I told the guys at Perham Steel that you'll be in some time in the next year.
Isn't it amazing that across the world there are so many of us obsessed...no, no, I mean enthused
with building these little trailers? I hope your build is going well. I'll have to check it out again soon.
Well, I've spent more money and made some progress on the build, some of it sideways, but it's all progress.
First I got the trailer frame back from the welders with the rear receiver welded on all
for the low, low price of $16.71, labor included. Somebody pinch me! Then I proceeded to prime it and any other spots in need of a recoat.
Took almost two cans of black Rustoleum Spray Paint to cover the trailer. My pointer finger was cramping up so I started spraying with my middle finger, and then with my left hand. I ended up eliminated the little white pinstriping on the trailer. Looks pretty bada$$ now!
While waiting for the paint to dry, I finished a project begun many years back by another person in this house who shall remain nameless...I put up the pegboard on the back of the workbench. I cut the pegboard to length, mounted a brace between the uprights, painted the pegboard with primer, and screwed the two pieces to the uprights. I also installed the two flourescent fixtures that I
had bought seven years ago at a garage sale. Sideways progress is good!
Under the dropcloth are the 4 sheets of 1/2" plywood and the 3 sheets of 3/4" natural birch plywood waiting for me to buck up my courage and start making sawdust. Tonight perhaps.
I ordered the CPES today. Should be here by Friday. I'm planning on building the bottom floor out of 2 sheets of 1/2" plywood cut 48" x 60" glued with PL glue stuff (can't recall the name) and joined with Kreg screws. I plan on covering the bottom with Herculiner. I'm debating if I should wait for the CPES to coat the bottom first, or if I should just go ahead and use the Sealer/Primer I have on hand instead, then the Herculiner. Any opinions? Will either CPES or primer be good enough to seal the join from moisture before I apply the Herculiner? I'm trying to avoid epoxy and fiberglass about which I know absolutely nothing.
Also, I'm planning on mounting the 5# propane tank on the tongue. What kind of piping should I use and how should I attach it to the frame to take the gas line (copper or HP hose?) back to the galley for the Camp Oven? I'm thinking this should be done before I attach the floor to the trailer.
Thanks so much for your help.