Made good progress on the trailer!

Posted on 24 April 2011 at 18:22 in Uncategorized.

This weekend I wasn’t sure how much I would get done with it being Easter, but I managed to get some work done. I cut the holes for the water fill hatch and the outside shower. Then I located and drilled the two holes for the furnace. Since the furnace vents are a slip fit from the outside, I went ahead and screwed the furnace into it’s final position. The hatches are just sitting there for now; they will be installed properly after the exterior skin is in place. After that I installed the two battery trays. The trays are a bit longer than my current batteries, but I want the ability to upgrade to group 27 sized batteries in the future. The straps hold the batteries securely in position despite the size difference. After that, there was still a good bit of daylight, so I wired the two batteries into the junction box via 50 A circuit breakers. Then I wired the junction box to the fuse panel via a switch, and I got the first interior circuit run. I wired the linear actuator relay circuit to the fuse panel, and then ran a wire around the inside of the cabinetry to the kitchen cabinet and hooked up the actuators. There’s still circuits to run for lighting, power sockets, water pumps, and the furnace, but those will be easy. The winch, however, will take some doing since it’s pre-wired and bound together, it’ll take some finagling to get it to cooperate and hook into the junction box. Not sure if that will be next weekend or not, but stay tuned to find out.


  1. Mark Jessica Spangler - 2011/04/28 at 13:17

    You go! It is fun to see pictures and such! Maybe we will be home for Christmas to see it! The question is will it be done by then?

  2. Nick Estes - 2011/04/28 at 13:56

    There’s a lot of work to do still, but I’m hoping to have it ready to camp in by June.

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