can let her roam the house at night, I will pull the pin on the doggy door so she can let herself out.
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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:57 pm

I made a short video on the truck bed cargo slider. Link below:
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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby hankaye » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:20 am

flboy, Howdy;

Nice video, lookin' forward to seein' some from the road... :)

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:01 pm

hankaye wrote:flboy, Howdy;

Nice video, lookin' forward to seein' some from the road... :)

hank



Thanks Hank. I should have built that slider a long time ago. It is so nice for packing up the truck bed with gear...


Making final trip preparations and got the Kingpin all serviced (I changed the oil, cleaned air filter, and put on new front brake pads) . We leave Tuesday. Will be posting some videos periodically of the trip.. mainly starring Lexus... but living out of the CTC.
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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby hankaye » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:42 am

flboy, Howdy;

Don, one quick question, did you do something to make
the slider stationary for when you travel?

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby aggie79 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:31 am

Hi Don,

I'm late to the party in offering congrats on your retirement, and I look forward to seeing pics of your adventures.

I'll be joining the retirement club at the end of December.

Take care,
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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:27 pm

hankaye wrote:flboy, Howdy;

Don, one quick question, did you do something to make
the slider stationary for when you travel?

hank


Hank, there is about 1 inch clearance the tray can move in with tailgate shut. I have a rubber wedge I place in the back to keep it from shifting back when I accelerate or etc.. I have a cable that I need to install so it cannot come out too far if I am parked on an uphill incline for instance. It will connect to the cargo tie down and an eyelet I will install at the tailgate end of the tray (one side is all that is needed). It will attach with carabiners for quick disconnect. That is the plan anyhow... may not get that done before I leave tomorrow... running short on time.
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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:28 pm

aggie79 wrote:Hi Don,
I'm late to the party in offering congrats on your retirement, and I look forward to seeing pics of your adventures.
I'll be joining the retirement club at the end of December.

Take care,
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Tom, thanks! Will be posting some pics and videos as I go hopefully. Good for you on retiring in December! It hasn't settled in with me yet.... but I think I will adjust well.
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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby hankaye » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:09 am

flboy, Howdy;

Well, I hadda ask, that's me.

Safe travels, watch out for the idiots out there. There's more of them
then there is of us.

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:38 am

For sure.. thanks Hank!

Loaded the Kingpin so ready to roll out. Just some last minute things at the house to take care of and then we are gone.

It is amazing what I can fit in here and still use the space on the road.



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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby flboy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:26 pm

CTC towed and worked well while on the road to Nebraska. Staying at my sons place for a few days and the we head 7 hour's northwest to Sturgis. Hoping Hurricane does not damage my home in Florida while I am gone.

Boondocked 2 different nights in Cracker Barrel parking lots. Worked out nicely.

Lex says hi from Nebraska. My puppy is getting big. Lex Travels in the truck like she was born to do it. Awesome dog!

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Re: 7'*18' V-Nose Cargo Trailer Toy Hauler Conversion

Postby hankaye » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:07 am

flboy, Howdy;

Good to hear from ya! Miss Lexi still has some growin' to
do to fit snuggly into those ears and feets and she appears
to be doin' so very well.

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