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    The shower is a bonus. Make sure the doors are closed when showering. The one I saw, only haul one bike and removed the bike ,then you had a fold down bed for a couple. Your trailer was done very well,
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    Nice job
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    I will study them more closely when I can get to a larger screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    The shower is a bonus. Make sure the doors are closed when showering. The one I saw, only haul one bike and removed the bike ,then you had a fold down bed for a couple. Your trailer was done very well,

    Closing the doors while showering is optional depending on where you are. . The bed(s) can be do a couple of ways, it is all dependent on space.E track horizontal along the walls with 2x4s and plywood stretched between the E track. Cots are an option, drop down beds are another.

    I pulled this trailer with a Ford E450 shuttle bus conversion with a 6.0 diesel. If I were to do another trailer for my needs I would go with an 8 foot wide and leave the rest the same. 7 foot ceilings are a must if you have a shower. Mine will hold someone in the 6'4" range.

    Because we had the bus pulling the trailer worked well in combination with the bus. Sleeping, eating, living and toilet were in the bus, as mentioned cooking, shower, bikes and gear were in the trailer. There was room in the trailer for either a composting toilet or a bag toilet.

    I would advise anyone wanting to build out a trailer to make a detail Needs and wants list and put together a budget. Prior planning prevents spending money unwisely.

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    I like your chose of water heater and Wiremold. Old sparky here!

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    Trailer?

    Months ago their was talk here about members making cargo trailers into ones hauling bikes and a small camping area. Any up dates?

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    I'm still looks at the logistics of a build. Many of the parts are unavailable.
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    8ACBFC14-EC3C-4229-B462-7C8F16A9D9A1.jpg5634AD99-D631-45AC-A31A-4276A7009DB6.jpgAdded a window to my trailer project this weekend.
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    There are several threads here about converting trailers. Have a look https://advrider.com/f/forums/camping-toys.107/
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    There are several threads here about converting trailers. Have a look https://advrider.com/f/forums/camping-toys.107/
    I’ll take a look. Thanks.

    I looked at buying a ready to go toy hauler but the quality of RV construction seems to have taken a turn for the worse…….which I didn’t think was possible

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    A few years ago, some friends of ours from Alaska stopped by on their way back to Alaska after picking up a trailer that I think fits your wishes. It was a heavy duty cargo trailer in the neighborhood of 20 ft long. A company in Missouri modifies the trailer to fit the needs of the buyer. My friends trailer had a kitchenette, sitting area, toilet/shower and windows added. They decided they would build some bunks that folded up on the walls themselves. There was still ample room to put their two bikes in the trailer. They already had a toy hauler but were unhappy with the quality of construction and the effect the tall profile had on fuel mileage. I was impressed with the quality of construction of the cargo trailer used to make the toy hauler. I'll see if I can get the contact info of the builder.
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    One thing to keep in mind when converting construction trailers is:
    Those things are incredibly heavy for their size. Empty.
    I own a 16' double axle job trailer and my F150 with a 5+ liter motor can barely pull it.
    Just saying, look at the empty weight, you'll be surprised.
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    Funny, I have pulled a 7x14 enclosed trailer with a couple thousand pounds for several thousand miles with a 2012 and later a 2019 F150 with a 5 liter with no issues. I probably pulled that trailer 30,000 miles last year.
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