Enclosed Trailer Conversion

LVelk

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The box is 16' x 6'6", so you could easily do 3 cots or 2 discObed cots. 3 (maybe 4) guys & gear would be all I'd want.
 

WI-Hoyt

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Sweet rig! How does it pull up on the mountain roads? I’m thinking about bring a 14 foot enclosed this year but I’m concerned with ground clearance and turning it around on mountain roads.
 

137buck

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Sweet rig! How does it pull up on the mountain roads? I’m thinking about bring a 14 foot enclosed this year but I’m concerned with ground clearance and turning it around on mountain roads.
I have a 7'x14' that I converted into a redneck camper, I pull it up into the mountains every year multiple times and I have no issues with ground clearance, and only one time turning around at night, but that was my fault cause it was dark and I was by myself and couldn't see and backed my trailer half way into a ditch. My advice is to go for it, buy a good trailer and make sure to insulate it good.
 

belshawelk

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Very nice! I have a cargo trailer ( not as nice on the inside as yours) but I was able to put two permanent beds in it. One is a double that I used a platform bed frame and used hinges to secure against the wall. It folds flat against wall and then just comes down once quads are out. The other is a bunk bed on rails that lowers up and down across the back of the trailer. Up when not in use and I can drive my quad under.
I would do pics but my trilaer is currently used for storage as we do some house remodeling. I could get some pics if you would like to see. They both are pretty slick
 

137buck

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Looking to do the same to my enclosed trailer. Did you guys spray insulate it?
I didn't use spray foam, but I have 2" of foil faced foam board in the ceiling and 1.5" in the walls and used spray foam for all gaps and between the edges of each foam board. I have a buddy who used the spray foam it works awesome...but it's almost too airtight.
 

LVelk

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Sweet rig! How does it pull up on the mountain roads? I’m thinking about bring a 14 foot enclosed this year but I’m concerned with ground clearance and turning it around on mountain roads.
Pulls fine ground clearance is ok for the better traveled roads, rutted 2 tracks would be a problem dragging.

I would've gone with a 12' for easier manuevering, but i needed the extra length for a utv. In a pinch you can turn it in the middle of the road with a handyman jack and sweat. You'll only do that once and then researching your route and conditions will become a much higher priority, speaking from experience (case in point below).

stuckcity.jpg
 

LVelk

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what do you plan to use if anything for a heat source?
I use 2 options, a generator/electric heater or a MR Buddy/propane. I had it in single digit temperatures and had no issues, (the Big Buddy 18k btu will roast the place).
 

Yotkilr

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Awesome trailer! We built a very similar set up years ago and love it. [video=youtube_share;IT_9f2OC4Wk]https://youtu.be/IT_9f2OC4Wk[/video]
 
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