Bare Bones Benroy

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Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Thu May 12, 2016 3:19 pm

Howdy all! Been lurking around the boards and finally am diving in full tilt on my build. I will be building a pretty bare bones 5x8 extended tongue Benroy trailer. We dry camp in some out of the way places and we like to unplug when we go. So you won't be seeing any big screen tv's. No Microwaves, gensets, hot water heaters or any other electronic gadgets on this trailer. I will have have it wired with led lighting, solar panel, and a battery. For the galley, once again pretty basic. Mainly a prep area and cooking appliance storage area. No running water, no built in stove or propane.

My buddy is a fabricator that specializes in welding trailers and camp trailers. He is pricing out the frame right now and is going to work me into the mix. Once the frame is welded I will take it to the Powder Coat shop and have it coated. Then we will install the axle. While I'm waiting for the frame I will start on the side walls. I am going with the sandwiched insulated walls. Exterior and interior ply will be marine grade ply. I should mention that I build boats as a hobby, so I am well versed in the types of materials required.

Enough talk. Here's some photos of my plan, and a few examples of what cooking equipment I need to haul around.

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Our last camp trip cooking gear:

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Discada Set up on its burner and cooking

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And the smoker:

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My Sous Chef was making sure everything was up to par!
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dales133 » Thu May 12, 2016 3:43 pm

Nice a mini wsm.
Im a bit of a weber tragic myself...abot 10 last count.
Love that discarda thingo it looks great.
Looking forward to your build
Feel free to share your smokes... i smoke something at leat twice a week
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Fri May 13, 2016 8:39 am

dales133 wrote:Nice a mini wsm.
Im a bit of a weber tragic myself...abot 10 last count.
Love that discarda thingo it looks great.
Looking forward to your build
Feel free to share your smokes... i smoke something at leat twice a week


4 mini-wsm's, a minitisserie, mini-za oven, and a 18.5" WSM rounds off the Weber collection.

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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dales133 » Fri May 13, 2016 1:14 pm

Nice!
Those tamale pots arnt avaliable here in aus unfortunately.
Im in the process of restoring a ranch kettle ive had for a few years the previous owner didnt treat to well
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Thu May 19, 2016 2:15 pm

Not much progress on my end. Fabricator is working up the cost for the frame. I ordered a max coupler from Oregon Trail'R.

Gained some space in the garage. Sold my Harley. Then I bought another canoe. Fortunately it can live outside!

Probably pick up some plywood this weekend to start a pattern for the walls.

Still on the fence on wether or not I should build my own doors or order prebuilt doors. I will make that call when I cut out the pattern.


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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby booyah » Thu May 19, 2016 9:41 pm

keep us posted. I'm a big fan of the bare bones benroy (bbb?)
My build, 5x8 modified benroy "Smiles to go". Started April 2nd 2015, first trip August 2nd 2015.

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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Thu May 19, 2016 9:52 pm

booyah wrote:keep us posted. I'm a big fan of the bare bones benroy (bbb?)


Started acquiring things now it's time to get going. My biggest holdup is going to be the frame. Getting the good friend discount has its disadvantages. But I will get exactly what I want and won't have to compromise my design.

I now think I will go with manufactured doors. Having found a source here that seems to be reasonably priced.
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sat May 21, 2016 3:49 pm

The Max Coupler arrives Monday!!!!


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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby Alan_H » Sat May 21, 2016 4:35 pm

Looks interesting. I'll be watching this one. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sat May 21, 2016 4:55 pm

Alan_H wrote:Looks interesting. I'll be watching this one. :thumbsup:


Hi Alan,

Thanks for stopping in. Gonna be a bit slow until I get the frame, but i plan on prepping as much as I can until then.

Trying to decide what ply to use for the inner core of the side walls.
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dales133 » Sat May 21, 2016 4:55 pm

What are max couplers like?
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sat May 21, 2016 5:07 pm

dales133 wrote:What are max couplers like?


Hopefully this link will work

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t3UGRV0dZ0c

We travel to remote places so need something like this.
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dales133 » Sat May 21, 2016 5:31 pm

Ahhh very similar to my treg.
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Sat May 21, 2016 5:38 pm

dales133 wrote:Ahhh very similar to my treg.
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Nice set up!
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Re: Bare Bones Benroy

Postby dales133 » Sat May 21, 2016 5:40 pm

Thanks man.
Got a few more pics of the trailer on my build thread.

I smoked this yesterday too
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