View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:17 pm



Reply to topic  [ 74 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
 The queen's trailer 
Author Message
Assholio Supremo
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: Look over there ---------->
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
dapucker1 wrote:
Nice work. Maybe rough-in extra wiring for aux exterior lighting too? ie- lighting on door side or reverse lighting


Shit, I totally forgot to mention that, but hopefully the reverse wiring is there where it comes in the rear of the trailer.. Those lights are awesome to have!

_________________
Rich Q.
'07-08 Yamaha R6 - Race "the Tiger Bike"
'04 Aprilia Tuono - Street/coaching
'06 KTM XC-W 200 - braaap!
'14 Zuma 155 - Yeah, it's striped, too.
CCS Expert #128
EvolveGT coach #128

Thanks to my 2017 sponsors! METRIC DEVIL MOTO / PIRELLI TIRE | SCORPION | WOODCRAFT | VORTEX | PARTS CLUB | HAZARDOUS RACING
GET IT!!! http://www.richquinlan.com


Wed May 11, 2016 7:47 am
Profile WWW
Sharp-Sighted Shooter of Substantially Separated Steels (but can't hear shit)
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:28 pm
Posts: 1573
Location: bloomsburg, midnight oil garage.
What I ride: CBR1000RR
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
My Kingdom for reverse trailer lighting...

_________________
...and the pileS keep growin'...


Wed May 11, 2016 10:35 am
Profile
Assholio Supremo
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: Look over there ---------->
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
funfred wrote:
My Kingdom for reverse trailer lighting...


I bet we could add it. The wiring is probably already there to the tail-light area.

_________________
Rich Q.
'07-08 Yamaha R6 - Race "the Tiger Bike"
'04 Aprilia Tuono - Street/coaching
'06 KTM XC-W 200 - braaap!
'14 Zuma 155 - Yeah, it's striped, too.
CCS Expert #128
EvolveGT coach #128

Thanks to my 2017 sponsors! METRIC DEVIL MOTO / PIRELLI TIRE | SCORPION | WOODCRAFT | VORTEX | PARTS CLUB | HAZARDOUS RACING
GET IT!!! http://www.richquinlan.com


Wed May 11, 2016 3:53 pm
Profile WWW
Sharp-Sighted Shooter of Substantially Separated Steels (but can't hear shit)
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:28 pm
Posts: 1573
Location: bloomsburg, midnight oil garage.
What I ride: CBR1000RR
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
When I get the bug to re-do the trailer, I'm gonna follow Cubes' and your leads...wanna use the wood flooring from my kitchen, maybe add AC, fully wired, lighted, sound, screen/curtain, windows, etc. It's kinda creepy sleepin' with only a vent for ambient light. I guess the tire machine will end up in the back of the truck as I could really use/enjoy a little kitchenette.

So, Cubes, what color/pattern? Inquiring minds want to know...

_________________
...and the pileS keep growin'...


Wed May 11, 2016 4:47 pm
Profile
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Wow, lots to type, here goes:

Reverse lighting. Didn't plan for it. Suppose I could mount a light and tap into to the parking light lead. Add a surface on off switch, and just switch it on should I need to back up in the dark.

Outside light. I have one on my real camper, it's handy but not completely necessary if your fun awning lights are bright enough, and that was my plan. I was on the fence originally about an outside light, but I have power up high for the inside light, it wouldn't take much tap the inside light as a junction box, put in an extra switch and poke a hole though the wall. I'm this far in, what's another light and switch?

I'm approaching this project as a former and current, tent and rv camper. It gives me a different take on spending weekends away. There's nothing wrong with making your enclosed trailer a portable garage that you could sleep in, and perhaps for racer types that's a better solution, but it's not going to feel comfortable. I'm going for a mini camper, which oh by the way, can haul 2 bikes as well.

Windows came today. Made the custom braces in the picture, to reinforce the flimsy aluminum skin. Without these I highly doubt I'll get a good seal. Changed my window plan. One on drivers side, one to go in the door, and another window curb side. Glad now i only ordered 3. Placing a fourth on the drivers side would severely hinder my cabinet plan. Nothing good ever happens on the left side anyhow, all the fun is on the curb side.

Got a good amount of the wall plywood up. See pic. Last two pieces were done by camp lantern light.

My neighbor was out, so I recruited him to help me run a few pieces of wall through the table saw. Got talking and mentioned the eventual fridge and AC I'd like to add when he offered me a free mini fridge! F'n sweet!


Attachments:
20160511_210941.jpeg
20160511_210941.jpeg [ 125.79 KiB | Viewed 4805 times ]
20160511_204651.jpeg
20160511_204651.jpeg [ 1 MiB | Viewed 4805 times ]
20160511_215600.jpeg
20160511_215600.jpeg [ 1023 KiB | Viewed 4805 times ]
Wed May 11, 2016 10:46 pm
Profile
AMA superstar
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:56 pm
Posts: 349
Location: bloomsburg
What I ride: ferris zero turn
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
funfred wrote:
So, Cubes, what color/pattern? Inquiring minds want to know...


Waiting for the 'carpet match the drapes' line.... :popcorn:

_________________
-Micah


Thu May 12, 2016 7:56 am
Profile
Assholio Supremo
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: Look over there ---------->
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
61Cubes wrote:
Reverse lighting. Didn't plan for it. Suppose I could mount a light and tap into to the parking light lead. Add a surface on off switch, and just switch it on should I need to back up in the dark.


Since you have the interior dismantled, look where the 7-pin wire enters the trailer (mine enters at the back left corner).. Mine had the reverse wire just sitting there, since it's part of standard 7-pin wiring - Yellow is the standard color. It's trivial to run some wire up wherever you'd want some light.. my manual override switch just feeds from the constant 12v+ lead and powers that yellow wire. There must be a diode in the truck to prevent back-feeding since it doesn't also activate my truck's reverse lights.

(if you wanted to be anal, you could either add a diode into the yellow wire before the switch, or use a SPDT switch. position 1 would be yellow in, yellow out. Position 2 would be black (constant 12v+) in, yellow out.)

Oh, it's also a good time to add a 12v receptacle back there too.. to charge your cell phone overnight if you don't have AC power.

_________________
Rich Q.
'07-08 Yamaha R6 - Race "the Tiger Bike"
'04 Aprilia Tuono - Street/coaching
'06 KTM XC-W 200 - braaap!
'14 Zuma 155 - Yeah, it's striped, too.
CCS Expert #128
EvolveGT coach #128

Thanks to my 2017 sponsors! METRIC DEVIL MOTO / PIRELLI TIRE | SCORPION | WOODCRAFT | VORTEX | PARTS CLUB | HAZARDOUS RACING
GET IT!!! http://www.richquinlan.com


Thu May 12, 2016 10:01 am
Profile WWW
AMA superstar
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:56 pm
Posts: 349
Location: bloomsburg
What I ride: ferris zero turn
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
A single axle may not have a 7-pin... Unless it's been upgraded to a 5000# axle which automatically has larger bearings/hubs and brakes.

_________________
-Micah


Thu May 12, 2016 10:09 am
Profile
Assholio Supremo
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: Look over there ---------->
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
dapucker1 wrote:
A single axle may not have a 7-pin... Unless it's been upgraded to a 5000# axle which automatically has larger bearings/hubs and brakes.


DERP :hammer: totally forgot about that.

_________________
Rich Q.
'07-08 Yamaha R6 - Race "the Tiger Bike"
'04 Aprilia Tuono - Street/coaching
'06 KTM XC-W 200 - braaap!
'14 Zuma 155 - Yeah, it's striped, too.
CCS Expert #128
EvolveGT coach #128

Thanks to my 2017 sponsors! METRIC DEVIL MOTO / PIRELLI TIRE | SCORPION | WOODCRAFT | VORTEX | PARTS CLUB | HAZARDOUS RACING
GET IT!!! http://www.richquinlan.com


Thu May 12, 2016 11:02 am
Profile WWW
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Thought about the 12v outlets already. Went like this:

The 12 volt outlet would only work if connected to the truck. (Assuming i rewired to a 7 pin) So then if you want 12v while disconnected you need 115 and a converter. If I have 115v who cares about 12v. If I don't have 115v, I need a battery, box, and way to mount. What would I run on 12v battery power anyways? A low watt light, and phone charger. Gee, my tiny jumper pack has a 12v outlet, why don't I just take that along, and maybe outfit it with an led hello kitty room light. Far simpler solution, problem solved.

On a side note, I also briefly considered a propane tank and running a line for heat.

The main goal for this project is a simple, low maintenance, easy to tow and use track day trailer. Sure a ton of goodies is nice, but then you might as well just buy a full on toy hauler camper. (More weight, more wind, more maintenance, more worries) My issue is I'd be far less willing to tow it often, and for longer distances (ESPECIALLY since im only sleeping 1, bringing the fam would be different) so what good is it then? Kinda compares to carrying conceiled. A bigger pistol is nice no doubt, but if it's to much of a pain to carry and gets left at home more, it doesn't do much good.


Thu May 12, 2016 11:47 am
Profile
AMA superstar
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:56 pm
Posts: 349
Location: bloomsburg
What I ride: ferris zero turn
Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Shall we stir the pot and talk marine batteries, ac/dc converters, low voltage disconnects, etc???

KISS is good, Cubes.

_________________
-Micah


Thu May 12, 2016 11:52 am
Profile
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Frustrating night. Don't feel like explaining, but the trim rings were made off a bit, and they didn't screw in even close to right. Fought with them for a while. Spent all the daylight getting in 2 windows in good enough to survive the rain tomorrow. I hope. Still have to go back and fix the windows later. Wired the outside outlet in the dark so it's waterproof, but ran out of black silicone, had to use brown. Looks awful. Hope to cover it with black.


Thu May 12, 2016 10:10 pm
Profile
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Today, on This Old Trailer:

Final wall plywood is cut, and lightly fastened. Didn't run many fasteners in until the final location of the e-track is determined.

Electrical is complete, except for outlet covers. Breaker box is installed, 30 amp RV plug and all. The RV plug i bought did NOT seem very waterproof. :wtf: When would you want an RV plug to not be waterproof?! I siliconed the bejeses out of it. Im certain its waterproof now. Gfi works. Tested not only with the test button, but i simulated a short to ground on an outlet, (to ensure it was properly wired to the twin 20amp circuits) and everything worked as it should.

The lights are a tad bright. Two 4' led shop lights. "Medium 5/10" on the home depot light scale. I think you could tan in there. I put a surface mount switch in the 2nd light that will likely reflect more on the small tv, thus halfing the lumens if desired.


Attachments:
20160513_223324.jpeg
20160513_223324.jpeg [ 733.78 KiB | Viewed 4789 times ]
Sat May 14, 2016 12:08 am
Profile
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
On tonight's episode of pimp my trailer, we answer the big question thats on everyones mind... what's the floor look like?

E-track is cut and mostly fastened. (Need more screws for floor etrack) Walls are fastened. Floor is screwed down (not glued should it need replacing) underneath the factory corner tie downs. Window fastening issue solved. Windows and outlet sealed. HF wheel chocks modified to clip to etrack. I can haul a bike up to about 7'9" in length, so no stretched 'busa's please.

Matress bunks made. Note, in the picture it's in 2 dudes bunk mode. There is also a middle piece for a queen air matress (not pictured). Eventually I'd like different supports for bunk mode, so there is an actual aisle down the center. It appears most of my storage totes and coolers are about 18" high or less, so there is about 19" of clearance underneath the bed supports.

Yet to come is 2 front shelves in the v nose, and a cabinet above the left bunk. Then button up some odds and ends, and it should be ready for use.


Attachments:
20160514_211041.jpeg
20160514_211041.jpeg [ 900.31 KiB | Viewed 4781 times ]
20160514_210454.jpeg
20160514_210454.jpeg [ 927.9 KiB | Viewed 4781 times ]
20160514_210552.jpeg
20160514_210552.jpeg [ 280.78 KiB | Viewed 4781 times ]
Sat May 14, 2016 10:00 pm
Profile
"A" group rider

Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:59 pm
Posts: 66
What I ride: Yamaha R1 (track), Suzuki DL1000, Yamaha VStar 1100 Custom, Zuma PitMONSTER
Location: Free State of Jawja
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Is that just standard E track on the walls that you're using for the bunk supports? If so is the bracket attached to the 2x4s an E track specific unit? I'm digging that set up!


Sun May 15, 2016 9:16 am
Profile
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Yes, it's standard e-track, with a 2x4 adapter accessory. Just Google e-track to 2x4, you'll find them.


Mon May 16, 2016 12:02 am
Profile
Assholio Supremo
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: Look over there ---------->
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Lookin good man! How much does each of the "beds" weigh?

_________________
Rich Q.
'07-08 Yamaha R6 - Race "the Tiger Bike"
'04 Aprilia Tuono - Street/coaching
'06 KTM XC-W 200 - braaap!
'14 Zuma 155 - Yeah, it's striped, too.
CCS Expert #128
EvolveGT coach #128

Thanks to my 2017 sponsors! METRIC DEVIL MOTO / PIRELLI TIRE | SCORPION | WOODCRAFT | VORTEX | PARTS CLUB | HAZARDOUS RACING
GET IT!!! http://www.richquinlan.com


Mon May 16, 2016 8:03 am
Profile WWW
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Bed weight? Not sure. 3/8 osb with 2x2 bracing and a few to many cross braces. Gave my dad (Mr. Overkill) permission to use as many as he thought appropriate, while I was installing the floor. I'll weigh one and we'll find out.

Shelves are in, but need some kind of fastening so they don't bounce around going down the road.

Got some fancy pine, some scraps, and put on my best cabinetry hat. Welcome franken-cabinet. I kinda like it. It's got personality.


Attachments:
20160519_200738.jpeg
20160519_200738.jpeg [ 888.75 KiB | Viewed 4767 times ]
Thu May 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Profile
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Chinese tires! This doesn't include the weights on the backside either.


Attachments:
20160523_180325.jpeg
20160523_180325.jpeg [ 1.16 MiB | Viewed 4755 times ]
Mon May 23, 2016 7:23 pm
Profile
Assholio Supremo
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: Look over there ---------->
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Lol.. They'll fill em with nitrogen, but won't break the bead and spin em 90* and try again.. Fucking trailer companies.

Sent from my Samsung S7 while driving, eating, and texting..

_________________
Rich Q.
'07-08 Yamaha R6 - Race "the Tiger Bike"
'04 Aprilia Tuono - Street/coaching
'06 KTM XC-W 200 - braaap!
'14 Zuma 155 - Yeah, it's striped, too.
CCS Expert #128
EvolveGT coach #128

Thanks to my 2017 sponsors! METRIC DEVIL MOTO / PIRELLI TIRE | SCORPION | WOODCRAFT | VORTEX | PARTS CLUB | HAZARDOUS RACING
GET IT!!! http://www.richquinlan.com


Mon May 23, 2016 9:40 pm
Profile WWW
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
I'm hoping they are actually round.

Going to post some 'in use' pics this weekend hopefully.


Mon May 23, 2016 10:34 pm
Profile
AMA superstar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
Posts: 345
What I ride: .
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Used swing arm spools make for good cabinet pulls.


Attachments:
20160524_165856.jpeg
20160524_165856.jpeg [ 773.6 KiB | Viewed 4740 times ]
Tue May 24, 2016 5:08 pm
Profile
Assholio Supremo
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: Look over there ---------->
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
61Cubes wrote:
Used swing arm spools make for good cabinet pulls.


LOL.. Should have sanded them down!

_________________
Rich Q.
'07-08 Yamaha R6 - Race "the Tiger Bike"
'04 Aprilia Tuono - Street/coaching
'06 KTM XC-W 200 - braaap!
'14 Zuma 155 - Yeah, it's striped, too.
CCS Expert #128
EvolveGT coach #128

Thanks to my 2017 sponsors! METRIC DEVIL MOTO / PIRELLI TIRE | SCORPION | WOODCRAFT | VORTEX | PARTS CLUB | HAZARDOUS RACING
GET IT!!! http://www.richquinlan.com


Wed May 25, 2016 9:51 am
Profile WWW
Ride Red or ride nothing!

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:54 pm
Posts: 2438
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: '01 RC51 (street),'06 CBR1000RR (street),'01 RC51 (track)
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Something else to think about, somewhere to secure your paddock stands. I really like my www.niceraxx.com. The stands are secure, off the floor space and out of the way. I'm thinking about getting two more for my trailer.

_________________
Jarrod
'01 RC51 #896 (track)
'01 RC51 #158 (street)
'06 Big Ruckus (battle scooter)
'08 Rincon
In track day club limbo #171
California Superbike School corner marshal @ NJMP

"...and it all adds up"


Wed May 25, 2016 4:02 pm
Profile WWW
Assholio Supremo
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Posts: 2808
Location: Danville, PA
What I ride: Look over there ---------->
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: The queen's trailer
Mentch171 wrote:
Something else to think about, somewhere to secure your paddock stands. I really like my http://www.niceraxx.com. The stands are secure, off the floor space and out of the way. I'm thinking about getting two more for my trailer.


Couldn't agree more... also good for hanging various shit like shirts and towels over the weekend at the track.. ;)

_________________
Rich Q.
'07-08 Yamaha R6 - Race "the Tiger Bike"
'04 Aprilia Tuono - Street/coaching
'06 KTM XC-W 200 - braaap!
'14 Zuma 155 - Yeah, it's striped, too.
CCS Expert #128
EvolveGT coach #128

Thanks to my 2017 sponsors! METRIC DEVIL MOTO / PIRELLI TIRE | SCORPION | WOODCRAFT | VORTEX | PARTS CLUB | HAZARDOUS RACING
GET IT!!! http://www.richquinlan.com


Wed May 25, 2016 7:21 pm
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 74 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.