This is chet with sentry builders out here in buckeye arizona just finishing up a building for Mike. He’s going to store his RV over there on the far side of the building and some trailers. You can see we’re just on the back side of the Iten freeway just off Jackrabbit trail up here in Buckeye Arizona. This building is 82 feet wide 60 feet deep the center enclosed area is 60 by 60 and then its got these overhangs on both sides. This building is unique because of these overhangs we sheeted the.
Walls down to about 7 foot 4 above the floor to give some shade. the ibeams on these are tied into the structure the building. We insulated the roof on this to give a little bit more buffer from the heat little bit more buffer from the heat and give him a place to park his trailers and some other vehicles and things outside his building yet still undercover, keep it covered for this Arizona sun. Now we’re on the inside of the building. You can see this thing is fully insulated all the.
Way around, its got some real nice sixinch insulation in the roof and in the walls. just a great big open building here. He’s got 14 by 14 for doors on both ends of the building you see there were there scissor lift is parked there’s two doors and we pan around to this other wall and there’s two more these big doors here. These are insulated overhead doors as well, he’s got insulation in the garage doors. Any way, again this Chet Wilkins with Sentry Builders, out here on a building in Buckeye Arizona for Mike. Turned out a beautiful.
DIY homemade camper trailer
Alright so today what we’re going to do is. you can hear him grinding in the back. we’re going to take this off here. I think it was nine feet extra. We basically this is the trailer we built. Sorry we don’t have a build on it. I’ll take you through a walk through in a little bit but we just took this old boat trailer we got him off Craigslist for $200. Nice 21 foot bass trailer. Not quite what we wanted we thought it was a little wider on the wheel base. So it ended up being five and a half feet wide I guess. So were.
Really looking for some thing that was at least six on the interior so when we got done. But basically we took one and half inch 14 gauge tubing and made a whole frame so this is exactly twelve feet long. So we could just use full sheets of tin. We used the what is it? Maxirib or what ever from MetalMart or where ever. Just trimmed him out like a shed pretty much. Braced in some windows and stuff. I’ll take you inside so you can see the frame since we don’t have anything in there anyway. Anyway when we hook it up to.
The truck we’ve got all this extra space right here. we originally had thought about you know putting the batteries and the propane tank and stuff up here. Maybe even a little wood box for some firewood and stuff but it is still to long. So we are basically going to chop this all off all this extra angle and get rid of some of this weight anyway cause we did not move the wheels forward to give us that 60/40 ratio or whatever. So we are kind of heavy on the tongue weight but its fine makes it pull nice. We’ve used it.
A few times already. anyway we’re going to bring it out four feet so the ball should be about right here. Which still gives us plenty of room to put some little thing. Were going to have to chop these off too to make it a single tongue. Picked us up some 3 by 3 quarter inch maybe 3/16th I don’t remember. We are going to make it a composite frame just to be sure. Found some spreadsheet from a guy that does all that and the 3 by 3 and 3/16 ths is supposed to be enough for the weight of this trailer and everything by itself.
But we’re going to give us a little extra. anyway that’s what we are going to do this weekend. Is get rid of all this and fix that up so it pulls better. Cause it will get a little closer to the truck too so we don’t have so much wind draw. This is basically just 12 volt here were not real outlet. We have our batteries here we just hooked up get a little cable and plug that in and that gives us 12 volt inside for everything that we run off it. Like I said we trimmed him out painted him black did all of that. Put.
A light on the outside right there. this is a mobile home door. we just picked it up and mobile home window. That way you just get everything done frame it out and then you just screw it down with that butyl tape and he is good to go. Inside like I said wired up everything in 12 volt. Got a nice little light in there don’t have him on right now. That’s a little LED light $15. Bright and lights this whole thing up. There’s a little 12 volt power sources and got a little inverter in there for little bit of a fan or electric.
Or something at night if you want too. what else? the frame one and a half inch tube like I said and that’s about it. The floor we did put that RMax underneath the floor so it’s nice and insulated. Then we got the trailer. we got this from the mobile home place too. It’s that same stuff that goes underneath mobile homes so it is you know rodent. radiant.whatever all kinds of barrier. It’s better than like Tyvek or something but that goes underneath everything on the bottom up underneath. That’s really about it the rest of it you know eventually.
We’re going to add a hitch on the back here. yep talked about the light too. the little porch light that was what he was saying. Wanted to make sure to tell you about that but yeah it’s one switch here. porch light and this is interior. But like I said batteries as you can see on the front wasn’t hooked up. Then we just built this bed out of an old. it actually was a king size frame that we had used and we just took the metal frame off of it and made a wooden frame. And then we just welded him up in here for a queen.