Thanks Bonnie. "Mango" is a nickname I've had since grade school, and I've embraced it. For dessert my mom (Filipino) would always pack a mango in my paper bag lunch... amazing how many cookies you could get in 4th grade on trade.
Yesterday I forgot to take any pictures, much like today. Saturday I managed to get my floor built, and painted the trailer with black epoxy spray paint. I used 1/4 plywood for the top and bottom, and 1x4 for the internal bracing with 3/4" foam panels. I used a few screws, but most was just Loctite PL400 and finish staples, I was worried that it was too light and flimsy, but once I got it connected to the trailer it turned out to be OK I think. I couldn't have done it without the help of my wife.
Today after taking all the weights off I used a 1" paddle bit to make reliefs for the trailer bolt heads. I then used some old yard sticks we had to fill-in the 3/16 gap between the trailer side rails and cross members. they fit perfectly. I then had to coat both sides with Olympic Maximum opaque stain & sealer since this project has no real covered work area to call home and the weather for most of the week is 30-50% chance of rain- a typical Floridian forecast. The Maximum is suppose to have a 10yr guarantee for decks and 25yrs for fences, so I'll be happy if I get 5. I know this isn't what others have used, but I hope it works for me.
We aren't to concerned with the black color on the inside as we'll have vinyl in the galley and our bed will cover everything else. Now that I have a large "work surface" I'll start on the walls and roof panels. I won't be able to get to much till the weekend. I'm waiting on the trailer lights, as i'm still not sure if I want to use the provided brackets, or integrate the lights into the hatch.
"Art without engineering is dreaming; Engineering without art is calculating." ~Quentin Stafford-Fraser
You can see my design planning, The Mobile Mango
You can follow my TTT build here, The Mobile Mango